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Disabled woman in New York forced to find a new home for her dog

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A disabled woman in Albany, N.Y. is heartbroken over her need to find a new home for a dog who has been her friend for the past seven years.

The dog, a Chow mix named "Alfie," was adopted from a humane society when she was just six months of age. Prior to that she was rescued from the streets.

Since that time, her guardian has been a woman named Marilyn.

Unfortunately, Marilyn's disability, coupled with worsening health problems, require that she utilize a therapy dog. Alfie, though good with other dogs, has become increasingly jealous of the therapy dog, to the point that she is injuring her and the dogs are not able to be around each other at all.

Though Marilyn is pained over the need to find Alfie a new home, she knows it is something that she must do for the safety of the dog on the receiving end of Alfie's displeasure.

Though Alfie does not get along with the therapy dog, named "Lucy," she gets along with other dogs, though Marilyn believes that she should not reside in a home with small breeds.

Marilyn describes Alfie as shy, intuitive and fiercely loyal. She has been kept up to date with all health care and is healthy for a seven and a half year old dog.

Please take a moment to network for Alfie. She needs a helping hand and someone who will love and nurture her through this difficult transition.


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