Age: 6 years
Weight: 32 lb
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption fee: $350
***Miso has a bite history***
Miso is food aggressive, and a resource guarder so must never be around small children. He is very dominant, so he needs to be an only dog. Miso has several allergies and must remain his current diet and daily Apoquel, a drug for allergies. He will need to be adopted to a cat-free home and should also avoid feather pillows and wool blankets. He also had an episode of pancreatitis and must avoid fatty foods. Miso was treated for T3-L3 myelopathy in 11/2017 and must be monitored for recurrence.
Miso is ready to find the perfect forever home. Miso is looking for a home with an experienced dog owner who would love to make him their one and only pup. Miso adores all people, but he is not such a big fan of other pets. If you are looking to adopt a Frenchie as your one and only dog, keep reading. Miso could be the perfect guy for you!
Miso is on the bigger side, and is quite active. He is definitely not a slug bug, and is often up early in the morning. In general he is more energetic than average, but he does also nap. Miso loves to be outside and go for walks and runs. He's very curious, and LOVES to go for car rides. Inside he likes his naps and his Nylabones (but be sure they are big bones and you monitor closely, because he will gnaw and chew a bone down in no time, and then it needs to be taken away or he will swallow it). He also enjoys playing with toys inside the house, and will play with you when prompted. Miso has a very loud bark when he wants your attention, and although it's sharp, he's just playing and likely wants to horse around and get a belly rub. He would be considered a dominant dog, and will challenge other dogs that are not clearly dominant. Miso is cute and funny, and generally good tempered when it comes to his human. He lets his foster mom wipe his face and paws, he takes a bath nicely, puts on a winter coat, and lets her apply skin medication, etc., without struggle or defiance. If there are other dogs around, his behavior can be unpredictable. In general, he is quiet and well behaved and he's kennel trained. He does like to look out the window in the living room and will bark at passersby and some cars. He also likes to sit right next to his human and loves to have his belly rubbed.
Miso is very food driven. And will follow and watch you closely in the kitchen. He doesn't really beg, but he will scrounge the kitchen for crumbs. Miso is a resource guarder. For this reason, Miso should be the only pet in the home. Outside if Miso can see or hear another dog, but is not close enough to 'meet' them, he whines, howls, and pulls like crazy trying to get to them. It seems aggressive, but when given the chance to 'meet' the other dog, he behaves normally. Bigger dogs seem to excite Miso more. For instance, if he is at the vet, Miso will whine and howl, and pull to try and get to them.
Miso does have some health issues. He has had pancreatitis and suffers some problems as a result, so his new owner will really have to watch and be mindful of the content of his food. Fatty foods need to be avoided. The pancreatitis does give him bad gas, above and beyond a typical Frenchie and he does get tummy aches once in a while. This condition also causes Miso to make a BM frequently. He needs to go outside and poop 2-3 times a day, as well as increased urine times. This is because of the condition as well as the medication he is currently taking. Miso's medication makes him more thirsty throughout the day. Miso did have an episode of spinal pain last year that was debilitating. This pain or injury could reoccur.
Miso is food aggressive, and guards bones.
Miso has a bite history. His foster mom was biten by Miso when trying to break up a dog fight. Only once did he bite her directly (result was a bump and bruise - did not break skin), and that was when she had just broken up a fight, and was giving him correction in front of the other dogs. Miso does not like correction or discipline, and becomes aggressive or defiant when presented with a reprimand. If/when Miso becomes aggressive he responds well to positive correction (ie: trying to calm him down, soft voice, soft pets, saying good boy); If the human is mad or aggressive, Miso will respond in kind. So it is a challenge to remember to approach Miso in a gentle way, to make sure he listens, and nothing is escalated. Miso will not be placed in a home with dogs or where children under 18 regularly visit or live.
Miso is house trained, but will expel a small amount of urine when scared or threatened. Since he came into a foster home with other dogs already there, he did attempt to 'mark' a few things, but was quickly corrected. Miso would be great in a home as an only dog and pet. He needs a strong leader who will be patient and consistent with him. As well as someone who can remain calm, and continue to give him positive reinforcement and positive correctio n. Miso is still working on his walking manners, and still pulls quite hard on the leash, and will roam as far as the leash will let him. By staying calm and consistent, his family will be able to correct Miso's behavior. Miso seems always hungry, but be careful of his pancreatitis and don't over feed. His new human will have to be aware of his wide array of allergies, and keep him on his current food and medication.
Since Miso loves being outside and does have more energy, it would be great if he had access to a fenced yard. However, Miso will still do well in a house or apartment if he is taken out for good walks, keeping in mind that he likes to bark at the window if you are an apartment-dweller. Miso is house trained and would do well with someone home all day or a person who works all day away from home, keeping in mind his increased need to go out. If humans are out all day, it would be best if he had a mid day break. We do not suggest bringing Miso to an office during the work day due to his energy level, curiosity, and his loud bark.
Miso's foster mom has this to share about him, "I really hope Miso's next home is his last home. He has been bounced around, and not had the best upbringing. He is so good with his human, and is not fussy or difficult one on one. He will go far and do well with love and affection, patience and consistency. He will be a lot to handle at first. But you and him will find your way together. Miso needs his human to set the boundaries for him, and be in control when they are outside. Given a home as an only dog, Miso will be a great companion for someone. He is fun and funny, and energetic, and just wants to be loved. He will be a great addition to a loving home, that can take him out on walks that avoid other dogs."
Miso would not be able to fly. He is too large. If you would like to adopt Miso, be prepared to travel. Miso is being fostered in SE Wisconsin 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.
Hopefully those street days are well behind you! Pork&Beans
Wishing you the best Miso! Kelly Braden
This is for you Miso!! <3 <3 <3 Deborah K Gershenson