Age: 10 yrs
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 24 lbs
Kids: Yes, 12+
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $250
Tyrone was surrendered to FBRN as a very sick boy in 2013. He was infected with heartworms and having back and hind end issues. He’s been in foster care in FBRN’s hospice program for quite some time, but he’s ready for a forever home where he can live like a king for his remaining years!
Tyrone’s heartworm treatment was successful, but he does have spina bifida. Spina bifida is a birth defect that can cause muscle weakness and also impair the ability to control muscles when urinating or having a bowel movement. Tyrone can have loose stool sometimes but once on a routine, it clears up.
Tyrone has no behavioral issues and enjoys helping his foster mom at work. By helping, we mean napping, lounging and cuddling! He's a bit of a loafer and just wants to enjoy his golden years with snuggles, treats and toys. Tyrone is a big clown and loves to play and dash around, checking out food that might've dropped from the counter or another dog’s bowl.
Tyrone is housebroken, but does have some urinary and fecal incontinence. He goes to work with his foster mom every day. After a hard day of work, he just wants to go home, take a long nap, and have dinner. Who can blame him! Then he'll lounge and relax for a while before bedtime. Tyrone loves his stuffies and enjoys tossing them around. He especially loves brand new toys!
Kids should all be older and dog savvy due to Tyrone's back and potty issues. He currently lives with all sorts of other animals and does okay. Experience with health issues is important, but of equal importance is a person who has lots of patience. Tyrone has potty issues that are not his fault, and his person will need to be very patient, loving, and understanding of his condition.
Tyrone’s forever home should have no stairs. A fenced yard would be ideal since he isn't able to walk normally and tends to drag his hind end. Tyrone would do best with someone home all day or someone who can hire a pet sitter to check on him. Because he is urinary and fecal incontinent, he may need a bit of cleanup during the day when left alone. He currently goes to work with his foster mom and this arrangement suits him well. His behavior is great for an office! But his forever person must understand that Tyrone may need a diaper or very, very frequent potty trips until he gets into a routine with them.
Here are a few things that Tyrone’s foster mom wanted to share, “Tyrone is really a funny, playful guy. He loves his toys and stuffies, especially when they're new. It's almost like he gets bored with them when the "new toy smell" wears off! He's super sweet, gets along with everyone and everything and really just wants to be happy and please everyone. He deserves lots of patience, kindness and love in his golden years.”
If you’re undaunted by the task of a little daily doggie cleanup and you think an older gentleman like Tyrone would be a perfect fit for your household, then please apply today!
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. 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.
Tyrone, we enjoyed your sleepover with us while you were on your way to your forever Foster home! Don't forget to tell your mom to post lots of pics so we can see how you're doing, and enjoy your squeaks and chewies!! - Your Friends, Big Lou & Hannah
For Tyrone, from his pilot friend, Wade
Tyrone, I think you are awesome XOXOOO!! The Fawzis
A little gift to help Tyrone in his journey. Medical expenses are outrageous and I'm thankful for foster families like Tyrone's willing to help the little guy out. With love from April and 4 yr old Frenchie Frankenstein
Happy Holidays to Tyrone! Lots of love and kisses! -Michelle P. (Colorado)
Tyrone, you're a lamb. Best of luck and come play on the beach with us anytime. Love, Jake & Neville
God Bless you Tyrone & the wonderful people taking care of you in your retirement. I send you french kisses and warm greetings. MUAH
For expenses for Tyrone, what a cute little Frenchie! So glad he's getting the care he deserves. Julia D Chmaj
This donation is for Tyrone in hospice on behalf of Belinda Yong of Singapore. Tyrone, here's hoping that you'll come through your heartworm treatment and find the perfect forever home someday. With good wishes, Belinda Yong and Frenchie "Tyson"
Tyrone- Here is a little extra Secret Santa gift to help with some of your medical expenses. Your "Secret Santa box of goodies" will be arriving in a couple weeks. I look forward to seeing photos of you opening your presents! Merry Christmas Tyrone! George Mattson
For Liz and Henri Benson :) Madeline Ward
Merry Christmas in honor of Mike Lutkus, from Mary McCullen
Get better soon! Greg & Nicole, Omaha, NE