Good things come to those who wait, and the wait is now over! After six long months, our black and white pied prince, Crowley, has made it to the available page. Crowley was surrendered when his former family could not afford the treatment he needed to beat not only hookworm but also heartworms! And beat both he has, so Crowley is now ready to find his forever home.
Surviving heartworm is no easy task, but we expected no less from this little fighter. Because Crowley needed a relatively quiet home while undergoing heartworm treatment, he hasn’t lived with other dogs. However, he recently started attending obedience school and seems to want to play and interact with his classmates. Foster mom thinks he might be too playful for most dogs, so any new canine siblings should be relatively tolerant and willing to patiently show Crowley the ropes. Slow introductions and monitored initial interactions with any resident dog will be especially important to ensure Crowley’s success.
Crowley is a consummate backyard hunter. If it flies, scurries, crawls, slithers or hops, Crowley will surely chase it! This means no cats or small animals of any kind are allowed in his forever home. And because patrolling his backyard is one of his favorite activities, a securely fenced yard is required. His new family should be meticulous with latching gates and doors, and watching for any signs of digging under the fence, in case Crowley tries to plan a great escape. He’s a real inquisitive guy and reportedly wants to know what’s going on over there. And over there! And, what’s happening over there? Foster mom thinks Crowley would do well around kids, but since he has not been around any while in foster care, it would be uncharted territory. And with his history of being a runner, perhaps the kids should be old enough to remember to keep all exits secure.
In addition to critter hunting, Crowley also loves to chase balls, de-stuff stuffies in record time, go on walks, play with toys, and cuddle. He is one smart cookie who will do most anything for a treat. Crowley knows “sit” and “stay” and is working on “down.” He has a ways to go to perform these commands when distractions are present so don’t expect him to “stay” when he’s outside and about to bolt after that pesky squirrel who has been taunting him from atop the fence. Crowley is housebroken except if it’s raining; he allegedly doesn’t like to get wet, and since he cannot hold an umbrella, you might need to get creative on rainy days. Crowley is also crate trained, and settles quickly after a short vocal protest. He has been perfect in the crate for up to about 4 hours. So if his new family works, a midday break would be needed. Because Crowley is so curious, and has so much to see and explore, taking him to the office might be too overwhelming for him (and you). Eventually, he might make a great office companion, but don’t expect him to ace it right away.
Like many Frenchies, Crowley has allergies for which he takes Apoquel. He is also allergic to chicken and has been doing well on a diet of 4Health Salmon and Potato dog food. Crowley’s new family needs to be committed to continuing this diet as well as his Apoquel, Nexgard, and monthly Heartgard. In fact, every dog should be on monthly heartworm prevention so they don’t have to undergo what Crowley has had to go through. He is one of the lucky ones who survived treatment.
Crowly’s dedicated foster mom says this about him, “Crowley is a lovely, happy, inquisitive, and active boy who deserves a great space in which to run around and enjoy. He’s a love bug who adores cuddling, riding in the car and getting treats.”
If Crowley’s survival story has touched your heart strings, stretch out those typing fingers and get ready to fill out an application. He really loves car rides so be prepared to journey via roadway to the Peach State because he cannot fly in cabin. 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.