Age: 7 yrs
Weight: 28 lbs.
Fenced yard: Not Required
Adoption fee: $350
Rubus has a bite history.
Who can resist a little cream puff! Rubus has delighted his way onto the available page. This darling came into FBRN's care after he reportedly bit his 2-year-old and 8-year-old human siblings at his previous home.
Rubus is an interesting Frenchie who doesn't mind cats at all! He doesn't like other dogs and does not like children. He will tolerate other dogs, but only if they ignore him. He's currently in training, learning how to behave around other dogs he meets and how to continue down the street without confrontation on his walks. As one can see from above, he doesn't have children skills and shouldn't be placed in a home where there are any and we won't place him in a home where children visit. It doesn't matter the age of the children, he is just a bachelor and he doesn't care for them and never will. He can get anxious and aggressive with lively dogs, all small children, and strangers that scare him. Tell us about your experience with difficult or behaviorally challenging dogs in your app.
Now that all his flaws are out of the way, this guy is a super smart Frenchie. He's mastered several commands such as sit, stay, and down. His foster family is starting to work on "look at me" to keep him from starting any trouble with neighborhood dogs they might encounter on the sidewalk. Rubus thinks that he can have his favorite person all to himself and works to please that person in everything he does. His foster family is working to teach him that his foster mom isn't all his and his alone. While in the house, Rubus can fool you by being a loafer. However, take care--once the words walk, car, or outside are so much as muttered, turbo mode kicks in.
As Rubus can be quite the charmer, he also loves when adults pet and love on him when they see him out for a walk. He also loves Nylabones, soft toys with squeakers, walks, and car rides. He enjoys the car best because he loves to look out the window. Rubus loves cuddling on the couch with his humans for TV time, and doesn't mind any pets or love that they give him.
This boy will need 2-3 long walks a day to even entertain the idea that an afternoon nap would be in his best interest. Being a born leader, Rubus has finally started to succumb to the fact that humans are actually in charge of his agenda. He would prefer to also be a night owl, which is why the extra outings during the day are important. It helps to convince him that going to bed in the evening is a good idea. Tell us about your plans to keep Rubus exercised in your app.
Rubus is house broken. He would do great in any type of house or apartment. He mostly just wants to be around his people. He does not need a yard, as he prefers to be taken on a walk rather than romp around by himself. He would love someone that could be home with him all day long. Rubus could adjust to going to an office with someone, provided it was not a daycare there were no other dogs present. He'd soak up all the attention others would give him and nap under the desk.
Rubus has allergies to human skin cells, wool, and feathers, so he's out of luck when it comes to sleeping in the people bed. He was trained before coming to us to sleep in his own bed at night, but he'll come get you when it's morning and he is ready to start his day with a brisk walk. His other allergies include storage mites, so he's on a raw diet that his foster mom can tell you about. Raw diets, particularly prepared ones, can be expensive, so check your wallet before applying for this guy.
Rubus needs an experienced dog owner that will keep on top of his tendency to want to dominate. He needs the security of a leader. He can not live with young children and would probably prefer no other dogs. He doesn't like to be alone, so living with a single person that works from home or a family (with dog-savvy young people 17+) and has someone home most of the time would be ideal. He is great with cats.
Rubus is a resource guarder, so he should be monitored while eating and while playing with toys. It would be an excellent plan to have a trainer lined up to continue working with Rubus when he gets to your home.
Rubus's foster mom had this to say about him: "Rubus is a good boy who just needs to be given structure, discipline and lots of love so he can understand what is expected of him and to let him know he is safe and valued. He loves to be cuddled and has such a great love of life. As soon as his Foster Dad walks through the door from work Rubus tears off toward him for hugs and a rigorous rub down. When he is out in the park, he wants to check out everything and everyone until he is completely worn out. I'm so proud of his behavioral accomplishments so far and I know he will keep moving forward from there."
If you are experienced with dogs who need help to understand their place in the world, then all you have to do is fill out the application for Rubus and be ready to pick him up if you are selected.
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Rubus has several allergies including storage mites and must remain on current raw diet and current supplements. He is allergic to cats and must never be around them. Rubus is allergic to human epithelia, feathers and wool so must not sleep in the human bed, and must avoid feather pillows, down and wool blankets, and wool rugs.
Rubus has exhibited aggressive behavior and is a resource guarder so must never be around small children and he must remain an only dog. He must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present. He requires a firm pack leader and would benefit from obedience training.
Wishing the best for you and some new toys! Alex Perkins