Our favorite little monkey is swinging on over to the available page. One-year-old Gibbon was surrendered after his former owner realized they wouldn’t be able to manage his gastrointestinal issues. After a trip to the vet for excessive vomiting and an exploratory surgery for possible ileus, he found his way to FBRN and is ready to find a family to call his very own.
While in foster, this cutie’s stomach issues have improved with only occasional upsets. He has been eating V Kind Kibble using a slow feeder and his foster family carefully monitors his food and water intake to prevent regurgitation. His adopters will need to watch for any future problems. While not officially diagnosed, Gibbon may have some hearing deficit (or he is a very deep sleeper). Foster mom has noticed Gibbon often doesn’t hear her when she gets home, and he sometimes startles if he wakes up and finds you near him (we do too, Gibbon!). We like to follow the motto “let sleeping dogs lie” and if you need his attention, perhaps wake him up with a treat in front of his nose or a gentle tap, away from his face.
If Gibbon alone wasn’t cute enough, he’s kid and dog friendly. His best friend is his English bulldog foster brother. He also currently lives with a cat and sometimes chases and barks at the feline. We think Gibbon could be too much puppy for most kitties. At just over a year old, he is definitely all puppy and he loves to rough house! Gibbon lives with five-year-old human who loves to indulge him in a game of chase and be chased. Gibbon also loves antlers, stuffies and all things squeaky. When left to his own devices and curiosity, he will find things to chew and get into. Gibbon is still working on his potty training game and will most likely need some adjustment time and guidance in his new home. Like most puppies, he will need a family who is willing to put in the time teaching him proper manners.
He would do well in any environment as long as he has patient people who can provide some structure and routine. His foster parents work away from home and he does well in a restricted area of the home. He could even be groomed into a well-behaved office dog; he will settle after a run of roomies and he certainly likes to sit near his people. Gibbon is not a fan of forced snuggles and cuddles. Similar to teenage boys, he will give and receive affection on his own terms. So please, no kisses to the face without express permission!
Foster mom says, “This silly boy has definitely made our lives more interesting. He wants to play and be chased all the time. He’s 100% puppy! He’s not much for cuddling unless it’s on his terms. Otherwise, he wants your attention and wants to play. He is a bit on the naughty side (but what puppy isn’t?) and likes to steal your food and snacks if you aren’t watching. He will be greatly missed by everyone in our home, including our English bulldog with whom he goes 100 miles an hour.”
If you’re a puppy fan and have the time to dedicate to developing Gibbon into a fine young pup, send in your application. He may be just small enough to fit under the seat in the cabin of an airplane but a road trip to OKC would be okay too. Gibbon doesn’t have any distance limitations for relocation with the right family.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In rare or unusual cases, FBRN may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter’s home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party.
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.