Alfred. (HB Independent / December 17, 2012)

Alfred is a 1-year-old Yorkshire terrier mix, starry-eyed — like his colorful patterned coat — about finding a forever home in 2013.

Despite his rather distinguished and formal-sounding name, this little guy is eager for walks, play and affection. Found as a stray in September, Alfred has watched wistfully as others were adopted and likely wonders (as do we) why he has not yet been chosen.

He is healthy, house-trained, neutered and easy to walk on a leash. Around other dogs, he is generally curious and well-behaved, but understandably selective about his canine friends. Come and make Alfred your star in the new year. His adoption fees are discounted 25% all week when you mention this announcement at the Orange County Humane Society, 21632 Newland St., Huntington Beach.

For more information, call (714) 536–8480 or visit We welcome donations of washable fleece blankets or towels to keep the animals warm on chilly winter nights.