15/2/20 – Alfie and Toodles have been rehomed!
Alfie is a 14-year-old Shih Tzu x Poodle and Toodles is a 10-year-old Chihuahua. These gorgeous boys are currently being fostered for Pro Dogs Direct, in Basingstoke, Hampshire. They must stay together and need a quiet home where they will be pampered.
Alfie and Toodles are adorable and deserve a wonderful retirement home. They were in poor condition on arrival and both have had extensive medical treatment. They deserve the very best home of homes together.
Alfie has limited sight and has a grade 5 heart murmur which was untreated prior to his arrival in rescue and he was symptomatic (coughing and exercise intolerant). His teeth were in very poor condition, which will have been a contributory factor affecting his heart. He also had several lumps and warts. Two large warts have now been removed as they were sore, and he has also had a large cyst removed from his back as it would have been very uncomfortable for him. He has had a chest x-ray, to check his heart size and ensure there are no tumours, and thankfully the x-rays were clear. His eyes were infected but have now been treated. Alfie was very underweight and so he was placed on puppy food with lots of small meals to increase his weight.
Toodles was also underweight and his teeth were in a shocking condition; the infection meant that he has very few teeth remaining, and those that do remain have been left in place to try to maintain his jawbone. Thankfully this little lad has no heart issues.
Alfie and Toodles would love new owners who are around for most of the day. They take no notice of cats at all so could happily live with dog-savvy felines. Due to their ages they would like a home without young children.
Alfie and Toodles have now been neutered but they may mark a little in their new home initially. Alfie is also on water medication which does mean he tends to pee quite a lot – this is settling though as he is getting used to the medication. They enjoy a walk, but Alfie is currently on short walks whilst he adjusts to medication and his heart starts to work more effectively.
Please don’t overlook this pair as they really are adorable. They are friendly with sweet natures. They need new owners who understand that Alfie may not have lots of time, but the time he has needs to be spent with people who adore him and will ensure he gets lots of cuddles and the best of care.
Pro Dogs Direct will be happy to share vet history with successful applicants and to discuss at length the implications for Alfie’s heart.
Contact Pro Dogs Direct as follows:
Register your interest in rehoming Alfie and Toodles by completing the Pro Dogs Direct application form – click here and go to the bottom of their webpage.
If you have NOT received a reply to your application within 48 hours, email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm receipt.
Please mention that you saw the boys on the Oldies Club website.