Kato

Location: Cherokee County, GA
Age: 4 years, 11 months
Sex: Male/Neutered
Weight: 29.5 lbs
Kids: Yes
Cats: Yes
Other Dogs: Yes (but has only been around female dogs while in rescue)
Birds and Other Small Animals: Unknown
Available As Of: 10/15/2018
Adoption Fee: $500

Congratulations to Kato and his new family!! Kato went to his forever home today and everyone couldn’t be happier. Kato gave his new momma a big smooch to show her his excitement! His adoptive dad is thrilled to have someone stay home with him during the days. It’s a perfect match!!


YAY!!! Kato, FBV’s handsome blue brindle Frenchie, is ready for adoption!!

Kato’s previous family included six children and a head of household with a crippling disability and dog allergies. Kato was neglected because his primary caretaker was both disabled and allergic to him. When rescued, he had been relegated to a laundry closet and was given food and water. He did not receive routine medical care, vaccinations, or even nail trimmings. His toenails were so long that some of them had intertwined and embedded into his paws. He was covered in urine and fecal matter because his laundry closet was not routinely cleaned. His severe skin allergies were also out of control and he had a double ear infection and double eye infection.

Kato has severe skin allergies that require daily maintenance. He will have to take an antihistamine every day for the rest of his life. He may have either regular Claritin, regular Zyrtec, or Benadryl (or a generic version of these medications). His foster family has been giving Kato generic regular Claritin because it easier to fit the smaller Claritin pill between two pieces of his prescribed kibble. (He cannot have treats or other foods to put his pills into. They make a wet version of his food, but like the dry version, it is costly.). He MUST NEVER BE GIVEN an antihistamine + decongestant – it will KILL a dog! (In other words, he CANNOT have ClaritinD!!!). He also must have a very strict, prescribed diet and cannot have treats of any kind. He is highly allergic to red meat, all grains, and poultry: chicken, duck, and turkey, etc. He is currently on the “Hill’s Prescription Diet for Skin/Food Sensitivities, Formula z/d.”

He needs medicated baths at least twice a month and must have routine veterinary checks to make sure that his skin condition is under control. The specialized shampoo used on Kato must sit on his skin for 5 -10 minutes in order to prevent his skin from flaring up. During flare-ups, Kato’s skin will get red & irritated, present with yellowish crusted spots, and he will lose hair in places. If his antihistamines, specialized diet, and bi-weekly baths are not maintained, Kato will be a miserable, itchy, unhappy dog.

Kato has cholesterol deposits covering both eyes that mimic the appearance of cataracts. He was taken to an eye specialist, and the specialist determined that he has full range of vision despite the presence of the cholesterol deposits. Kato’s ears are prone to infection, and therefore, he must have his ears cleaned with solution at least once a week to prevent infections.

Kato is the perfect blend of energy and couch potato. He LOVES to play and absolutely LOVES attention!!! He was neglected in his previous home, so he LOVES all the love and attention that’s given. He is not overly obnoxious about asking for attention, but he does LOVE to be petted and wants to be EVERYWHERE you are. He likes to put his head under your hand when he wants to be petted, and he likes to bring you toys for him to fetch. Kato LOVES chasing/fetching a 1/2 size tennis ball. He likes to bring you the ball and retrieve it. He will settle down and sit with you, but only after he has had a walk, played with another friendly dog, or has worn himself out playing fetch with his human pack. He looks forward to his evening walks around the neighborhood (Kato would prefer a home with a fenced yard but does not require it and is happy taking leashed walks with his family), and he LOVES playing with the resident female Frenchie; they will literally play for 30 minutes straight. He does really well riding in a car and is just a very “chill” dog.

He is a pretty laid-back dog; his foster family hasn’t noticed any jealousy or mischief-making issues. He does like to chew on hard plastic (he has a set of hard plastic keys that he loves to chew), so watch out for your TV remotes & don’t leave any kids’ toys laying around! He tends to drink more than he needs, which immediately leads to a coughing fit (which sometimes results in him spitting up some food), so try not to overfill his water bowl. He CANNOT have regular dog food, so if you have another dog in the household, you must keep their food separate. Kato can hold his bladder while crated, but he doesn’t really tell you when he needs to go to outside while he’s out of his crate. As a rule of thumb, if his foster family is in the same room with Kato, and he’s sitting with them and gets up, they let him outside. Usually, they let him out every 2-3 hours just to prevent accidents. He is not prone to bathroom accidents by any means – he just doesn’t really come to you or the door when he has to potty.

Kato is leash and crate trained….and he knows the following commands:

“Outside” – (We’re going outside for a walk or to go potty.)
“Go potty, go on” – (We need to get down to business.)
“Night night” – (Go to your crate – it’s time to go to sleep.)

Kato loves ALL people, but he did have a special bond with his previous male owner. It is preferred that he lives with a forever family that has at least one male head of household. He is used to children, but his extensive medical needs may be burdensome to a family with many small children. Kato would be best placed in a home that contains another playful dog, preferably female. He has not been tested with male dogs. He has truly enjoyed becoming the resident Frenchie’s best friend, and we know that he will miss her.

Kato is a young, active, playful, loving, and adorable Frenchie. He loves to PLAY! He loves to be pet and to sit near you. He loves to follow you around the house. He loves to ride in the car with you…and take walks with you. He seeks attention in positive ways, and he is EXTRAORDINARILY sweet! He’s a beautiful, friendly, cuddly, and cute French bulldog.

He is the best dog ever!!!! 😊

  • WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS.
  • APPLICATIONS FROM GEORGIA, 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.