Meet Charlie: Little Rock Soirée’s Cutest Dog 2021

With an ear-to-ear grin like no other, Charlie Goose trekked through a panel of judges, two rounds of reader voting and a host of adorable competitors to win the title of Little Rock Soirée’s Cutest Dog 2021.

Now get to know the adventurous rescue pup who came out as top dog.

All About Charlie

Credit: Chris DellaPace

Full name: Charlie Goose Olson

Breed: Australian Cattle Dog

Approximate age: 8 years

Owners: Lacey and Samuel Olson

Personality: “Charlie is the most laid back cattle dog you’ll ever meet; however, he does love a good adventure or car ride. He’s a loyal and lovable goofball who is always happy to meet a new human, especially if they’re willing to throw a treat or two his way. He’s a happy boy who is typically sporting a big smile.”

Lacey & Samuel’s favorite thing about Charlie: “Even if he seems like he’s in a deep sleep, if you walk by him, he’ll raise his leg for a belly rub. Looks-wise, we have to say his fluffy raccoon tail!”

How Charlie came home: “Charlie was found roaming the streets of Malvern in July of 2018, and was picked up by the local animal shelter. After no one came forward, CARE for Animals in Little Rock stepped in and rescued him. They posted an adorable video of him on their Instagram feed, and we quickly messaged them asking if we could meet him. All he wanted was belly rubs, and we were immediately in love with him.

We had to wait for him to finish his Paws in Prison Program where he received training and then graduated with his AKC Canine Good Citizen certificate. He officially joined our family in October of 2018, and he has been the best boy ever since!”

Credit: Chris DellaPace

Charlie’s Favorites

Treat: “He truly loves it all, but his eyes will always bug for peanut butter!”

Follow Charlie’s adventures on Instagram:

Place to explore: “He loves to sniff around MacArthur Park and enjoys his walks around the South Main area.”

Toy: “He likes a good squeaky toy, and right now his favorite is his Gumby.”

Activity: “He loves kayaking, especially on the Buffalo River.”

Local biz: “Rock Town Distillery. He is always greeted with lots of love and attention.”

Guilty pleasure: “Sneaking a sniff of his cat brother Jax.”

Credit: Chris DellaPace

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