Augusta is ready for his available page debut! Sweet Augusta arrived in FBRN care when his previous family’s circumstances changed, and they were no longer able to devote the time and attention that he needed. FBRN is happy to help and we know the perfect forever home is out there for this handsome brindle boy!
Health-wise, Augusta is in pretty great shape. He has some allergies and is on a special diet with supplements. Bi-weekly foot soaks are helpful to alleviate his itchy paws, but thankfully, Augusta does not need any allergy medication at this time.
Personality-wise, Augusta prides himself on being a master lounger. If you can’t find him, check the inside corner of the sofa for this snoozing pooch! Notwithstanding his love of lounging, Augusta is always up for family adventures such as walks, going to the dock, and taking boat rides. He enjoys playing with his Frenchie foster siblings also. While Augusta is crate-trained, he would much prefer sleeping on the couch, in his dog bed, or snuggled up next to his human. Luckily, Augusta is food motivated which really helps with training. Teaching him not to jump on people when he is excited is still a work in progress!
Augusta enjoys the company of other dogs, and loves to play with the resident Frenchies in his foster home. Depending on the personality of the other dog, Augusta may show some reactivity, so slow introductions are absolutely necessary. Augusta has shown resource guarding tendencies and reactivity toward large dogs, especially male dogs and should always be fed separately from other dogs.
Augusta is house broken and travels well. We think he’d do great in an office setting as long as there were no larger dogs to potentially upset him. Augusta would do best with someone who works from home or has a flexible work schedule. He would not do well in an apartment complex with an elevator or common areas that he would need to share with other unknown dogs. He also wouldn’t do well in a dog park or at a community event where other unknown dogs would be present. It would be great if Augusta’s forever family wanted to continue his training and work with him on his reactivity to larger dogs. He’s a stubborn 6-year-old boy, so training would likely be a challenge!
Overall, Augusta would thrive in a home with a single person, a couple, or a family with older kids who could provide him with both the attention and space (quiet time) that he needs. Augusta would do better if he were not alone for long periods each day. A yard to play in would be ideal, and a similarly sized furry companion would also be great! Augusta would be more active and adventurous with the right mix of people and furry friends in his forever home.
Here are a few words from Augusta’s loving foster mom, “It took a while for him to come out of his shell, but once he did, it became clear that Augusta beats to the music of his own drum. It’s heartwarming to see him accept hugs and love from our 2-year-old.”
If you’re up for the challenge and think Augusta would make the perfect addition to your family, please submit an application and tell us more! Then be ready to travel if you’re selected because 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 do not 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.