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Maceo
Location: Southern CA
Age: 4 years
Sex: Neutered male
Weight: 27 lbs
Kids: Yes, dog savvy
Cats: No
Dogs: Yes, smaller
Fenced Yard: Not required
Adoption Fee: $350
“Maceo is a fun loving, playful, loyal companion who is looking for the right family. Even though he may have limitations physically, this pup doesn't know or care. He loves to follow you from room to room carrying his favorite toy. His sweet personality will melt you heart and bring smiles with his funny antics! He loves to take walks and be out in public. Meeting, talking and showing off his toy is one of his all-time favorite things to do.”

About Maceo:
Maceo suffers from IVDD and must continue physical therapy, acupuncture, and daily gabapentin, tramadol, and cbd oil. He has a cart for supervised use. He must always be carried up and down stairs and must not be allowed to jump off furniture. Maceo is urinary incontinent and has a history of urinary tract infections that must be monitored for recurrence.

Maceo suffers from allergies and must remain on his current raw goat diet, Nature's Farmacy supplements, Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet supplement, and have regular medicated baths.

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Handsome Maceo came to FBRN when his previous family realized they couldn’t manage his intervertebral disc disease. IVDD is an all-too-common condition in Frenchies, where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae bulge into the spinal cord space and press on the spinal nerves. In Maceo’s case, the pressure on the nerves has caused partial paralysis.

Maceo has use of his back legs but still has trouble walking, and needs to be reminded to use his feet. His IVDD causes him to be incontinent. If he is taken on a few very short walks during the day, he will do his business and only need to wear a belly band while he lounges indoors. His foster mom puts a diaper on him during the night just in case! Potential adopters will need to continue Maceo’s physical therapy, acupuncture, and daily medications. No exceptions. Maceo has an awesome wheeled cart for supervised use, but he must be carried up and down stairs and never allowed to jump off of furniture.

In typical Frenchie fashion, none of this slows down Maceo. He literally just rolls with it! When he’s using his wheeled cart, he tears around like he’s behind the wheel of a sports car. And when he’s inside, he wiggles and scoots and pulls himself around to get everywhere he wants to go. A little old thing like paralysis isn’t going to stop this exuberant, joyful boy!

Maceo is allergic to a list of foods and must remain on his current raw goat diet, Nature's Farmacy supplements, Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet supplements, and also have regular medicated baths. All of this is just part of the routine for Maceo and his foster mom would love to share more details about his health and wellness routine with potential adopters.

Maceo loves everyone, kids included. He would do best with older children who have experience with dogs. Maceo is a fun loving crazy guy who loves playing rough! Often, he will mouth toys that are in your hand and while he certainly doesn't bite, the behavior tends to scare people. Maceo also likes to use toys to get the attention of his person. He will pick up a toy, hold it up next to you, give a little growl and then turn around wanting to start a game of tug or keep away. Again, Maceo doesn’t bite, but people can be scared if they aren’t accustomed to his behavior. If there are visitors--especially kids--who aren't dog savvy, toys should probably be picked up. Favorite toys for Maceo include tennis balls, stuffies, and Nylabones.

Maceo is not a fan of cats, but gets along with all the dogs he meets. He should only be placed in a forever home with smaller dogs because of his back issues. 

Maceo could be considered a dog with a disability, but he is fast and loves to play and act silly! He also enjoys relaxing and will make a wonderful companion for your next Netflix marathon. Maceo is a loyal dog who wants to be by your side wherever you are….even if you’re in the bathroom!

Maceo likes his crate but is rarely in it. He doesn’t really know commands like “sit” and “stay”, but he listens well and responds appropriately to positive feedback from his person. Maceo might do best in an adult only home. He loves children, but he plays really rough and we think most children would find this scary. Maceo would love to live in a two dog household, preferably with a girl dog that he could adore! But Maceo would also do great as an only dog where he could always be the center of attention.

A small backyard would be perfect, but not necessary. A home with no stairs and preferably not more than a couple of steps is required. Maceo can walk and should be encouraged to do so, but these are very short walks (about a block). Maceo would do best with a person who could be with him all day, so a stay at home or work from home person is ideal. But, a dog walker who could provide a mid-day break or a person who could pop-in during their lunch break might just work! Maceo would also be a good office companion for those people who are lucky enough to take their pets to work.

Here’s a few words from Maceo’s loving foster mom, “Maceo is a fun loving, playful, loyal companion who is looking for the right family. Even though he may have limitations physically, this pup doesn't know or care. He loves to follow you from room to room carrying his favorite toy. His sweet personality will melt you heart and bring smiles with his funny antics! He loves to take walks and be out in public. Meeting, talking and showing off his toy is one of his all-time favorite things to do.”

Are you ready for a four-legged, two-wheeled companion who would follow you to the ends of the earth? If so, fill out an application for handsome Maceo. Just be prepared to travel—Maceo is breaking land speed records in Los Angeles County and will not be shipped.

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.

Sponsors

Teresa Caudle

Annette Thornburgh

This is for Maceo's cart! With love, in memory of Jake Holupka. Tracey Holupka

Hey Maceo, I hope this helps to get you some new wheels!! Love, Oliver the Frenchie

little man. greg stanley

Please take this and use it however you can to help that precious sweetheart.Sorryit cannot be more!  Katrina Rushford

Annette Thornburgh

Meghan Read

I hope you find the perfect forever home! Oliver the Frenchie

My family had the honor of knowing this great guy. We're going to miss you but hope you get a great new home. Can't wait to see you on your new wheels!!! Love you!!! Amanda Corey

Marcia Beymer

Irina Weintraub

For: Maceo From: Rosco

This donation is for Maceo. I hope he finds a home soon. Nikki