Cowboy is ready to find his forever home! This handsome, four-year-old, pied boy was surrendered to FBRN when his previous family realized they no longer had the resources and time to devote to him. Cowboy was diagnosed with IVDD in January and has been paralyzed in his hind end since that time.
This sweet boy loves spending time sunning in the yard, zooming around in his wheels, and snuggling with his favorite people. Cowboy may be special needs boy with hind end paralysis, but he doesn’t let that slow him down one bit! His favorite game is playing fetch with his wheels on in the backyard. Once he is done zooming around, he enjoys chilling in his play pen or on the sofa with the other dogs. He also has an amazingly sweet temperament. Cowboy happily spends time in his play pen throughout the day while his foster mom leaves the home for work.
The perfect home for Cowboy will be with a family that has someone home throughout the day. He can be left alone for a few hours at a time, so if his family needs to leave the house for longer periods, he will need a dog walker to help him go potty. It would be wonderful if Cowboy’s forever home included a fur-sibling or two! A family with experience living with a dog with hind end paralysis is preferred, however, families that are willing to learn how to manage his special needs will certainly be considered.
Cowboy can live in any type of home as long as he has controlled access to a secure yard for potty breaks. When Cowboy does not urinate or defecate on his own, he will need to have his bladder expressed and be stimulated to produce a bowel movement. During the day, Cowboy does well comfortably wearing baby diapers (size 2). Diapers are not 100% necessary; however, when he needs to go, he will go anywhere.
Cowboy CANNOT be left alone with any fabric toys. He gets very excited about toys and will eat broken off pieces. He should not be given ANY fabric toys or toys with stuffing. He is very naughty with these types of toys and all broken bits of plastic will be ingested. Cowboy does best with hard chew toys and Benebones. While, Cowboy goes into destructo mode with toys, he is very gentle with his blankets and doesn’t try to eat them.
Since Cowboy has such a sweet temperament, he is the perfect dog to bring with you to the office. As far as travel is concerned, Cowboy does very well on car rides, although, he shouldn’t be left inside the car unrestrained or unsupervised. He gets stressed when left alone in the car and has been known to chew on inappropriate items.
Cowboy’s foster mom has this to share about him, “Cowboy is a very sweet calm dog. He loves to snuggle and happily spends his days chilling quietly in his play pen. He really does well in a pack with all my pups.”
If you think your family is the perfect fit for Cowboy, please submit your application and tell us why. If you’re selected, get ready to travel Central California because this beautiful boy will not be shipped. 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.