Age: 5 years
Weight: 31 lb
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption fee: $350
Rubble has a seizure disorder that is controlled with daily phenobarbital, topiramate, and Keppra. Phenobarbital levels must be checked regularly. He has several allergies and must remain on Instinct Ultimate Protein diet and Nature’s Farmacy supplements.
Those wrinkles… Those fat little feet… That side tongue… We couldn't have assembled a more scrumptious Frenchie if we had tried! This delectable nugget was surrendered back to us by his previous adopters when their changing circumstances didn't allow them to provide him with the stability and routine he needed. Now, Rubble is seeking a patient, permanent family who can give him the love, care and attention he so desperately needs and deserves.
Rubble is epileptic. He is currently taking three types of medication to keep his seizures in check (phenobarbital 60mg 2x/day, topiramate 250mg 3x/day, and Keppra 500 mg 3x/day.) He has had several seizures while in our care, but they seem to be less frequent as long as he gets his medication at the right times every day. When Rubble has a seizure, he may lose control of his bladder and/or bowels.
Rubble is looking for a home with someone who can be with him most of the day -- someone who can stay at home with him or take him to the office, ensuring that he gets his medicine at the correct times and can go out to potty every couple of hours. He needs to be taken out to relieve himself frequently during the day, and sometimes at night (possibly because of his medication). If he is caught short, he will piddle in the house. He rarely has a bowel movement indoors, however. He would do best in a home with a fenced yard, primarily because he needs to wee every couple of hours, but also because he likes to run around outside and sunbathe. In fact, we suspect that is how his fur has attained its perfect, toasty hue. He enjoys leashed walks, but does tend to pull. He keeps his nose to the pavement, and will eat leaves, sticks, rocks-- pretty much anything--if given half a chance. Rubble has another little quirk -- a fascination with cars. He has to sniff and inspect every parked car he sees.
Rubble's history with cats is unknown, so there can be no kitties in his forever home, but he wouldn't mind having a playful canine buddy. He will fight back if another dog is aggressive towards him, however, so other dogs in the home should be friendly.
He is quite the chowhound, and always has his nose to the floor, snarfing down anything he can get his paws on. However, he is allergic to a number of foods, so care must be taken that he does not consume anything that will cause a flare-up. This is one reason that we prefer that any children in the family be at least ten years old. Little fingers are far more likely to drop tasty morsels on the floor or be nipped by a dog intent on snagging a forbidden treat. Rubble must be kept on a strict diet of Instinct Ultimate Protein food and Nature’s Farmacy Dogzymes Ultimate and Probiotic Max supplements. The other rationale we have for insisting on older, dog-savvy children is that Rubble, while he spends a lot of time catching up on his beauty sleep (glorious wrinkles like that don't just happen, you know), can get carried away during play and get mouthy or nippy. He thinks nothing of giving fingers and toes a playful (but painful) pinch.
According to his foster mom, "Rubble is a big, goofy, wrinkly, derp. He sort of marches to the beat of his own drum but he is lovable and mushy and just can't get or give enough love."
At 31 lb, Rubble will not fit under the seat in an airplane even if he is greased up with a large quantity of butter (which, just to be clear, we do not recommend), so his new family must be willing and able to drive and pick him up. 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.
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. Adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
Such a cutie! Hoping they find the cause of his seizures. Katherine Ritchie
All our love buddy! Get better! Lindsay Arp
Prayers and a little something for Rubble from Santa. Denise B.