“Guthrie is such a special guy and I can’t wait for him to find his forever home. He is such a lounger. In the middle of the day, if he’s not in the bed next to my desk I know I will find him lying in the sun by the window! Sometimes when we go out, he decides he doesn’t need to potty and instead just lays down to lounge on the deck sunbathing. I can really appreciate his aptitude on how to live life his way! His love language is kisses and he is not shy on doling them out. His new owner will need to be patient and find ways to motivate him, but it will pay off in spades once you find his currency!”
- Location:Southern Texas
- Age:7 years
- Sex:Neutered male
- Weight:35.6 lbs
- Fenced Yard:Preferred
- Adoption Fee:$700
As they say, everything is bigger in Texas and Guthrie is no exception. At 35.6 pounds (he doesn’t want you to round up to 36, please), this distinguished gent is not only large in size but also in eyebrows! He could give the Grinch a run for his money this season. Seven-year-old Guthrie was lovingly surrendered because his previous owner’s travel obligations had increased significantly, and Guthrie was spending too much time in boarding facilities. He is now ready to find a family with whom he can experience adventures. Or just nap. He’s okay with that too.
Being in his golden years, Guthrie’s main activities seem to be loafing and lounging: lounging in his bed, lounging on the floor in the sun by the window, or lounging outside on the deck in the, you guessed it, sun. Like many Frenchies, Guthrie lives his life to the beat of his drum sometimes and would benefit from some obedience training. His new family will need to be patient with him as he adjusts to his new home. And again, like many Frenchies, Guthrie suffers from several allergies so must remain on a high protein, low carb diet and receive regular medicated baths and Zyrtec as needed. No one likes an itchy Frenchie, especially Guthrie. Other than his allergies and a seizure as a puppy after taking Simparica, an anti-flea and tick medication, he is a healthy senior pup.
If you have young kids in the home, Guthrie could be your guy. He lives with one- and four-year-old humans! He also does really well with his canine foster sibling. He has never been around cats so for everyone’s safety, we must say no to households with cats. Aside from snoozing in various locations, Guthrie does occasionally enjoy chewing on bones or pulling on the tiny bits of stuffed animal toys like ears and tails. He can be a loner sometimes having learned the importance of occasional solitude in his older age but if invited, Guthrie will definitely be the “little spoon” to your “big spoon,” burrowing under the covers with you.
Guthrie could go home with a first-time Frenchie owner who is patient and willing to teach Guthrie some skills. He doesn’t know many commands and doesn’t possess leash manners. Practicing walking on a leash in a fenced yard could be beneficial. He is housebroken and crate trained, sleeping in his crate at night. He would probably love to accompany you to work, if you must. Otherwise, his ideal home would have someone who is there often to make up for all of the time he has spent in boarding. He loves to give kisses so your love language should probably match his.
Even in the short time they have had Guthrie, his foster family has awesome things to say about him, “Guthrie is such a special guy and I can’t wait for him to find his forever home. He is such a lounger. In the middle of the day, if he’s not in the bed next to my desk I know I will find him lying in the sun by the window! Sometimes when we go out, he decides he doesn’t need to potty and instead just lays down to lounge on the deck sunbathing. I can really appreciate his aptitude on how to live life his way! His love language is kisses and he is not shy on doling them out. His new owner will need to be patient and find ways to motivate him, but it will pay off in spades once you find his currency!”
If you are looking for lots of pup to love and lots of kisses, look no further than Guthrie. He is too big to fly so you’ll need to fill up the gas tank and head to Texas if chosen as Guthrie’s new family. He loves car trips and is definitely the worth the drive.
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.
KNOWN HEALTH PROBLEMS / CONSIDERATIONS:
Guthrie has several allergies and must remain on high protein low carb diet, Zyrtec as needed, and have regular medicated baths.
Guthrie would benefit from obedience training.
Guthrie had a seizure after taking Simparica as a puppy and must never be given Simparica in the future.
For sweet Guthrie with love.