Age: 8 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 28 lbs.
Kids: Dog savvy, 12 yrs+
Dogs: Yes, slow intros required
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $400
Give me a T - T! Give me an I - I! Give me a G - G! What's that spell? TIG! Wait, is this a welding blog? No, it's Tig: FBRN's resident charmer who was surrendered after his previous family developed allergies to him. He has now walked onto the available page, carefully avoiding any stairs.
Tig is an easy going, happy camper who enjoys lying in his bed with his pizza toy or receiving chin scratches and snuggles. He loves everyone he meets and vice versa. How could you not love this face? Now, Tig does think a lot of things are his and his alone. Treats? His! Toys? His! Food? All his! Because he might not like to share, we have to say no to a home with small children in order to keep everyone safe. Slow intros to any resident dogs will also be very important as well as continued monitoring during treat and toy time and/or separation during feeding time. He may relax in your home after a bit, as he has in his foster home, but there is no guarantee, particularly if applicants aren't excellent about consistency in letting all the dogs know who is in charge (hint: not Tig).
Due to an old back injury, Tig has some weakness in his hind end. While in foster care, he attended water therapy which has helped him to gain strength, better balance, and mobility. He may need additional therapy in the future if he starts to regress. And no matter how much he tells you he can walk up the stairs himself, don't fall for it! Carry him up and down like the prince he is. Same with furniture: he cannot impress you with his superman skills so no jumping on or off furniture. His new family must also take care to protect his back when picking him up and setting him down. No one wants a re-injured back, most of all Tig!
So the ideal home would be stair-less and minimally furnished (ok, furniture is okay. Furniture with ramps is perfect!). He would prefer a fenced yard so he can amble (supervised) at his leisure although he likes short walks on the leash. An experienced Frenchie parent might be prioritized during the selection process due to his back issues, but if you've had another breed susceptible to spinal injuries, let us know in your application. He would do okay at home with a midday break if his family has to work, but he could also be a great office dog. So what are you waiting for? Apply for Tig now and tell us how you will keep him and any resident dogs safe.
Don't take it from us. Listen to Tig's foster mama, "Tig is an absolute lover of an old man who is content chewing his toys in his bed. But make sure you don't forget to share the occasional snuggle and chin scratch. Wherever we go, he makes friends and charms everyone around him. He's a pretty easy going guy, and well-adjusted. Although it seems he had a back injury in the past, he doesn't let him stop him from being happy and he gets around great! He hops like a bunny when he runs and he sits like the most adorable frog you've ever seen. When you meet him, you will absolutely fall in love! We know he is going to make his new family very happy!"
Plan your car trip to Music Town because Tig is unable to fly (he's too large) but has tolerated car rides. He's ready for his snuggles and chin scratches in Tennessee.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so 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.
Tig has limited hind-end mobility. To protect what remains of that mobility, he should be carried up and down stairs, and he should not be allowed to jump up or down from furniture. A furniture ramp is fine.
Tig is a resource guarder so must never be around small children, especially if food or anything desirable--like a toy-- is present. With other dogs, he must be monitored during feeding (or just feed him in a different room) and when toys are present. A slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home.
Tig you look like a world class snuggler!! Shelbi Scott