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Tully's Tails: Meet Charlie

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Posted at 5:23 AM, Mar 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-07 07:46:40-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Katina Simoff and her husband Howie absolutely loved their dog, Roxie. But Roxie sadly passed away three years ago.

“Coming home to an empty house was really. You know I kept pestering him because I am the one that has to have the dog. I am the one that wants the dog,” explained Katina.

Her proactive approach paid off when she saw a photo of Charlie on the New Port Richey-based Rugaz Rescue website.

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“I was like Howie, I have to have him. Any dog who lets somebody put a Christmas hat and lights around his neck and he just had that look of oh Lord why me,” said Katina.

Howie still wasn’t ready for a new dog but, five months later, Katina saw another photo of Charlie again. This time the Shar-Pei Chow Mix came home with them, along with his unique personality.

“They are not your typical in your face, happy-go-lucky dog. Not to say they can’t be, but they are kind of aloof at times. Which is fine because that is what I enjoy,” explained Katina.

She added that her previous Roxie knew Charlie was the one for them and made sure nobody else got dibs on him.

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