Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 34 lbs.
Kids: Yes, 6 and up, dog savvy
Dogs: Yes, if they’re not bossy/alpha (see bio)
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption fee: $500
Are you a weekend warrior? Does your idea of a good time involve leg day at the gym, followed by a quick 10K run and a game of pickup b-ball? Would you like to pursue all of these athletic endeavors with a Frenchie by your side? If so, then Sal might be just the do (and workout partner) for you!
Two-year-old Sal is 34 pounds of pure Frenchie brawn (the only smoosh you’ll find on this dog are his face wrinkles!) He can leap four foot fences with ease and gets some serious air on the soccer field when he jumps up for a header (eat your heart out, Cristiano). Ball games are his favorite, whether soccer, basketball, keep away, or fetch, and while he’s happy to practice his moves solo, playing 1-on-1 with his person is pretty much the best thing ever. Of course, after playing hard, you’ve gotta nap hard, and Sal prefers to do that snuggled up as close to his people as he can get. He’s a bit large for a lap dog, but the perfect size for hugging!
Sal needs a home where he can get lots and lots (and lots) of exercise, and where he can be with his family as much as possible. He’s definitely a Velcro dog and has a touch of separation anxiety. (Rumor has it that he spent much of his pre-FBRN life in a crate, so it seems that he’s making up for lost time.) He is housetrained and knows that pottying should be done outside, but like a small child, he would sometimes rather pee his pants (or more accurately, the living room rug) than stop whatever fun thing he’s doing. Keeping him on a regular potty schedule will help, as will continued training through positive reinforcement. Speaking of training, Sal knows his basic commands, but he would love a refresher course, especially since he’s so food motivated. We could even see him doing agility—he’s that good an athlete!
Sal gets along with every person he meets, although his exuberance and size makes him a poor match for the preschool contingent, as he’s liable to send them flying (or steal snacks right out of their hands). As for other dogs, Sal is a bit picky. He’s a dominant personality and gets very vocal when he’s out for a walk and sees his canine brethren. When he’s playing ball, he tends to ignore everything but the game at hand; however, he occasionally tries to assert his dominance over other dogs at the park. Bigger dogs who won’t try to one-up him would be the best match for Sal. Bossy, alpha dogs—and cats—are no goes.
Sal would love a home with a fenced yard, but that fence had better be tall AND secure. And even if he gets plenty of yard play, a long walk and trip to the park should also be part of his daily itinerary. His foster family takes him out for about an hour of exercise a day, and that seems to do the trick. Sal also needs a family that can be with him for most of the day, preferably at home. Although he might be able to adjust to life as a office dog, he would bark at every person who came by, and it would be difficult to pry him out of your lap (even for that big important conference call. “No, Big Important Client, I’m not snoring—that’s just my bulldog.”)
Sal’s foster mom is head over heels for this hunky boy, and says, “Oh, he's just so sweet and squishy. Well, his face is anyway. He is the biggest, healthiest and most athletic Frenchie ever! He also likes to sleep on the bed with me and sometimes will get under the covers for a bit. He is just the biggest snuggle bunny. He can be pretty laid back as long as he gets enough exercise or attention. And he wants to go everywhere with you! He is my needy, tall, dark and handsome boyfriend! :)"
Does Sal sound like just the Frenchie for you? If so, what are you waiting for? Send in your application to adopt and tell us why Sal is the Klay to your Steph. Just be prepared to travel—Sal is struttin’ his stuff in SoCal (and is waaaaay too big to fly in a crate!)
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.
Sal is a hale and hearty 34 pound Frenchie. He has no health issues. Potty training is a work in progress. Applicants should expect to continue working on that.
Some extra treats for Sal! hannon Murtha
Wish I could give more. You are super cute, Rita Offenberg
So you get a friend or two for Buck Buck Moose! Lee Friedman
Sal a little something to start the new year …. JC + Oscar
For Sal. He is a cutie. REJEANA CLIFTON
Hi Sal we hope you get some new chew toys Genevieve, Oscar and Hazel