Age: 6.5 months
Weight: 17.2 lbs.
Kids: Yes, 5+
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $900
Hang onto your hats kids! There's an adorable new sheriff in town and he goes by Limerick. This little 6-month-old Frenchie boy was surrendered by his previous owner when they suffered a medical issue and could no longer care for him. Limerick has adjusted well to his foster home and is ready to find his forever home.
Medically speaking, this boy is in good health. One should not be concerned if he loses a puppy tooth or two. Behaviorally, he is well adjusted and shows no signs of having any issues.
Limerick is a submissive guy, and is still quite in his puppy phase. He is in desperate need of one or two playmates that have similar energy to his 110% puppy play. He's the kind of boy that doesn't need any serious exercise and would do well with a time or three around the backyard. When inside he loves playing with toys and can go from there to rolling around with a playmate, to flipping his food bowl around because, well, puppy fun! His favorite things to do are play with other dogs, play with toys (hide the socks and anything that a puppy might think is fun and chewy), and run around the yard exploring.
The even better news is Limerick loves dogs, is indifferent to cats, and would do great around kids. He's a guy who seems to most like other dogs he can play with, but definitely loves his people. He's in the advanced obedience class for his age. Unfortunately for him, he isn't too sure of his name, but if you eagerly call him, he will come running. He will need continued work with his obedience because of his puppy attention span, but he is motivated by both food and toys.
Limerick is age appropriately housebroken. That said, he has never had a poopy accident in the house, but if he isn't being watched or his barking gets ignored, he will lift his leg and wee in the house! He's at about 85% and with continued consistency from his new home, he could quickly be at 100%. Also, for this reason, a home with a crawling child would not be a good fit for him. Limerick has been working on his crate training. He does enjoy the ex-pen and loves spreading out and chilling inside. When crated next to his foster mom's bed, he has shown mixed results. When given a hard chew and put in his crate a couple of times he chewed for a bit and settled down and slept soundly through the night. Other nights he whined so much that he was moved to his ex-pen where he settled quickly into sleep. With a continued effort, he could be fully crate-trained, however, he does show less anxiety with his ex-pen.
This little man would do great in any type of home. He could adapt to being in a single home or a larger family with kids and dogs. The one thing that is a must is that there should be other dogs he can play with. He doesn't care if there's a cat, he's been introduced to them, and finds they aren't anything for him to be concerned about. Limerick has not yet encountered steps. His foster home is single story, so any potential forever homes with steps should gate them off, until they work with him to master them. Someone with Frenchie experience isn't a must since his health is good. However, his forever family should have a plan for farther down the road when medical issues could possibly arise, and of course, any potential first time Frenchie adopters should be prepared to be quizzed about the breed during the interview. The classic Frenchie dream home has someone who is home with them all day long, however that is not a must for Limerick. He would do well with a mid day potty break, especially since he is working on his wee wee training! Since he's still a puppy, going to the office isn't quite in the cards, yet. He's eager to please, but needs some time to grow out of his puppy ways.
Limerick's foster mom had this to say about him:"We have savored every day with lovable Limerick (who we refer to as "Little Ricky"). He is fun, clearly adorable, and full of energy. When it's playtime, he gets so excited he wags his whole back end. When it's time to cool down, he is quiet and respectful. He is the perfect dog in every way and deserving of the perfect home."
If you're already awwwing and squeeing at the cute puppy pics, if you don't mind losing some sleep(small bladders don't sleep through the night), and you have some canine siblings that would be a great fit for Limerick, then all that's left to do is fill out an application for him and be ready to pick him up in Central TX, if you are chosen to be his forever family.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
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.
For Limerick: Ruby and I are looking at you; The two of you look so alike, We'd love to meet you! Until then, keeping having fun. We have room in our hearts for a special someone! Charray Johnson
Hi Limerick, how would you like to live in beautiful southern California? Erich Foeckler
I'm sure you'll make someone very happy, Limerick! Kristin Barnett
We just lost our Frenchie, Hewey, due to a degenerative spinal disease. We are sending love and luck to you Limerick. Michelle & Jim
Love you. Marlo Martinez
You are such a cute little Frenchie though at times you may be quite stenchy! Limerick for you is a fun name For a pup who’d fit into the hall of fame! You should come to me in Indiana Where you are certain to be top banana! Eileen Martin
There is a sweet pup named Limerick A playful Furbaby – A doggie Olympic! It’s reported he gasses-- Hold your nose till that passes! Your reward will be kisses, no gimmick! Brenda in Fort Worth
What a sweet boy you are. Danielle Tucci