Age: 10 years
Sex: spayed female
Weight: 29 lbs.
Fenced Yard: Not required
Adoption Fee: $250
Sweet and gentle Aquitaine is a laidback gal who just wants to be safe and loved. Aquitaine likes to relax near her people. She is content to lay on a cozy blanket, a soft pillow, or her bed. She also loves to catch some rays on a sunny day. If you are looking for a Frenchie who will always be by your side to snuggle and cuddle, Aquitaine could be the one for you.
Aquitaine is the kindest and gentlest dog her foster family has ever known. She patiently lets their 6 year old and 3 year old children pet her, hug her, and kiss her.
She also plays with one of the resident Frenchies (an FBRN grad) and enjoys scampering with him. She is not dominant and has no aggression issues whatsoever with other dogs, food, or toys. The only thing that upsets her is being separated from her people. If she knows you are home she will want to be right next to you and will become anxious if she can't be with you.
This sweet girl does NOT like to exercise. AT ALL. Well, unless you count the happy dance she does when it's breakfast and dinner time. Aquitaine will bounce around until her food is placed in front of her. It's totally adorable! For this reason, Aquitaine does not have to live in a home with a fenced yard, but she will need to be taken outside very consistently to go potty.
Aquitaine was a puppy mill mama for roughly the first seven years of her life. While those first seven years of her life were tough, she made it through and is a happy and mostly healthy gal. Aquitaine has a history of UTIs, splayed feet (from living in a crate for years at the mill), and chronic urinary incontinence which is being treated with estrogen therapy. The estrogen therapy has made an enormous difference in the incontinence but she still urinates inside the house at least once a day. Her new family will need to continue her estrogen therapy. She also defecates in the house a few times a week, but thankfully those messes are very easy to clean. She does not appear to know any commands, but because she's so gentle, it has not been an issue at all. Based on our observations, we also suspect that Aquitaine has some hearing loss. If you want her to do something, you have to squat down in a crouching position and get her attention, then she'll come trotting over.
Aquitaine's forever family needs to provide a safe, secure, and loving home. Given her incontinence, it's best for someone in her forever family to be home a lot. Either single people or families are great. She will do wonderfully with kids and other dogs, but if you have young children, please think carefully about whether you can handle her incontinence and if you will be ok with the potential for children contacting urine or fecal matter. First time Frenchie owners will be great with her because she's so gentle. Since Aquitaine does not like to run, a fenced yard is not necessary because she's not going anywhere fast. Either an apartment or a house is fine. It's important that she has a consistent place to go potty and a consistent schedule for pottying. It's also very important for someone to be home a lot so that Aquitaine can go outside as often as possible in an effort to curb her poor bathroom habits. She would be a perfect office dog if someone could take her outside for potty breaks consistently. Aquitaine would be so happy to sit at her owner's feet under a desk or next to them while they are working. Adopters can also consider a diaper for Aquitaine in addition to a strict schedule.
Aquitaine's foster family has this to share about her: "We have fallen in love with this beautiful smooshy-faced girl! She is gentle, kind, patient, and sweet. After a rough start to her life, it's a wonder that she is as loving, trusting, and healthy as she is. She has a very special place in our hearts and we know that she will make her forever family as happy as she has made us."
Aquitaine can be adopted by a family near or far from the NoMO area, but she is too large to fly in an airplane.
If you think Aquitaine is the perfect frenchie for you to adopt, be prepared to travel. She will not be shipped.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Except in rare or unusual cases, adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In rare or unusual cases, FBRN may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter's home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party.
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.
This is to sponsor Aquitaine, Ron Swanson, Groucho Barx & Rhys - from Rin & Crew
For Aquitaine, hope you find your family soon. Elizabeth Kittay