Age: 2 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 29 lbs.
Kids: Yes, dog savvy
Fenced Yard: No preference
Adoption Fee: $250
Is there anything as nice as a Frenchie named Bryce? The answer is a resounding no! This dapper little man is on the hunt for his very own forever home, and we just know that the perfect family is out there waiting for him.
Bryce is one of our special needs pups, who came to FBRN because his previous owners were unable to provide him with the care he needs. Bryce suffers from epilepsy, an incurable neurological disorder that disrupts nerve cell activity in the brain and causes seizures. Fortunately, a new medication regimen (Phenobarbital and Keppra) has proven very effective, and Bryce has been seizure-free since June! His new family will need to faithfully continue this treatment, and ensure that Bryce has access to quality veterinary care should his seizures reoccur. Tell us about prior experience with special needs dogs (or people) in your application.
Bryce also has severe allergies, the most significant being chicken, turkey (he prefers ham for Thanksgiving in any event), storage mites (eww), cat dander, and human epithelia. Wait, what? Yes, poor Bryce is technically allergic to humans. But this doesn’t mean that he can’t get all the snuggles and smooches and belly rubs that behoove a Frenchie of such momentous adorable-ness. Rather, Bryce will need his own blanket and bed (rather than the human bed) that are washed frequently, plus regular vacuuming/sweeping of his abode (but you’ve been meaning to keep the house tidier anyway, right?)
Finally, it is important for potential adopters to know that Bryce is not the type of dog who can be left alone for long periods of time. He gets very lonely when his people aren’t around, and while he isn’t destructive, he is noisy about his displeasure (read: not a good apartment dog) and will pee in the house. Foster mom discovered that after a couple of weeks in her care, Bryce learned that he wasn’t being abandoned forever every time she left the house, and she can now leave him in the laundry room with some pee pads for a few hours. But Bryce will need a person who can be with him for most of the day, either at home or at the office, where he would undoubtedly charm the pleated work pants off of every one of your colleagues.
Special needs dogs require a little extra effort, but they’re well, well worth it, and Bryce is no exception. He is an absolute doll-baby who loves car rides, taking a dip in the pool (with a life-jacket/float, of course), cuddling with his people, and making friends with everyone he meets. He’s definitely got a bit of puppy mischief and energy (chasing a treat-filled ball is one of his favorite pastimes,) but he’s just as happy to snooze on foster mom’s feet while she works on her computer. And there’s a big brain between those pointy bat ears—Bryce passed doggie kindergarten with straight A’s, and has mastered both his basic commands (sit, stay come, down) and a few fun tricks (roll over, touch). He is eager to please and very food motivated, especially when freeze-dried beef is involved, so he’d been an excellent candidate for further training or even some basic agility! The only area where Bryce could use a little extra work is housebreaking, as he does have the occasional accident. But it’s important to remember that this isn’t always his fault, as one of his seizure medications (Phenobarbital) increases frequency of urination. Bryce promises that his sweet personality and Frenchie charm far outweigh the inconvenience of an occasional puddle in the kitchen.
Bryce gets along with everyone, regardless of age or species. He’s even gentle with foster mom’s African gray parrot! He can’t live with kitties, due to his cat allergy, but we think that with slow introductions, he could happily share his space with another dog. A dog-savvy kid or two would also be just fine, so long as Bryce isn’t being left home alone for long periods of time while the kiddos get schlepped to school and soccer and ballet and accordion lessons. Most importantly, Bryce’s forever family will make him the center of attention, and give him all the love and attention every dog deserves.
Bryce is ready for the next step of his journey thanks to the efforts of his foster mom, who says, “Bryce has the most gorgeous brown eyes, and he uses them to look into my soul. He’s eager to please and loves belly rubs. He believes the best thing in the world is to get into the car and go somewhere. Anywhere! He’s never met a person he didn’t like. He absolutely steals my heart when I’m getting ready in the morning and he flops down with his chin on my foot. He seems to be saying, ‘Stay here with me, I like having you around.’ He’s a lover and will return your love and care with his whole heart.”
If you have room in your home and heart for our black-masked loverboy, please fill out an application and tell us why your family is the perfect one for Bryce. Just be prepared to travel—Bryce is melting hearts in the melting heat of southern Nevada, and will not be shipped.
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.
Welcome! Torri Lippacher
We love Bryce! APRIL GRAVES
Help to this adorable boy Bryce! Joelle Janish
Hi Bryce ..here is some $$ to help pay for your medicine. Xox Duffy the French Bulldog