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Waffles
Location: Central NC
Age: 3 yrs
Sex: Male
Weight: 25 lbs.
Kids: 12 and over; dog savvy
Cats: No
Dogs: Yes
Fenced yard: Required
Adoption fee: $350
"Waffles is doing very well! Feels like the last 2 months flew by! We’ve been doing his physical therapy exercises at home. He is so sweet, and is such a cuddle bug. He loves being with his people, and follows me around everywhere!
He also gets along wonderfully with my resident Frenchie. His incontinence hasn’t improved much, but we do notice that being on a schedule has helped a ton. He thrives with routine! In the mornings, we will immediately take him outside, and he pees in the grass! My husband comes home at lunch, so Waffles can go out for a mid day break and get a fresh diaper. He is so sweet at diaper changing time. He knows the whole drill for getting cleaned up, he just lays down and rolls over! We’ve given him baths, and he is so trusting of us. His surrendering owners had reported he hated bath time, but he does so well! When we get home, if we don’t let him out of his kennel quickly enough, he does this crazy Frenchie wail! And he has a similar wail whenever around a vacuum! I’ve never heard anything quite like it."
The scrumptious Waffles has made his way to the available page. He looks so delicious and sweet that one could just eat him up! Waffles was surrendered to FBRN when his surrendering family was overwhelmed by the care that he would need. He tried his hand at ninja skills and unfortunately the jump from the bed he tried left him in a sad state. He was diagnosed with IVDD and underwent spinal surgery several days after the event happened. He leaks from his bladder and must always wear a diaper and diaper cover. He can not control his bowels.However, on a routine, this seems to be controlled better and is more regular/on schedule and predictable. For a dog with a spinal injury, he gets along pretty well and he walks with a seductive Mae West sway; he has deep pain sensation in his toes, which is a good thing. He can walk around well on surfaces that will not scrape his feet because he does not lift them all the way up off the ground. For walks, he requires a rear harness to hoist his back end up a bit. It's still to be determined if a cart would be suitable for him.

Waffles also has allergies. When he was surrendered he was on Apoquel, however he has not shown any skin issues in foster care. His allergies appear to be seasonal and he might require this again come allergy season/spring. His allergy panel showed that he shouldn't have feline friends hanging out with him, shouldn't wear or rest on wool or feather/down items, should not eat certain meats, and sleeping with his humans is a no go because of his human epithelia --skin cells--allergies. Storage mites are found in all kibble, therefore Waffles has currently been enjoying a raw diet of venison and should continue on this diet.

Waffles has never been around children and his condition is such that we are saying no to kids to reduce the possibility of further injury. However, he does enjoy hanging out with other dog friends. He also loves chewing bones, lying on a yoga mat in the sun, or practicing his tricks for treats. Any dog that Waffles hangs out with should be more on the lazy side and he shouldn't be with a dog that would jump on his back or play rough with him. Waffles loves to follow his humans. Cuddling is something he has mastered. He would happily lay at your feet while you were busy doing work-related things or leisure activities, especially if he can gnaw on a Himalayan chew. Every now and then he likes to show you how mischievous he can be by playing hide-a-blade-of-grass-or-a-small-pebble in his mouth and make you work to get it out. Waffles has mastered the art of flashing his big brown eyes at you; it makes going to work very difficult.

Waffles needs to be introduced to new dogs slowly. This helps him to feel more confident and trusting of his new environment. He has a crate and will sleep in it. He gets a little anxiety when people come home and don't open his crate (he will wail!). He comes to his name, will lay down, rolls over for diaper change/cleaning.

Waffles is looking for a home that is experienced with Frenchies, patient and understanding, and people that could come home from work at lunch to clean him up (or work from home). There should be no cats and children would need to be old enough to pick him up carefully and not play too roughly with him. His new family should have time to dedicate to changing his diaper and keeping him clean, get him outside daily for fresh air, and someone willing to do daily in-home physical therapy. Waffles can spinal walk well, but not well enough to go out onto concrete. Any stairs in his new home would need to be blocked off and a fenced yard would be great. Waffles could adjust to going to an office with someone as long as an occasional mess wouldn't cause an issue.

Waffle's foster mom had this to say about him: "Waffles is doing very well! Feels like the last 2 months flew by! We’ve been doing his physical therapy exercises at home. He is so sweet, and is such a cuddle bug. He loves being with his people, and follows me around everywhere! He also gets along wonderfully with my resident Frenchie. His incontinence hasn’t improved much, but we do notice that being on a schedule has helped a ton. He thrives with routine! In the mornings, we will immediately take him outside, and he pees in the grass! My husband comes home at lunch, so Waffles can go out for a mid day break and get a fresh diaper. He is so sweet at diaper changing time. He knows the whole drill for getting cleaned up, he just lays down and rolls over! We’ve given him baths, and he is so trusting of us. His surrendering owners had reported he hated bath time, but he does so well! When we get home, if we don’t let him out of his kennel quickly enough, he does this crazy Frenchie wail! And he has a similar wail whenever around a vacuum! I’ve never heard anything quite like it."

Though Waffles might need a bit more care than your normal Frenchie, he will pay you back with lots of cuddles and love for your time. If you have a special place in your heart and your home for an adorably scrumptious Frenchie like Waffles, all that you have left to do is fill out the application for him and be ready to scoop him up if you are selected.

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. 

ABOUT WAFFLES

Waffles has several allergies including storage mites and human epithelia. Due to his allergies, he must remain in a cat free home and also should avoid wool and feather/down items. He loves his bed so he won't mind not sleeping in his humans' bed. We've found a good food for him that contains a protein--venison--he's not allergic to. He takes some supplements his foster mom can tell you about.

Waffles takes trazodone for his anxiety around car trips.

Waffles suffers from hind end paralysis and is incontinent, so he wears a diaper. He must always be carried up and down the stairs and must not be allowed to jump off furniture--jumping off furniture is a common cause of injuries like Waffles'.

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Waffles looks just like our beloved Gizmo who passed in August and had similar health issues. God bless him, and take care of him. Courtney Saunders