Frodo is finally ready to leave the Shire and set off for new adventures! He was surrendered to FBRN when his previous owners found themselves unable to manage his care and medical expenses, and now this handsome pup is looking for the perfect team of adventurers to join him on his journey through life.
While there are no children in his foster home, Frodo enjoys interacting with children when he meets them on his walks. Due to his larger stature, Frodo might not be the best match for toddlers as he could easily bowl them over. We recommend children who are over 5 years old for Frodo’s forever home.
Frodo likes to keep busy and be the leader of the pack. He would LOVE to have a canine adventuring partner in his forever home! However, around other male dogs, Frodo is a resource guarder with food and toys. He’s also had scuffles when sharing attention with his caretaker when other male dogs are around. Because of this, a female dog would be his ideal fur-sibling, but a very small male dog could possibly work. For their safety, no felines in Frodo’s forever home please.
Did we mention that Frodo likes to keep busy? He’s always happy to bring you his toys – it’s his way of letting you know he wants to share playtime with you! He also loves his short, daily walks. Walks must be short, about a block or two, due to his IVDD/back issues. Keeping a consistent schedule for those daily walks is very important as it helps to train his muscles to (hopefully) regain bladder and bowel control. Currently, his foster mom estimates that he has about 65% control. This means indoor accidents are likely and Frodo must have a patient and understanding forever person. While indoors, Frodo wears a belly band which should be checked every few hours and changed when needed.
Frodo would do best in a single family home with no stairs and a securely fenced yard where he can romp and play with his fur-sister(s). He is starting to regain some muscle control and we’d love to see continued progress in his forever home. Frodo is taking several daily supplements and getting acupuncture every other week. It’s a small price to pay for the unconditional love of this sweet boy, but Frodo’s forever family must be prepared for the expense of his care. Ideally, Frodo’s forever home will include a person who can be home with him – and his female fur-sibling – all day. Those folks with flexible schedules where Frodo wouldn’t need to be left alone for more than a few hours at a time would also be a great match! First-time Frenchie owners may not be ideal due to Frodo’s medical issues, but if you have experience with IVDD and are otherwise a great fit, please tell us about it in your application.
Frodo’s foster mom had this to say about him, “It’s time for Frodo to find his forever home. Frodo was named after a character in The Hobbit and the name fits him well. He is a bit larger framed, as far as Frenchie’s go, and his head, well it’s a bit larger than most. The wiggle in his hips and his half pigment iris’s will steal your heart. He is an amazing dog! He either had a back injury or has a bit of IVDD. We don’t truly know. He loves playing with other female dogs and will greet you with his favorite toy in his mouth. He follows commands exceptionally well and is a very loving Frenchie. His perfect fur ever home, needs to one that is very dedicated to Frodo’s needs.”
If you feel like you have the perfect team to join Frodo on all his future adventures, all you need to do is click on the link and fill out an application. Then be ready to pick him up should you be selected. Frodo loves car trips and would make a fantastic road-trip companion! 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.