Age: 6 years
Weight: 25 lbs.
Kids: Yes, gentle, dog-savvy, older (10+). Must be able to understand about Hulk's back
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption fee: $350
Hulk has IVDD, and he had back surgery in 2015. Currently, he gets around fine and can run, but he is a bit wobbly, and should be lifted on and off furniture and carried up and down stairs. His adopters should keep in mind that while he is currently mobile, this could change in the future. He takes Gabapentin to manage pain. He also suffers from those pesky allergies that French bulldogs are prone to, and will need to stay on his current diet and take the prescription drug Apoquel daily for the rest of his life (Apoquel costs between 70 and 100 dollars a month, depending on your source). Because of his allergy issues, he tends to get yeasty, and he needs regular baths and frequent ear cleanings. He is allergic to cats, so there should be no kitties in his forever home.
While cats are a no-no, Hulk enjoys the company of other dogs. He gets along well with the resident Frenchie in his foster home, and with proper introductions, will probably get along with just about any dog as long as that dog is not likely to play rough and damage Hulk's delicate spine. He does not interact with his fellow canines a whole lot, but seems to benefit from having another dog around to show him the ropes -- let him know that it's time to go potty outside -- that kind of thing. Without another dog to lead by example, Hulk tends to forget why he is outside, and becomes distracted. While in foster care, he has spent time with an 11-year-old child, and would probably be fine with gentle, dog-savvy kids who know not to treat him roughly.
Hulk will not be accompanying his people on long hikes or jogs. He is not an easy dog to take for walks because he becomes so busy sniffing around to satisfy his curiosity, he practically has to be dragged home. He would do best in a house with a fenced yard where he can sunbathe, nibble grass and amble to his heart's content. He needs to be able to get out to potty promptly in the morning and after meals. He is housebroken, but one must make sure he goes out immediately in the morning and is monitored to pee and poop before coming in. With proper monitoring and anticipation of when he needs to go out, he is perfect. He is fine for 4-5 hours at a time. If his person works outside of the home, he will need a mid-day break and a canine companion. Being fairly low-key, he could also adjust to accompanying his person to a dog-friendly office.
He loves attention and will seek it out. He plays with stuffed and squeaky toys and will bring them for someone to throw for him or to play tug of war. He also enjoys chewing his nylabones and uses that as a way to calm himself.
Foster Mom says, "Hulk is a sweet, sweet boy. He is a great companion and he loves attention. Hulk gets along with everyone and with other dogs. He easily amuses himself by chewing his bones and playing with his toys. His 2 greatest joys are eating and playing with his toys with his human. He has been a wonderful dog to foster and will be difficult to let go."
If you are interested in adopting Hulk, please click on the "Apply for Me Here" button, select his name from the dropdown menu, and fill out the application form. Please keep in mind that FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. Hulk is too large to fly in the cabin of an airplane, and will need to be driven home from the Hudson Valley, NY.
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.
Hulk has IVDD so he must always be carried up and down stairs and must not be allowed to jump on or off furniture. He takes daily Gabapentin for pain management.
Hulk has several allergies and must remain on daily Apoquel, his current Canine Caviar diet, Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet supplements, and have regular medicated baths. He is allergic to cats so he must never be around them. Hulk is allergic to human epithelia, feathers and wool so he must not sleep in the human bed, and must avoid feather pillows, down and wool blankets, and wool rugs.
Hulk has a history of ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence.
In memory of our little Tuck who just passed..who looks just like Hulk. Hope you are able to make a quick and full recovery. Much love. Christina Carollo
Sending love, happy snorts, and well wishes for a full recovery to Hulk. From Arnold (a fellow red fawn muscle man Frenchie)