This adorable young man was surrendered after his new owner, a Good Samaritan, couldn't get a handle on his weight loss, regurgitation and his ability to escape her yard while left outside unattended. He had been given to her after his original owners could no longer keep him. They were reported to be keeping him outside 24/7, which is no place for a Frenchie to reside in the hot Oklahoma summers. His Good Samaritan lives on a busy street and was afraid his constant escaping would have dire consequences. She also was not able to afford to take him to the vet to treat his weight loss and digestion issues, or to get him neutered, so she turned to us and we're so glad she did.
Bart is estimated to be around 3 years old and is being fostered in Oklahoma. He's going to need some work on house training (hoping neutering will help with his marking) and he is reported to suffer from some crate hate, so foster mom will be working through making it a more enjoyable experience. The good news is since he came in last week he has managed to keep both his water and food down, so we're hopeful he can quickly gain the 7 lbs. the vet indicated he needs to gain in order to be at a more ideal weight. Additional good news is he is reported to get along with dogs and kids. He has not been exposed to cats.
He had his intake exam this week where it was determined he will need his palate done. He also had a small mass on his side that will be removed and biopsied during the time of his neuter. Lastly, he has a yeast infection in one ear and has started meds to get that under control.
His foster mom had this to report: [my husband] was watering the back yard and Bart loved running into the sprinkler. He is such a great boy. We just have to get the potty accidents under control.
If you'd like to support this rambling boy as he puts on some weight and learns about piddling outside, you can click on his photo to donate. Be sure to leave a little note of encouragement for him! Imagine a Frenchie living outdoors in Oklahoma! We all thank you!
Bart you are in a good place! Good luck buddy.Annette Thornburgh
Bart, from your fellow Okies, we can't imagine a Frenchie being outside 24/7, breaks our hearts. We are so happy you are safe now! Wishing you all the best, Jesse, Katie, Nacho the Frenchie and Sherpa Moving and Storage