Age: 9 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 24 pounds
Kids: Yes, 12+ and dog-savvy
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $350
Sweet Nuno has landed smack dab in the middle of the available page! after spending his first 9 years with the same family, Handsome Nuno came to FBRN after they realized that their busy lives didn't leave enough time for him. He was being left alone for extended periods, which made him anxious and led to accidents in the house. (We sympathize! We don’t like being left alone for too long, either!)
After he arrived in foster care, Nuno’s foster mom got to work. A visit to the vet confirmed that his itchy paws stemmed from allergies to a variety of things, including storage mites (found in dry food), feathers and down, wool, cats and chicken. Poor Nuno! However, he is currently well managed on a raw diet and monthly injections of Cytopoint. His ideal home would be free of feathers, down, wool (including wool rugs!) and cats to keep the itchies at bay. Often, skin itchies and ear infections go hand in hand, and Nuno came into rescue with both. He is clear of all of those issues now, but his forever humans should monitor him for a recurrence of either and follow up with their vet as needed.
Nuno loves many things, especially humans and other dogs. He came from a home with another dog, and loves playing with canine companions. We would love to find a home for Nuno with at least one good-natured dog friend, for recreational purposes as well as to help with his separation anxiety.
A note on said anxiety: Nuno’s foster mom has worked with him during the time he has been with her and reports that his anxiety has greatly improved. She will fill in Nuno’s adopter on the strategies she has used to help him settle into his new home and continue with the progress he has already made.
Nuno doesn't need a lot of exercise, although he currently enjoys his daily strolls in the neighborhood. A home with a small yard for sniffing, dog business and suntanning would be great for Nuno. His foster mom thinks he could also make a good office dog; we’re sure he would appreciate going to an office if it means he can spend time with his humans.
He is also house- and crate-trained, and his foster mom says that he sleeps through the night without any accidents. He has adapted well to being on a schedule, although he might take a little time to settle into his new home and routine.
Nuno has clearly won the heart of his foster mom during his stay. Because of his separation anxiety, Nuno will take some time to settle in, but his foster mom knows he can do it. She had this to say about him: “If you want a smart, handsome, sweet Frenchie and do not want to go thru exhausting puppy training, Nuno is the dog for you. He is a great soul, energetic and strong for his age, and just wants to feel secure and loved. He thrives on attention and companionship. After parting with the only owner he's known in his life, he learned to trust me to take care of him and adjusted very well. I have no doubt he will adjust to his new home faster than expected.”
Howsabout it? Could Nuno be the uno? If you find yourself with a Nuno-sized space in your home and family, consider applying for this handsome nugget. If you are chosen to be his forever human (or humans), be prepared to wend your way toward the beautiful coast of Massachusetts. At 24 pounds, there is likely too much Nuno to fly home, but we can’t think of a better road trip companion. Click on the link and apply!
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.
KNOWN HEALTH PROBLEMS / CONSIDERATIONS:
Nuno has several allergies (see bio) so for his comfort and good health we ask that he remain on his current raw diet, supplements, Nordic Naturals Omega-3 supplements, regular Cytopoint injections, and regular medicated baths. He is allergic to feathers and wool so he must avoid feather pillows, down and wool blankets, and wool rugs. Nuno has a history of skin and ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence and treated as necessary.
Nuno also has separation anxiety.
Nuno, here's some money to get him a new toy or some snacks! ainsley-aude croteau