Mister Griggs is ready to find his forever family! Griggs is a special boy, young at just two and a half years old and very much a puppy. Like many Frenchies, he suffers from some health and behavior concerns that his forever family will need to keep under control.
Despite the challenges he’s faced, Griggs is a happy-go-lucky little guy with a sweet personality. He loves to play and wrestle with anyone who can handle his rough-and-tumble ways! He sticks to his humans like Velcro and aims to please them. Griggs is highly food motivated and loves to learn.
Griggs loves the snow! He gets crazy zoomies and would stay outside all day if allowed. He’s a nosy little guy; he enjoys watching squirrels and barking at neighbors. His favorite activities include chewing on yak cheese and playing “catch-me” where he runs around with a toy in his mouth and his humans in hot pursuit!
Griggs has a special diet that must be maintained. He eats fresh, human-grade food and his diet is supplemented with lightly cooked fresh vegetables, apples, and bananas due to increased appetite from his medications and residual digestive sensitivity from his previous GI issues.
He is also on a strict medication schedule including Phenobarbital and Pregabalin every 12 hours, a daily anal gland supplement, and Midazolam nasal spray at the time of seizure. He will also need to be seen regularly by a neurologist for continued monitoring of his seizures.
Griggs is a resource guarder with food, toys, and his humans. His foster mom has seen improvement through behavior training but Griggs still cannot be fully trusted around other dogs. His bigger issue is with “snuggle aggression” where he wants to have full attention from his human. He will lunge at any other animals who try to share attention.
Although he does play rough at times, Griggs has not lashed out toward humans. He got into a couple of tussles with the resident dog and during one incident, he accidentally bit the human who was pulling the dogs apart. Griggs would certainly benefit from continued behavior training and he must be the only dog in the home.
Griggs would do best in a family that has experience with seizures. A relaxed home with humans to dote on him would be awesome. Griggs’s seizures seem to be triggered by being startled or overly excited so a calm environment is a must.
Frequent access to the outdoors is also required for Griggs. A house where someone is home most of the time would be wonderful. He needs to be taken out often due to his past GI issues and current medications. He should to be checked on throughout the day and let out for a few minutes at a time. Doggie daycare is not an option for him as he does not get along with other dogs and excitement could trigger a seizure.
Griggs’s foster mom has this to say, “Our family just adores Griggs! We consider him to be the sweetest little Griggs-ly bear. He always makes us laugh and smile. He is an all-around happy guy and enjoys life, spreading that joy to those around him. Everyone he meets falls in love with him and wants to take him home with them. Griggs would thrive best in a relaxed household and enjoys hugs and snuggles, but at the same time is energetic enough to enter a good rough-and-tumble wrestling match. He enjoys a good routine and does not like surprises. He loves to go on walks and does well on a leash. He is so easy to take care of… Just a couple of pills in the morning, a couple of pills in the evening, and the occasional nasal spray, there’s not really much more to it. I think anyone who wants a perfect dog with a little bit of a “glitch” will love bringing Griggs into their home.”
If Griggs seems like the match for you, please submit your application and tell us why. Griggs enjoys the car and loves to look out the window. However, he is too large to fly, so his forever family should be willing to take a road trip!
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.