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Martel
Location: NV
Age: 3 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 24 pounds
Kids: Yes, 10 years and up
Cats: No
Dogs: Yes
Fenced Yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $350
“Martel is only three and a half years old, but he's pretty mellow for his age. He's fond of naps, although he's not super snuggly with his people. When a playful streak hits him, watch him go! The excitement carries him away and he needs reminders not to use his mouth. For this reason, he'll do best in a home with a consistent leader who knows how to rein him in.”
Martel has arrived on the Available page! This little nugget (whose name is French for “hammer”) came to FBRN when his previous owner realized they couldn't afford the procedures that Martel desperately needed to breathe better. Like many French Bulldogs (and other short-snouted or “brachycephalic” dogs), Martel’s airway was severely compromised. Soon after he arrived on our doorstep, donations from our fabulous supporters made it possible for Martel to get the surgery he needed. His palate was trimmed and nostrils (“nares”) were widened to improve air flow. Both procedures were a success, and Martel now breathes easier and enjoys life like all good Frenchies should!

Martel’s trachea is also fairly thin, which causes him to regurgitate food soon after eating. Now he’s taking a simple daily regimen of an antihistamine and antacid and his regurgitation has improved. He will need to be maintained on these two inexpensive medications for life in order to make sure that food goes down and stays put!

While Martel’s surgery was a success, he is still not a high-activity dog (like most Frenchies) so if you’re looking for a running partner, this is not your guy. However, he loves to romp around the fenced yard at his foster home and nap to his heart’s delight. Martel is a bit of a resource guarder and can get very possessive of toys and balls. His foster home has worked with him on this issue and he has improved, but if his new home includes other dogs, he will need a firm, dog-savvy owner who is comfortable setting boundaries and ensuring that disagreements don’t arise and escalate. Martel would also do well as an only dog, where toys and bones won’t be an issue. He has also been known to shown untoward attention to cats (put simply, he thinks they would make delightful snacks) so his new home will need to be cat-free. Martel could do alright if his humans work outside the home, as long as he gets midday visits and an opportunity to stretch his legs and conduct his canine business. He could also adapt to an office once he settles in and gets comfortable. Martel is house trained, although his new human(s) should expect a little backsliding for a while as he adjusts to his new home and schedule.

Martel’s foster mom has done great things by this boy, watching over his recovery from surgery and working with him to address his resource guarding and house manners. Although she will miss this handsome heartbreaker, she knows there is a perfect home waiting for him. Here’s what she has to say about Martel: “Martel is only three and a half years old, but he's pretty mellow for his age. He's fond of naps, although he's not super snuggly with his people. When a playful streak hits him, watch him go! The excitement carries him away and he needs reminders not to use his mouth. For this reason, he'll do best in a home with a consistent leader who knows how to rein him in.”

So how about it? Do you need a little Martel in your life? If you think this little hammer hits the nail on the head, consider applying to adopt him. If you are chosen, prepare to venture to Nevada, where Martel is spending his days honing his Texas hold ‘em game. You’ll need to road trip your way home, as Martel is too big to fly.

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.
 
 

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Michael de Paauw

Here's a few dollars for darling Martel. I've heard him breathe and I look forward to hearing him when he breathes freely! - Amy and Aloha

Our Frenchie baby Eva just had soft palate and nasal surgery just a short week ago! She is already breathing so much better and we wish the same for sweet Martel! Sending lots of love! Lauren Cobb

Gloria Stuart

Joseph Navarro

Hope you are breathing better soon Martel. Cousin Vino.

For Martel to help with his breathing issues! Jon White

Martel you are too darn cute. Here’s a little something to help with that snoring problem. Looking forward to seeing your cute face all healthy and on the available page! Stephanie Dub

So happy to help this little fur buddy! Anabel Munana

Philip Motamedi