Age: 4 years
Weight: 37 lb
Kids: Yes (12 yr+)
Fenced yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $500
UPDATE: Dunkin was recently adopted and returned, having failed to make a love connection with the female person in the home, exhibiting growling behavior that was distressing to the adopters. It's important that applicants recognize that slow introductions are as important between people and dogs as they are between incoming, newcomer dogs and resident dogs. We all make mistakes when we are adopting dogs and learning about dogs, and it's easy to think that one dog is much like another. Laid back, easy going dogs may not really need a slow introduction to the sights, sounds, rhythms and residents of the home, but even a laid-back beast could benefit from a 24-hour settling-in period. Dunkin will need a longer time, and he's going to need to be the initiator of contact once he is released into the home. Dunkin is not going to be a dog for a first time dog owner. He will be happiest in a home where his person has a strong leadership vibe and who won't let him get away with guarding "his" person, "his" toy, "his" dish, "his" couch, or whatever item or person Dunkin feels he's going to lay claim to as his whimsy takes him.
Dunkin is dog aggressive, so he must remain an only dog. He is allergic to cats so he must never be around them.
Dunkin has several allergies and must remain on his current diet and have regular medicated baths. He also has a history of skin infections that must be monitored.
Big-hearted Dunkin has rolled on over to the available page, so get your coffee ready and read all about this sweetie. Dunkin was surrendered when his previous family realized they didn't have enough time to devote to him or his training needs. He probably spent most of his time outdoors, presumably eating. While Dunkin has gotten a bit thinner in foster care, at 37 pounds, Dunkin still has some weight loss goals (don't we all?) so his new family should be prepared to watch his portions and exercise him regularly.
Dunkin has several allergies and must remain on his current diet and have regular medicated baths. He also has a history of skin infections that must be monitored. Dunkin is allergic to storage mites found in most dry kibble so he is currently on N & D Venison/Quinoa, which will have to be continued in his new home. He LOVES watermelon and sweet potato as treats.He is also allergic to cats so he can never be around them (no feline friends or temporary visitors), wool, and feathers, so no down comforters, pillows or woolen blankets. He really doesn't mind what other material he is lying on as long as it is close to his humans. It might be a good idea, given the experience of his first adopters, not to allow Dunkin the privilege of furniture-time unless he has been specifically invited.
His fosters soon learned that Dunkin had probably not had much exposure to or socialization with other dogs because he would bark, growl, and lunge at other dogs on walks. His foster family has seen improvement in his reaction to dogs while they have trained him and they will discuss continuing training with you. Tell us about your experience training dogs--especially aggressive dogs--in your application. Due to his aggression toward dogs, he will have to be an only dog, but he won't mind that one bit!
Dunkin is housebroken and crate trained and knows basic commands like sit, come, and paw. He is also an expert antler chewer as long as he is lying down right next to his human. Dunkin loves going on walks (currently three times a day around the block!) and playing fetch with either his ball or, wait for it, his toy donut! Dunkin would do great in a single-dog, active household and would absolutely love a fenced yard as he really is an active, energetic guy. Consider Dunkin's dog aggression before you apply for him if there are dogs next door or dogs that frequently walk down the sidewalk past the fence. City life, with its many dogs emerging from apartments and prancing down the park's sidewalks, would not be a good fit, though if you are living in an area of town with few dogs or special circumstances, do let us know in your application If you have children, the gate should have a lock and a spring closure to prevent Dunkin from escaping. We'd be open to applicants with teenage kids who can learn basic obedience commands and who won't let Dunkin get above himself, responding in a calm way without getting panicked or frightened. He has really taken to his foster dad and pretty much follows him everywhere.
We want to stress that Dunkin is a happy little soul and has lots of potential given the proper people to love him and direct his occasional naughtiness. He's not a bad dog in any way; he's just a bit untrained and he can be confused about who is the boss. The worst thing that could happen to him is being adopted by someone who lets him get away with murder.
While Dunkin loves human attention, he has adapted quite well to being alone at home, so if you're a working family, a midday break would suffice. If you are looking for a dog to take with you to the office, please be aware that Dunkin will probably get up and follow you each and every time you go somewhere. If your boss and customers don't mind a constant doggy shadow, let us know where you work as we might want to apply!
Dunkin's fosters describe him as inquisitive and clever and say, "Dunkin is so, so sweet. He is a great companion and deserves a great home. Dunkin's future forever home family can look forward to a wonderful addition to the family. He will need love, work and attention. We will miss him and his cute little face with the tongue hanging out."
Dunkin is too big to fly. And he doesn't tolerate car rides especially well, panting and acting nervously each time while in the car, so hopefully Dunkin's new forever family is located in the Chicagoland region. If you want a big, adorable snuggle bug in your life, click on his link and be sure to let us know in your application that you are committed to continuing Dunkin's training. He thanks everyone for reading about him and hopes to hear from his future family soon!
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You're one good looking Frenchie!!! In memory of Pork&Beans. Stephen Fleming
I am in love with Dunkin!!!!! - Victoria Migliaccio