Age: 5 1/2 Years
Weight: 25 lbs
Kids: Yes - 10+
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $250
Look who has run on over to the available page - Romply! Okay, she probably didn't run but she has been doing some canine cardio at her foster home so she's definitely in better shape than when she first arrived. Romply is 5 1/2 years old and was surrendered after her previous family could not afford the medical care she needed.
While in foster care, Romply was diagnosed with a small hernia, luxating patellas, and an allergy to the mites found in kibble so she will need to be on a raw-food diet for the rest of her life. If you have experience with this type of diet, or are willing to learn, Romply could be your gal! She is also currently on Apoquel for her allergies--check with your vet to see what the going rate for this medication is in your area. You'll want to be sure the wallet will accommodate the cost before you apply. Many smaller dogs live with luxating patellas (knee caps which move out of normal position) without any issues but a future owner will need to watch for signs of major changes in gait, limping, or pain.
In the beginning, Romply displayed some resource guarding (growling and barking at the resident canines) when around food, whether it was hers or not. If you have other dogs, Romply will need to be carefully supervised while eating or be fed separately in another room or crate to prevent any issues. Romply walks very well on the leash and will need to continue her daily walks to preserve her physique and prevent weight gain.
Romply is the consummate "Velcro" dog. She is her foster mom's constant shadow and her favorite hobbies are: being around humans, being petted by humans, and walking with humans. Sometimes she will play with toys or the other dogs but she is truly happiest snuggling with her people. She is more on the submissive side and will "pancake," flattening her body to the floor, if you try to play directly with her. She would love a fenced yard, although not required, as she is also fond of sunbathing and chasing squirrels. Romply is housebroken but will sometimes "mark" clothing or blankets left on the floor; this is greatly reduced by ensuring she is taken outside frequently for potty breaks.
Whether in an apartment or house, she should probably avoid a lot of stairs due to her knees. But, she also needs supervision while on the bed or couch as "she not very nimble and is terrible at jumping;" in fact, she has been known to simply fall off, completely sober! (Admit it, there are some of you who can relate.) She loves to sleep in bed with you and is a very good snuggler. She could tolerate a working family as long as she received lots of attention, before and after work with a midday visit, however, when reviewing applications, she will most likely give preference to a home where there is always someone available to give her regular attention. If you have a baby or very young children she might get jealous, so only older children, please.
Foster mom is quite fond of Miss Romply, "[She] is an extremely sweet and loving dog. She's a little roly poly girl who immediately wants a scratch when you get home. She will run to greet you at the door and give you gremlin sounds to welcome you. When you leave, you will see her little bat ears at the front window watching you leave. She will be the perfect little Frenchie companion for someone willing to give her all the attention her little heart desires. Her person must be committed to her diet, exercise, and attention needs."
Do you have lots of time to give this pretty gal? Have you always wanted an adorable snuggle buddy who will smother you with kisses in the morning the moment you wake up? Apply for Romply and plan your road trip to Texas because she is too big to fly, but you might want to pack a doggy bag or two because she can get car sick. What are you waiting for? Her application is just a click away.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Except in rare or unusual cases, adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In rare or unusual cases, FBRN may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter's home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party.
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.
Romply, werk it gurl! Charlotte Carney
Please divide this donation among Alfalfa, Iverson, Gizmo and Romply. We hope this helps these adorable little frogs with medical needs or some new toys. Sending lots of love to you cuties! J&K