Age: 3 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 24 pounds
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $550
FBRN’s Bluebonnet is as pretty as the famed flowers that carpet Texas in Spring and she’s ready for a very special forever home! Bluebonnet was surrendered by her previous owner and while she’s certainly got it made in the looks department, she is still learning when it comes to house training, good manners, and socialization. We know how hard it is to say no to that sweet, smooshy face! However, it is important that Bluebonnet’s forever family is patient and continues to practice positive reinforcement of her good behavior.
Bluebonnet is a lively, curious little girl who loves her daily walks and has been happily exploring all the new sights and smells of her foster home. Other than the typical Frenchie issue like small nares and a loose patella, Bluebonnet has been given a clean bill of health by the vet.
Like a typical Frenchie, Bluebonnet loves to be around people! She enjoys snuggling, taking walks, and playing with toys indoors. When she doesn’t get regular exercise and stimulation, her energy builds and she can be a bit of a bully to get your attention. Thus, a forever home with children wouldn’t be a good fit. Bluebonnet has shown that she prefers to be dominant with other dogs. She lived with another dog in her previous home, but she has been so reactive around any other dogs that we believe she should be an only pet. While in foster care, Bluebonnet managed to get out of her harness and could have done serious damage to the resident dog had her foster family not been able to catch her quickly. Her foster mom now walks her with a double harness and continues to work with her on basic training and socialization. Bluebonnet is smart and she definitely wants to please her person, but she doesn’t seem to have had any previous training or discipline. Potential adopters must be willing to seek the help of a professional trainer if necessary.
In the short time she’s been in foster care, Bluebonnet has learned to mostly potty outside, sit for treats, and almost sleep through the night in her crate. A consistent routine has been key to her success! Bluebonnet knows the word “pee-pee” and will go outside to do her business when told. She has also gone in the house, but this is improving and she’s eager to please so we don’t think it will be long until she’s got the hang of house training.
Bonnie is just the cutest and that makes it harder to discipline her, but she needs lots of positive reinforcement of her good behavior. She also needs a family who can be patient and understanding as she gets the hang of their routine and her new potty schedule. Any type of home would be fine, Bluebonnet only wants to be near to her person all the time. A house with a fenced yard would make potty training and reinforcement much easier, but an apartment dweller committed to Bluebonnet’s success would be great too.
Bluebonnet should be in a home where she is the princess who gets all the attention! Bluebonnet would love to have a family member home most of the time and a stay-at-home person would be ideal. She will need someone who understands Frenchie stubbornness and is willing to set limits but also give lots and lots of praise and love. Bluebonnet rides well in the car, but may not be the best candidate for an office dog, given her demands for attention. However, she calms quickly and settles in to rest as long as she knows her person is nearby.
Here are a few words from her foster mom, ”Bonnie or Bon Bon is the sweetest, truly beautiful blue brindle French bulldog. She will have an adjustment period being separated from "Bluesky," but if she gets lots of attention and affection she will do fine. For some reason she does not do well with other animals and may never get rid of that trait. However, I do think she is trainable in other areas, either with a patient owner or with the help of a trainer. She responds well to treats. It would be best if she were in a new home where she gets attention and does not have to share the owner's attention with other things, animals, or people.”
If you’d like Bluebonnet, a.k.a Bonnie, Bon-Bon, the Bonster, to join your family, please apply for her today! She's in Northern VA, so she is kind of centrally located for adopters on the east coast.
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.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
Potty training is a work in progress.
Bluebonnet has a history of urinary tract infections that must be monitored for recurrence. Your vet will have suggestions for supplements that might help. Bluebonnet has a left patella luxation that is currently asymptomatic but should be monitored. She must remain on Cosequin.
Bluebonnet is dog aggressive, does not like cats, and must remain an only dog. She should not be around very young children or any kids under 8 if they are not dog-savvy. She would benefit from obedience training.
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All the love and kisses to you sweet Bluebonnet! xoxoxo Jennifer Luckie
Wishing you all the best, BB. Kimberly Snyder
Hi Ms. Bonnie! Our 9yr old male frenchie would love to cuddle and play. Hugs to all. Rachel Cringoli
What a pretty girl you are Bonnie! Hope this helps with whatever you want and need. It is hard to resist that smooshy little face! The Wendell family :0)
For Bonnie - We live in Virginia too and would love to hear more about her progress! Suanne Collinsworth
Bluebonnet- love and kisses to you while you are learning your manners, stay feisty! Jenavieve Gara
Lots of Love. . . Welch Family
Hope this helps you get a few more bones! You’re adorable Bluebonnet! Love. Amanda,TJ and Ky!