Alfalfa is a charming little Australian Shepherd mix puppy with a distinctive white flash on his head. Alfalfa was probably born sometime around December 1st, but his prospects for a happy New Year were slim. Picked up by Little Rock Animal Services in January, Alfalfa was locked away in a cold, damp, inhospitable kennel at the pound.
Fortunately Alfalfa, who is now around 10 eight weeks old, was pulled from the pound by a visiting volunteer from DogsOnly. Euthanasia is not the only grim fate faced by these puppies in the pound, where diseases like Parvo and Distemper can run rampant in the crowed conditions. Alfalfa is a princely little guy who loves to play and romp with anyone he meets. He is a very happy and active little puppy and would love to have a family to keep him company and play with. He loves attention and would do best in a home with someone who has experience raising a young puppy or someone who is willing to commit the time and training for a very young dog.
Alfalfa (right) and litter mate Buddha
Everyone in Alfalfa’s new family will need to understand that Alfalfa is a very active puppy, and will probably grow up to be a wonderful dog, but he is not for a family seeking an "easy" puppy, because there is no such thing. Please remember that as beautiful and cuddly as Alfalfa is at the moment, he will grow into an adult canine companion in no time at all. You should also be prepared for the usual trial of rearing a young puppy including the chewing, crying, potty training, and constant demands. For this reason we would prefer that Alfalfa’s new guardians have experience with young puppies and understand their special needs. Remember, just like kids, they grow up real fast, and need lots of patience, love and attention along the way.
You can meet Alfalfa at the west Little Rock Petco on Chenal Parkway across from Target and Home Depot every Sat and Sun from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please be sure and call (501-219-9907) before you come to visit him to make sure that he is still available for adoption. Alfalfa has received a complete medical evaluation, all shots, rabies, fecal and worming medication, flea/tick preventative, heartworm preventative, micro-chipping, grooming, and will be altered as soon as he’s old enough. If you think that Alfalfa would make the perfect addition to your family, you are invited to send an email to Contact@DogsOnly.org or complete an online adoption application by clicking the orange text links at the top or bottom of this page.
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If you don’t find that special companion you are looking for in the DogsOnly rescue, rehabilitation, and re-home program then please visit Last Chance Arkansas or one of the many other central Arkansas rescue organizations to save a rescued canine companion.