ALFIE

04-16-08

  • Adopted: 04-16-08
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 2-3 yrs
  • Size: 40 lbs
  • Color: Blue
  • Cats: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Kids: Yes
  • Traits: N/A

Hi, my name is ALFIE.  I am a blue belton Llewellin English Setter and weigh about 40 lbs.  I try to have an air of mystery so I am not telling anyone where I came from before I ended up at the shelter.  I can tell you that I am about 2-3 years old and am a healthy, neutered male.

I am a guy's guy and a ladies' man.  I like to have my own hangout, so I took over my foster sister's crate, but she doesn't mind so I spend a lot of time there just being a guy.  I am good in the crate when left alone and overnight.  I am an outdoors kind of guy so I like walks on-leash in the woods and around the neighborhood.  I get a little enthusiastic about checking things out so I could probably use some leash training.   I am a good running partner, but I am still building stamina so short runs are better for now.  As long as I get to go out once a day, I am pretty happy to just chill out on the floor or in the crate.  I am an easy-going guy who gets along well with other dogs and cats too.  The cats get a quick sniff-over every once in a while, but I don't chase them or bother them.  My foster dad is pretty cool because he forgets that I countersurf and leaves things like hot dogs and poptarts unattended.  Treats taste better when there's some excitement from stealing them!  My foster mom thinks that I have a guy's selective hearing because I respond to "come here," "treat," and sometimes "no,"  but I am still working on "sit" and "down."

I have a patented move for the ladies -- I push my head into your stomach to let them know I want pets and they fall for it EVERY time!  My back-up move is flopping over for belly rubs.  My air of mystery demands a little bit of shyness but a lot of affection to make up for it.  I am housetrained and I am pretty quiet.  I hardly ever bark, but I will let you know when I want to go out.  I grin when I see my foster mom, but I won't let her get a good picture of it - I am playing hard to get on that!  Girls love my sweet side so I play up how much I like stuffed animals and chew toys.  I really love when my foster mom uses smelly lotion and I will smell her hands over and over.  I got caught rummaging in her purse and chewing on the lotion I like.  I haven't spent a lot of time around kids, but so far I have been gentle and easy going around them.

Can I hang out with you forever?