Age: 5 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 24 lbs.
Kids: 15+, dog-savvy
Dogs: Preferably not
Fenced yard: Not required
Adoption fee: $350
Gimme an R! Gimme an O! Gimme an M-and-O! What’s that spell? ROMO! Wave your pompoms and wiggle those spirit fingers, because this beautiful brindle boy has made it to the Available Page.
Romo was surrendered to FBRN for medical treatment after he went down in the back and became unable to move his legs. A scan revealed that Romo suffers from intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae bulge or burst into the spinal cord space and press onto the nerves. Romo underwent emergency surgery to relieve this pressure, and we are thrilled beyond measure that he is up and walking again, albeit with a little wonk in his knee that is unrelated to the surgery. To help keep him that way, his future family must never let him jump on or off furniture, and must carry him up and down the stairs. It is also strongly recommended that Romo continue his physical therapy sessions (including blue laser treatments should he experience a flare-up), and preference will be given to applicants who live close to therapists who can make this happen.
Just as he was all healed up and getting ready to go Available, Romo’s alert foster mom noticed a suspicious bump that turned out to be a mast cell tumor. Romo went back under the knife, and the tumor was removed with clean margins. Yeah! But since mast cells tumors can be tricky little buggers, it’s important that Romo’s new family regularly inspect his skin and take him to the vet if they notice any strange lumps or bumps. (Romo would like to remind you that a good way to inspect for such bumps is to give him lots and lots of pets.)
So now, at long last, Romo is ready for a forever home of his very own. He’s a pretty easy dog to love, if we do say so ourselves—calm, obedient, loving…and he might have the softest fur of any Frenchie we’ve ever had! Romo’s favorite thing to do is loaf, preferably with his person nearby, but he’s also a big fan of balls and toys (particularly of the Kong variety). He adores short walks around the neighborhood, and equally adores his naps upon returning home.
What Romo doesn’t always adore are other dogs, as he is a dominant boy who takes none too kindly to those who might steal his food or toys. For that reason, we recommend that Romo be placed as an only dog, where he can be the sole king of your heart. A household of respectful adults would suit him best, and be safest for everyone involved (in other words, no cats or small children). Since Romo is exceedingly well-mannered and perfectly housebroken, he would be a fantastic office dog, but understands if you can’t take him with you every day. In that case, Romo does just fine staying at home, so long as he gets his midday potty break (preferably accompanied with copious pets and belly rubs).
Romo’s foster mom has seen him through thick and thin, and says, “Romo came to me with a loving foundation in place. Truly, we hit the lucky button on this one. Romo has never presented himself as anything but a loving dog. No accidents, not a chew mark on anything but his favorite toys. I would have loved him to just stay with us forever. He has the most beautiful fur. Its like petting a warm blanket. He sits on command, eats like a horse...and poops like one as well! He follows commands and sits on command. He looks right thru you with his gorgeous amber eyes. He is an easy guy who likes to relax and lounge A LOT! If you are looking for someone to play with for hours on end, Romo is not for you. If you are looking for an easy, quiet companion, look no further.”
If this darling boy sounds like the Robin to your Batman, then don’t wait! Apply for him today. Just be prepared to travel—Romo is taking hella naps in the San Francisco Bay Area and will not be shipped.
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.
Romo has IVDD and had a ventral slot procedure performed on his spine in Nov. 2018. To protect his spine, he has to be carried up and down stairs. Don't let him jump up or down off furniture.
Romo had a mast cell tumor removed in Jan. 2019. Thankfully, the tumor removal had clear margins. Owners should keep an eye out for recurrence.
Romo is a resource guarder so must never be around small children. He must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present if he isn't fed in his crate or an xpen. A slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home.
Romo has a left luxating patella that is not symptomatic at this time. He's doing well on his current diet so it would be best to keep him on it and the supplements he's taking.
We hope you're back on all 4 paws in no time. Stay strong in the meantime, little one. This treat-fund is made in honor of FBRN Grad Charli, who we had to surrender a year ago this week. Her fresh start has been pawsome- we hope yours is too! Allison Smeck
Have some treats little guy! You’re precious! Lauren Paolini