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My name is Bandit!

French Bulldog Dog for adoption in Peterborough, Ontario - Bandit
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French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue - Canada

Facts about Bandit

  • Breed: French Bulldog
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Male
Foster Location: Near Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Age: 1 year (9-18-2014)
Sex: Male
Weight: 21lbs
Kids: 10 yrs and older
Cats: Maybe, dog savvy cats
Dogs: Calm, submissive dogs only
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Required


Bandit came into French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue after being found as a stray on the streets in New York. The family that found him had him neutered and brought up to date on vetting but with two young children, one being special needs, they did not have the time to care for a special needs dog as well. They reached out to rescue for helping place Bandit and ended up with us in FBLCR!

Bandit is a typical young Frenchie and has a lot of get up and go! He absolutely loves to run and play! He is a love bug and loves human affection and hanging out with his people. He likes his chew toys/bones, and while he is not picky, he will play with anything you give him. He LOVES his elk antler! Bandit usually gets along well with everyone he meets but seems to do best with other submissive dogs, as he does play a little rough from time to time and seems to have a dominant personality. He also gets a little protective of his food, and does some resource guarding during feeding times, so he will need to always be fed separately from any other dogs in his home to avoid issues during dinnertime. He is young and needs a family that can provide him with rules, boundaries, continued training and, above all, consistency in his daily routine. Bandit currently lives with children, ages 11, 12 & 14 and seems do well with them. We think he would be fine with older respectful, gentle children in his new home, ages 10yrs and up.

Medically, Bandit does have a deformed spine that he was born with. During his time with us at FBLCR he saw a specialist, had an MRI, and was diagnosed with Spina Bifida. He also had corrective surgery for his Spina Bifida in hopes of stopping the disease’s progression as he ages. Due to his spinal deformities, he has some weakness in his hind end, but does still get around surprisingly well. Bandit is incontinent and so his foster mom just diapers his to help avoid any mess, which means he must be kept clean and free of urine and fecal matter when he goes so that he does not get skin infections or skin irritation. Bandit will need regular urine checks at the vet to ensure no UTI (due to incontinence) and typically goes through 4 diapers daily (size 4 pull-up style.) He is on a daily medication to help with urine dribbling. Bandit’s new family will need to be willing and able to provide the level of care he requires, including continuing his daily medication for life. His foster mom is happy to go over his routine with any potential adopters to make sure they will be the best match possible for little Bandit. As Bandit ages, he will need a family that is truly committed to seeing to his medical needs, including facing the possibility that he may end up needing a cart when he is older. Although not in pain now, he will need to be monitored so that his condition doesn’t become painful. While in foster care, Bandit has started rehab with physical & laser therapy along with acupuncture, which his new family will need to be willing to maintain for him. After his surgery, Bandit seems to be a bit more tender on his right side, under his rib cage area, (he has never bitten, but he will warn of pain with a snap) so care will need to be taken when picking him up to ensure that he is held gently and not dropped or roughly handled. Despite all of this, he is determined that his disability will not hinder him! He runs and plays with the best of them. Bandit does not do stairs well and a home with few to no stairs will be preferred for him. Other than his back issues, Bandit seems to be in great health! He has no other known health issues, and has been neutered and is UTD on all of his vaccinations/dewormings.

Bandit should not be allowed up on furniture without very strict supervision. If he fell or jumped down, he would be at risk for injuring his back further. Bandit’s foster family reports that he is crate trained and does well in his kennel. As with all of our foster dogs, and especially for Bandit, who is still a puppy, we recommend that they keep a similar crating schedule when their humans are away from the home and/or they are left unsupervised so they are safe and secure while no one is home.

A home with a fenced yard will be required for him. A home with stairs will be considered, if the adoptive family is willing and able to carry his up and down stairs, everytime he would need to go up or down them, AND have baby gates in place so that he cannot access stairs at all on his own. A family where someone works from home would be preferred but is not necessary. He would do fine with a family who works away from the home as long as someone could come home and check on his midday. He’d love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take his with them to the office (he loves car rides!) as long as the office was pet friendly. He currently goes to work with his current foster mom quite frequently! If not, he’s completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel!

Here is a note from Bandit’s foster family:
“This little guy has so much life and spunk in him, you cannot help but fall in love … He is a good example of how a disability shouldn’t define who you are…without his diaper on he looks & acts like a normal 14 month old puppy!”

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Bandit please fill out an adoption application today!

French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue does not ship dogs as cargo. Adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from the foster family. Please be prepared to pick up Bandit in person if you are interested in adopting him!

http://frenchbulldoglastchance.org/adoption-application/

If you’d like to sponsor Bandit’s care and donate to French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue, to help us continue helping more French Bulldogs like him, please click the Donate button below!

http://frenchbulldoglastchance.org/donate/

About French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue - Canada

About Our Rescue Group...

