Intake Date: 10/03/2022
Last Update: 12/15/2022
Age: 4 months
Weight: 12 lbs.
Energy Level: Puppy
Color & Markings: Sable
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Homes with children under 8 can be considered: Yes
Special Needs: Spina bifida/incontinence
Medications: Monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative
Crate Trained: Working on it!
House Trained: No (requires diapers due to incontinence)
Physical Fence Required: Yes
My likes: I like everything now as it’s all new to me. I like people and other dogs, car rides, bones and toys, snuggles and kisses, laying in the sun and being outside. I also like to watch and listen to the humans.
My dislikes: I am not trilled about my crate
I get along with: I get along with dogs and people.
My ideal home: I would be happy in a home with other pets so that I have brothers/sisters to bond and play with, or if I am going to be the center of your home, then have the ability to make some friends for occasional play dates. As a puppy, I am still learning manners, so a family willing to engage in teaching me manners and guiding me will be ideal.
My ideal adopter: My ideal family is one that will accept and love me for who I am, willing to learn about my special outfits and provide me with a loving and safe environment to grow up in, to learn and to be one with the family. As I’m still growing up, an active family would be wonderful which would allow me to interact with other people and experience new things.
Additional info you might want to know about me: I’m Fendi the Frenchie, otherwise known as Fendi the Fearless, Little Man, and in private my foster mom calls me THE BABY. Even though I am a baby, I’ve been and seen so much in my short time. I’ve become the perfect work companion: visiting City Hall, the Police Department and Municipal Court and of course attending meetings, where my presence has a calming effect and keeps everyone smiling—even the grumpy people start smiling when they see me at the counter. I will admit that I did have to visit the jail. It wasn’t my fault, I just decided to steal a few door stops and hide them under my foster mom’s desk... so I’m learning what is mine and what is not mine and some manners like sit, no and stay.
Besides going to work, I’ve had a lot of car rides which I love and foster mom has fashioned a seat for me so that I remain safe in the car. I really like to be outside, looking at everything, smelling and tasting everything, learning to play with balls or I’ll find my favorite bone and just lay in the sun. I’m still learning how to go down steps, yet I can climb up steps, climb onto a couch and if there is a soft blanket on the back of a couch or the arm, I will curl up on it to take my naps. We also take walks and I’m pretty easy since I don’t want to be left behind.
In addition to getting a lot of individual human attention, I also spend my time with my four English Bulldog foster brothers and sisters and a lab that my foster mom knows. The first day, I had to show my fierceness as one of the big lugs kept licking me like I was some stuffed toy; yet since that time, we all hang out together. I like to alternate who I nap with on a daily basis and who I play with. I do know I am annoying to my older foster sister. When I try to snuggle or play tug of war with her, she just walks away. That has not deterred me from trying to win her over. When I have to stay home, my foster mom usually puts me in the dreaded crate. I do grumble and carry on for a bit, and eventually settle down, especially when I realize I won’t win the battle. I also sleep in the crate at night exhibiting the same amount of drama: sometimes I win and get to sleep in the human bed and sometimes I don’t win. I just know that when I get to sleep in the human bed, there’s nothing better than sleeping in the crook of foster mom’s arm or right next to her head.
While my days are full and I’m learning about this big world we live in, one should know that I am very special. I was born with spina bifida and therefore have to wear a diaper. While I am not sure what all that means because I’m still just a baby, it’s actually no big deal. I don’t realize I’m different at all, nor does it hinder me at all from being a normal puppy. I’m quite simple to change and give no fuss whatsoever. I will stand for you as I get a bath and will lift my legs to help you put the diaper on and then stand ever so still while we finish up my dressing with a diaper cover and suspenders. Plus during this time, I get a lot of kisses and snuggles from my foster mom that makes me really happy and get to finish it off with a treat. Other than the diaper, there isn’t much else different than if I weren’t special. Just like other pets, I need a quality dog food, water, exercise, mental stimulation, human and animal interaction, annual vaccination, heartworm and flea prevention and of course toys, soft beds and blankets and a lap to nap on or for snuggle time.
Prior to applying to adopt Fendi, please review our adoption process on our website with rules and process information.
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