Our favorite cinnamon bun, Davis is ready to spice things up for the holiday season and find his forever home! Davis is a special boy looking for a family with previous Frenchie experience who will understand his special needs.
Davis is one of the happiest guys around! He loves everyone he meets and greets them with a smile before flopping over for a belly rub. He goes for daily “strolls” through his foster family’s neighborhood making the rounds to check-in on all of his buddies. After checking out how everyone is doing, Davis generally likes to nap in the sun, play with his GoDog Dragon toys, and maybe gnaw on a few choice chew toys. Belly rubs are his absolute favorite. Once you start rubbing his belly, don’t think about stopping too soon! He will give you the side eye to let you know you’re not done yet!
Davis has IVDD, a spinal malformation, and limited mobility in his hind end. He can walk on his own albeit with a stiff-legged gait. In order to maintain his health, Davis takes several medications and supplements daily. He also eats a special diet due to his sensitive stomach and food allergies.
Davis is very well behaved and potty trained. When kept to a schedule, he will do all of his potty business outside. He sleeps in a dog bed next to the human bed at night and knows a few commands that are appropriate for a dog with limited mobility. Davis has an Eddie’s wheels cart and is starting to get used to going for walks with his back legs supported by it. He also enjoys going for walks while being pushed in a stroller.
Davis will do well in just about any type of environment, but his forever family will need to “Davis-proof” their home. Right now, the majority of all the tile flooring in his foster home is covered in yoga mats so he can walk everywhere. Areas with thicker carpeting are his favorite because they are best for his “army crawls” and of course, rolling around on carpet is an all-time Frenchie fave. Davis cannot and must not do any stairs. Currently, he is carried out to the grassy areas to do his business, so he avoids walking on the concrete driveway which can seriously scrape-up his feet. A fenced yard is ideal so that Davis has enough space to do his business in a safe grassy area.
The perfect home for Davis will not have cats or birds. Other dogs are a possibility. He is very inquisitive with all the neighborhood dogs and while he doesn’t want to chase them or play, he will say hello. Davis is a resource guarder when it comes to food and must be fed separately from other dogs.
It is very important that Davis’ forever family be VERY protective of his back. Ideally someone who is an experienced Frenchie owner or has experience with dogs who have IVDD or spinal issues. Davis will do best in a home with more than one person. He does not like to be left alone and takes anxiety medication, so it would be ideal for his forever family to have someone home all day. Davis could accompany his human to the office, but the office floor may need a bit of remodeling to ensure Davis could get around. Although, he would probably never leave his human’s side!
Davis’s foster family has this to share about him, “Davis is a large, lovable guy (“big boned” his vet says, but he is not overweight) at 31lbs. He is a total character who has brought a lot of joy to the house. While he’s not a snuggle bug or a lap dog, Davis is very affectionate and sweet. He loves to play with toys, sunbathe, and just watch the world go by. He is mostly well-mannered and all the neighbors love him.”
There is no getting around the fact that Davis is high-maintenance and special needs. If there’s a forever home out there prepared and willing to put in the time and effort, they will be repaid with unconditional love, Frenchie kisses, and a lot of laughs. Just be prepared to give him a lot of belly rubs. Like A LOT of them. They’re his absolute favorite thing in the world…well maybe except for food.
If you would like to adopt Davis, pack your bags and be prepared to travel. Davis is too large to fly on an airplane so get ready for a land adventure to Florida! 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.