Location: DE
Age: 2
Sex: spayed female
Weight: 20 lbs
Kids: no
Cats: no
Dogs: no
Fenced Yard: preferred
Adoption Fee: $350
“Dahlia is a little heart breaker, she's so funny and VERY busy. Even when she gets into something she shouldn't, it's hard not to laugh--I don't believe she thinks she's done anything wrong!”
Dahlia is a special flower, but will bloom under the care of the right human! Originally surrendered by an owner who didn’t have the time to give Dahlia the attention she needed, she has sadly come back to rescue from a home where she growled at other dogs and showed resource guarding and aggression toward the smaller human family members, resulting in at least one bite where bruising occurred and there were more than two instances of nipping.  No skin was ever broken, no blood was drawn, and no medical attention was sought, but this is behavior that means we will not place Dahlia in a home with children under 15 or in a home where young children visit. During her stay, her anxiety problems became unmanageable, and so it was decided it was best that she get a second chance with another family.

Because of these issues, she must be an only dog in a home without small children, cats, or other small pets. She gives her love only to people, and Dahlia is happiest when she’s snuggling up on a lap or enjoying a game of fetch. Her dream home would be with one or more adults with Frenchie experience, though if you have experience working with and training dogs with resource-guarding tendencies, be sure to let us know in your application. Ideally, we'd like someone who can be at home during the day or arrange for a mid-day visit--she is still very young and puppyish-- so she still needs supervision and potty training, and she is not ready to go to an office. Dahlia would love a fenced yard to play in, and someone dedicated to her ongoing obedience training. She is a typical bulldog, after all, and quite stubborn! 

Dahlia also has some health issues, including hemi-paresis (a spinal condition; you may want to ask your vet about it) and knee problems--she should avoid rough play. She takes Omega 3 supplements and eats a special diet

Although Dahlia has particular needs, her foster family says it’s all worth it. Cuddly and affectionate and such a cute face--she’ll make it up to you.

“Dahlia is a little heart breaker, she's so funny and VERY busy. Even when she gets into something she shouldn't, it's hard not to laugh--I don't believe she thinks she's done anything wrong!” 

Dahlia is in Delaware, the first dog in that state in some time, and if you'd like to adopt her, that's where she can be found. 

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, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.


Dahlia suffers from anxiety and has shown aggressive behavior marked enough to result in her return to rescue. She is a resource guarder, so for their safety, she must never be around small children and for Dahlia's happiness, she should be an only dog. She has a high prey drive and because no one wants to see any pets hurt, she should not be around cats, birds, or other small animals. Continued training is needed to address her emotional triggers, so applicants might want to have a trainer in mind before she comes home.

In addition to the spinal issues described in the blurb above, Dahlia has bilateral patella laxity--ask your vet about this--that must be monitored. She should remain on her current diet and pet supplements. Applicants should know potty training is a work in progress.



Such a sweet face! xoxo from us here in Delaware :) Barbara Murray

Dahlia-don’t be sad there’s a great home waiting for you. Sending big wishes that you won’t have to wait long! Anne Robinette

Lillianna Arnett

Sending you big hugs Dahlia, you are so adorable! Here is a little something for you. :) Hopefully I will be considered for your new mommy when you make it over to the available page! xoxo Jenika

Just another little something for Dahlia for whatever she needs or wants. :) Sending lots of love sweetie. Jenika in Virginia