Location: New Jersey
Ralphie's accident has set him back, and he will require physical therapy and acupuncture for the rest of his life to remain pain-free. He will live with his foster mom, who loves him.
Our favorite little brindle pied boy Ralphie is back in foster care again. Little Ralphie first came to FBRN in 2009 having suffered a ruptured disc along his spine. After an unsuccessful surgery, Ralphie's father made the painful decision to surrender him to FBRN. Ralphie came using a cart to zip around. FBRN was pleased to have him and immediately started him on hydrotherapy hoping he would regain the use of his hind legs. After months of therapy, it was determined that Ralphie would remain paralyzed from the hips down. However, Ralphie wasn't one to let that stop him. He had no problem outrunning dogs and humans with longer legs. Ralphie embodies the "busy" Frenchie temperament. In foster care Ralphie was often found amusing himself by sampling non-food items for their delectability, napping in sunbeams, cruising the sidewalks in his cart, and nom-nom-nomming on a tasty Nylabone.
After two years and several months in foster care, Ralphie was adopted! His new owner was an experienced pug owner and had worked with special needs dogs before. Ralphie was living the life until he injured his neck in early July 2012. Because his owner has a full-time practice, she found she was unable to provide Ralphie with the care he needed. She surrendered him back to FBRN.
Since Ralphie has been back with FBRN he has had a week of steroids, painkillers, and rest. Ralphie's neurologist has determined it's time to take the next step and get him an MRI. The doctor believes that if surgery is needed, it will likely be successful. He is optimistic that Ralphie will be able to return to the fun loving, goofy Frenchie he was prior to his most recent accident.
We hope to schedule Ralphie's MRI soon. MRI's are costly procedures and Ralphie would greatly appreciate it if you could help him out with his vet bills by clicking on the photo of his adorable face and sponsor him. He sends you Frenchie kisses!
Harris Real Estate University
I am sponsoring Ralphie because his story deeply touched me and because he reminds me of my own Frenchie. No innocent creature should endure the pain he has and I hope I can make some kind of difference to better his life.
Hey little Ralphie! I'm sending you lots of positive vibes and tons of hugs & kisses! I hope this donation helps and that you recover well. You're just the cutest little guy :) Best, Vicki
For Ralphie...I am so sorry to hear that he is back in foster care and I hope his neck heals so that he can go to a great forever home!
For handsome Ralphie, an FBRN hero. Good luck in therapy! keeping fingers & paws crossed!! Debra
Get better Ralphie! Love (your frenchie twin) Footy Boots from the NY Dog Park!
For Ralphie- -hope he gets better with therapy. Gershon Feder
We're cheering for you Ralphie! Get well soon! xoxo, Kristel, Des, and Boss the English Bully :)
Sending you good wishes for a fast recovery. Mary Ann Nelson
Wishing Ralphie all the best on his MRI! Hope you get your results quickly and avoid the stress of waiting!
for Ralphie.. get well soon! Terri W.
Help Ralphie out with his MRI and give him a big kiss for me.
Harris Real Estate University
I am sponsoring Ralphie. His story touched me and made me cry. I hope he finds a new family who will take care of him and give him the love he needs. So sad his condition breaks my heart xxx
Sponsoring Ralphie from Meatball- Rachel Rolland
Frenchies are some of the cutest, most loving and curious little creatures and they have a very special place in my heart. Best wishes, Brittney and Don Lindberg and Lemiwinks
This is for Ralphie. I hope you are happy and loved. Karen Medeiros
I am sponsoring ralphie. Hope he gets that MRI. Cheryl Lachowicz
You have big heart, little Ralphie. xoxo Alicia Cervini
Merry Christmas little guy. We don't know you but you sure are adorbs!! Debra Fleck
Ralphie!! You have been with FBRN for a long time and we just want to let you know, that you are still loved very much From Saving French bulldogs one auction at a time.
This one is for you, sweet Ralphie! We hope you are doing great! Oleg, Pauline and lil' Pumpkin.
Ralphie and my sweet Chloe could be brother and sister! And she is fast too, Ralphie. I saw this post was posted awhile ago. I hope he is happy and comfortable. AUDREY WHISENHUNT
For Ralphie - your spirit touched our family! We wish you all the love in the world!! we hope our gift helps you and keeps you pain free. Minyi Shih
Joyce de Mello
Hope you feel better soon Ralphie!! Megan Stevens
Merry Christmas, Ralphie! We're all here for you. Feel better babe xx Zoe Campbell
Justin is sponsoring Ralphie and hopes he is able to have a good quality of life. Hugs Ralphie. Melissa Phillips
Sending you love from your friend Milo in Seattle
Good luck to sweet Ralphie. If I could kiss those little lips right now, I would! Sending so much love!
Gem House LLC
Donation to hospice dog Ralphie on behalf of Mike Lutkus. Mary McCullen