LOCATION: Phoenix AZ
AGE: 3.5 years
WEIGHT: 34 lbs
KIDS: Older (ages 13+) children only
OTHER DOGS: Yes, but please read bio for more details
BIRDS & OTHER SMALL ANIMALS: Unknown
AVAILABLE AS OF: 7/18/2021
ADOPTION FEE: $800
Chonky is a gorgeous 3.5-year-old boy. He was taken to the county shelter as an injured stray and then taken in by FBV. He had to have surgery to close a large laceration to his face and reattach his ear which is now a little crooked. He sure hasn’t let that get him down, though. Despite his ear having to be reattached, his hearing is incredible. No one will ever porch pirate a package from your front door again. He hears even the quietest package drop.
He is being fostered in a home with 4 larger dogs and still seems to think “no one is the boss of me.” He is, in typical Frenchie fashion, ready to take on anyone for his favorite toy or snack. He pushes his way to the front of the line…always! We suspect his injuries may have been the result of being a bit too pushy with another dog. He is friendly with dogs but expect him to want to be the first on your lap when you sit down, and every new toy will be his first…so make sure any resident dogs are tolerant of this pushy boy. He would also be just as happy as an only dog. A strong human leader is definitely a must as well!
Chonky is extremely exuberant when meeting new people and tends to be jumpy and mouthy from excitement so would do best in a home with only older children. He also tends to want everything and will take toys from other dogs and most likely children too. He also must be fed separately from other dogs, or he will eat everyone else’s food after finishing his own.
Chonky is housebroken, leash trained, and crate trained. However, he would prefer not to be crated. He will howl and protest if kept away or crated from his people. He also will protest when you leave the house but settles and is not destructive left in the house alone. He will require someone who is home all day or who can at least provide him with a midday potty break.
He is an adventurous sole…always up for a walk on his harness, to play with a toy, and to learn a new trick. He picks up new tricks incredibly fast and would do anything for a snack. He came to the shelter at 39.5 pounds, but he has a goal to fit into his bikini for his new adoptive family. He has lost 6 pounds already and is down to 33.5 pounds. He just has a few more to go.
He has never met a stranger he doesn’t LOVE, but he tends to be easily excited and a bit over exuberant, so his foster family is working on his manners. He is the quintessential French Bulldog: brave, pushy, loveable, playful, adorable, funny, up for anything and afraid of nothing.
His likes include car rides, dinnertime, getting his harness on to go for a W-A-L-K, and cuddling with his people. His dislikes are as follows: landscapers, making the bed, Velcro, and anything that keeps him away from his people. This handsome boy, who will give you paw or high 5 for a treat, can’t wait to see all the applications come in for him. If you think you can provide Chonky with the home of his dreams, please apply!
**WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS.
**APPLICATIONS FROM ARIZONA, OUT-OF-STATE AND CANADA WILL BE CONSIDERED.
**WE REQUIRE THE DOG BE PICKED UP IN PERSON IN THE AREA OF THE STATE SPECIFIED ABOVE.
**ALL ADOPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A HOME VISIT.
**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 BE EXPECTED WHILE A DOG IS ADJUSTING TO A NEW HOME.
If you are interested in adopting Chonky, please fill out an online application. There is a $10 application fee.