This little 3.5 week old puppy looks like a little chipmunk – thus the name Alvin! He has a fairly severe infection in his mouth and lymph nodes that we are treating. However, it doesn’t stop him from eating like a champ!
The person who brought Alvin into the Shelter said he bought him off a street corner. It’s a good reminder that puppies should not be removed from their mothers until they are at least 8 weeks of age. This time with their mother is essential for their medical and behavorial health. In California, it is illegal to sell any puppy who is less than 8 weeks of age.