Weight: 20 lbs
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption fee: $350
Akira has a history of staph and yeast infections, and must be monitored for recurrence. She also has a history of ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence.
Akira has several allergies and must remain on her current Farmina diet, daily Apoquel, Nature's Farmacy supplements, Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet supplement, and have regular medicated baths. She is allergic to human epithelia so she must not sleep in the human bed. She should also avoid wool blankets.
Akira has stenotic nares and must be monitored in warm weather.
This little bean came to FBRN after, believe it or not, being abandoned at a city shelter! The shelter estimated that Akira was eight years old, and thought that she might have had puppies in the past. One thing was certain -- she was suffering from a stubborn and very itchy skin infection. Judging from her crumpled ear (the result of a healed hematoma), skin and ear problems had probably been a recurring theme in her past. The good news is that the infections have resolved after treatment, and her underlying allergies are well controlled with Apoquel. Miss Akira is itch-free and ready to find her forever home!
Akira is incredibly sweet, and will ask to be petted and to cuddle on the couch. She can be a little timid (for instance, she pancakes when someone reaches down to put on her harness), but kids who are ten or older, who know not to frighten her or treat her roughly, should be just fine. Cats are a no-no, but Akira would love to share her home with other friendly dogs. She gets along wonderfully with the Frenchies in her foster home, both male and female. She is good-natured and playful without being pushy. For safety's sake, she should probably be with dogs about her own size. She likes physical play, and a significantly larger dog might injure her by accident.
This good girl comes when called, and responds quickly to verbal correction (for example when she is caught nibbling on grass or picking up fruit in the yard). She walks well (if a little zig-zaggy) on a leash and enjoys going for walks, but is definitely not built for endurance. A few blocks during the cooler hours is her limit. A house with a fenced yard would be ideal for Akira, because she should not be walked when it is hot outside. While she is short and squat, with virtually no neck to speak of, she is capable of (short) bursts of speed, and can hop up onto the sofa with the greatest of ease. She appears to have no temperament issues, and is house broken and crate trained. Foster Mom has a policy of feeding her dogs in their crates, and watches them closely when they have high value chews or bones. Akira has not snarked at her canine housemates, but she tries to hide her bones, so it is possible that she would try to defend what was hers when provoked. I mean, a girl has her limits.
Akira would love to have someone home with her all day. Alternatively, she would make a great little office dog. She is charming and well behaved, and loves company. She might be okay being left at home while her humans are at work if they can arrange for someone to let her out to powder her nose mid-day, and as long as she has a canine companion to cuddle with. First-time Frenchie people would be fine as long as they have educated themselves thoroughly about typical Frenchie breathing and skin issues prior to adoption, and are prepared to feed her Farmina N&D Skin and Coat (venison and quinoa). She can also have a little pure pork or venison canned food to entice her to take her supplements and her daily Apoquel.
Foster Mom says, "I'm sure it's not easy being the cutest little thing ever -- maintaining that stocky munchkin physique, flossing that perfectly placed little tooth (front and center), all the while being cuddly and downright adorable all the time -- but little Akira manages. Other than her skin issues, which are now controlled, she has been one of the easiest fosters I have ever had, and she is going to make some lucky adopter very happy."
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In Akira's case, there is no distance limit per se, but driving is preferable to flying. If you intend to fly her home, please contact your airline and verify that they can accommodate her in the cabin.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
Sponsoring Akira! Get well sweet girl! Jody Wilkinson
Speeding recovery and adoption sweet girl! Lynn Jacobson
Hope you feel better soon. Iggy and Lola Woods.
Akira, you are beautiful. I can't wait to see you flourish and will be anxiously awaiting your move to the Adoption page!!! Rebekah Tully
Happy 2018 Akira!! We know you’ll have the best year ever! We love you, Ollie & Bessie
For Akira to have better days ahead, from CeeCee