Shih Tzu at Dogs Trust Shoreham waits over 250 days, despite average wait time of 24 days for popular breed

Diabetic Dog Alfie has been waiting 10 times the usual time for his ‘furever’ home


Dogs Trust Shoreham are appealing for a new home for six-year-old Shih Tzu Alfie, who has been waiting for over 250 days, when the average wait time at Dogs Trust for this popular breed is just 24 days.

Alfie was handed in to Dogs Trust in April 2019 and was instantly popular amongst his carers but hasn’t had much luck when it comes to finding his new family. Staff believe his struggles to find a home cold be linked to the fact that he has some medical issues, as Alfie has diabetes and an eye condition that needs medication.

Tracey Rae, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Shoreham says:

“Upon arrival to the centre, Alfie was shy around people and found receiving his medication a bit daunting. After time and effort, staff were able to build strong bonds with him, building his confidence and giving him space to create positive associations around having his jabs. He is now much more at ease and able to cope.

Alfie is now at the point where he is ready for a new owner who won’t disregard this lovely little lad because of his medical needs and will be able to administer his medication with confidence. Alfie is a little shy and nervous, but once you have earned his friendship, he’ll show off his true loveable and cheeky character. He loves playing with toys and going for walks and is a great traveller in the car and is very affectionate once he knows you well.”

With the need for a more consistent routine and some much-desired home comforts, Alfie is currently living in a temporary Foster Home, so please contact our Rehoming Team in advance of your visit if you are wishing to know more about him.You can also visit our website at www.dogstrust.org.uk.

Shih Tzu at Dogs Trust Shoreham waits over 250 days, despite average wait time of 24 days for popular breed

Diabetic Dog Alfie has been waiting 10 times the usual time for his ‘furever’ home

Dogs Trust Shoreham are appealing for a new home for six-year-old Shih Tzu Alfie, who has been waiting for over 250 days, when the average wait time at Dogs Trust for this popular breed is just 24 days.

Alfie was handed in to Dogs Trust in April 2019 and was instantly popular amongst his carers but hasn’t had much luck when it comes to finding his new family. Staff believe his struggles to find a home cold be linked to the fact that he has some medical issues, as Alfie has diabetes and an eye condition that needs medication.

Tracey Rae, Rehoming Centre Manager at Dogs Trust Shoreham says:

“Upon arrival to the centre, Alfie was shy around people and found receiving his medication a bit daunting. After time and effort, staff were able to build strong bonds with him, building his confidence and giving him space to create positive associations around having his jabs. He is now much more at ease and able to cope.

Alfie is now at the point where he is ready for a new owner who won’t disregard this lovely little lad because of his medical needs and will be able to administer his medication with confidence. Alfie is a little shy and nervous, but once you have earned his friendship, he’ll show off his true loveable and cheeky character. He loves playing with toys and going for walks and is a great traveller in the car and is very affectionate once he knows you well.”

With the need for a more consistent routine and some much-desired home comforts, Alfie is currently living in a temporary Foster Home, so please contact our Rehoming Team in advance of your visit if you are wishing to know more about him.You can also visit our website atwww.dogstrust.org.uk.