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Post by AmyJo on Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:11 pm

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Alfie is a very photogenic 11 year old lurcher who is in an Oldies Club foster home in Leicester with his best friend, Bobby. Alfie and Bobby came into our care due to a change in their owner’s circumstances. They are very good friends and their personalities complement one another beautifully so we really hope that we will be able to find them a new home together.

Their foster carer tells us about Alfie: Alfie is a gorgeous boy who loves charging around the garden and playing ‘tag’. He also likes to ’speak’ to you, and announce things of importance, for example “We’re going for a walk”, “There’s another dog in the house”, “It’s dinner time!”

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The boys settled into their foster home almost straight away. Their foster carer tells us: For the first week or so they were the very picture of politeness, definitely on their best behaviour. After that, as they came to realise that they were likely to have some permanency here, they began to ‘chill out’ more and become more at home. This has meant that Alfie, in particular, while still being a gentleman, has exhibited some mischievous (yet instantly forgivable) traits.

The boys have been left alone for 3-4 hours at a time and they appear to cope well. There is no mess or sign of destructive behaviour. Alfie sometimes selectively empties the kitchen bin or steals easily attainable foodstuffs. Mischievous incidents are only ever opportunistic – they are both very good dogs, generally content to lay about on the sofa or floor and sleep or watch the world go by.

Social skills: Alfie has been generally well behaved when meeting other dogs whilst out walking. He is happy and waggy and would probably love nothing more than to run and play. He should be fine to live with other dogs as he was quite happy with a poodle visitor to his foster home. Alfie seems very interested in chasing cats, squirrels and rabbits, so he would be best in a cat-free home. Alfie is fine with people and happy to accept a fuss from anyone. He should be OK to live with children of 8 years old plus.

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Out and about: Alfie walks very well on lead and does not pull. He responds to ‘Wait’ and ‘Leave’ and is happy to ‘Wait’ before crossing the road. He is very keen to sniff everything - nose down all the while. Alfie’s previous owner told us that Alfie should only be let off lead in a contained area as, although he will return, it will be in his own time. His foster carers have not tried Alfie off lead yet but are training him to respond to a whistle in return for treats. Alfie is fine in the car.

Favourite pastimes: Alfie, although apparently the more boisterous and laddish of the two, is the more sensitive deep down. If left on his own he is more likely to get up to low-level mischief and, possibly pine for company. He will come looking for us if we are upstairs for any length of time (except at night). He speaks with his eyes as well as his bark!

Dislikes: Alfie does not like towels or brushes. He was fine with the New Year fireworks though - neither he nor Bobby batted an eyelid!

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Alfie’s perfect home: A warm and loving home with adequate lounging space and a fairly spacious garden for chasing about in. He needs at least two good walks a day but otherwise is low maintenance. He is OK with stairs but only bothers with them to check on his foster carers when they’re upstairs. And, of course, Alfie’s perfect home would be the one where Bobby lives.

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Alfie is neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, wormed and flea treated. We were told by his previous owner that he has a heart murmur, but at his vet check this wasn’t noticeable. Alfie had a gum infection and his canines are in quite poor condition. He has responded well to a course of antibiotics and seems to generally tolerate gentle tooth cleaning.

The foster carer sums up Alfie as follows: Gentle; Opportunistic; Talkative; Deep. But can run like the wind!

And finally: These two boys are a most loveable pair. They have been no trouble at all and have fitted right in. They complement each other very well in terms of their personalities and are two good friends reassured in each other’s company. We really do hope they can be rehomed together. They have happily got on with all our guests and family members and have slept in the same room as Xmas hampers and snacks - without any problems (except for Alfie’s chocolate incident which, give him his due, was our fault for leaving them so accessible!). We agree with their previous owner that they may have experienced abuse in earlier years which might account for their occasional nervous reactions, but it is clear they simply want to be loved. They have gradually built up their trust in us, made apparent by their increased positive response to us. Their antics do make us laugh and we are certain that they will make the most loyal and loving addition to the right forever home.

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If you would like to find out more about Alfie, please refer to our Adoption Procedures for information about the adoption process. You can then contact an Oldies Club rehoming co-ordinator as follows:

Email: rehome@oldies.org.uk
Telephone: 0844 586 8656

Alfie can be rehomed anywhere in the UK, subject to a satisfactory home visit, but note that you will be required to travel to the foster home to meet him.
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Post by Braveheart on Mon Jan 04, 2010 7:44 am

fingerscrossed1 for Alfie, he is such a lovely dog

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Post by AmyJo on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:26 pm

Alfie is reserved great1
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Post by Julie on Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:48 pm

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fingerscrossed1 it all goes well.
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Post by AmyJo on Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:12 pm

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Post by Sal on Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:11 pm

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Post by AmyJo on Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:57 pm

Alfie & Bobby have gone to their new home!! yahoo1
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Post by Julie on Sun Jan 31, 2010 7:59 pm

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