Name – Alfie
Age - 6
Housetrained - yes (with the odd blip)
Lead trained - yes
Likes dogs - yes
Llikes cats - not yet known,
Additional info: - Poor Alfie came into rescue as his owner didn’t have time for him, the other option mentioned to us was PTS ! His previous owner spoilt him, allowed him to become dominant and having everything his own way, this resulted in him being under socialised, anxious in new situations and stranger phobic.
He was so afraid when he came into Dizzy Chihuahua Rescue that he hid away and barked for 19 hours solid. It was a few days before he trusted us enough to follow us around at a safe distance, kindness and tasty treats won the day. A few days more and he decided that he should be a firm fixture on our laps.
Alfie is a delightful little soul, he is a proper little dog and just wants your company and be with you 24/7, he will follow you everywhere. He loves his walks and doesn’t react at all to people or dogs outside, however, he does have selective hearing (!) and he doesn't like strangers coming inside the house, he will either run away to hide and bark, or bark and nip their ankles. He will settle but does the same when they leave.
This boy has settled well in the time he has been with us and all he needs is a calm, caring owner to show him kindness and understanding and he will learn that their visitors are his friends too. We will update after further assessment