Age: 2 years
Sex: Spayed female
Dogs: Submissive dogs only
Fenced Yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $550
She came to FBRN as a girl with no name, but is leaving as a princess. Arya has come a long way since she was found and rescued from the dog-eat-dog streets of Turkey, and now she’s ready to embark on a new adventure—a journey straight into the loving arms of her forever family.
Much like her namesake, our Arya is not interested in being a prim and proper lady. No, this energetic girl is a mover and a shaker, a pied firecracker who has earned the nickname “Noodle” because she is wiggly as a piece of spaghetti! When she isn’t bounding about the house and exploring every nook and cranny, Arya enjoys removing every toy from the bin and piling them onto the sofa, so she can lie atop her treasures and lovingly chew on them. And while she’s not particularly adept at swordsmanship, she excels at snuggles-ship. Her foster mom has crowned her “the BEST cuddler of all time,” and warns that “if personal space is important to you, Arya may not be a good match.”
Arya has a very specific list…of qualities she needs for the perfect forever home. She is smart as Nymeria Sand’s whip and has already picked up on some commands, but her forever family must be committed to continuing her training and setting firm boundaries, so that she knows what is expected of her and can feel secure. Arya is both housebroken and potty-trained, but since leash-walking is still a work in progress, it’s important that she have an extremely secure yard for exercise and play.
Arya also has very strong feelings about other dogs (or Hounds, if you will). She is an absolute doll with humans of all ages, but is selectively dog-reactive (indeed, she squabbled with one of her Turkish compatriots at the airport) and for that reason is not a good candidate for either the dog park or as a take-to-work dog (unless she is the sole canine at your place of employment). She has an extremely high prey drive and must not be around cats or small companion animals. Preference will be given to applicants with no other animals in the home, but if you apply for Arya and you have already have a very mellow dog, please be sure to tell us about any experience you have with reactive dogs, and be prepared to explain how you will use slow intro methods to successfully integrate Arya into your home.
Arya’s foster mom has this to say about her bat-eared, wolf-blooded charge: “Despite a rough start, Arya flashes those big brown eyes and tips one of her floppy ears up at you in the most trusting way. After a looooong, slow intro, she has settled into our pack quite nicely, playing happily with both my resident Frenchies without incident. She is housebroken, crate-trained, and loves working for treats. She will zoom around the yard and romp with the other dogs, but she will also settle down and relax; she is a world class cuddler. Though Arya has a few mild allergies, she requires no medication (just a limited ingredient diet) and is otherwise super healthy! For someone who wants a Frenchie with an athletic build and minimal Frenchie-esque issues, Arya is your girl!”
If you are equally smitten with Arya and would like to adopt her, please fill out an application! Just be prepared for a road trip, whether by car, ship, horse, or dragon, because Arya is hoarding stuffies in New Jersey and cannot travel by plane.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
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.
Arya has several allergies and to be prevent itchies or skin problems, she should stay on her current diet and supplements.
Arya has exhibited reactive behavior towards other dogs so a slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home. Preference will be given to homes where she can be an only dog. She has a high prey drive and must never be around cats, birds, or other small animals because she will hurt them if she catches them. And she's fast enough to catch them. Arya would benefit from continued obedience training.
A little something for Aria. I hope to be able to meet her when she becomes available. Jasmina Kneselac
Welcome Arya ! Have a great time with Ellie and Bucket. I loved playing with them and your foster family. Love, Nuno(Mack)