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Foster Location: Arizona
Age: 1.5yrs (DOB: 7-22-2017 )
Weight: 19 pounds
Kids: 15 years and older, no exceptions!
Dogs: Maybe -
(submissive, non confrontational dog)
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Yes
***Eggo has a bite history. Please read his bio carefully before filling out an application!****
Eggo was surrendered to FBSCR because he squabbled with the human children in his home over waffles. (We know the feeling!) He came away with a bite history from that situation, and will need an experienced adoptive home with children over the age of 15 who have proven themselves to be dog savvy.
Eggo is a happy boy who loves toys, playing, car rides/traveling, going to stores, meeting new people, and walks! Eggo loves to snuggle when he's sleepy, and he sleeps through the night very well but does sometimes need to go out to potty during the night. Eggo enjoys playing with other dogs but if he were adopted to a home with another dog, the dog would need to be an extremely submissive dog who is non confrontational and does not challenge him. He would also do fine as an only dog if his new family had no other pets in the home. He will usually share his toys with other dogs but does tend to resource guard "brand new"/high value toys. He should not be left unattended with bully sticks, Himalayan chews, or anything for teething as he can choke easily and he becomes very territorial over those things when other dogs are around. Eggo should also not be allowed up on the furniture as this is another area where he tends to resource guard with both humans and other dogs. He does not behave well when he is allowed onto furniture, so this rule should be strictly enforced in his new home. He is not a dog that should be allowed to sleep in bed with you or cuddle on the couch, at least until a very firm understanding/respect is achieved between him and his new people that they are his new pack leaders and he is not. He is also food aggressive, with both people and dogs. He should always be fed in his kennel and/or baby gated away from other dogs while they are eating to avoid issues in this area. Treats should also be avoided if other dogs are in the vicinity to avoid any food aggression issues.
Eggo's new family should be fully versed in the strong-willed stubbornness that Frenchies tend to have. He will need a patient, strong and firm leader and a consistent routine for him to succeed. An active family will be preferred for him, as the "a tired dog is a happy dog" motto would likely be his best course of action for success in his adoptive home. He LOVES attention and is a very active boy so a home who can provide him with a consistent routine that includes a lot of stimulation, exercise and playtime will be ideal for him. Eggo is also currently working on some obedience training when it comes to attempting to sneak out of the front door when it is opened. If someone tries to stop him he will growl and therefore he needs a strong leader who can continue to dedicate one on one training with him in this area. He is young and seems eager to learn and please.
Eggo is potty trained and housebroken and he does have access to a dog door with no problem when his people are home. If no dog door is available, he does go to the door and will scratch at it with one paw to let you know he wants to go out. He will potty in the house when left alone or during the night if he is not kenneled. A regular and consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training success in his new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on training with him. He has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. For his safety, and to avoid potty accidents when his family leaves the home, we recommend he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or when he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is at home.
Medically, Eggo is in good health but (as with so many Bulldogs) is prone to allergies and some of those seem to be food related. He currently eats The Farmer's Dog Turkey, a homemade food that is delivered weekly. His allergies have improved greatly and he is now doing very well on this food. We strongly recommend him remaining on this food or a similar limited ingredient raw diet. He seems to be allergic to potatoes, sweet potatoes and dairy. He also has stenotic nares (pinched nostriles) which are very common in the Bulldog breed. This makes it a bit more difficult for him to breathe, especially when he is worked up and excited. He may benefit from stenotic nare surgery (widening of the nostrils) when he goes under for his next dental, if his new family would like to explore that option for him.
Eggo will need an experienced dog home with no children under 15 and all family members need to be willing and able to provide him with firm, consistent leadership and routine. Due to his higher energy levels, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) but is not a requirement for adoption as long as his family can provide him with adequate exercise and stimulation. Eggo would prefer a family that loves to spend time at home and will spend time with him but he is also fine being home alone so long as it’s not an extended period of time (more than 6-8hrs). If left longer in his kennel, he will sometimes poop and he tends to try and eat it, so for this reason, a family who can provide him with a potty break or two throughout the day (if they work away from the home) would be ideal for him. He may also eventually be able to be a go-to-work dog, but his family will have to work slowly and carefully through that process, especially if other dogs are present within the office. He also needs patience with strangers for the first several times of meeting them. He is being worked with on this but in the past, if someone bends forward to greet him, he will sometimes jump up and "headbutt" the person he is greeting out of excitement, so this is just something to be mindful of when he is meeting new people. If his family would rather he remain at home, no problem, he would be happy to sleep the day away in his kennel with a blanket and a good chew toy to keep him busy as long as his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break or two for him!
Eggo's applications are currently under review. We are no longer accepting new applications for him at this time.
NOTE: ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply! While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due behavioral issues, size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed.
If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.
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