found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
His foster mom didn't send in many pictures of Alfie but you don't need much to see that this little boy is a doll. Of course with his long, luxurious coat he will need some extra care and brushing. He doesn't shed and could very well be a purebred Havanese. We have no idea how this beautiful little boy would have come to find himself in a kill shelter but we would imagine that it was through a death in the family or some other drastic situation. He was obviously someone's pet as he is well behaved, fully trained and can even do some tricks.
Havanese are natural companion dogs: gentle and responsive. They become very attached to their human families and are excellent with children. Very affectionate and playful with a high degree of intelligence. These cheerful dogs are very sociable and will get along with everyone including people, dogs, cats and other pets. They are easy to obedience train and get along well with other dogs. This curious dog loves to observe what is going on. They are sensitive to the tone of one's voice and will not respond well to harsh discipline. The Havanese have a long reputation of being circus dogs, probably because it learns quickly and enjoys doing things for people. It is not their nature to bark a lot. Havanese are good watch dogs - making sure to alert you when a visitor arrives, but will quickly welcome the guest once it sees you welcome them.
This is a very healthy long-lived breed. They live to about 14-15 years. Alfie would be fine for apartment life. He is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard however Alfie is a playful little dog has an average demand for exercise. He would still very much enjoy a daily walk.
Alfie's coat can be clipped short for easier care. If the coat is to be kept long it needs to be thoroughly brushed and combed at least twice a week. There is little to no shedding, so dead hair must be removed by brushing. The beauty of a well groomed Havanese is that he still looks tousled and carefree. This breed is good for allergy sufferers. They are a non-shedding- hypo allergenic dog.
If you would like to make Alfie part of your family, please visit our website at http://uglymutts.com and submit an application for consideration.
PLEASE NOTE: Alfie will be one of the featured dogs at the Pet Valu Adoptathon, Saturday, December 17th at 1 Wilson Street in Downtown Hamilton if not adopted beforehand.