Age: 3 years
Sex: Neutered Male
Weight: 23 lbs
Kids: Age 10+
Fenced Yard: Not required
Adoption Fee: $400
Skippy is making his debut on FBRN's available list! We’re so excited about his debut that we have to start with a few words from Skippy’s foster mom, “This sweet brown-eyed guy is beyond handsome and there's no way you could ever say no or be upset with him! No matter what obstacles were thrown his way, Skippy conquered each and every one of them. Skippy brings a smile to every person he comes across and no one would ever know this happy-go-lucky guy ever had a care in the world. Skippy is a very special and spectacular guy that deserves to find a forever family with the same zest for life that he has!”
Skippy was relinquished to FBRN due to his pulmonic stenosis diagnosis. In May, he underwent a balloon valvuloplasty and recovered like a champ! He now takes Atenolol twice a day for his heart (it’s an inexpensive medication at a cost of about $4/month). Skippy also suffers from breathing issues which means he cannot go on long walks, even though he has lots of energy. Due to his brachycephalic airways, exercise should be monitored and done in moderation.
Skippy has never met a stranger but he can get overly excited and he's been known to jump up - little kids and Skippy meetings must be monitored. Skippy is still working on his training and he loves to learn! He already knows 'sit' and 'stay' and would love a forever family who wanted to continue his training. Skippy gets along well with his foster fur-siblings who are all about his same size. He seems to prefer his female fur-siblings, but who can blame the handsome devil for wanting to be near the ladies! Skippy can get excited on walks if he sees a bigger dog, so it would be best if his forever fur-siblings were about his size or smaller.
You would never know that Skippy is a special needs dog - he has a LOT of puppy energy and loves to be where the action is. Sitting in the window seat in the living room where he can keep watch over the neighborhood is a favorite activity! He also likes to throw around his stuffed toys and enjoys a good game of tug of war (even though the game may have to be cut short if he gets overly excited). Skippy loves belly rubs, and if you are napping while he wants you to pay attention to him, he will put his face right next to yours. He doesn’t lick; he just gently grazes his whiskers against your cheek.
Because Skippy still acts like a puppy and has some health issues that must be taken into consideration, he would do best in a home that has Frenchie experience. His perfect home should be ready (and financially prepared) to take on his yearly cardiologist appointments as we need to make sure Skippy is as healthy as they come!
Skippy would be happy in a home or an apartment. He gets several short walks a day and also enjoys lounging in the sun in the yard. Skippy is used to having someone home most of the day. Ideally, his forever person would be retired, work from home, or be able to take Skippy to work with them.
If you think you can give Skippy the life he deserves, put in an application right away! He's beyond ready to give his love to his forever home!
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.
Skippy has a history of vomiting and regurgitation and must remain on his current prescription diet of Royal Canin HP.
While in FBRN’s care Skippy was diagnosed with severe pulmonic stenosis and mild tricuspid regurgitation. As a result, he had a balloon valvuloplasty procedure performed on 05.28.2020 . A follow-up echocardiogram was performed on 07.28.2020 with findings of moderate pulmonic stenosis (Post BVP) and mild pulmonic insufficiency. Skippy must take Atenolol twice daily. His heart must be routinely monitored by a veterinary cardiologist.
Skippy has brachycephalic airway syndrome. His breathing must be monitored during exercise and play and in warm weather to prevent overheating. He must wear a harness when going for walks, never a collar or choke chain.
Skippy! We hope you live a happy life, filled with love and lots of hugs! From Millie
Skippy, hope your on the mend soon. You are so precious & I just know that your forever family is out there just waiting for you. Albert Thomas
Feel better skippy girl! Sending lots of love, kisses, and prayers for you! Stay strong! Xoxo Cleo
Skippy, get well soon! Love JJ & Walter
For Neiman, Skippy, or any other special pups at FBRN. Get better soon & keep wagging!!! Christy Gorman
For Skippy in memory of Kai. Hope you find a wonderful forever home! Irina Weintraub
Get well skippy <3 luiza
Well Sweet Skippy I have the same heart problem you do as does my Dad..see we too have big hearts:) Hugs n Kisses sweetie. Amber Lara
Hi Skippy! I hope this helps; Dolly would have wanted us to help you. We send you our love and best wishes, sweetheart. And we say thanks to your foster family for loving you. Hang in there, cute dog. Brave dog. Shawn Hanley
Lani Van Alstyne
My fingers are crossed along with your paws that you continue on the road of gaining weight and enjoying your sweet little life! You are so adorably cute! Danielle Crudele
Hi Skippy, Welcome to the FBRN Family. Here is a little something to help you get healthy and on your way to your furever home. Love, Trish, Carlos and Douglass
Skippy, we wish you continued health and love! Hoping you can get to your furever home soon! Lisa Scolman