Don’t judge a book by it’s cover and definitely don’t judge Alfred by his legs!
Alfred was an owner surrender due to the owner not being able to afford to feed or care for him. Alfred appears to have suffered injuries to both of his left legs due to a car accident. He did not receive vet care and they healed poorly. His legs do not seem to bother him or slow him down. He runs and jumps like any other dog. Alfred had waited in the shelter for a really long time, when PAWS gave him a chance. He does need his legs wiped down after bathroom breaks as he has the tendency to accidentally get them dirty when going the bathroom.
He is the happiest dog and has plenty of energy to play and run. He is great with other dogs and loves to be around humans. He would do well with a large yard to burn some energy in or someone who will take him for good walks or a run. He is crate trained and sleeps in the crate all night without an accident! He is also mostly house trained.
Alfred would do best in a home with an active lifestyle! A home with small children may not be a good fit, as he has energy and likes to jump. He needs a home where his humans can give him the time to exercise and burn energy. He is well mannered once he gets his initial energy out. He is still young and would love to have a yard to play in. Alfred loves other dogs and would do best with a home with other dogs. He loves to play! Alfred pulls on the leash some but responds well to correction. When on walks he does demonstrate some fear of cars- which makes sense with his leg issues. He will need a family committed to giving him basic obedience training and he will flourish.
He’s a goofy boy - see here - https://youtu.be/CXoov0ZZQZs
Name: Alfred Major
Breed: Hound Mix
Age: 2 years
Weight: 45 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Older children only due to his energy level and tendency to jump up.
Good with Dogs: Yes- loves other dogs!
Good with Cats: Unknown
Adoption Fee: $475.00
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At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.
NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS: Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.
Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.
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