Age: 2 year
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 27 pounds
Kids: Yes, 10+ and dog-savvy
Fenced Yard: No preference
Adoption Fee: $350
Please say a hearty “hola” to Enrique as he moves to the Available page! This sweet brindle pied boy, who clocks in at 2 years, came to FBRN when his previous owner’s travel schedule didn't leave enough time for him.
Enrique has been diagnosed with intervertebral disc disease (IVDD). In his case, it results in pain and some urinary incontinence, in addition to hind-end weakness. Enrique gets daily medication (gabapentin) to help manage his pain, along with other supplements to keep him ticking along. Enrique is housetrained, and foster mom says he can hold his bladder for extended amounts of time and overnight. However, he does dribble urine unknowingly, especially if he’s running around with his foster siblings or pupping around the yard, so he wears a “belly band” to help keep him (and his surroundings) tidy and dry.
Foster mom says he does have a bit of a wonky gait (we believe the medical term is “swagger in his wagger”) but he is able to get around just fine, frolicking with his foster siblings and playing fetch with his humans.
Because he’s still a puppy (with all the requisite puppy energy), his foster mom doesn't think he would be a great office dog right now because he doesn't want to sit still for very long. He also wouldn't do well cooped up for long periods of time if his owner works outside the house. Currently, foster mom visits him at lunch to give him a break and let him conduct his canine business, which seems to work well.
Enrique also has some allergies, like many Frenchies. He is allergic to storage mites (which are found in dry kibble), so he is currently on a raw diet and needs to remain on it permanently. He is also (heartbreakingly) allergic to human epithelia (skin cells) so he must respectfully abstain from the time-honored tradition of sleeping with his humans.
Sweet Enrique currently lives with two other Frenchies and loves running around with them, so he would probably thrive in a home with other playful dogs. He is also cat-friendly, so interested cat-loving homes are encouraged to apply as well. While Enrique doesn't currently live with kids, his foster mom says he seems to enjoy the kids they encounter on their walks around the neighborhood. We would like any kids in his adoptive home to be 10 years or older and dog-savvy, willing and able to refrain from hoisting him up and maybe hurting his back. Because of his IVDD, a home without stairs would be ideal.
Enrique’s mom has clearly fallen for this little brindle pied biscuit. Here’s what she had to say about him: “Enrique is the sweetest cow dog you’ll ever meet. He wants nothing more than to spend time with his humans and fur friends. He has a special little swagger when getting around but it definitely doesn’t stop him from being a playful puppy. He also doesn’t mind slowing down for a couple of snuggles and puppy kisses. One look into his big brown eyes and my heart melts for him...he certainly is a little Latin lover.”
So what about it? Think you need a little Latin lover in your life? Then consider applying for Enrique. If you are selected, set your GPS for New Jersey and make a good playlist for the ride home. At 27 pounds, Enrique is too big to fly, but would be the perfect road trip partner for the ride 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, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
Enrique has IVDD and is urinary incontinent. He must always be carried up and down stairs and must not be allowed to jump on or off the furniture. He takes daily gabapentin for pain management. Enrique should continue physical therapy.
Enrique has several allergies including storage mites and must remain on current raw diet, supplements, and have regular medicated baths. He is allergic to human epithelia (dead skin cells) and wool, so he must not sleep in the human bed and should avoid wool blankets and rugs.
Enrique, you are precious and I hope you find the very best forever home! I hope this will buy you some toys and goodies! Diana C. From Maine