About Me

Name: Alfie
Gender: Male
Breed: Terrier / Chinese Crested Mix
Estimated Birthdate: 1/7/2011
Height: 12" at shoulder
Weight: 18 lbs
Good with dogs: Sometimes
Good with men: Sometimes
Good with women: Sometimes
House trained: yes
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: No
Must have fenced in yard: No, but he would enjoy a fenced in yard or some place to go play off leash a couple of times a week


Alfie came to CPR with hardly any hair and sarcoptic mange.  After months of treatment, he was still having issues with his skin so off to vet he went.  The vet's office staff decided they liked having Alfie around so much that they are fostering him until he gets adopted.  On top of the mange, Alfie also has food allergies, and is now only able to eat rabbit based kibble.  Alfie has grown a lot of his hair back, but we don't know if he is partly Chinese crested or if his skin is just so badly damaged that his hair just won't grow back in certain spots.  

Alfie is one smart boy!  He knows how to sit and twirl, and he is a fairly quick study, especially when treats are involved.  Alfie absolutely loves to play with toys, but he has shown some resource guarding with his toys so he needs to have some rules and structure when it comes to playtime.  Alfie is determined, intelligent, independent, and loving.

Alfie has shown some resource guarding and would thrive best with an experienced patient adopter that can work with him on this issue.  He guards his toys, bed, and his home.  He would do best in a home with few visitors and no children. 


Can’t have a dog of your own? Have a soft spot for old, sick or hard to place dogs? It only takes a $20 a month donation for me to be your virtual dog! I need at least 10 virtual adopters (sponsors) to help cover my monthly costs.  If I have medical challenges I need even more! r having to leave your home, you can have your very own online dog that will send you update emails, make Facebook posts, and be eternally grateful for your support!  Go to the donate link at the top of the page for instructions as to how to donate. Questions?  Email:

I love my Virtual Adopters! Diane B, HILLARY K, SANJAY P