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I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.
Chino, a very chubby five year French Bulldog from Massachusetts, was referred to FBLCR by another French Bulldog rescue group - FBRN, the French Bulldog Rescue Network - who had no place for him in their rescue. Chino had been identified as being aggressive towards people. He apparently had a long standing battle going on with the developmentally delayed adult in the household over her lunch bag, and it didn't help at all that the young woman defended herself against Chino by hitting him over the head with the bag. Nor were the lunch bag wars the whole of Chino's crimes - he also lunged and barked at visitors, refused to let anyone handle his feet and ears and face - this crabby little curmudgeon suffered from yeasty ears, a scarred and partially sighted left eye (a condition since puppyhood), and persistent allergies that left his body itchy and his feet sore.
On top of all that, because of his significant weight - it's not easy to get an arm around Chino to pick him up! - and because he lived in an upstairs apartment, his elderly owner had not been able to take him outside for the past three years. The few times she had tried to coax him down under his own steam, he had lost his footing on the narrow stairs and simply tumbled down, and to add insult to injury, he had not been able to climb back up. So, there he sat in his little upstairs apartment, not unlike the overstuffed furniture, itchy and angry and put upon, until the French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue arrived to carry (literally) him away.
Now that Chino has been in foster care since March, his manners have greatly improved, his allergies and yeasty ears are under control, and he now has a waistline, so he can motor up and down the sidewalk and even do a few stairs without stopping to rest! He is ready to move into his forever home!
Date posted: 07/11/2012
Date last updated: 07/11/2012
Location: Brockton, Massachusetts
Age: 5 years
Gender: Neutered Male
Weight: 30 lbs
Temperament: Affectionate, but pushy!
Activity Level: Laid Back
Dogs: Not good with other Dogs
Cats: Ignores Cats
Kids: This dog has a bite history - absolutely NO children!
Resource Guarding: Doesn't like to share bones or treats
Aggression: Will bite if bullied.
Handicaps: Partially sighted in one eye
Medical Issues: Allergies managed with diet and homeopathic remedies
Crate Trained: Yes
Cost to Acquire: 600.00
Our rescue dogs are placed without registration papers
Pictures of Chino
What you read here is based on Chino’s observed behavior while in his current foster home!
Chino is a stolid, quiet dog who is not given to wild demonstrations of affection, but if his foster mom should chance to let her hand drop over the side of her office chair, chances are very good Chino's head will be there, hoping for a quick rub. Chino is not used to interacting with other dogs, and what starts out as an attempt to be friendly can very quickly escalate into an all out dog fight if Chino feels threatened. Unfortunately for Chino, he is very skilled in making noise but not so skilled in actual combat, so any battle ends badly for him, making him even more uncertain about canine interactions. Chino much prefers the cats in his foster home, since they tend to regard him from a distance.
Chino has had problems with dry eye in his right eye since he was a tiny puppy, and unfortunately, it has not been treated, leaving him with a scarred and painful eye. Lubricating the eye three times daily has done wonders for him, although he will still protest whenever his foster mom takes hold of his head to administer the lubricant. Fortunately, he can be easily appeased with a treat. A grain free diet and Antronex tablets every day manage his allergies. He is not comfortable walking on grass, but he loves sidewalks, so an urban life may be best for him.
Chino loves to go on short walks, riding in the car (anywhere!), loves his chew bones, and loves to watch you throw his tennis ball, although he has absolutely no intention of fetching it for you. He is not a particularly active dog, but for the sake of his continued good health, regular walks are a must. This boy LOVES to eat.
Chino does not like to have his chew bones taken away when he is chewing on them, nor does he appreciate being interrupted while eating, but he prefers to make his displeasure known by growling or stiffening his body, rather than by snapping. He can be distracted from his chew bones with a different bone, and he has no objection having his food dish set down or picked up after he is finished. He has learned to sit for his meals.
Chino has had obedience training since he has come into foster care, and walks nicely on a leash, sits on command, and comes when called. He does not fetch!
Chino would do best with a calm, self confident owner who can provide a regular schedule for Chino and give him his eye medicine two or three times a day without being intimidated by his mumblings and grumblings. Because of his lack of friendly interactions with other dogs, he would do best as the only dog. This is not a dog park kind of guy. Two or three walks a day would be fine with Chino, and then he's ready to sprawl out in front of the television with his chew bone. He loves to be around his foster mom, but he doesn't fuss if he doesn't get a whole lot of attention. A working owner would be fine with him, and Chino could be trusted not to wreck the house when his owner was out. Once Chino gets to know your friends, they will be his friends too - as long as they don't annoy him too much. Chino can get crabby if visitors don't give him time to feel comfortable with them.
Chino really wants to find a home of his own. He is hoping very much that someone would just love to adopt a stubborn middle aged canine curmudgeon, because he would certainly fit that description!
Chino hopes that you will fill out an application!