Age: 9 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 26 lbs.
Kids: Yes--8+ and reliably close open doors and block doors when opening them. Neo is a bolter.
Dogs: Not really—maybe one other mellow dog
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption fee: $350
Neo has several allergies, including storage mites, shed human skin cells, and feathers. He must remain on his current raw diet, daily Apoquel (about 70$/month, but prices change across the country, so you should check with your vet), and supplements. He cannot sleep in the human bed, and must avoid feather pillows and down blankets.
Neo has shown aggression toward other dogs in the past. A slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home. Your foster parent will talk you through slow intros.
“This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed, and you’ve never heard of this animal called a French bulldog. You take the red pill—you stay in Frenchie-land and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
Neo originally broke through the Matrix and into FBRN when his previous owners came to the sad realization that they did not have sufficient time to devote to a dog. His three favorite activities are 1) napping; 2) snoozing; and 3) lazing about, but he also enjoys chewing a nice bone or playing with his stuffies. Neo isn’t a Velcro dog—he doesn’t need to be by his person’s side at all hours of the day, but there’s no question that Neo is happiest when getting lots of love and attention from his humans.
Speaking of humans, Neo needs you to know that while he adores his people, he has the misfortune of being allergic to their epithelia (shed skin). He is also allergic to storage mites, feathers, chicken, turkey, yeast and wheat. Fortunately, a daily dose of Apoquel, along with a high quality raw diet and supplements, keeps the itchies mostly at bay.
Something else Neo isn’t terribly fond of is other dogs. After a bit of a shaky start, he has learned to co-exist peacefully with his canine foster sister. We think Neo would probably be happy as an only dog, although with slow introductions he could probably adjust to living with a calm fellow canine of about his size. Neo has never lived with cats, but judging from the way he reacted when he saw some at the vet’s office (spoiler alert: not well) we have to say no kitties or any other small pets. Kids, on the other hand, are ok, so long as they’re dog-savvy and good at belly rubs.
Neo’s house manners are darn-near impeccable—he’s fully housetrained and has never so much as lifted a leg inside his foster home. He is crate trained and knows to sit for his supper, and is happy both at the office with his people (so long as there are no other dogs around) or staying at home during the day (with a midday walk, of course). However, since nobody’s perfect, Neo must confess that he does have one less-than-desirable quality, which is his tendency to bolt toward open doors. Adults and kids alike must be aware of this and take special care to make sure that Neo does not slip outside when he makes that mad dash for the door. Even better, his new family could use some positive reinforcement training and teach Neo that those doors aren’t going anywhere, and that the best way to go outside is with a securely fastened leash and harness.
Neo’s foster mom is over the moon with her little dude, and says, “Although Neo is 9 years old, you would never guess that except for the little grey hairs on his face. Neo is an easy-going, sweet dog who loves people. I have really enjoyed fostering him!”
Do you think Neo is The One for you? If so, fill out an application and tell us why! Just be prepared to travel—Neo is chewing Nylabones and bending spoons in Central New York, and will not be shipped.
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.
You are a beautiful little boy Neo. We would love to meet you. Our beautiful English Mastiff went to the Rainbow Bridge 3 months ago and our hearts were broken. Maybe we will be lucky enough to bring you home and give you a happy life. We no longer work, so we are Seniors too. Take care Neo and remember just how special you are. Frank and Maria Kerfoot
Neo, I absolutely adore your handsome face! I hope you have lots of fun in foster care and find the perfect forever person to love you every moment of your life!! Kirsty Cummings
I do have a soft spot for seniors. They are the best! Happy tails, Neo! Amber Klein
This is for Neo. Becki May
Hey, little handsome dude, have some treats on me!! Sheri Roxo
Dear Neo, you are such a sweet and handsome boy! We hope that you find you perfect furever home soon! Hang in there. Elena
Ma April Apelado
This is for Neo. In memory of Oliver. Marcia Ippoliti
You are adorable Neo, I'm sure you'll find a loving home. You look just like my Bobby..8 years old! Geraldine Fox
Neo- Here's a donation to your Nylabone fund! Emily Collins