Handsome brindle boy Fisher is ready to find his forever family! Fisher is a sweet, not-so-little, guy looking for a family who understands his special needs. He was surrendered when his former family realized they did not have the time and resources to devote to his care. While in foster care, veterinary evaluations suggest that Fisher has IVDD with minimal paralysis in his back legs. At this point, he doesn’t need any medication, but he may need medication or therapies in the future.
Fisher gets along well with kitties, children, and other dogs. His most favorite things to do are chew on bones, hang out with his family, and sunbathe. He is a laid back guy who doesn’t require much exercise and likes to go with the flow of the household.
Fisher will do well in any type of home as long as his people understand his limitations (no jumping or running up and down stairs). He has recovered from a spinal injury and still has some issues with coordination of his back legs, so a single story home would be ideal but not necessary. If his new family has other dogs or small children, Fisher would need to be fed separately. He will growl if other dogs come near his food while he’s chowing down. While Fisher would prefer to live in a household with someone who is home most of the day, he could be left alone if his new family works outside of the home. Fisher is a very sweet guy and is the perfect dog to bring with you to the office!
Fisher’s foster family wants everyone to know, “Fisher will steal your heart in no time. He is a sweet quiet dude. He is not your average lap dog. He would rather sit by your side than on your lap or in your face. He is very smart and obedient. He wants to be with you or near you and will follow you everywhere you go. He loves to hang out on the couch with the kiddos or lay around in his crate and chew bones. If you were outside he would lay at your feet and if you were on the couch he will sit next to you. He is still learning how to play. He was not with other dogs in his past. His play would turn into aggression, but he is getting better every day. I would however be careful roughhousing with your children in the house while he is with you. He is very protective if someone is getting too rough. Most of the time he just likes to lay around or find a spot in the house where the sun is shining.”
If you would like to adopt Fisher, then pack your bags and get ready for a nice road trip! Fisher is too large to fly on a plane, but does really well on long car rides. 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.