Age:9 months old
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 19 pounds
Kids: Yes, respectful, dog-savvy kids 12 years old +
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: 250
“Allons-y” is French for “Let’s go!” (although the exclamation point is ours), and that’s just what FBRN’s Allonsy is saying to all his fans now that he has hit the Available page.
Like many of the dogs that come into FBRN’s care, Allonsy had a rough start to life and arrived on our doorstep in pretty sorry condition. His previous owners reported that he constantly regurgitated food and water, leading them to feed him only small amounts of food and water at one time in the hope that he would keep it down. Unfortunately, this resulted in Allonsy becoming aggressive and defensive if anyone tried to take away his food while he was eating. While we’re sure his owners were simply trying to help, their solution left Allonsy constantly hungry and dehydrated, and quite a grump as a result. No wonder he guarded his food and water so closely!
Once Allonsy came to FBRN, it was off to the vet for a full medical workup where we discovered that he had a sliding hiatal hernia. We were encouraged to learn that it could be surgically corrected, so only a couple weeks after arriving in foster care, Allonsy went back to the vet for the surgery that has literally changed his young life for the better. The vet found he has a structural abnormality where the esophagus wraps behind the liver instead of going straight down into the stomach. Allonsy is not on any meds. He requires eating satin balls (a special food his family must make for him) while he sits upright and then quiet time after he eats. Without this routine, he will regurgitate his food.
Many of the dogs that come into FBRN have medical issues that have plagued them for years and years, negatively affecting their quality of life. We take great comfort in knowing that we were able to intervene early in Allonsy's case, while he is still a young lad of only 9 months with many lively years ahead of him.
Not surprisingly, his foster mom wants to make sure that Allonsy and his newly repaired circuitry goes to the very best family and home. She reports that at nine months, Allonsy is an active “mischief maker” who loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home. She is hoping (as are we) that his new home will have at least one other good-natured, playful canine sidekick to pal around with. A fenced yard would be fabulous, as Allonsy also likes the al fresco lifestyle – sunning, lounging, playing, exploring…you get the idea. Allonsy also loves chewies and other toys, although tops on his list is licking his humans’ faces. Because he has a history of nipping at hands that try to remove his food and water, we won't place him in a home with kids under 12, and those kids should be dog-savvy enough to understand his history and his limits. No one wants to see a youngster nipped and maybe have a lifelong fear of dogs instilled.
While Allonsy is housebroken and crate trained, he shouldn’t be left alone for long periods of time by owners who work long days outside the home. He is still a young pup who is learning the ropes. And like many (Er, most. …Okay, all) Frenchies, he can also be stubborn and single-minded. Allonsy really needs a home where he will receive a lot of attention and have the opportunity to interact with his humans, play with dog siblings to burn off energy and express his social side, and continue to learn the rules of doghood so he can develop into a responsible, well-mannered canine citizen. His foster mom thinks he could make a fantastic office dog because of his good nature and love love love of humans. We think a puppy class asap would be a great way to bond with him and teach him some fundamental manners.
One consequence of his hernia and corrective surgery is that Allonsy is on a special home-cooked diet that his new family must be willing to keep him on for the rest of his life. Although it involves some preparation, his foster mom says it is really quite easy to do and will provide all the instructions his new family needs.
As you might imagine, Allonsy’s foster mom has fallen completely in love and has this to say about this little noodle: “Allonsy is such a special little guy. He is so much smaller than he looks…he's such a little peanut!! He is so loyal and playful and will give you kisses until you cannot physically take anymore kisses from him (which is never!) He had such a rough start to his life, and he is finally healthy and happy! We want to find him a family that will love him as much as he is going to love them!! We consider him to be the perfect pup. Plus, he's cute as a button!”*
"Cute as a button," indeed. And if the idea of a sweet, adorable, well-mannered, good-natured, loving, lovable, well-adjusted, darned-happy puppy isn’t enough for you, consider this: Allonsy loves kittehs,too! Could this dog BE any better? We certainly don’t think so! If you agree with us, and think you can provide the interaction, love, attention, home-cooked diet, love, play time, love and kissable face that our Allonsy is looking for, please consider applying to make him a member of your family. Just click on the link below to submit an application.
The humans who are chosen as Allonsy’s forever people should pack their kissable faces— um, suitcases -- for a journey to Southeastern Pennsylvania, where his foster home is located. At 19 pounds, he might be able to fly in the airplane cabin with his person, but he would probably be equally happy to road-trip his way home.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
Hope this helps get you on your way, Allonsy. Looking for you on the available page. The Joneses
Love, Elisa and Danny
Not much but hope this helps with this sweet boy for now. I'd love to foster him if he needs a foster mom. Either way hope this helps this beautiful boy. I am a FBRN volunteer. Let me know if I can do anything more. Heather Hepp
Get well soon Allonsy. Noelle Likovic
He's so adorable and I'm a big Dr Who fan. Cyrus Solhkhah
-Darth Vader the Frenchie
Fr: Tinkerbell, Lilo and Max Balzano
Allonsy is still tugging at my heart strings. Hope the little fella is doing okay.. Cyrus Solhkhah
Allonsy Just love the perky (ready and attentive) ears. David Castro
Allonsy, Allonsy!! Hope you're getting better, little fella! Cyrus Solhkhah
Not a lot, but hope it helps with the tummy issues little guy. Auriana Johnson
What a cutie! Hope he is feeling better soon! - Megan & George