Alfie

"I don't feel good. Mom isn't here to comfort me, so could you hold me?"

Alfie melts into your arms like a warm blanket. Part of it is because he's just that kind of lovey-dovey boy. The other part of it, though, is why he needs Guardian Angels pronto!

A Good Samaritan saw the suffering little dog and lifted him off the streets. But it was clear he needed some serious medical attention. So they whisked him off to Best Friends and placed him straight into the arms of Guardian Angels!

A puppy shouldn't be so shy and lethargic. Right away Best Friends vet team tested him for Parvo. If left untreated, the Parvo bacteria can get into the bloodstream and become life-threatening very quickly. But if caught in time, a puppy can make a full recovery and lead a healthy, happy life. Alfie tested positive and treatment started immediately. But that's just his first obstacle!

Because Parvo didn't explain his uncontrollable twitching. Is it a seizure? No, he's fully awake and aware when it's happening. His vet team suspected another underlying disease. Sure enough, poor, little Alfie has a distemper virus infection, too. That's two life-threatening diseases in one little body! Like Parvo, if quickly and properly treated, a puppy can recover from distemper, even though the muscle tremors will remain. He can still lead a normal, happy life.

But he has some big hurdles to clear first. Thank goodness he has Guardian Angels to help him!

ALFIE'S PROGRESS JOURNAL
Returning October 9, 2013

Aflie visits the Sanctuary and everyone witnesses his miraculous transformation.

New video! May 8, 2013

Alfie proves that anything is possible in this new, amazing video.

AMAZING! July 13, 2012

You simply won't believe the video you are about to watch. Alfie continues to improve and gain strength (and speed!)

Catching up January 30, 2012

Alfie is doing really well in his new home. The strength he has gained over the past several months is remarkable. Read the update.

Home October 10, 2011

Since arriving in Montana, Alfie has done amazing things, many of them most likely firsts. New video!

Hooray day! September 29, 2011

Alfie has been adopted! It's been a dream come true for everyone. Read the full story.

First sleepover! September 23, 2011

Alfie had a great week. He's really moving now in his cart and he even went on his very first overnight outing!

Joy ride September 9, 2011

Alfie is like a teenage driver with his learner's permit. Watch the video!

Driver's Ed September 2, 2011

Alfie's cart has arrived! Read about his new wheels and his first time out for a spin.

New friends August 25, 2011

Alfie gets two new runmates, both who have special needs of their own.

First outing! August 18, 2011

Alfie spends an afternoon at Angel's Landing, an outdoor amphitheater filled with new sights and smells.

I think I can August 9, 2011

Alfie moves into a big dog run during the day and his caregivers are amazed at what they see. And, watch a new video!

A plan August 2, 2011

A cart could make a dramatic difference in Alfie's independence and ability to be more active and play.

Winning hearts July 26, 2011

Alfie charms everyone he meets. Now that his vaccines are up-to-date, he can go on outings!

Garden Angel July 18, 2011

Alfie moves out of the clinic and into his very own padded dog run where he is working on improving strength.

Meet Alfie July 11, 2011

A special pup arrives with two major viruses which not only make him sick, but causes twitching of his muscles.