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Please meet Frito, a special needs Frenchie. Don't let that fool you though. He thinks he is the cat's meow, the cream of the crop, the ying to your yang. Well....you get it. Frito's previous owner did not have the ability to keep up with Frito's special needs and made the tough decision to get him to SNORT so he could find the best possible home.
He has more nicknames than a British Royal but he is happy to just be your pal. Frito is a great listener and great company while reading a book, driving, cooking up some food on the grill, doing chores, or just taking a bath. Just to clarify: he doesn't read, drive or cook but will gladly stay with you when you do. He is smart, but not that accomplished. Well, not yet anyway.
Frito has liked everyone he has met but would be better with adults and children who are older. Frito mostly likes to hang out with his humans. He is quite the silly little charmer who will lay down next to you and present his belly for rubs. He does enjoy small bursts of play time with the resident Boston Terrier. He likes chewing on his Nylabones and enjoys following his people around the house and seeing what they are doing. He is great at supervising and wouldn't mind having that as a full time job in your house.
Mr. Frito has a little trouble getting around due to a previous back problem and some hip issues. Don't let this fool you because these things do not slow him down! He loves to go for walks, but they will either have to be short, or better yet, in a stroller riding like the king he thinks he is.
Frito does exhibit some resource guarding over treats and food with other dogs but not toys. He is never aggressive with humans. A lover not a hater. His foster parents can easily take/give food to/from Frito's dish by hand with no problems at all, but he does not care to have his foster siblings near him at dinner time. This is typical of many frenchies so his new owners, if they have other dogs, need to adjust for that.
Due to Frito's physical limitations, he cannot fully control his potty breaks. Frito had been house trained before his spine became a problem and does know where to potty. Frito can wear a belly band to control any "overflow", and can partially empty his bladder on his own outside several times a day. His foster mom helps him by expressing the remaining urine in his bladder then he is good for a few hours. Please note that while his bladder needs some help expressing, he has no problems expressing his feelings! He loves. He loves a lot.
Frito knows when he has to go #2 and will let you know. He has a gentle bark, and will remind you it's time for #2.
Due to his low activity, Frito could be fine in any setting, but might prefer a quieter home with someone home a good part of the day. He does enjoy wandering around in the yard and since he cannot go for long walks would like to have a good place to sunbathe.
Frito came to SNORT very sick and depressed but has really turned into quite a cheery little guy! He just wants to hang out and supervise human activities in a comfortable setting with people who love him and can be attentive to his needs. His daily routine is a bit more time consuming than that of an able bodied dog, but he is very sweet and silly, and totally worth all any amount of effort he may be. He is currently in foster care near Philadelphia. He would like to interview you for the position of CEO to his supervisor, so please submit a SNORT adoption application! http://snortrescue.org/index.php?option=com_breezingforms&view=form&Item...
Note: All dogs in SNORT's care are fostered in private homes by dedicated volunteers . SNORT's adoption fee includes appropriate veterinary care, all necessary vaccines, and a spay/neuter. SNORT posts regular updates about our foster dogs on our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/SNORT-Short-Noses-Only-Rescue-Team/1287121.... Like us on Facebook for the latest news on our dogs, fundraisers, and rescue efforts!
SNORT (Short Noses Only Rescue Team)