My name is Romeo and I’m a gentle and loving senior bichon with quite a story to tell! So let’s get started!
In 2008 I was a two year old pup surrendered to a shelter in Orange County by my owners – ah, but I was not alone. You see my female companion, Juliette, was also brought to that shelter. We were alone but had each other, along with the four pups that Juliette was carrying and for whom I was the very proud father-to-be. I was skin and bones because any morsel of food that was provided I gave to Juliette. After all I was there to protect her and the puppies.
A few weeks after we were rescued by our kind BFK Aunties, Juliette gave birth to three boys and a little girl. She was a great Mom and everyone thrived. My foster Mom even made sure that I got to eat and put some weight on as she assured me that there was enough food for all of us.
In January 2009, our puppies were all adopted and it was time for us to find our forever home – or so we thought. A nice lady who lived in Fallbrook California and her nephew (who was the future caregiver) passed with flying colors and adopted us. She didn’t stay in very close touch with BFK over the years (and sometimes that happens!) but she was a good mom.
Then last month something happened. Aunt Marti got a call from a microchip company that said I had been found wandering on a busy street in Fallbrook. I had no collar or tag on – but I was chipped to BFK. To make a long story shorter, my microchip had not been registered to my adopter (and that’s not a good thing!) but Aunt Marti was able to research her information and call her home number. A lady (her adult daughter) answered and said my owner and former Mom had had a stroke in July and was now home – but no one seemed to know that I had wandered off and was missing. What makes my story even more horrifying is that I am pretty blind and my hearing isn’t very good – (but my ‘sniffer’ works just fine.) I somehow survived for days eating grass and even twigs – anything to keep going. And I avoided cars and coyotes which is equally astounding! My former Mom has other FurKids so she doesn’t want me — and her daughter doesn’t even know what happened with Juliette (but thought she may have been ‘captured’ by a coyote. That broke my heart!!)
My foster Mom and Dad have taken me to a vet and (drum roll please) my bloodwork came back AMAZING! I need a dental (which will happen in the next week) and a grooming (so I can be my handsomest self) and I need a loving home.
My Ideal Home:
- Someone home most of the time
- A single story home with a nice yard
- Another FurKid would be comforting
- Someone with lots of love to give
- Had dogs as an adult
- Recent/current dog experience
Now in case you don’t know it, I’m eligible to become a Forever Foster! That means that my BFK Aunties will take care of any of my medical needs from now on. All I need is a gentle, loving person to live with who will care for me and receive all the unconditional love I have to give.
If that sounds like you, please complete an application for I TRULY DESERVE only the best for the rest of my days.
Resilient, Respectful and Ready-to-be-Yours Romeo