My name is Alley and I’m part of the 9/11 Memorial Dog themed transport that arrived 9/11/2020. I am named in honor of a hero dog, Alley, who originated from Bay Area Recovery Canines (BARC), Annapolis, MD, and served as a search and rescue dog at the Pentagon Center during the 9/11 tragedy.
I’m guessed to be a Beagle/Feist mix and estimated to be about 2.5 years young. It's clear life hasn't always treated me well. I was a mom once and all my puppies found homes of their own. I’m a sweet and shy girl who currently weighs about 25lbs. I will need a very patient family and preferably a home with a secured fenced yard - as this big new world is scary and a bit overwhelming for me. I allow people to hold and handle me and I'm slowly learning to trust but I'm sometimes tempted to run and hide. A calm household with just adults or older children would be best, young children are a bit too unpredictable and make me nervous. I enjoy the safety of my crate where I can observe what going on around me. I love hot dogs! I'm very food motivated which helps with my training. I enjoy the company of other dogs, they help show me the way! I have a gentle nature and may do well with cats - though I haven't met any yet. I spend the bulk of my time lounging on the sofa, I enjoy the comforts this new world has to offer. Having dog companions has helped show me the ropes! I'm not yet housebroken but I avoid having accidents when I'm kept on a consistent schedule with potty breaks. Did I mention I love hot dogs? Food is the definitely the way to my heart - it helps me forget my fears. I hope to become as brave as my namesake, I just need patience and someone to help build my confidence.
This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. The disease was treated while in foster care. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable. Read about heartworm disease here: Read more about heartworm disease here here
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.