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Dog spends years in a rescue facility, finds a home, new guardian dies

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For years, Alfie called a rescue facility home - the 40-pound Labrador retriever mix was born to a feral mom and his siblings, who matured into confident, happy dogs, all found adoptive homes. Alfie, more sensitive than his litter-mates, did not.

After four failed attempts to place Alfie into a home, a match was finally found - his rescue agency explained the instant connection between his new "forever foster" and the long-time shelter resident:

Trish found Alfie, a handsome senior, on Petfinder and it was instant love. On both sides! Alfie had been living in at a rescue facility for a long time.

For a few months, Alfie enjoyed being a true companion - but tragedy struck when his guardian fell desperately ill and died on March 28. Today, Alfie is once again in need of a guardian.

Alfie's rescuer stated:

Alfie, confused and heartbroken, needs someone else to care for him. Someone who will give him the love and attention he craves and in return, he will give the best he has to give -- devotion, loyalty and the companionship of a loving dog!

Trish and I had become friends through Alfieā€™s adoption. She was a very warm, loving, special person and she gave Alfie the home he had waited so patiently for and in return, he gave her unconditional love, something she said she had always longed for.

Please help Alfie find his new foster or adoptive home, in memory of Trish -- who loved him very much.

Alfie has a laundry-list of wonderful attributes...he is dog friendly, professionally obedience trained, snuggly and quiet. Alfie can be shy and would be best suited to joining a home with a female guardian who does not have cats. Alfie is neutered, house-trained and is located in the Orange county/Los Angeles, Calif., area.

Click here to read more about Alfie.

Questions? Email info@pcdogrescue.org

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