Age: 1.5 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 28 lbs.
Kids: over 8, dog savvy
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $600
Benedict is ready to fly the coop and land in his new forever home. This playful goofball is looking for an energetic family that has another young playful doggo (or 2!) that he can romp with. If you are looking for a silly young beast to keep you on your toes, keep reading! Benedict could be the perfect Frenchie for you!
Benedict's favorite things to do are play with squeaky toys and rope chews or gnaw on bones and antlers. He also really enjoys running around chasing other dogs or being chased by other dogs or people. Most of all, he really likes to paddle in his kiddie pool. Benedict loves children and kitties, too! While he loves children, he still has a lot of puppy behaviors, so it is important that his new family keep an eye on him when he's around kids so he doesn't knock them over with his antics.
Benedict is in great health. He does have narrow nares, but as long as he maintains a healthy weight and does not get too hot, he is fine. This young puppy needs lots of exercise and physical and mental stimulation throughout the day. If left to his own devices, this little energizer Frenchie will wreak havoc in true adolescent fashion, chewing up whatever he can get his sharp teeth on. His new family needs to engage him in frequent play and take him for regular walks to tire him out. Having another dog around that loves to play all day would be great for Benedict.
When around other dogs, Benedict is very social and a little submissive. He gets along well with other dogs as long as he is not too overly energetic. He can easily agitate other dogs when he gets wound up. He does have a habit of playing bitey-mouth with his foster siblings and sometimes nibbles on his foster parent's hands, however, he has no known bite history and is playing when he does this. Dog savvy kids with a proven history of enjoying daily playtime with dogs and who can manage unwanted behaviors will be considered. Tell us about your children's experience with active dogs in your application.
Benedict is crate trained and housebroken. However, if he's confined in a space outside of his crate such as a room or area that he does not want to be confined in he will and has used the bathroom inside. If that is a deal-breaker for you, think twice about applying for young Benedict.
Benedict would do well in a home with active family members and another active dog. That being said, he is sweet and enjoys time with his people, so he could be an only dog. Most importantly, he needs a home with a strong leader. He still needs a lot of basic puppy training and obedience. He is a bit of a handful/hurricane and he may do best in an adult only home but would also really enjoy being able to play with/chase children. His new owners should have previous Frenchie experience since he needs some training in manners and has narrow nares. He also gets hot quickly and should always be monitored outside or in the heat.
Benedict's new home can be a house or apartment, as long as he has space to run inside and outside of the home. Currently he will run from one end of the house to the other, running into walls and bouncing off chairs. A one level home with a fenced backyard would be best, so he doesn't accidentally fling himself down the stairs and get hurt, the little nutbar. He is very puppyish and runs into things and falls off of things, and as we know, falling off things can result in spinal injuries and, in the worst cases, paralysis. Benedict would love to have someone home with him all the time to exercise him and to amuse him. He would, however, do fine with midday potty breaks. He is currently working on peeing and pooping on demand with his foster family. He may be a good candidate for a doggy daycare--that might be a great way to wear him out!
At this time he is too active to be a good office dog.
Benedict is not a good candidate for airplane flights. He is too large to fly in cabin, but that's OK, because he really enjoys car rides. He is still not very good at staying seated, so he should ride in a crate/carrier or be strapped in with a seat belt while in the car.
Benedict's foster family has this to share about this adorable lug of a whirlwind, "Benedict is a happy go lucky, sweet 2-year-old. He loves to just go, go, go but once he is all tuckered out he loves to snuggle and snarf on his person. He really is very smart and lovable. This goofy boy is looking for his perfect forever home where he will be able to grow and mature with his family."
If you would like to adopt this silly young dog, be prepared to travel. Benedict is being fostered in TN and will not be shipped. FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. 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.
For Hurricane B. You remind me of my beloved Frenchie. Good luck little buddy. Tracy Lahocki
My Ginger wanted to donate and hopefully have a brother soon! Kerilyn Johnson
You would love our Louis. Amy Jordan
Hi Benedict. Pinky wants a brother. Be good now. -The Joneses
Awwwh. Benedict..you must be a behavioral twin to my Tank that I rescued. It's not too late for you to behave (occasionally) Our family lives in Tennessee-I love you already and hope we meet you soon! Stacey Vaughn
For Benny he is adorable he looks like my Mouche' that I recently lost. Catherine Messenger