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Published on Mar 1, 2016
The heart-warming true story of how one-eyed Charlie went from traumatised feral dog to joyful family member, bonding with the author, her daughter; making new human and canine friends, and eventually overcoming his fears to settle in to his new life. MORE INFO: http://bit.ly/_Charlie
One cold February night, a terrified feral dog was carried into the author’s home, and began a very different life to everything he had previously known. This is the true story of the extraordinary bond that developed between Lisa and Charlie, a one-eyed Romanian feral dog, who had lived wild until he was captured and sent to the UK to be homed. Unused to the presence of people, Charlie had no coping skills other than to follow his instincts. Although Lisa had worked with many deeply troubled dogs, the challenges posed by Charlie’s background were unique. Wild, fearful and highly reactive, more wolf than dog, Charlie needed a great deal of understanding, patience and compassion in order to help him adjust to his new life. Despite numerous obstacles and setbacks, the developing relationship between Charlie and Lisa, and Lisa’s daughter, Amber, and resident dog, Skye, transformed all of their lives. Charlie’s gradual shift from fearful feral to happy, affectionate, fun-loving family dog is touching and heart-warming, and clearly demonstrates the transformative power of love and kindness.
Passionate about dog welfare, Lisa Tenzin-Dolma is the founder and principal of The International School for Canine Practitioners, and founder of the Dog Welfare Alliance, a non-profit organisation which brings together members of the public and dog professionals, and supports rescue organisations across the globe. Lisa is the author of 21 books, including three about dog psychology and behaviour, and is a consultant for the BBC on dog-related issues.