Location: South central Texas
Weight: 20 lbs
Fenced Yard: required
Adoption Fee: $350
There are certain rules you have to follow when you take home a Gremlin: keep him warm, let him have food and water when he wants it, and whatever you do, don’t let him go without cuddles for too long!
You see, Gremlin loves people. LOVES them. He will follow his humans around the house if they’re walking around, and will insist on sitting in a lap if one is available. He is well-behaved in a crate when he’s left alone for the day, but he will bark when his people leave, so he would appreciate it if he has someone at home or at least visits during the day. But he would be well-suited as an office dog, since he is quiet enough to let you get your work done!
Gremlin has been great with his canine foster siblings (a Frenchie and a bull mastiff) from the moment he met them. Sometimes is bossy with the other dogs or competitive over a bone (his favorite!), but overall he is good-natured with other dogs. He hasn’t met cats or other small pets, so it’s best that he is in a human-and-dogs-only situation. Kids are welcome, as long as they’re gentle.
He is pretty low-maintenance, but he has a couple of medical conditions you should keep an eye on. He has a few allergies and has medication, a raw diet and supplements to control them. Because his front feet drag (his vet says he is completely healthy and hasn’t found a reason why), his walks are best kept short, but he is happy to exercise in the yard with his friends. Keep an eye on those dragging feet, because he may need a neuro consult if it worsens. He had surgery to try to correct his breathing, but like many smoosh-faced dogs, he has brachycephalic airway syndrome, which means his airway narrows when it is irritated by hot air or panting after exercise.
Gremlin has good manners: he doesn’t jump up, walks on a harness and leash, and gets along with everyone he meets. He stays in his crate when his people are out and is not comfortable with stairs, but is house-trained and can be trusted with free run of the house otherwise. Because he is so easygoing, he would be a great for a first-time Frenchie owner--his foster family reports that he has been a delightful addition to the household.
“Gremlin has a face that looks like a grumpy old man. However, he is the most loving dog. He loves being on your lap and being petted. Plus it's warm for the human! Gremlin is one of those dogs that hops when he is happy. For example, I come home from work, let him out of his crate, and he hops his way to the back door to go do his business. It is the cutest thing! Because he is house-trained and a little older, he seamlessly fits in with your family.”
Gremlin is in the beautiful south central Texas area, and we recommend he travel by car rather than air because of his BAS.
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.
Gremlin has several allergies including storage mites. Since storage mites are found in all kibble, he should continue on his refrigerated dog food. For the sake of his ongoing health, we'd like to see his family continue with the supplements and Omega-3 oils he's getting now. To keep his skin nice and healthy, Gremlin needs regular medicated baths. Because he is sensitive/allergic to wool, he shouldn't be exposed to woolen materials or rugs. Gremlin has a history of ear infecctions, so your vet should show you how to monitor his ears for a recurrence.
Gremlin has brachycephalic airway syndrome. He had nares and palate resection with saccules removed and he was neutered on 12.13.2018. He must wear a harness when going for walks, never a collar or choke chain. His activity should be limited, and in hot weather you will want to keep a close eye on him even if he's not active--panting can cause his airway to be irritated and close up. Google "BAS Canine" for more information about brachycephalic airway syndrome.
Gremlin drags his feet while walking, and walks must be limited. A neurological consult will be needed if this condition worsens.
Merry Christmas Gremlin, we hope you find a new loving family soon! Until then you are in good hands! Cassie Amundson & Dexter
Hope you find your forever home soon, melissa jordan
Gremlin - you deserve to be appreciated and loved. Carla's Closet
Gremlin! xoxoxo Erika Halperin
You’re in a good place Gremlin. Love Millie
To help you, Gremlin, get the help you need to get ready to join your forever family. Cyndi and Hal
We hope your ears and itchies feel better soon! Love, Nicole, Adam, Maggie(12yr old rescue), Minnie (1yr old rescue Frenchie!)
To help little Gremlin continue to feel better. Claire Pancerz
For Gremlin - Here is another donation to help with Vet costs or to get him a new toy or warm blanket. We think we'd be a perfect fit as his forever family and as soon as he is available we will apply for him. Love and snuggles, The Brandt/O'Donnell Family
A little something for Gremlin, Gregory Sorbello
Get better, baby Gremlin! Elizabeth Phan