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HE COULD LIVE WITH ANOTHER CALM DOG BUT WOULD NEED CARFEUL INTRODUCTIONS AND A KNOWLEDGEABLE OWNER OTHERWISE HE COULD BE AN ONLY DOG
PREFERABLY AN ADULT FEMALE ONLY HOME
SENSITIVE FRENCHIE EXPERIENCE DESIRED
NO CHILDREN, NO CATS OR SMALL FURRIES
Larry is a 3 year old delicate French bulldog who has had a very troubled past and has a few medical issues we hope won’t put off his perfect home that we know is out there. Larry is a very loving affectionate dog when he trusts you but his past has made him very sensitive to anything he feels might hurt or worry him. As a result he has learnt to react in quite an extreme ways to his stress triggers. One of these triggers seem to be men in the house and he gets very stressed around men shouting (even watching football on tv), waving arms or holding a floor brush. Although we don’t have his full history as he was with another rescue prior to coming to us for specialist care his behaviours strongly indicate he has been mistreated by a man and is now very worried as a result.
Larry is a highly sensitive dog who when in a calm, quiet and female orientated house loves nothing more than sofa cuddles and pottering in the garden where he can fully relax. His favourite sleeping position is upside down and he wiggles his whole bum when he sees you
Larry has delicate skin and is currently on long term medication to manage this. He is also fed on a grain free, hypoallergenic diet. He has a spinal issue which means he is sometimes a bit wobbly on his back legs, which has been assessed by a specialist vet and there is no surgery that will improve his condition. However it can be managed by limited exercise and keeping his diet in check so he doesn’t become overweight. Larry loves going for walks but these may need to be restricted if his condition deteriorates later in life. He needs a home experienced with flat faces and managing their breathing during hot weather.
Larry is very friendly with people outside the home, and loves cuddles. Inside the home he is worried by men in particular and needs an experienced frenchie home to manage his stress levels on a day to day basis to prevent him needing to react to stress triggers.
As Larry is a very sensitive dog we will only home him to an adult only home. He is not good with cats or small animals and will not be homed with them
Larry is a very needy frenchie that wants to be with you all the time, this is due to his past and any new owners must be prepared to work with him to overcome his separation issues
Larry has previously had multiple homes and been passed around before coming to us, so it is no wonder he is a confused, unsure boy at times and it may take a while to build the bond and confidence between him and any potential owner. Any new home must be prepared to give Larry time to settle, time to build his confidence but also work with him to manage his behaviour when he’s anxious rather than give up on him. Larry deserves a home that will work with him and not give up at the first obstacle
Larry due to his spinal issue currently doesn’t go on huge walks, but loves running and playing ball. His recall in a secure area is very good and he’s very ball focused so will come back for his favourite ball.
Larry needs a frenchie experienced home, ideally with females only or if a male someone that is 100% committed to working with Larry to overcome his fears around men. Particularly his fear of men’s hands or men carrying objects as he associates this with previous worry and will react by barking and lunging. Any male that applies for Larry will need to show commitment to giving Larry time but also be prepared for Larry to have moments where he will react to males until he gains trust.
Larry is such a complete cuddle monster in his foster home, and as it’s a single female home he has not shown any behaviour issues other than wanting to chase the cat and parrot. He has had a very troubled past and been very unsettled by moving from home to home with a previous rescue so any owner will need to be patient and give Larry time to adjust to another move.
Larry is a dog that so deserves to find a special person willing to see past his insecurities and give him stability, patience and lots of love. Due to his separation anxiety and new owner should be there the majority of the day, or working from home to help his stress levels
Microchipped, Vaccinated and up to date flea and wormer
Fostred in Crewe, Cheshire
Larry will come with 5 weeks free Agria pet insurance