Weight: 30 lb
Kids: Yes - 8+
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption fee: $500
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Whopper was surrendered because he doesn't like to share his things with other dogs. At all. Because they're his. To avoid having to spend the rest of his life sitting in the "naughty chair", he is looking for a home with no other dogs. His resource guarding does not extend to people, however, and families with children over eight years of age will be considered. One reason for responsible older kids being preferable to younger kids is that Whopper is a bit of an escape artist. He would think nothing of squeezing his rather considerable bulk through a slightly open door and setting off on an grand adventure… a practice that is not generally in the best interest of chubby little Frenchies who don't look both ways when they cross the street.
With no other dogs in the home to bring out his evil twin, Whopper is practically perfect. He is house trained (and able to hold for eight hours), crate trained, knows how to sit, and walks beautifully on a leash. When out on walks he generally ignores other dogs unless they sass him. If they sass him, well, he has quite the potty mouth. He does love his walks, though, as long as other dogs don't… you know… sass him. If you live in the city, it would be great if you had a park or green area nearby for frequent strolls. When not out on jaunts around the neighborhood, Whopper enjoys spending quality time with his humans, watching television and chewing on nylon bones. He is remarkably well behaved, and would make an excellent office mate.
Except for allergies, Whopper seems to be in good health. His breathing is great by Frenchie standards -- no snorting, snoring or drooling, and his allergies to various foods, plants, and cats are well controlled with diet and Apoquel. He is also borderline allergic to human epithelia, so sleeping in the big bed with his people is probably not a good idea.
Foster Mom says, "Whopper is housebroken, crate trained, relatively quiet, walks well on the leash and loves, loves, loves people! He also loves going on walks, watching tv and relaxing on the couch with his humans. He is very smart and tuned in to his environment, observing everything all the time… He is definitely a shadow dog, and will always want to be in the same room with you."
Whopper is being fostered in central New York, but we are not putting any distance limits on his adoption. If you live too far away to drive, please keep in mind that he is too large to fly unless you are able to purchase a seat for him on an aircraft. Also, please note that 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.
Whopper, looking forward to you making it over to the adoption page. Chunks and all. Steve Fleming
Good luck at the vet, Whopper! Nancy Olson
Take care lil guy! -Jazmin
Whopper you melt our hearts. Such a handsome boy! The M & M family
Love, Debbie in NH