Applications Closed: We have already received a number of applications for Alfie and his foster mom feels confident she will find his forever home among them.
Alfie is an estimated 10-month-old, neutered male border collie that got picked up as a stray in York County, SC. He is a sweet boy who is full of gentle love and goofiness.
In terms of size, he is currently pretty small at about 28 lbs and shorter in stature. At this point, his age is really just a guess at 10 months to 1 year old, so it’s really unknown how much more he might grow. He has the classic black and white medium-length coat, but it does need some work in terms of good nutrition and regular baths to get it to be at its full glory. He also has very small tufts of red hair behind his ears, his foster mom calls them his cute little quirks.
Alfie is still learning how to be in a house full time, it doesn’t seem like he spent much time inside in his previous life. He can be timid with new environments, new noises, and new men but he does warm up very quickly. Once he’s deemed you a safe person, he will wag his tail so hard that his booty wiggles back and forth and will give you a little kiss to show affection. He has learned that cuddling and petting are a very good thing, especially on the couch or his human’s big bed :).
He loves to play with his bigger foster siblings and became their little shadow following them around to learn how to be a big dog and to trust humans. He loves to chase outside, run around and around the pool table, and play with toys and bones just like a regular puppy. He hip hops around the yard like he’s prancing and does very well respecting the fence boundaries at this foster home.
Alfie has done excellent with crate training and happily goes in there at night and other times when he needs a quiet, safe place. He is 98% potty trained and has only had 1 accident in the house since being in his foster home.
Overall, Alfie is a super sweet, loving, gorgeous young border collie who needs a home with quiet patience, gentle love, and understanding while he learns to trust the world and build his confidence. He would do well with another more mature dog to play with and learn from. It is unknown how he would do with cats or young children, but due to his current occasional timidness, it might be best for children to be older in his forever home.
Alfie was recently neutered and is completely up-to-date on his vaccinations.