Meet Available FIGGY
Animal ID 43244286 
Species Dog 
Breed Terrier, Boston 
Age 4 years 3 months 6 days 
Gender Male 
Spayed/Neutered  
Housetrained Unknown 
Intake Date 11/16/2019 
Stage Available
***** NEW KID ON THE BLOCK *****

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It is our pleasure to introduce you to Figgy, the newest and cutest member of BTRNC! Sporting a beautiful grey coat, he's a stunner from tip to tail! Here's the low down on Fig:

Age: 4 years old

Weight: 16 pounds

Health: Excellent physical health but does have some behavioral issues (see below)

Demeanor: Affectionate, sweet, active/high energy, playful, social, curious, aggressive (only when guarding his food or feels threatened), vocal (when he wants something or thinks he's being ignored)

Likes: People (children 8+), energetic female dogs, playing tug-o-war and fetch, giving kisses and snuggling, being held and sitting in laps, going for car rides and walks, belly rubs, sleeping in your bed, burrowing under blankets, eating treats, stuffed toys

Dislikes: Because Figgy gets overly excited in new situations or when there is a lot of activity, dog parks should be avoided (or other highly stimulating environments). He can be stubborn about going into his crate or giving up a toy but treats make it much more fun. He's more likely to be aggressive towards male dogs, but since his neutering, seems to be much less so. Foster mama has seen a big improvement since his little procedure.

Manners: Housebroken, crate trained, learning to walk like a good boy on leash, learning to "sit" and "leave it"

Fenced Yard Required: Preferred. He loves to be outdoors and go for walks so as long as he's on leash, he'd be okay without a fenced yard

Tidbits: First things first, Figgy is a very active fella. He would be unhappy if left alone for more than 4-6 hours a day. He needs stimulation, exercise and a structured environment. Foster mama thinks he'd love a home with older children who can help him burn off all his energy. A female dog should be okay, otherwise he'd do best as an only dog (provided he gets plenty of attention).

Initially, Figgy tended to pick fights with the other dogs in his foster home. But since his neuter, he's much improved. Between his procedure and more time in foster care, Fig is now a much more mellow fellow. And while he's gotten much better about his aggression, he will still need to be fed apart from other dogs.

Figgy has some obsessive tendencies -- he gets fixated on his toys almost to point of being obsessed (or possessed) and then gets protective of them if he thinks they'll be taken from him. He will give them up eventually but reluctantly. Positive training should help calm his mind, learn good behaviors and grow confidence.

As my mother used to say, Figgy is full of the dickens. Energetic and still very puppy-like, he often doesn't know when to settle down. His foster mama says she sometimes has to crate him so he will relax for a bit and take a nap (like a toddler ๐Ÿ˜‰). He will need to work on being less reactive when meeting other dogs and people.

In a nutshell, adorable Figgy needs a little work and a lot of love. We want his adoption to be successful so only candidates who can meet his needs will be considered. Can you provide this special boy with the time and attention he needs? If so, please apply: http://btrnc.org/home/adoption_information.

Have a nice night,
BTRNC