Mr Fredricksen is looking for a nice, quiet home to live out his retirement!
Male | 14 yrs old | 12 lbs | Maltese
- Good with adults? Yes
- Good with kids? Unknown
- Good with dogs? Yes
- Good with cats? Unknown
- House trained? Yes
- Crate trained? No
- Energy Level? Low
- Barker? No
*** Please note that we are NOT accepting applications for the dogs listed as Coming Soon. These dogs have either yet to arrive or have only just recently arrived. Once their foster families get to know them a little better, a detailed bio outlining their personality and describing their ideal home will be posted and we will then begin accepting applications for them. ***
About Mr Fredricksen
Mr. Fredricksen is a dream for anyone who loves old dogs. Content to nap most of the day away but always up for a cuddle (if you’re lucky, he’ll give you a wet, gummy kiss on the cheek), Mr. F is an unassuming, gentle dog looking for a loving retirement home to cherish him. At 14 years young, Mr. F embraces the finer things in life (treats, ear scritches, and rolling in the grass on a warm day). He is more than happy to live with fur friends of all shapes and sizes, but if a young whippersnapper gets fresh with him, he’ll quickly put them in their place with a sharp rebuke. Mr. F has an ageing bladder, so he appreciates being given frequent comfort breaks outside throughout the day, and he will let you know he needs to go. If he needs to pee at night, he will use a pee pad in a designated spot. The few teeth that Mr. F has left are in excellent condition (all the bad ones were removed earlier this year), he has good eyesight and a keen sense of smell, but he is pretty well stone deaf (which is great for vacuuming – he sleeps like a log and never barks). His fur is thinning (like most men his age), his body is a little (okay, very) lumpy, and his bones are rather arthritic, but he still has a zest for life and lots of love to give. Mr. F coughs a little, as he is recovering from a case of pneumonia, and he has arthritis. Gabapentin has done wonders for his mobility, so his forever home will need to commit to continuing with this medication (it’s fairly inexpensive but must be given every 8 hours). He is also on a liver support supplement. He must be carried up and down stairs, and carpeting/area rugs help to keep him from sliding around on slippery floors. A single-storey home or one where any stairs going down can be blocked off to prevent a tumble would be ideal. Mr. F’s exercise needs are minimal (since he can’t wobble too far), but he really enjoys wandering around aimlessly (and very slowly) outdoors. He is also happy to be carried in a doggy backpack or pushed in a stroller – he loves feeling the wind in his ears and the sun on his face. Mr. F is a very sweet dog in search of an equally sweet adopter willing to spoil him for the rest of his days.
Adoption Fee | $375
Adoption fees help cover the costs associated with rescue, such as vetting, boarding, and transportation.
Prior to adoption, dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and 4Dx tested, and they receive any necessary treatment. After adoption, they are eligible for one month of free pet insurance.
For more information about adoption fees, please review our Adoption FAQs & Fees page.
Why We Love Fostering
Fostering opens you up to helping so many incredible animals. The dogs we have fostered all had different personalities, needs and quirks. We remember them all fondly. We love fostering because it is more flexible than most people would imagine. We can decide when to take a dog (so family vacations are easy to plan), what size (under 70lbs for us) and PAN is amazing at matching us with dogs that fit our needs.
Why We Love Fostering
There is a special joy in seeing the transformation from fear to trust in a foster cat’s face and posture, the first time they relax and warm up to me. There is so much comedy in a litter of crazy kittens, rollicking and tumbling, learning how to be big cats. Each foster kitty has been cared for as if they were my own, and I enjoy the confidence in the feeling that they are ready for their forever home. That is the biggest difference between choosing to adopt from a small rescue rather than a shelter, and why I love volunteering. People often ask me how I can be so strong to let such sweet kitties go to adoption, but the feeling that I have space to help another is worth the emotional goodbye. Penny is the twenty-first cat I have helped, and I am not going to stop anytime soon! Fostering for Pets Alive is by far the most rewarding volunteering I have ever done.
Interested in Adopting Mr Fredricksen? Apply Below.
Incomplete applications cannot be accepted. Pets Alive Niagara reserves the right to reject any application and reserves the sole right in determining the best placement for our animals.