Here's What You Need To Know:
- Pet's Location : Charleston, South Carolina
- Pet's Age : Senior
- Pet's Breed : pitbull
- Pet's Gender : Male
- Pet's Size : large
- Pet good with other pets? : No
- Pet good with kids? : Yes
- Is the rescue able to transport the dog to owner's location? : possibly, if a volunteer could be obtained, but most likely no
Alford is a 9 year old terrier mixed breed dog that is looking for his final forever home. Alford was brought to Pet Helpers as a stray in May of 2023. Upon his arrival, our veterinary team quickly noted the wear and tear that 9 years can have on a dog and how that senior status can negatively impact his ability to find a forever home.
As is common with many animals that enter the shelter system in our area, Alford is heartworm positive. At his age, and with his existing health conditions, it has been determined that putting Alford through heartworm treatments would pose to great a risk to his health. As a senior dog, Alford also has many lumps and bumps on his body. After conducting biopsies, it was determined that Alford has benign tumors throughout his body. At this time they do not appear to be contributing to any adverse health concerns other than cosmetic and comfort levels, but these items will need to be monitored consistently to ensure he maintains his current health status.
Even with all these medical battles, Alford remains the sweetest most loving pup. In fact, there are times when you would swear he isn’t a senior pup at all. He loves to go on walks and will execute cute little hops when he gets super excited. You will even find him occasionally flopping over and rolling in the grass like a youthful version of himself.
What Alford seems to enjoy most is long leisurely naps in a warm cozy spot. He had an opportunity to spend some time in foster care and his foster parents said he had a favorite chaise lounge that he would lounge in throughout the day. Alford would do best in a home with no other pets. He has reached that stage in life where he is a bit of a curmudgeon, searching for peace and quite in his senior years.
We would love for an adopter who can look past his frosted muzzle and slower pace to see the loyal, loving dog that he is. Although his remaining time may be shorter than a younger dog, he pledges to pour his heart and soul into everything he does with you, for every moment he has by your side.