Alfie is an 8 year old male Yorkshire Terrier cross Maltese. Adorable Alfie is sadly looking for a new home as he is becoming increasingly upset and anxious around the young children in the home. Unfortunately there was a recent incident in which Alfie did bite the 2 year old child when he was disturbed whilst on the sofa.
Alfie has absolutely NO issues with adults and we feel he would be much happier in a calm, adult only home free from young children, including visiting children and without any children planned in the future. After having owned Alfie since he was a puppy his owner is heartbroken to have to part with him but feels the current situation is unfair as he is often locked away separately to the children and would be much more comfortable in an adult only home.
Alfie is a fantastic little boy who is very affectionate and loving. He has been loved and very well looked after which certainly shows as he is super active for his age and is in superb condition, in fact he looks and acts like a dog half his age! He particularly enjoys playing fetch and will be sure to be won over with a ball. Alfie can be vocal towards singular dogs whilst out walking on a lead but does not seem to react to groups of dogs and is sociable with all dogs when off lead. However as he has always been the only dog in the home and very much used to all of the attention we feel he would be best as the only pet. He has never had any interaction with cats. Alfie is a real superstar at the vets and groomers. He is clean in the home and okay to be left alone for a few hours. He has a lovely temperament but like most older dogs he does prefer his own space and will growl if disturbed when he is in his bed.
Unfortunately Alfie did suffer an injury to his left eye several years ago, however this has been checked by a vet and does not affect his eyesight or seem to cause him any issues although he may require eye drops if this flares up in the future. Overall Alfie is a beautiful boy who we are sure won’t wait long to find a new home. He has so much love to give and will make for a very entertaining and attentive companion.