Age: 2 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 28 lbs.
Kids: Over 10, dog savvy
Dogs: Same size or bigger, mellow
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption fee: $350
***Applicants: Foster mom asks that applicants be no more than a 3 hour drive from Orange Cty, CA, in order for them to have easy access to Cezanne's trainer and to meet Cezanne prior to adoption.
Paul Cezanne bridged the gap between Impressionism and Cubism with his small brushstrokes, color planes, and innovative use of perspective. Our Cezanne bridges the gap between squishy and solid, with his muscly build, soft ears, and irresistibly smoochable face. If you’re in the market for something that’s pretty as a painting but easier to cuddle, then ditch the Christie’s auction and apply to adopt our black-masked beauty--Cezanne.
Cezanne was welcomed back into the FBRN fold after his original adoptive family noticed guarding and dominant behaviors, which weren’t exactly ideal (or safe) in a household with small children. Upon his return, Cezanne immediately took up residence with a professional trainer, who worked with Cezanne on manners and socialization. Cezanne still can’t quite tell the difference between the salad fork and the dinner fork, and his recitation of “The Rain in Spain” sounds more like garbled barking, but foster mom is pleased to report that he’s made great progress. Cezanne is still working on leash manners and obedience (he’s a champ with “sit” and “down;” “stay” still needs some work), and his new family would be well advised to continue this training so that Cezanne can reach his full potential as a happy, confident pupper.
Cezanne also suffers from a touch of kleptomania, in that he can’t resist stealing items made from plastic or wood. If you need an excuse for not getting those quarterly reports in on time, you can always blame Cezanne, the dog who will—quite literally—eat your homework. He also has a penchant for dirty socks, which we can’t really explain, but we know he enjoys the game of keep away that inevitably ensues. Cezanne does exhibit minor guarding behavior when standing watch over his stolen treasures. Again, continued training and socialization will help Cezanne to feel more secure and understand it’s okay to share his toys (or socks, as the case may be).
When he’s not hoarding the laundry hamper, Cezanne can usually be found lounging in a sunbeam, gnawing on a chew toy, or asking his people for a cuddle. He is always up for a game of ball or Frisbee in the backyard, and gets a serious case of the zoomies after suppertime! Cezanne is happiest when he is with his people, and craves their attention. That said, Cezanne understands that those chew bones don’t come free, so he could definitely adjust to staying at home while you’re at work, so long as he has ample opportunity for a potty break and some running about outside.
Cezanne’s health is generally good; however, even post-surgery, his nostrils are narrow and he is a very loud breather. As a result, Cezanne’s activity level should be monitored, and he should remain in a relatively temperate climate (as dogs with trouble breathing also have a difficult time regulating their body temperature). In addition, Cezanne should not wear a collar when out on walks, as it may restrict his already narrow airway. It’s a harness or nothing for this boy! A fenced yard for exercise will be preferred, though if you live in an apartment, please let us know how you plan to exercise Cezanne.
Cezanne’s feelings about other dogs are complicated. He was not properly socialized as a puppy, so he doesn’t always pick up on other dogs’ social cues, and he definitely doesn’t like it when other dogs try to touch his stuff. He has been working hard on his socialization, but he’s not quite there yet, so any resident dogs would have to be well-trained, mellow, and non-reactive. Of course, Cezanne would be pleased as punch to be your one and only. Due to previously reported behaviors and his thievery of any toy that hits the ground, Cezanne will not be placed with young children. Cats are also a no-go.
The ideal home for Cezanne is one with at least one very experienced dog owner, particularly with dogs with emotional challenges (tell us about your successes in your application, with the time and ability to continue the work that Cezanne’s trainer and foster mom have started. Cezanne is a good, good boy, but he’s a work in progress, and additional training and socialization is necessary for his health and well-being. Also necessary is a household full of love and energy, with plenty of toys and kisses and belly rubs!
Cezanne’s foster mom adores her little man and is eager to see him succeed in his forever home. She says, “Cezanne is a happy go lucky dog, always ready to follow you or chase a ball or Frisbee. Recently we gave him a nylabone that smelled like bacon, and he immediately hid it! We may never see that bone again. Cezanne happens to be a looker for a Frenchie. He has black star-like shapes around his eyes and beautiful black toenails. You could name him Bowie or Paul Stanley. He is a good dog, easy going; needs some continued training but is healthy and ready for a home with love."
Are you the perfect match for Cezanne? If you answered with a hearty “oui oui,” then fill out an application and tell us why. But please live within 3 hours of Orange County, CA, so you can meet him prior to adoption and so you can use the trainer Cezanne uses.
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.
Hopefully this can help you get some new toys. Alex Perkins
Here is a little something for you, Cezanne. It is in memory of my sweet boy, Marcus Aurelius. He would have loved to play with you. Mary Benak
Hi Cezanne! Enjoy some extra treats or a new toy on us! We are crossing our fingers that we will get to cuddle you soon! Love and licks, the Trego family-Andrew, Jessi, Clover, and Posey!
Hello beautiful hope this will get you a new toy or treat. janelle spain