Age: 1 year
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 29 lbs.
Dogs: Yes, please!
Fenced yard: Required
Adoption fee: $350
Krum was surrendered to FBRN because his former owners just couldn’t get his tummy Issues under control. And that’s Issues with a capital “I,” because this wasn’t just a case of the rumblies and the farts that Frenchie folks know all too well. Poor Krum was experiencing massive bouts of bloody diarrhea and was a listless, sad boy when he came into FBRN’s care. A biopsy of his GI tract led to a diagnosis of histiocytic colitis, a bowel disease that causes inflammation and ulcers in the lining of the large intestine. There is no cure for this condition, but it can be kept under control with a special diet. Since switching to his current prescription kibble and omega-3 supplements, Krum has been flare up-free. It is essential that he remain on this diet exclusively, and that he never get any table scraps or other treats (no matter how much he stares at you longingly with those baby browns). Getting his paws (or mouth) on an unauthorized food item could lead to another bout of colitis, and we want to avoid that at all costs!
Now that his tummy is feeling better, Krum’s personality is back with a vengeance. He’s not a wallflower, couch potato type of Frenchie. No, this little man has energy to spare and the confidence to back it up, not to mention a bit of that stubborn streak that gives bully breeds their name. Krum is neither dominant nor submissive—he marches to the beat of his own drum . . . and he marches FAST! Expect lots of slobbery yard romps and games of chase with this little fireball.
Krum is looking for an active household with lots of opportunities for walks and outings—followed, of course, by some evening chill time with his stuffies. He would love some canine pals to play with, and if there are kids in the mix, even better! That said, any children in Krum’s new family must be old enough to understand that he can’t have people food, not now and not ever, and they can not be in the habit of dropping half-eaten snacks on the floor. Krum is also a leash puller, so small kids or anyone else unsteady on their feet shouldn’t be given the responsibility of walking him. On that note, Krum would be an excellent candidate for obedience classes, as he is a super smart boy (although it can be hard to keep his attention. Squirrel?!?) He thrives on structure, and caught on quickly to his foster home’s routine.
Krum is housebroken and crate trained, and while he can stay in his crate for periods of time when necessary, he really does need multiple opportunities for exercise throughout the day. With patience and structure, he could likely adjust to accompanying his person to the office. Krum also needs a house with a securely fenced yard, so he can run around rampant to his heart’s content. And more than anything, Krum needs a family where he can get tons of attention and lots of love—this bat-eared firecracker plays hard and loves hard, and craves snuggle time and tummy rubs from his people.
Krum’s foster mom is understandably smitten with her black-masked baby, and says, “Krum is an active, sweet boy who needs a family who loves to take their dogs with them, with a doggie playmate and maybe even kids to play with. He is well socialized and although he has a risk of a colitis flare up, he is so worth every second of love he gives to his humans. He is a very sweet, slobbery boy who makes quite a first impression and I hope his forever home appreciates his funny antics and happy, energetic personality like our family has.”
Is your family the perfect fit for Krum? If so, then fill out an application and tell us why! Just be prepared to travel—Krum is counting his chips in the Las Vegas area. He will not be shipped. 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.
A colon biopsy on 11/4/18 revealed that Krum has histiocytic colitis, which requires him to remain on his current prescription Royal Canin Ultamino diet and daily Omega-3 Pet supplements. Check with your vet about the cost of prescription food. If you are chosen for an interview, foster mom can tell you more about histiocytic colitis, and you can also read about it here.https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions...tic_ulcerative
For Krum. Hope you feel better! Irina Weintraub
Krum, I hope this helps a little bit. You are a very handsome boy and I hope your tummy issues get figured out! I would love to meet you someday. Kerri Nevills
Hello Krum, you are such a handsome boy, too adorable for words. I would love for you to have a few toys for Christmas, since the treats may upset your tummy right now. Shawna Bendinger
Krum, I hope you get well soon. Jennifer Fernandes
To Krum and your many wonderful adventures ahead! With Love, John and Keli