Alfred is an 8-year-old Cairn, 17 pound Cairn Terrier mix who has the most loving brown eyes you'll ever see! He's always staring up at you with his precious little face and an expression of curiosity. He is a total love bug and will gladly jump into your lap when you invite him. Once he's there, he proceeds to cuddle and rub his face all over you. How cute is that? Even more precious is Alfred's love of toys. Alfred LOVES stuffed animals, tennis balls and anything else he can turn into a plaything. He treats them as if it's the first time he's had the privilege of having his OWN toy, which can also make him a little protective of them. He just doesn't want his new happy life to disappear. If a rambunctious dog tries to take his beloved toy, he will let them know he's not ready to give it up. He does beautifully with dogs who don't care about toys and has peacefully coexisted with dogs of all sizes while at our office.Alfred also loves going for walks and jumps with joy when the leash comes out. He's got lots of pep in his step and would likely adore being your hiking buddy. He's also good at relaxing while you work or watch TV, falling asleep at your feet. Alfred rides well in the car - there aren't many things he doesn't seem to love doing! He is still working on his house-training skills but Alfred is incredibly smart and will catch on quickly with a confident leader. He would probably excel in a dog obedience course, as he is eager to please and quite intelligent. Alfred came into the shelter riddled with fleas, missing hair and with infected eyes. He's all cleaned up and he's now much healthier and free of fleas. He came to us from the Hollister Animal Shelter.