As you walk into our office, our furry friend, Charlie, will often welcome you. Carol rescued Charlie three years ago, drawn by his quiet and nurturing presence and his love to cuddle and play.

Charlie has some special needs. He is deaf, so you might notice he startles easily and doesn’t bark. He was found in a kill shelter in California and brought to Washington for adoption. He is a trauma survivor, and we of course don’t know his full story but we do know that after he was rescued, he shook every time he met a new person. Carol worked with him somatically to help him attach to her as his new caregiver and to understand that he is safe in her care. Finally, he has learned that he can trust people again. He loves to cuddle, to go on walks, to meet new people and other dogs. Most of all, he loves to chase bubbles!