AGE: 3.5 years
SEX: Neutered male
WEIGHT: 20 lbs.
KIDS: Yes, older (see bio)
DOGS: Yes, calm
FENCED YARD: Not required
Do you have any jacks? Go fish. Do you have any 2s? Go fish. Do you have any handsome black-mask fawn Frenchies? FISH! This little fella was surrendered to FBRN when his previous family could no longer care for him after a back injury. After six months in foster care with regular physical therapy, Fish is now freestyling, butterflying and splashing his way onto the available page.
We are happy to report that Fish has regained much of his hind-end mobility. His new family should commit to continuing his physical therapy. He loves to run around the yard, showing off his newly found zoomies, but will quickly settle and search for a lap upon which he can snuggle. People rank number one on his favorites list: cuddling with his people, following his people, and lying near his people’s feet. A house with at least one person is mandatory (actually, it’s a requirement for all adoptions). But seriously, Fish is happiest with people around so if you work from home or can take him to work, you’ll earn some serious bonus points!
Fish also likes to chew on Nylabones and earn some Stella dehydrated treats. He is crate trained but doesn’t have quite the bladder control he used to have prior to his injury. (Can anyone else relate?) Frequent potty breaks are crucial to preventing accidents which should be expected as he adjusts to a new routine. A home with a yard and without any stairs is ideal and he must not be allowed to jump on or off furniture.
Fish can be a little mouthy when he plays and, due to his back injury, we would prefer a home with older, dog savvy children who will be careful and cautious with his handling and try to not reenact WWE Friday Night Smack Down. Fish would probably like a doggy playmate but the same rules apply: play should not be too rambunctious so any resident dog should be of similar size, quite calm, or both! Fish does best with new doggy intros in neutral territory outside of what he considers home.
Fish’s foster family says, despite “all life has recently put him through, he has remained the happiest of dogs. His attitude is what I’m going to miss most. This boy has so much personality. He makes me laugh everyday with his funny sounds and dramatic searches for snacks between cracks and under tables. He will never get tired of following you around and you will never feel alone because this sweet boy will live by your feet. All he wants is your attention and love and, for that, he repays you with unconditional love and kisses.”
If you want to win this game of Fish, be prepared to travel to Atlanta. He absolutely loves car rides so distance isn’t a factor and he should be able to fly on a plane in the cabin so apply today and you can start planning your trip if selected. Fish wants to complete your card hand and your family. He is ready to review all of the applications which will undoubtedly pour in. What are you waiting for?
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.
Fish has IVDD and limited hind end mobility and must always be carried up and down stairs and must not be allowed to jump on or off the furniture. He should continue physical therapy.
A little help for you, Fish! Sara Bielek
Kathy H Aycock
Fish, we love your name! Perfect for you, you handsome boy. Hope these donations will help. ~Kathy and Pete McMurry