Alfie- applications Closed
Age: 7 months
Live with dogs: Yes
Live with cats: Not cat tested
Live with children: 13 years plus
DoodleAid would like to introduce Alfie looking for his forever home.
Alfie is a 7 month old Cockapoo, he is vaccinated, microchipped and will need to be neutered when the time is right. He has a curly/wavy coat that will require regular brushing and grooming. He is approximately 17 inches to the shoulder and weighs 10.6 kgs. he is still a puppy so has a little growing to do.
Alfie is a typical Cockapoo puppy, lively, fun and into everything. He is very affectionate and loves cuddles. He is extremely sociable with other dogs and loves to play. He has great recall and is very intelligent, motivated and easy to train. He will need regular stimulation as well as walks.
Alfie was signed over to DoodleAid due to guarding issues, we took him into foster so this could be properly assessed by a behaviourist. It seems that Alfie had been a typical cheeky puppy that liked to steal things and pick up treasures on his walks. Unfortunately the training with this had not been handled in a positive way causing Alfie to see these items with increased value and not want to give them up.
Since Alfie went into foster his training around guarding items has all been handled in a positive and reward based way and subsequently Alfie has come on leaps and bounds and feels very little need to guard items. He is still a puppy so this will take time to completely train out of him and is something that any new owner will need to be mindful of this in a positive way.
Alfie is great with other dogs and would benefit living with an older and well socialised dog. He has not been cat tested. He is ideally suited to a family with children aged 13 years plus that have lots of time and energy for him.
If you would like to rehome Alfie please complete an application form https://www.doodleaid.com
All potential homes will be subject to a home check and an adoption donation of £300 will apply.
Alfie is currently based in foster in Reading, but can live anywhere in the country providing you are prepared to travel to meet/collect him.