Alfie the foster dog

Meet Alfie. Isn’t he beautiful? He’s a stunning 3.5 year old neutered male who gives the most loving kisses and adores having his ears stroked! We think he has some collie and lurcher-type in him – he can’t half sprint! He hasn’t had the best start in life and is looking for a home with patient and active adopters who can give him lots of commitment and stimulation. This boy will make an incredibly loyal companion – he adores human contact and develops strong bonds with his friends.

He is still very puppy-like and playful and would make a great only dog as long as he gets lots of exercise, or could live with an active female dog who also likes to play. He can’t live with cats as he chases them, and given his bouncy nature, he is better with children over the age of 8. He loves getting out and about and walks brilliantly on a harness with hardly any pulling – he makes a fantastic walking/running companion.

He was quite fearful and hand-shy at first, especially when putting on his lead, but this is improving and he is learning to trust us. He tends to bark and mouth when he is unsure or over-excited, so we are doing positive reinforcement training with him to overcome this, and he is doing well. Adopters will need to commit to continuing this training.

He also sleeps quietly through the night and is doing well with his basic training. He is not yet fully toilet trained, but he is clever and this is getting better every day. Do you have the time and love to offer this fantastic boy?

I have walked him in town with many people/cars around, only thing that scared him was the beeper at pedestrian crossings. Though, when he hears one car on its own he is a bit worried.

There is a few things he is scared of, like my hat at first and a person carrying a glass panel. Else he will go to other people to say hello and hopefully get a cuddle.

Be prepared to get a lap dog, erm, chest/head dog, because he just want to get close to you for cuddles. That is pretty much where he spend the evenings on me.

If you are interested he will be rehomed in Keighley and the surrounding areas area, please contact Aireworth dogs in need Go on you know you want to!

2nd birthday walk

We celebrated Tilley’s second birthday, well the date we picked since we don’t know the real date, with a little walk to Wycoller. On the Ferndean way which makes a nice four mile loop. It is a bonus walk for us all :

– We get to see Tilley’s favourite person, Mum, so plenty of cuddles for her and cups of tea for us.
– She gets to run loose: there is a nice enclosed area, which is nicely away from busy roads and surrounded with fields.

We have also found a way to keep her from running around in her crate or back seat of the car and sounding like we are taking her to an abattoir. Let her sit on the front seat, so Vicky is now relegated to the back seat. There is the odd whine and whimper from her, else she is quiet as a mouse, while she studies my driving.