Sweet, lovable and spunky five-year-old Larry is making his available page debut! Weighing in at 26 pounds, Larry considers it his job to patrol the yard and participate in group barking at things and people who pass by. Larry just needs to make sure everything is on the up and up in the neighborhood. Besides patrolling the fence line, Larry’s favorite pastimes include sunning his buns outside, dismembering stuffed toys, playing fetch, and roughhousing with his human pals.
Larry was surrendered to FBRN due to his health issues. He has IVDD, bad knees, and clearly he must be supervised around pointy objects since he’s nearly poked his eye out twice! Due to those eye injuries, Larry requires regular application of eye ointment. He also takes Gabapentin daily and gets a monthly Adequan injection to help with mobility. Soon, Larry will try the Assisi loop and we’re hoping that will offer additional benefits. His veterinary specialist thinks he can live a happy life with continued treatment, but care must be taken to prevent any further injury. That means he must always be carried up and down stairs and never allowed to jump on or off the furniture.
Larry gets along well with children and previously lived with a 4-year-old. His foster fur-siblings are similarly sized older dogs and while Larry doesn’t cuddle with them, he seems to enjoy their company. Larry may not be the best candidate for the dog park. When he is around very active or insistent dogs, he tends to freeze and look for his owner to “save” him.
Larry would fit into just about any family and happily slide right into the routine! Due to his IVDD, a home without stairs is needed. Resident dogs should be gentle and laid back and children should be old enough to understand his limitations. An apartment or condo with shared walls may not be the best choice since Larry is quite vocal. Larry is used to having his person home with him all day and while that would be amazing in his forever home, we think he could adjust to getting a mid-day break.
Here are a few words from Larry’s loving foster mom, “Larry will definitely be missed. He adapted to our family seamlessly. He may take a little bit to warm up but once he does, watch out. He wants to know where you are and will be your shadow. He doesn’t let his back issues slow him down in the least and will need a family to watch over him, for his own good. He truly is the perfect little dog and will keep you laughing with his spunk.”
If you think Larry would be a great fit for your family, please apply for him today. Larry does excellent in the car and he doesn’t mind travelling. He’s too big to fly on commercial airlines, so if you’re selected, get ready for a road trip to Central Wisconsin! FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. 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.