Hambone and Frenchesca in Florida

Hambone and Frenchesca are not yet ready for adoption. We are still evaluating their personalities and addressing their medical issues. An email notification will be sent when they become ready for adoption. Adoption fees are set at the time a dog goes available and applications can only be submitted at that time. Please follow our website and social media pages for updates on Hambone and Frenchesca!

Welcome to the Village Hambone (brindle) and Frenchesca (white)! Both pups are 5 years old. They are full siblings and were surrendered to FBV because their owner did not have the time or money to keep them healthy. They came into rescue after receiving poor care. They have skin issues and hair loss..over 40% of their bodies have crusty skin and they are itchy. They had not had blood work performed since they were 2 years of age and no heartworm check since 2017.

Hambone is in worse shape than Frenchesca. He has a history of demodex mange and coccidia. He is very skinny which the vet he saw in rescue said is likely from all his energy going to fight his skin issues. He experienced a 10-pound weight loss in just a year (from 2017-2018) without any explanation as to why and had a recent history of vomiting before coming into rescue (he has had no vomiting since being in foster care). He also came with overgrown nails.

They had been on Cytopoint since February, but their skin did not show any signs of improvement with this medication. Other medications that they were prescribed were not being given regularly. They have now seen one of our vets and were put on antibiotics and Benedryl. They are both to receive medicated baths and Hambone needs to be fed three times a day. They had skin scrapings performed, as well as heartworm testing, which were all negative. The vet feels as though their skin issues are from allergies and the bleach baths that their previous owner was giving them. They will return to the vet in 2 weeks for a follow up visit. At that time, they will begin a food trial to narrow down allergens.

Hambone requires a slow introduction and seems to have a little separation anxiety. He also has gotten a little snarky with Frenchesca in the foster home. Frenchesca has met other dogs and mostly just ignored them. They both rode well in the car and both tolerated their baths well. They are very sweet but don’t play much. We are hoping they begin to play more as their health issues improve.

They were raised on pee pads but have been doing very well going potty outside in their foster home. If their foster mom is gone from home, they stay in a crate together. Hambone will bark for a bit and then they will sleep until foster mom gets home. When she is home, they are let outside to potty every few hours. Hambone will yodel at the door to be let outside, and there have been no potty accidents in the home so far.

Thus far they seem like a bonded pair, but we are still evaluating this, as well as their individual personalities. We are determined to help these two become healthy and find the best forever home possible. Please consider donating to help us with the cost of their care. All of us at the Village thank you!

We greatly appreciate any and all donations….$400 will help us provide them with some basic essentials, such as food and harnesses, as well as help us cover the cost of some of their vet bills.

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