Age: 3 years
Sex: neutered male
Weight: 26 lbs
Kids: yes, older, 12+ and dog-savvy, preferably with previous allergy-dog experience
Fenced Yard: not required
Adoption fee: $350
Gus is itching to find his way home! When his allergy issues became overwhelming, his family gave him up to our rescue to see if someone else would be able to find a way to soothe his skin and solve his incessant problems. His vet and foster family have since found a regimen that helps him, and he is now ready to find his people.
Aside from the medical condition, Gus’ other main feature is his deep love of food. He’s a smart guy; he knows how to sit, speak and shake. His foster humans are sure he could learn anything if treats are involved!
Because of his devotion to food, he has to be fed alone (he WILL steal your meal), but once supper is over, he is ready to socialize with any other dogs! His other interests include walking, sitting on your lap, following you, and all kinds of toys. Kids are great, as long as they’re older--he has a tendency to grab food out of small hands. Definitely no cats, though. He’s allergic.
He stays in a crate when he’s left alone, but Gus would do best with someone at home due to mild separation anxiety. He bonds very strongly with whoever feeds him. He would also do well at work, since he is so easygoing. He barks when he’s alone and uncrated, and he barks when food is involved, so a house is better than an apartment for him, but a fenced yard isn’t necessary since he doesn’t seem interested in wandering (it's too far from food!).
Gus is a typical Frenchie, and as long as his new family keeps an eye on his allergies, he could be great with first-time or experienced Frenchie people. Like most Frenchies, he just wants to spend time on the couch and live a comfortable life.
“Gus is a needy boy. If you are his person, you will never be alone. He's sweet, funny, vocal and cuddly. He's all about food whether it's his, yours or another dog’s. He's playful, likes to go for walks, ride in the car, chew on toys or just sit in your lap and watch TV, but good luck getting him to go out in the rain!”
If you live in a dry climate and have some experience dealing with allergies (or you are willing to learn), be prepared to present yourself to Gus in NE Texas. Driving home would suit him just fine!
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.
Gus has several allergies and must remain on daily Apoquel, his supplements, and Omega-3 Pet supplements, and he must have regular medicated baths. His foster mom can tell you more about the schedule that works in her little micro-climate and region. He is allergic to storage mites, so his kibble must be stored in the freezer--if you have a chest or separate standing freezer, that would be great for this. His foster mom can tell you how she does it. A raw food diet might also work, but check with foster mom to see what has been tried. Gus is allergic to cats, so he can't be friends with the neighbor's tom. He is allergic to feathers and wool, but someone in your family would be happy to inherit your down pillows and wool blankets!
Gus has a history of skin and ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence. He has shown signs of separation anxiety.