Age: 5 years
Sex: Neutered Male
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $550
Argus was surrendered when his medical care became too expensive. Luckily, FBRN was able to step in to help and ensure he received the proper treatment and ongoing care. He has several allergies and must remain on his daily medication, supplements, and special diet of rabbit and potato. Argus requires medicated baths every few days to keep his skin from flaring up. He has a history of skin and ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence.
Argus has brachycephalic airway syndrome. Due to this condition, he must wear a harness when going for walks, never a collar or choke chain. In early 2020, Argus had nares and palate resection along with a patella evaluation. He was diagnosed with medical patella luxation on his left side and must continue to take his joint supplement to help keep the condition from worsening.
Like many Frenchies, Argus is very opinionated. He does not like to have his face, ears, or nails touched. Sedation is required for ear cleaning and nail trimmings. He often tries to nip when having his face folds cleaned though foster mom has seen a huge improvement in this behavior during his time with her family.
Argus has shown signs of separation anxiety. He would do well with a family who is home during the day to keep him company. He would probably not do well in an apartment setting. He is a resource guarder so he must never be around small children. Foster mom reports he needs to be kept out of the kitchen during meal prep time, as he will scarf up anything that falls to the floor.
Argus loves the children in his foster family and would enjoy a home with older, dog-savvy children able to respect his boundaries and limits. He would do best in a family with prior Frenchie experience willing to continue to work on his behavior issues and understand his medical needs.
This brindle beauty is house broken and has a great habit of letting his people know when he needs to go outside. He will have the occasional accident in the house, though foster mom was able to correct this behavior by crating Argus both at night and when the family isn’t home.
Though Argus currently cohabitates with cats, he is not a fan. He has a high prey drive and must never be around birds, chicken, livestock, guinea pigs, or other small animals. Argus loves other dogs; he shares his foster home with a young female Great Dane and a middle-aged male dachshund mix. He prefers the Dane and will pull toys out of the toy box in efforts to play tug-of-war! Not all dogs will love Argus, though. He is a persistent pup and will bark incessantly when he isn’t getting what he wants. Due to his resource guarding he must be monitored during meal time and when toys are present. A slow introduction process will be required if there are other dogs in his forever home.
When meeting new people, slow introductions are also required with Argus. Though foster mom is working on this behavior, currently Argus will attempt to jump up and nip new friends in the face. He will need to be introduced to new faces on leash and slowly.
Argus’s foster mom shares, “Argus believes he is the sun around which we all revolve. And if we aren’t paying enough attention to him, he lets us know with his best impersonation of a Wookie! He has the weirdest howl and a few weeks into his time here, while we were watching Star Wars, we realized he sounds exactly like a Wookie. He likes to join me on the yoga mat each morning, it’s become our special cuddle time before all the chaos of the day begins. Our house and farm is always abuzz with motion and this old man takes it in stride, either joining in on the fun or finding a comfy spot to sit and watch everything happening. He really just wants someone to dote on him and treat him like the king that he knows he is.”
If you think your family is able to care for this special boy, submit an application and tell us why! Argus looks forward to meeting his forever family, but for now, he has appropriated one of several beds in his foster home in North Carolina, and he is eyeing another.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
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.
Argus is housebroken, but has occasional accidents in the house, so we hope applicants who require a 100% housebroken dog should continue to watch our available page.
Argus has several allergies and must remain on daily Apoquel, current diet, supplements, and have regular medicated baths. Argus completed immunotherapy in January. He has a history of skin and ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence. Since his ears will require regular cleaning at the vet, they can check for you.
Argus has brachycephalic airway syndrome. He must wear a harness when going for walks, never a collar or choke chain. In early January, 2020, Argus had nares and palate resection with patella evaluation. He has been diagnosed with medial patella luxation on his left side and must continue with his joint supplement.
Argus has shown signs of separation anxiety. He has exhibited some nipping behavior that will need to be monitored. Slow introductions will be required with new acquaintances, whether people or dogs. Argus is a resource guarder so must never be around small children. Unless he's an only dog, he must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present. Argus has a high prey drive and must never be around birds, chicken, livestock, or other small animals.
Argus does not like his face/ears/nails touched. Sedation for ear cleaning and nail trimming may be required, though some people been able to desensitize their dogs over time, please be sure to consult a trainer for best practices if you choose to try to do that. Facial fold cleaning has improved while in foster care but is a work in progress.
To sweet Argus. May you find all the cuddles you could ever want. MD
That grizzly little face! *swoon* Here's a little something to help with Argus' itchies. 3 Alicia Cervini
From your NC frenchie friends Otis and Luna
Sponsoring Argus in NC, so I can see more smiles on my love Rebecca's face! Neil Madaczky
Wishing the best for you. ATUM