Golden Retriever
Picture of Alfie, a male Golden Retriever

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Home:Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom  
Age: 8 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Alfonzo, Fonzie Bear, Bedhead

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
July 18th 2008

March 15th 2008

Food, Flyball, Snuggling

Slippy Floors, Ear Cleaning

Favorite Toy:
Kong Wubba

Favorite Food:
Anything & Everything

Favorite Walk:
Somewhere muddy

Best Tricks:
Speak, Shake, Fetch

Arrival Story:
Alfie came to us to be fostered when he needed a helping hand. Alfie was diagnosed with a very rare (so far the only case like it) and complicated heart condition, which was killing him. His former owners could not afford Alfie's vets bills, and that's where we came in. The estimated costs involved to save Alfie's life was £3000. Thanks to the amazing generosity and kindness of a LOT of wonderful people, the money was raised in just 3 weeks, and we could go ahead and book Alfie in for his life-saving heart surgery with Liverpool University. Alfie's groundbreaking heart surgery was performed on 22nd July 2008 and so far so good, he is doing very well and it seems to have been a success. Alfie is now quite the internet celebrity and has an ever growing fan club of friends, admirers and sponsors. Understandably, once Alfie had been through all this we have decided to keep him as a permanent member of the Ruffdogs family.

Alfie continues to amaze with his zest for life and is pretty much as active as any other young retriever. He does flyball with the Karma Kanines ( and loves having fun.

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