ADOPTION UPDATE 9/4/2018:

Bruno has moved to Michigan to live out the rest of his life with his new parents, Darci and Ryan. When they came to meet him and take him home, he did great with both of them and was even very submissive with Ryan. He just smiled ear to ear the whole time they petted him and gave him attention. They are a great family and we now that they will give him a great life!! Good luck in your new home, Bruno!


Bruno is a 3 year-old fawn Frenchie who was turned into the Village after his owner reported having severe allergies to him. Bruno is a great dog! He’s a very loving and loyal boy who just loves to be by his person’s side. He follows his foster mama from room to room in the house just wanting to be by her side at all times.

He’s a total ‘Love Bug.’ He loves to roll over to have his belly rubbed and is always happy when he can sit next to you and rest his little chin on your knee or leg. He is smarter than your average Frenchie. He follows commands (sit, stay and come) and is even beginning to look to his foster mom for direction. Inside the house, he’s a fairly laid back guy and is happy doing whatever his foster mom is doing. If she is watching TV, he’s right there with her. If she is cleaning the fridge, he’s there watching. If his foster mom is working on the flower garden, of course he’s right there too. He watches so closely and intently that it’s almost like he’s a little supervisor or helper.

Bruno is a homebody whose favorite activity is just to be at home with his favorite person, whether that’s inside or outside. He can be silly sometimes and run around the house playfully zooming to his foster mom and then into another room and back. He loves to play tug of war with his rope toy. He also loves his Nylabones; sometimes he throws one around the house and chases after it, rolling on his back and pawing at it. It’s hilarious to watch him have so much fun without even chewing on the bone.

Bruno has chronic dry eye. He needs to have both over-the-counter lubricating eye drops and a prescription eye drop (which helps increase his tear production) applied to his eyes 2 times per day. Although his dry eye has improved substantially, he will need to stay on the Tacrolimus for the rest of his life. Bruno had surgery for a cherry eye on his left eye and may have another cherry eye on the right. Down the road, there may be a possibility that it would need to be repaired, but the vet is just watching this for now. He sees a veterinary eye specialist and will need a follow up visit in 6 months. Bruno also has a luxating patella (which does not cause him any issues) in his right hind leg.

Bruno dislikes men and all dogs. With men, he has attempted to lunge at them and bite. He barks at men in the neighborhood whether they are passing by or even standing in the yard next to his foster home. He has also attempted to lunge at a jogger running past he and his foster mama on the street. His foster mom thinks this may be due to him either trying to protect his human or that he just plain dislikes men for some reason. On one occasion, he did snarl at a woman in the neighborhood who was moving in to try to pet him. With other dogs, his fur stands up, and he crouches down as if he is stalking them and will lunge and attempt to bite them as well.  Bruno and his foster mom have been seeing an obedience trainer and have been working on techniques at home to get him to look to his mama for direction instead of relying on his own impulses to try and manage his behavior. While he has done very well with training so far, his new owner will need to continue working with him at home and also with a professional obedience trainer.

Bruno would do well in a quiet home without any other animals and preferably with only one or two adult humans to care for him. It would be best if his new owner does not have a lot of company over (especially men) since he has such an aversion to them. Activity wise, Bruno loves a good walk but does not require this on a daily basis. He is just as content if given some time to run around the backyard for a while. While Bruno would prefer a fenced yard, it is not required. He also does not require a forever parent that is home all day or someone to come home mid-day for a potty break. Bruno is both crate trained and housebroken. However, he does sometimes mark in the house and needs a belly band to help keep the house free from marking.

Bruno is such a wonderful dog. He’s so loving and falls hard and fast for his person. He’s loyal and is such a great little companion. His foster mom loves how he’s always near and can always be found within 2 feet of her. He is most definitely a little lover! This boy is wicked smart, too! His foster mom and FBV are so happy and proud of him for all the progress he’s made with obedience training and cannot wait to see where he goes from here.

If this little sweetheart sounds like the ‘Love Bug’ for you, please apply to adopt him!

  • WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS.
  • APPLICATIONS FROM OHIO, OUT-OF-STATE AND CANADA WILL BE CONSIDERED.
  • ALL ADOPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A HOME VISIT. 
  • WE REQUIRE THE DOG BE PICKED UP IN PERSON IN THE AREA OF THE STATE SPECIFIED ABOVE. 
  • IF A DOG IS LISTED ON “OUR AVAILABLE DOGS” PAGE AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, THEN THAT FRENCHIE IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. 
  • FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR FOSTER HOMES, WE DO NOT ALLOW MEET AND GREETS PRIOR TO ADOPTION. 
  • PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME REGRESSION IN BEHAVIOR AND POTTY HABITS IS TO EXPECTED WHILE A DOG IS ADJUSTING TO A NEW HOME.