Kids: dog savvy, 8+
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $550
Bon is an energetic and curious young boy looking for a forever family to call his own!
Like many Frenchies, Bon has allergies and requires daily medication (Apoquel) and a special diet (salmon kibble, goat milk). He needs daily wiping with Chlorhexidine pads on itchy spots and tail pocket and also an application of antibiotic Mupirocin ointment as well as medicated shampoo baths every four days.
Bon does not let his itchy, scratchy skin stand in his way. He is just out of his puppy years and has energy to burn! Bon loves playing with his stuffed toys and chews on his Nylabone daily. He loves to be with his people and getting attention in the form of cuddles and scratches. He’s known to give lots of kisses and the occasional ear nibble. Bon loves going for walks, and he is a known neighborhood busybody!
Currently, Bon is being fostered in a home with three other dogs that he enjoys playing with. However, due to his abundance of energy a slow-introduction is required for any future resident dogs in an applicant's home. Bon doesn’t always understand cues from other dogs and should be supervised during play and separated while fed or he will try to steal food. That's no way to make friends and influence people, Bon!
His previous family had kids who knew about Bon's energy level, but kids who've never had a dog will need "slow introductions" with lots of supervision; our preference is for kids old enough to maintain their balance when the whirling dervish comes through and who won't be frightened if he gives their ears a little nippy nibble. Dog savvy kids will also understand that he doesn't like having some parts of his body touched, like his ears, though his foster people have been slowly, slowly getting him used to being touched where he doesn't like to be touched. Bon tends to get overexcited meeting new people, so he needs to wear his leash when kids (or anyone else) come to visit so he can be controlled. A few bits of kibble to redirect his attention will help. If visiting friends for the kids come over, it might be good to crate him.
While he is house-trained, Bon sometimes forgets if not taken out often, and he does not know how to signal to his humans that he needs to go out. He does know several commands such as sit, down, leave it, and give kisses. He wants to please his humans but can be stubborn-- especially once something catches his eye outside!
Bon has a tendency to get scared in certain situations such as visiting the vet and riding in the car. He does not enjoy being in the car for long and will howl and fuss. He will need a family dedicated to easing these fears.
Bon’s foster mom tells us “Bon wants to be a part of everything, especially cuddling where he can lay his big cabbage head on your lap. He loves to get scratches and play with his stuffies and be wherever you are. He can be a little afraid of new things and needs someone ok going slow with him and showing him things are ok. ”
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. Because he doesn't like to travel, we think he's not a good candidate for flying, and we'd prefer to place him in the area of SW PA (greater Pittsburgh region) to keep car trips as short as possible. At least two people must travel with him, one to drive and one to calm him down and monitor him.
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.
Hi Bon - Just sending a little help your way. Every little bit helps and we're glad to see you doing well! We wish you the best of luck in Pittsburgh! :) - Titus, Mae, Joe, and Jamie from Pleasant Hills