Rebel has found his forever! He was adopted by an amazing couple who, before welcoming sweet Rebel into their home, already had two female Frenchies. Rebel’s new parents are very familiar with rescue pups so we have no doubt that they will be able to manage his behavior and medical issues. We are absolutely thrilled for Rebel and his new family. We know he is going to be well cared for and very loved!
This handsome 1.5-year-old stud muffin has come a long way from where he started. Rebel was surrendered because his family could no longer handle his seizure disorder. Rebel had little dog socialization and wasn't housebroken when he came into rescue. He is a totally different dog now. He was fearful and would snap at his foster mom if she tried to hold him or work with him. Over time and with medication changes, he's a completely different dog and will let you do anything to him.
Rebel gets along with other dogs and would also be okay with cats. He has been around birds in his foster home, and he just ignores them. He LOVES to play so another high energy playmate would be his best match. He will play all day if allowed. Rebel will only be placed in a home with no children or a home with older (13+), dog savvy children. Due to his past behavior, a home with young children will not be considered.
He is only partially housebroken and will need frequent potty breaks and a family who is home a lot. He is crate and leash trained. He also knows the commands sit, stay, and come.
Rebel hates going to the vet and will act a fool. He requires a muzzle and possibly pre-medication when being seen at the vet. In his previous home, Rebel's exact diagnosis was never established because the former owner could not afford the tests required for establishing a diagnosis and so he was put on large doses of prednisone which caused him to show aggressive behavior. It took months to wean him off the prednisone, but since stopping it, he hasn't had a seizure or any aggressive behaviors. He takes phenobarbital and keppra twice a day. If breakthrough seizures occur, he will need to see a neurologist again.
Rebel needs a patient family willing to slowly let him come out of his shell. He is a very affectionate boy and will show his new family lots of love. He has the funniest purr; it sounds like a combination of a large cat and a turkey gobble. Rebel would also really love a playmate in his forever home who can keep up with him.