Age: 2 years
Weight: 20 lb
Kids: Yes, 10+
Dogs: Yes (laid back females only, see bio)
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $500
A slow intro is required if there is another (female only) dog in the home. He is housebroken, but has occasional accidents in the house.
No known health issues.
Beyond a Shadow of a Doubt, young Wilder is quite a hit in Our Town! This striking pied boy was surrendered to FBRN when he became aggressive toward an older male dog in the home. Everyone deserves a second chance, however, and you may be Wilder's!
His foster family tells us that Wilder is a smart, active little guy, and is quite the performer. He has a wonderful personality, and keeps them laughing with his antics. He knows how to sit for treats, and loves a rousing game of fetch. Full of the energy of youth, this nugget needs a little more than just a neighborhood ramble to tucker him out. He is a Frenchie, however, so it pretty much goes without saying that he also loves to cuddle up in a soft, warm lap. Oh, and he enjoys spending quality time with a good stuffie or bone - I mean, who doesn't?
Wilder delights in the company of the five- and fourteen-year-old kiddos in his foster family, so he can be placed in a family with older, dog-savvy children. While he does have a history of aggression toward an older male dog, he gets along well with the non-dominant female dog in his foster home. He has shown no ill will whatsoever towards her, so we will consider families with an existing easy-going female dog. Keep in mind that because he bit the dog in his former home, care should be taken when introducing Wilder to any resident laid back female pooches, and a slow introduction is required if there is another dog in the home. His history with cats is unknown. As a common-sense precaution (to avoid the possible scenario of Wilder returning shame-faced to FBRN with a tuft of cat fur in his mouth), we have to say no to kitties (or other furry or feathered creatures) in his forever home.
The perfect home would be a house with a fenced yard in which to frolic. The more things to explore and places to go, the happier Wilder will be. He does not like to be left alone, so a stay-at-home person or someone who can take him to the office every day would be best. If this is not an option, at the very least he would need to have a mid-day break with his humans or a dog walker.
Wilder has no known health issues. He is mostly housebroken, but has occasional accidents in the house. For example, he will dribble when he gets excited, and, perhaps because he becomes anxious when crated, he will poop in his crate about 20% of the time. As he gets older and less anxious, these issues may resolve, but adopters should be honest with themselves about whether his housebreaking irregularities will be a deal-breaker if it's a life-long thing for Wilder. And for you.
Foster Mom says, "Wilder has truly stolen our hearts. He is such a smart little guy who loves to be with his people. He has the best little personality. Having him in our home has been a treat. He deserves the very best home because he will be your best friend and give you unconditional love. Whoever ends up with him will have hit the puppy lottery."
Convinced? Well, Wilder loves riding in the car, so distance should not be a deterrent in applying for him. Fill out your application and start planning a road trip to Wilder's foster home in northern Louisiana. Flying is not the best mode of transport for him due to his crate anxiety. 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.
For Wilder from your frenchie Hoosier friends, Radar and Stella. We know misunderstandings happen. :)
Wilder. I hope one day to snuggle, cuddle, care for and love you. Marlene Rockandel