Alfie is a 4 year old, rough coat tri color male Jack Russell, bred as Parsons, he is a very fine 14 pounds. A survivor of the New Jersey puppy mill 188ers, he found his way to St. Huberts shelter when all of them were saved from deplorable and cruel conditions.
Alfie is now in our care when St. Huberts asked us to intervene since his two previous adoptions failed him. They did an amazing job last year and made sure that all of these dogs found their way to safety, but sadly Alfie did not land on all fours. You can read all the details about Alfie in his blog.
A jack that needs a lot of patience, an adopter who will need the skill and experience of working with this breed. With this Jack, a fenced yard is an absolute positive MUST.
Alfie is a good leash walker when he feels brave enough to venture out, but currently quite fearful of going on walks and venturing farther from the kennel that has become his security blanket; he will need to learn most everything from the very beginning. In his foster’s home, who worked wonders with him, but who was not in a position to keep him, he was well housetrained. At this time crating is not an option.
Alfie has not shown any interest in other dogs after a bad experience in his first home, but we are hopeful that he will also learn to enjoy the company of another dog to help him lead the way. His foster mentioned that there was a large goofy laid back female lab who met him, and Archie seemed fine. Important that the dog does not show too much enthusiasm. He might do well with a calm older “guide” to life.
This dog’s biggest problem is trust; he needs to learn to TRUST you. It took JG mom several days before he would allow any sort of interaction. Now I am able to do most anything with him and even though he looks warily out of his eyes at times, he knows that I will not harm him and that he can relax when we enter his kennel to nurture his soul.
A very special JRT, one that will reward his new humans with love and dedication once he knows that you have his best interest in mind. Currently on medication for his anxiety, we certainly hope that someday he will wean off them.
We are hopeful that his story will touch a heart, that someone will be willing to show this beautiful young man a long and happy life. If you think you are that person, reach out. We know he is just SO worth saving. Apply to Adopt Alfie