Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 27 pounds
Fenced Yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $350
Nordstrom’s story is a story of rescue at its very best. At the beginning of February, FBRN was contacted about a Frenchie in Florida who had suffered a back injury. He was paralyzed in the hind end and urgently needed immediate surgical intervention if he was to have any hope of walking again. Thus began a whirlwind of activity, spearheaded by our fantastic volunteer intake coordinator in Florida. A foster home stepped up. Another Florida volunteer got a phone call asking for transport help, and literally abandoned her shopping cart mid-shopping trip to meet Nordstrom’s surrendering owner and speed him to the vet for surgery. After he was discharged, two more volunteers tag-teamed to transport him five hours to his foster home.
His story since that day has been no less exciting. Because less than three hours elapsed from the first phone call to our FBRN volunteer until he went into surgery, his prognosis was good. Sure enough, three days after emergency surgery, he was walking! Fortunately for this boy, all the right people were in all the right places, and his outcome is the kind of success story we love to tell. And now we are thrilled to report that he has moved to the available page to find his new forever home!
Six-year-old Nordstrom is a laid-back “happy camper” who likes playing with his foster siblings and loves hanging out with his people. His age and history of back problems mean he doesn't need a lot of exercise. He walks well on a leash and would probably enjoy a daily stroll around the neighborhood, punctuated with stuffie-chasing sessions and some play time with furry siblings. His history of IVDD and back surgery does mean he will require a little additional care and consideration from his humans: he will need to be carried up and down stairs, must not be allowed to jump onto/off of furniture, and should not engage in rough play with either dogs or humans.
Nordstrom does like kids, so older (12+), dog-savvy kids in the home will be fine, as long as they understand his limitations and the need to protect his back from further injury. His foster mom has noticed his intense interest in birds and he hasn't been tested with cats, so his future home cannot have either, for the safety of all critters involved. Because of Nordstrom’s highly social nature, he would not do well being left along for long periods of time. Nordstrom is such a people lover and calm, relaxed pup that his foster mom thinks he would be particularly fantastic in an office setting. Otherwise, a home with work-at-home/stay-at-home humans would be ideal. He is crate-trained and house trained, although his new family should expect that it will take a little time for him to adjust to new surroundings and a new schedule.
Nordstrom’s foster mom didn’t hesitate when she got the call to foster him. There was no guarantee that he would walk again -- even with surgery -- but she said yes and we are so grateful she did. Now he’s ready to find his new family, and his foster mom wants a family and home as special as he is: “I would love to see him in a home with dog siblings as he is nosy and likes to be with other dogs. …He is a sweet boy and is going to be easy to place -- I don't see any negatives. He does want to kill the vacuum cleaner, but what Frenchie doesn't? I don't want to see him left alone all day in a crate because he is such a social creature and loves everyone.”
So what say you? Do you have a Nordstrom-shaped space in your life? Ready to fill it with a sweet brindle boy who loves humans and stuffies and hates vacuum cleaners? If you think you can give Nordstrom the soft place to land that he deserves, click on the link and apply for this sweet nugget. If you are chosen to adopt Nordstrom, prepare to drive or jet to Florida and motor home. At 27 pounds of solid love, Nordstrom is too big to fly. But what a fantastic road trip companion he will make!
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.
Nordstrom was neutered in March. He had his teeth cleaned and some extractions in our care. Nordstrom's spinal surgery was successful, but he will always have to take care with his back, and that means adopters have to take care of his back. He must be carried up stairs if there are more than 2 or 3 steps. He can never be allowed to jump up or down off furniture. Exercise should be moderate, not rough.
The Goose family is thinking of you and wishes you a speedy recovery.