French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue is a 501(c)3 non porfit organization. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome French Bulldogs in need located within the United States and Canada. Formerly French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue, we have reincorporated in the state of Iowa and are now known as French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue! All of our volunteers are non-paid volunteers from all over North America, from the U.S. and Canada, who have a special interest in seeing that homeless French Bulldogs get at least a chance at finding a home.
As French Bulldogs continue to grow in popularity that is unfortunately, accompanied by an increase in the number of French Bulldogs shunted off into rescue. The numbers are so alarming that French Bulldog rescue groups nationwide are finding themselves faced with the horrifying reality of having to turn dogs away for lack of funding, lack of resources, and lack of prospective foster homes. The first group of Frenchies to be turned away are the French Bulldogs who are deemed to be too “difficult” to place. For example, dogs that are showing any type of aggression or behavioral issue for being frightened, poorly socialized or distrustful are many times turned away by other rescue groups due to lack on resources and qualified foster homes for these dogs. That is where French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue comes into play.

While we do our best to welcome and take in any French Bulldog in need, French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue is focused mainly toward helping and taking in those Frenchies who other rescues are not able to take in – those who need more time, socialization, training, and rehabilitation due to behavioral issues.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Because all of our dogs are fostered in private homes across the United States and Canada, there is no central location where you can visit them. We do our best to screen adopters carefully and ensure that any potential adopters and the adoptable dog in question will be the absolute best match possible!

Our Adoption Process...

Please visit our website at: http://www.fbscrescue.org/adoption-process2.html
ADOPTION PROCESS

1) If you have made the decision that a French Bulldog is the right dog for you and your family and you are interested in adopting from French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue, the first step is to review each dog’s bio on the Available Dogs page. Please read through each dog’s full bio to help you determine if that particular dog’s temperament and/or physical needs will be the right match for your family and lifestyle.

Also, please be aware that some of our foster French Bulldogs have special needs – temperament or health issues, or both. Please consider all of the dog’s needs, and that you are prepared and able to handle these needs, before you apply for any of our dogs, but especially for one of our special needs French Bulldogs. Please email fbscrescue@gmail.com for any questions that you might have regarding any of our dogs and we will forward your questions to the appropriate person.

2) Complete the online adoption application. Please make sure that you provide as much information as possible about yourself, your family and your household in your adoption application. The more information that an application contains, the easier it is for us to determine if the French Bulldog you have applied for is a good match for your home/lifestyle/family.

We only accept applications for dogs that are currently available for adoption and on the Available Dogs page. We do not accept applications for French Bulldogs that are on the Foster Dogs page.

3) Upon submission, your adoption application will be received by the French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue Foster Coordinator. Adoptable dogs are available for 1-2 weeks after they first become available. This should allow any interested parties enough time to submit their application. We do not adopt on a “first come, first serve” basis. Our goal is to find the best match we can for each French Bulldog and each family. When it is time to review applications, the Foster Coordinator sends all adoption applications for that dog to the foster family. The foster family reviews each application and conducts phone interviews to help determine which applicant may be the best match. If you are chosen as a potential adopter, your veterinary reference will be checked, and your personal references will be called. If all goes well up to that point, a home visit will be scheduled and conducted by either the foster home, a French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue volunteer, or a FBSCR representative closest to you.

4) Once the home visit is completed, the home visit report will be reviewed by the Foster Coordinator, foster family and the French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue Board of Directors, and a final adoption decision will be made.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

All of French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue dogs are spayed or neutered (unless a prevailing medical condition indicates that spaying or neutering is not in the best interest of the dog), current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped prior to placement. We try to ensure that all French Bulldogs placed are in good health, or alternately that all KNOWN health conditions and temperament issues are identified to the potential adopter prior to placement.

Before you adopt a dog from the French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue, you will be asked to complete and sign an adoption agreement and a liability waiver. The liability waiver is a requirement for ALL dogs adopted through FBSCR. Please read the agreement carefully and make sure you understand and agree with the all of the terms before signing.

Adoption fees are listed on each individual dog’s available bio once they reach the available page. The French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue Adoption Fee Schedule is as follows:

8wk – 2 yr old – $700
2-4 yr old – $600
5-7 yr old – $500
8 yr old + and special needs – $350.00

It is the sole responsibility of our adopters to make transportation arrangements to pick up the adopted dog in person. FBSCR will not pay for transportation for any adopted dog nor will we include transportation fees in the adoption fee.

We make every effort to complete the adoption process as quickly as possible, but it can take 2 to 6 weeks after the dog has been posted, so please be patient!

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us at fbscrescue@gmail.com.