My name is Charles Henderson. I have been heavily involved with animal rescue throughout my life and for the past 5 years and I have made a significant impact in the animal rescue world. I went to college at Columbia University where I studied Psychology, specifically, Neural Science Behavior and played football as a Strong Safety on the defensive side of the football.
I am a trained former military special operations combat search and rescue specialist who specialized professionally as a certified professional personal trainer(ACE/AFAA) and a K9 trainer and handler, as well as a certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA). I am currently working on my master's degree as a certified behavior consultant canine (CBCC-KA). I have 10 dogs and 4 cats.
Recently my Bullmastiff, Archon and my French mastiff, Philo died from cancer. They were amazing dogs. Archon was a therapy dog.
Currently, I live with an English mastiff/Great Dane mix, a Neapolitan mastiff, a French mastiff/Dogue de Bordeaux, a Bullmastiff, 2 Italian mastiffs/Cane Corsos, a Great Dane/Pitbull mix, an Akita, a St. Bernard/Alpine mastiff and a Giant Schnauzer. 4 of my dogs are trained therapy dogs with DELTA Society, 2 are executive protection dogs, and 1 is in training to be a FEMA-certified urban search and rescue dog
I am the former Director of Operations at Sean Casey Animal Rescue where, over the past 5 years, I was directly responsible for the rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming of over 5000 dogs and 2000 cats with less than a 2% return rate.
Additionally, I served as the behaviorist & dog trainer responsible for rehabilitating all the dogs that had behavioral challenges. I have been lauded as the dog whisperer of the east coast, but I prefer to be considered the fixer, as I usually come in after several other dog trainers and fix the problem in short order, most of the time. It's not about being a great trainer but training a dog to be a great canine good citizen that is wonderful to be around and is under the control and direction of its leader/owner. That's what motivates me to "fix" or as I see it, "help" dogs.
3-4 million dogs and 6-8 million cats are NEEDLESSLY put to sleep every year in the United States. This is completely unacceptable. What a massive waste of life! How can we be so all consuming that we get to the point where is is socially acceptable and the norm to needlessly kill almost 10 million dogs and cats a year in the United States.