Age: 9 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 28 lbs.
Kids: 12+, dog savvy
Fenced Yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $400
Sweet Dandy certainly lives up to his name. No, he's not necessarily overly devoted to neatness and style but he is a fine and excellent Frenchie specimen! Rescued from his apartment after his owner died, Dandy lost all he knew for his entire life. Understandably, he was confused and anxious but he has made some good strides while in foster care and now he’s making his available-page debut!
We asked Dandy what kind of home he would enjoy in his golden years and this is what he had to say (yes, we speak Frenchie), "I need a calm and understanding family. I can be startled by fast movements so no younger kids please. I LOVE pets, not necessarily the furry kind, although I do live with other dogs, but the ones given to me by human hands. Toys? Nah. Close snuggles? No thanks. Treats? Eh. But strokes to my fur and scritches to my belly? Yes please! The more, the better. I'll roll over and show you my belly. So pets or pats, it doesn't matter, just put those hands on me." Idle hands are sure to make Dandy gently paw at them reminding you he's there. Waiting. For all the pets.
While Dandy may not like the process of being leashed, don't be fooled when he flops on the ground and stares at you. Once outside, he walks like a champ looking around for more people to pet him. He really only needs a good 30-minute walk a day, but a fenced yard is required because he has a strict potty schedule and doesn't come when called. If you vary too much from his established routine, you will pay the pee consequences! You can bet your bippy he will find a place to pee inside, and we recommend you check your bed first because he loves to dig in the sheets and pee if he misses one of his breaks. His adoptive family needs to be aware there will be accidents as Dandy adjusts to his new home and routine.
Due to this regimen, an adopter who is at home most of the time would be ideal. He could also be a great office dog as long as management allows frequent breaks - for potty and pets. Dandy does have allergies so he will need to receive medicated baths and continue on his current diet of Hill's Prescription Diet W/D.
While Dandy doesn't know any commands, besides "look cute," he is quite well mannered. His day usually consists of getting pets, sleeping, pottying, getting pets, sleeping, getting pets, pottying, getting pets, sleeping, pottying, getting pets. You get the point. He is still working on his anxiety which manifests itself as panting, restlessness and/or humping pillows. He is on a medication called trazadone at bedtime to help him settle more quickly. In foster care, he has ignored crates and dog beds as he loves to sleep in his human's bed. Dandy doesn’t like to be crowded though. While he likes to sleep in the human bed and be near his person, he will pass on being the “little spoon.”
His foster family wants you to know, "You are not adopting a French bulldog. You are adopting a baby seal manatee with wombat paws. Dandy is a very special breed and deserves a very special home. He doesn't understand why he couldn't stay with the only human he has known for almost 10 years. Everything is brand new to him. But he is resilient and only wants to nap in your bed and get all the pets. He tries to be the goodest boy at all times and often succeeds. He has adorable quirks that add to his sweetness. If you have all the love, he has all the love."
If you have a calm household and some prior experience and patience with dogs, Dandy could be a great match for you. He deserves the best in his retirement, especially considering his circumstances, so fill out an application and tell us how you will provide the best for this sweet senior. Dandy doesn't like car rides at all and wouldn't fare too well in the air so adopters close to NYC will be prioritized. And he doesn't want us to forget to tell you he loves to be petted. Yes Dandy, I think we have that condition well covered!
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.
Dandy has allergies and must remain on current diet and have regular medicated baths. He has shown signs of anxiety.
Please give to Dandy @buckysfostercrew from fellow ten-years-young Violet and Henry @georgiadreamz
Lynn Jacobson furst
Sending love and belly rubs to Dandy in NYC. . in memory of Chunk 3 Persia Tatar
A little something for Dandy! Enjoy all those pet and jowl rubs buddy! Lalo sends his love! Michael Hanscom
Abbe Does It
Dandy: Here's a little something to help you on your journey to your forever home. Suki
cake pops boston, inc.
We're so sorry about your change in circumstances Dandy. But you're in the right place and we know you'll be feeling better soon. We're cheering for you! With love from Boo & Theo
This is for Dandy :) Sending belly rubs from San Diego, CA! - Susie, Kyle, Bruce, & Lolita