Meet Amber and Charlie – Pets of the Week

Submitted by the Animal Protection Society – Friday Harbor

Hi, we’re Amber and Charlie! We were originally surrendered to Okandogs Rescue after our person passed away, then transported to APS-FH, where we arrived at the end of April. We’re already coming up on one month of being here in Friday Harbor, and we wonder how much longer it will be before we figure out what our next chapter holds for us.

When you find yourself in the overcrowded shelter system like we have, you find yourself having to consider all kinds of options you hoped you’d never have to. Which is why we may eventually have to open our minds up to being adopted out separately. But for now, we’re keeping our hopes high that we find a new home, with a new person(s) who will make space in their lives for the both of us. The hardest part of growing old is the reality that not everyone gets to grow old with you. Although we’re hopeful we still have many years to live, we’re mourning the loss of our previous person while also having to figure out our next move. This is already intimidating and scary enough without the thought of having to do it without the other by our side. Brothers and sisters should stick together, at least that’s what we think, and we hope someone will feel the same, and give us one less heart-wrenching goodbye to have to go through.

So as not to scare people off with too much sadness, we want to end our feature by highlighting the parts of us that we think make us the perfect pets to adopt: our low-to-the-ground, small size makes us the kind of doggos who are easy to pack up and take with you, no matter the reason; our personalities are easy to get along with meaning just about anyone can find themselves having a grand ol’ time when they’re with us; our adorableness only changes, never diminishes, as we get older — from irresistible pocket-sized pups to our grays adding character and cuteness to our faces, to all the stages in between; we each have so much love to give, but getting us both as a package deal just means double the love, which can never be a bad thing!

About Amber and Charlie

Age: ~Eight years old

Sex: Female and male

Breed: Dachshund

Origin: Central Washington

Weight: ~14lbs

Personality: Attentive, family-oriented, welcoming

Energy Level: Regularly on the move, always ready for a chat, and yet also can easily convert to coming in close for cuddles and quiet time

Likes: Brisk walks, the smells of springtime, TV dinners

Dislikes: Being called “Weiner Dogs”, hair dye (We like to show our grays off proudly!), moments of uncertainty

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