Age:4 1/2 years old
Weight: 19 pounds
Kids: Yes, respectful, dog-savvy kids 12 years old +
Dogs:Yes, small females only
Fenced Yard: Required
Handsome hambone Hammond is hoping for a home! This sweet blond gentleman came to FBRN when his previous family couldn't get his allergies under control, despite consulting multiple doctors and making numerous attempts to stop his constant itching and scratching.
Fortunately for Hammond, FBRN has been down Allergy Road many, many times before. Thus we were pretty certain that with time and persistence, we could identify and address the source of Hammond’s allergies. Sure enough, not even a month later, this boy’s nasty itchies have been banished, and he is a new dog! Hammond is doing extremely well on a special limited ingredient diet and daily Apoquel to keep itchies at bay. His adoptive home will need to commit to continuing him on this regimen to make sure he remains happy, healthy and itch-free.
Aside from his allergies, Hammond was (and is) a pretty trouble-free guy. He did have a couple of misunderstandings with some male dogs larger than him, indicating that he will be happiest with lady dogs his size or smaller. He has been living harmoniously with cats, so feline-equipped homes who are looking for a cat-savvy canine should consider this guy. Hammond has not encountered small children while in foster care and came from a home with no kids. As a result, we are going to ask that any kids in his adoptive home to be 12 years old or older and dog-savvy, for the comfort and safety of everyone (and everydog) involved.
While Frenchies are not known for their athletic prowess and stamina (thus explaining their historically dismal showing in the Iditarod), this boy loves his daily walks. Foster mom says he can now walk up to two miles. Impressive! Adopters looking for a Frenchie walking partner may want to consider Hammond for the role.
Foster mom tells us that Hammond is not quite 100% on his house manners yet, but is making progress on a daily basis. He is crate-trained, and all signs indicate that continuing housetraining and positive reinforcement should have him up to speed in no time.
Like all Frenchies (well, all dogs, really), this boy would be thrilled with humans who are home most of the day to admire his handsomeness, give him treats, and ensure that his Nylabones remain fully stocked. However, he could probably tolerate being crated for short (4-5 hour periods), so a home with humans who work outside the home but can ensure that he gets a midday break might be workable.
Hammond’s foster mom had this to say about this frog turned into a prince: “Hammond deserves the best. His transformation has been amazing. No more lotions, sprays, baths, etc. We have watched him morph beautifully and are very proud of his progress. Love, attention and understanding are all he needs.”
We know that a gorgeous blond Frenchie with basic obedience skills, a fondness for car rides and strolls around the neighborhood, and a preference for napping on the back of the sofa isn't everyone's cup of tea. But if it’s yours, consider submitting an application for this slice of French pie! (And if it isn't, well, we’re not quite sure what to say.)
The lucky human who is chosen to be Hammond’s person should prepare for a trip to Central Pennsylvania, where Hammond is currently living the good life in his foster home. At 19 pounds, he juuuuuust might be small enough to fly in an airplane cabin with his person, but he would also no doubt thrill to the idea of a road trip to his new digs. Either way, just click on the link above to submit an application.
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. Except in rare or unusual cases, adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In rare or unusual cases, FBRN may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter's home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party.
Here's wishing you scratch free days Hammond xoxox. Rosemary Black
Hope your itchies get better! Lisa Estep