Age: 2 years
Sex: neutered male
Weight: 31 lbs
Kids: Yes, age 12+
Dogs: Yes, see bio
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $250
Magnus is a sweet brindle boy who was tearfully surrendered by his family when they were unsuccessful in treating his severe IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). Magnus had recurrent rectal prolapses and was very sick for quite some time. Since coming into FBRN's care, he has had surgery to repair his prolapsed rectum and biopsies/culture samples of his stomach and colon. Magnus was prescribed long-term antibiotics and an immune-suppressant. Magnus then had another surgery to repair a recurrent hernia. It was a long road to recovery, but we’re thrilled to report that Magnus is currently doing great, and he’s ready for his forever home!
Magnus is a bit shy when meeting new people, but warms up quickly if he is allowed to approach the new person first. He has a high prey drive and wouldn’t be a good match for a family with cats or other small pets. Because he’s a bit shy and doesn’t like loud noises or fast movements, a quiet home with children over 12 would be best.
Magnus was raised with another Frenchie and he gets along well with the submissive Frenchie in his foster home. He can be more dominant and may not make a great candidate for dog parks as it takes him a long time to feel comfortable around other dogs. We think he’d do fine in a forever home with another similar sized dog who is playful yet submissive.
Magnus is crate trained and housebroken, but needs to be taken out regularly. If he’s having an IBD flare-up, he may have uncontrollable diarrhea. Unfortunately, IBD flare-ups can last anywhere from a few days to a few months. Potential adopters must understand that IBD requires special care and even when care is taken, a flare-up can still occur. It is important that Magnus’s forever family is comfortable dealing with the symptoms of Magnus’s condition. It is also important that Magnus stays on the same dietary regimen and keeps his stress level low.
A person who is diligent and dedicated is what Magnus needs. He requires Zyrtec as well as dietary supplements daily. He is fed 3 times a day and his meals are home cooked. This special diet is required and potential adopters must be willing to continue with this routine. Magnus will need check-ups from a board-certified internal medicine specialist so potential adopters should be sure that a veterinary facility is nearby.
A single person or family would be great for Magnus. Frenchie experience is always a plus, but not required. It is most important that Magnus has a forever person that wants to spend a great deal of time with their new buddy!
Magnus must not be fed anything but his carefully prepared meals so young children wouldn’t be a great match due to the possibility of shared snacks! Also, Magnus doesn’t enjoy the loud noises and quick movements that typically come with younger kiddos. He'd do best in a quiet, stress-free atmosphere, with a minimum of raised voices and tension.
A fenced yard is preferred because if Magnus has an IBD flare-up, he may need to get outside immediately. A strong, tall fence is best because if Magnus is chasing something, he may try to jump the fence or squeeze through. He is not trying to escape; he just wants to chase critters!
Of course, Magnus would prefer someone who can be home with him all day. We realize that isn’t always possible and Magnus would do just fine with a mid-day potty break. Magnus would also make an awesome work buddy in a quiet office environment.
Here’s a few words from Magnus’s foster momma, “Magnus is truly an amazing boy. He really seems to understand me when I talk to him. He looks up at me with his big, brown eyes, and my heart melts every time. Magnus loves praise and blossoms when he is included as a vital and important member of the family. He loves his daily walks and is quite behaved on his leash unless he spots a rascally rabbit at the neighborhood park-- then all bets are off! When Magnus first arrived, he was very sick, but he steadily improved and I'm sure he feels better now than he had in the past full year. With all he's been through, Magnus deserves a dedicated, loving forever home to keep him healthy and happy!”
Does Magnus seem like the perfect buddy for you? If so, please put in an application today! Tell us why you’re a match made in heaven and then get ready to ride out to sunny California.
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.
Videos of Magnus:
In memory of Pershing 2015 grad. Feel better Magnus from Charles and Wendy Donlon and Sonny 2016 grad
In memory of my Lucy I never loved anything more. Ryan Robison
Donated in memory of Henri'. Robby Stelly
Our frenchie is the light of our life and I hope Magnus has the chance to be that for someone. Rebecca Gibbs
Magnus, we hope that you recover and go on to live a healthy, happy life! Good wishes from FBRN Grads Lucy and Rosie Best
Sending lots of hugs and kisses to sweet Magnus! Karen Piolatto
For Magnus - you big beautiful bear...here's to feeling better. Denise Belair
In memory of Ollie - the littlest man with the biggest heart. We already miss you. xoxo Bean Elizabeth Damm
In memory of my sweet Bear. We are so lucky to still have you with us Magnus, get well soon. Jessica Martinez
Magnus, I hope you feel better soon, bubba! Peggy Sue & Lindsay
Merry Christmas Magnus! Hope you are feeling better soon. xoxo, Trish, Ian & Mozy (FBRN alumni)
For Magnus--Please get well. Lynn Beck