“Aloysius is like the boyfriend you want to introduce to your family: he’s loving and affectionate, intelligent, and always happy to see you. His best trait is his loyalty. He just wants to be your little shadow, give you a million kisses and be YOUR good dog.”
- Location:South Florida
- Age:6 years
- Sex:Neutered male
- Weight:23 pounds
- Fenced Yard:No preference
- Adoption Fee:$700
If you’re a fan of David Baldacci or Preston & Child books, you may be familiar with the unique name of our newest pied Frenchie gracing the available page. Six-year-old Aloysius (al-oh-ISH-us) was surrendered to a local humane society because his former owner could no longer manage his medical conditions. He arrived with skin issues, ear infections and dry eyes. Meaning “famous warrior,” Aloysius is aptly named because he is a fighter and after a couple months in loving and attentive foster care, he is now ready to find his adoptive family.
Affectionate and snuggly, Aloysius adores being held and showering you with kisses. His social skills shine at doggy day care as he gets along with both larger and smaller dogs and lives with an English Bulldog foster brother. He enjoys chewing on his Benebone, playing tug of war and running zoomies around the house when excited. He is very food motivated so training new behaviors is pretty easy. However, mastering the art of potty training is a work in progress. He is already a pro on the leash, enjoys exploring on long walks and would love to be part of an active family.
Even though our little warrior may have a few medical issues that need some maintenance, like regular medicated baths, daily cleaning of his adorable facial wrinkles, twice daily eye drops and twice daily ear flushes, Aloysius is definitely worth it! A family with previous Frenchie experience would be ideal, but let us know in your application if you have experience managing canine skin allergies, dry eye and/or ear infections. His foster family notes he has no prey drive, but Aloysius has not had any interactions with cats so we tend to err on the side of caution for everyone’s safety. He gets along with adults and kids, but can get a little mouthy when he starts getting excited so his new family would need to be attentive and prevent overexcitement when very young kids are around. He is easily redirectable.
Currently, Aloysius lives in a condo and has done very well. He could thrive in most any living situation as long as he has people to shadow and leash walks to take. When his humans leave, he has always been home with his canine foster brother or at day care so we would love to see him go to a family who has another dog. If he doesn’t have a canine companion, then the next best thing would be someone who is home most of the day or someone who works in a dog-friendly office. Aloysius definitely turned on the charm with coworkers when he got to go to work twice a week.
Aloysius’ foster mom is smitten and says, “Aloysius is like the boyfriend you want to introduce to your family: he’s loving and affectionate, intelligent, and always happy to see you. His best trait is his loyalty. He just wants to be your little shadow, give you a million kisses and be YOUR good dog.”
If you’re looking for a loving and loyal companion who you can “take home to mom,” Aloysius may be the one for you! He is ready to bring warmth and joy to your home. If chosen, prepare to travel to the Sunshine State where Aloysius will be ready to stand on his hind legs and “high ten” you with his front paws out of excitement to meet you!
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.
Aloysius has a history of allergies and must have regular medicated baths.
Aloysius has chronic dry eyes that require Tacrolimus drops twice daily, as well as regular cleaning of his eye folds.
Aloysius has a history of ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence. His ears should be flushed with TrizUltra+Keto twice a day.
Potty training is a work in progress.
For this sweet boy
For sweet Aloysius and his foster family! You remind me of our Peanut! You’re a gorgeous boy. Look forward to seeing pics when you’re feeling less itchy. Sounds like you’re in good hands things only get better from here!