Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 30 lbs
Kids: 8+, dog savvy
Fenced Yard: Yes
Adoption Fee: $350
Four-year-old Guido came to us as a sad result of divorce in his former life. Though he may have had a sad start in FBRN, that's about to change. Guido is on the lookout for his forever family!
Guido has a couple health considerations to help him live his best life. He is susceptible to skin allergies, namely cats and storage mites. He gets a medicated bath once a week. His current raw diet, supplements, and weekly medicated baths have him feeling like a new Frenchie, and his family must be committed to keeping him on this plan. Guido also has arthritis in his hips and back along with luxating patellas. Keeping an eye on these problem areas will be important for Guido’s comfort as he grows older. Your vet will tell you about how to monitor him for changes.
What Guido lacks in the health department, he makes up for in energy levels! He prides himself on being as athletic as he knows how – running, jumping, and yes, being a very vocal boy when he disapproves of something. If he does not have sufficient outlet for his energy, he’ll find something to destroy to get the energy out. Additionally, Guido is not a fan of his crate and displays significant separation anxiety. With plenty of patience and a stable environment when he knows his people are around often, Guido may improve his anxiety levels over time. His foster mom has noticed that he is a bit obsessed with reflections and might have been teased with a laser pointer at some point because he is so reactive. He also barks at airplanes and other dogs on the street. Let's be honest, it's not just a bark, it's the infamous Frenchie death yodel. You can find examples on Youtube, if you dare.
Guido loves all people, but can play a bit rough at times--he jumps up and playfully nibbles on noses, for example--so he will do best with older children or adults who understand his tendencies and can firmly correct him. He is not a fan of cats (and also allergic!), but does well with other dogs, though he requires socialization with dogs and should be monitored when he is playing. He has poor dog to dog skills, though he really wants to be friends. He can be aggressive with some bigger dogs and displays leash aggression while on walks, so he shouldn't be walked by children. Some time spent in a training class with other dogs will do Guido a world of good.
If you are looking for housebroken (who isn’t?), Guido is your guy! He just needs a fenced yard to do his zoomies and will do best if he gets long walks (on the beach?) on a daily basis to get his yayas out. He even knows a few commands, which is a bonus for our stubborn Frenchies! Guido will do best in a house due to his separation anxiety and his yodeling. He might bother close neighbors, so apartment living is out.. Additionally, someone who is either home all day or can afford mid-day breaks would be ideal.
Here is what Guido’s foster mom has to say: “Guido is so sweet and loving - he's just "socially awkward". He will jump on you to sit on your lap. He loves meeting people. He gets along great with my dogs and any dog I introduced him to in my house. He must not be allowed to annoy other dogs, you must monitor him and let him know what behavior is not acceptable - if you do that, he does well with other dogs. But when he sees a dog and he's on a leash-- he screams and pulls--so if you have a quiet neighborhood instead of a park to walk in, that might be best."
Is Guido the perfect fit for your active family? Click on the link to apply and make sure to tell us all about your experience with allergies and arthritis. Get ready to travel to pick up Guido in New York as he will not be shipped.
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.
Guido has several allergies including storage mites and cats, so he should avoid kibble; he has some arthritis and luxating patellas, and we have him on supplements we'd like adopters to continue using. His foster mom has him on a weekly medicated bath regimen to reduce the likelihood of any skin infections from allergies. Adopters should be aware that Guido has some separation anxiety and he is a very vocal dog under certain conditions.
Hey Guido! Hope you can enjoy some new treats, toys or anything else that makes you happy! You remind us so much of our Frenchie Diesel and the opposite of our late Dozer who had the typical "selective" hearing but was so amazing! All the best! Krem Kicks
Welcome Guido! MATTHEW BARNES
For Guido, you’re in a good place buddy. Annette Thornburgh
Please purchase antler. Love to meet him, when will he be available? Cynthia Ross-Zweig
Hope this donation helps Guido with his vet bills or some tasty treats. He’s precious! Mitch
Penny Wang @PakTrends
Hope Guido enjoys some tasty treats! Such a sweet face! ~molly c.
Hope this helps with anything sweet Guido might need!! Jillian Burgio
Hi Guido!!!! We would love to meet you!!!! Hope to see you very soon! All the best, Mike and Jenn Schickram
Hope your doing well would love some updates! Cynthia RossZweig
Hey Guido! Hope this helps you get some toys no matter what you are! I would love to adopt you :) keep us posted, Kimberly Caracost
You Rock Guido. Douglas OLeary
For Guido. Merry Christmas from the Lee Family
Oh little Guido you are too cute! This donation is actually on behalf of my Reddit Secret Santa Sarah who lives in NY. Happy Holidays! Andrea Signorello
Guido, you deserve an amazing home where you will be spoiled rotten and cherished! We are making this donation in memory of our FBRN Frenchie, Goose, who gave us eight of the best years of our lives. We miss him everyday. xo Dana Smith
To Guido and His Foster Fam: What a precious pup! Hope this gets him some fun treats. Enjoy! Nada Jawad
Sweet, handsome Guido! Here’s to extra treats and toys little bunny. xoxo Morgan and Mandy