AGE: 10 months
SEX: Neutered male
WEIGHT: 26 lbs.
KIDS: Yes, 8+ dog savvy
FENCED YARD: Required
ADOPTION FEE: $400
PUPPY ALERT!! FBRN’s Bodega in southern California is open for business! You may want to get in line because we have a feeling that interested parties will start wrapping around the corner of the building soon. Bodega is definitely cuter than any little boutique you might find in any neighborhood.
Bodega was surrendered after he began having some tummy troubles and his previous owners couldn't control his colitis. Now, after three months in foster care, a good regimen has been found to keep his symptoms at bay. Bodega is on a prescription high-fiber diet which must be continued in his forever home. If he shows any signs of a flare-up such as diarrhea, increased frequency, or straining, he will need to be seen by his vet and will most likely need to start back on a combination of prescription medications. Adopters will need to be prepared to monitor his stool for blood and take him to his vet immediately if this occurs. There are also times when he will regurgitate or spit up a little after eating, but this is not frequent.
Nothing slows Bodega down one bit! In true puppy fashion, Bodega is active, playful, active, excitable, and did we mention active? He loves Nylabones and will carry around his stuffies. Is there anything cuter than a puppy carrying around his stuffed baby? We think not. He will need a patient family to continue to work with him on his basic manners, leash walking, and potty training. Bodega is crate trained and keeps his crate clean at night, but he requires frequent potty breaks during the day to prevent accidents inside the house.
Bodi, as his foster family lovingly nicknamed him, gets along very well with the resident pups. If other dogs are allowed to be around while he is eating, Bodega gobbles down his food presumably thinking they are going to steal it like a late-night convenience store heist. To prevent this, he is fed separately on a slightly elevated stand from a puzzle bowl/slow feeder. And we know many people wonder about cats so to quell that curiosity, no cats per his surrendering owner.
He could definitely go to a family with children, but really young kiddos might be bowling pins for the energetic Bodega bowling ball, and therefore older, dog savvy kids are preferred. All applicants need to be committed to managing and monitoring for any recurrence of colitis. First-time Frenchie owners are encouraged to apply; however, if you unfamiliar with the breed, know that some of them sing the song of their people, very loudly at times. Bodega is one of those Frenchies who likes to practice that song frequently, so an apartment or connected town home, unless insulated like a panic room, might not be the best fit.
Bodi loves attention. In fact, his foster mom says he will plow his way through the other pups in the home to finagle his way to the humans. He is somewhat fearful of new things he has never encountered but improves when he is able to be held and comforted. He has the potential to be a great office dog but, being so young and energetic, he might need some work while you're at work to become a productive member of the team. A household where there is someone home most of the day would be most ideal.
Bodega’s foster family says, "Bodi has a heart of gold. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. All he wants to do is play and loves praise and attention", so if you think this Bodega has everything you need (and vice versa), fill out an application and plan your trip to Southern California. He is too big to fly and doesn't particularly love the car but 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 do not 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.
Bodega was successfully treated for colitis which must be monitored for recurrence. He must remain on his current prescription high-fiber diet. Bodega has both food and environmental allergies. He has a history of ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence.
Bodega dislikes cats so he must never be around them. Potty training is a work in progress.
Bodega, you're a handsome fella and we hope you find your forever home soon. (Given in memory of our FBRN rescue Gertie. ) Susan B. Clark
Welcome lil Bodega! Here's a few bones for a snack pack. But get the good ones that wont upset your tummy! Keiku Kuku
GET BIG & STRONG LIL MAN! MAHLER FAMILY LODI, CA
Hi sweet Bodega! Sending love and kisses in honor of our beloved Roscoe. GINA NEY