Age: 15 months
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 17 pounds
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $700
Dahlia is an active dog and training is a work in progress. She should remain on her current Farmina diet.
While March 20 marked the first day of Spring, much of the eastern US still hasn't gotten the memo. But don't tell that to Dahlia, who has blossomed onto the available page and is ready to bring the sunshine back into your life! She was surrendered to FBRN because she had too much energy for her former family, but now she's ready to find her perfect match.
Dahlia gets along with other dogs, especially those who want to play as much as she does. Her energy can sometimes be too much for certain dogs, but she will go into her crate or exercise pen when directed, and settles down nicely to give her playmates some rest. Homes with cats need not apply, as Dahlia sees them as fluffy toys to chase. While this is great fun for Dahlia, it’s not so fun for the cats, so for the safety of all involved, a kitty-free home is mandatory.
Because she’s such a young lass, Dahlia’s training is still a work in progress, and her adoptive home will need to commit to continuing to work with her on commands and manners. She is a door bolter -- she knows there is an entire world out there for exploring! -- so she must be kept on a leash or placed in another room when the front door is opened. Foster mom has been working on teaching her to “wait” and she knows “sit,” but like many Frenchies, she does not always feel like complying. (Shocking, we know.) Don't let that deter you! Dahlia’s training will just strengthen your patience and perseverance and help strengthen the human-Frenchie bond.
One of Dahlia's favorite things is cuddling up into her "taco" bed. She doesn't really have a favorite toy, but never passes up a good game of tug. If Dahlia could pick out her ideal family, we think it would include adults, dog-savvy kids, and at least one canine playmate. The bigger the family, the more energy Dahlia can burn with each member! If you are single or have a smaller family, let us know how you'll provide the interaction, stimulation and exercise she needs to manage her puppy enthusiasm. She loves her people and really wants to be around them, so the more time you are home, the better! (If you include a picture of yourself wearing your "I'd rather be home with my Frenchie" shirt with your application, Dahlia *may* just give it her personal paw of approval.) If her humans work outside the home, a midday potty break with time for a walk or game of fetch will be important to burn off her pent-up energy.
If you have a fenced yard, Dahlia can show off her impressive zoomies. She is never allowed off leash because her recall is not yet assured, especially if something catches her attention (think butterflies, squirrels, reruns of Seinfeld). Because she needs a lot of exercise, an apartment wouldn't be the first choice for this little ball of energy, but if you outline a plan for consistent and adequate exercise, it may be an option.
Foster mom has many good things to say about this little lady: "Dahlia has been just wonderful! She is sweet, snuggly, and everything puppy! Dahlia has a lot of energy but will always settle in her ex-pen with no problem. She has never had an accident; we took her out every 2 hours during the day when she first came to ensure success and she gets through the night well. Dahlia loves nothing more than to lay in your lap in the evening and enjoy some pets and maybe a little tussle. Whoever the successful adopter is, they will be getting one special little girl.”
While Dahlia is a small little poppy, she might be too energetic to be cooped up in a carrier underneath an airplane seat. However, she loooooves car rides, so de-ice your windows and get ready for a road trip home from Delaware, where she is currently residing. Dahlia is ready to bloom in her new forever family! Will it be yours?
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.
Dalhlia here is some coin for your fertilizer and garden tools. Deborah Smithers
For the prettiest Dalia! Love Hugo the French and his family!
Sending sunshine and snacks from the West coast. Lots of puppy love to you, Dahlia! XO Angela Holland
It's not a lot but I hope it helps Geraldine & Emi
For sweet Dahlia, a few dollars for treats. Jill Warzecha
We’re cheering for you, Dahlia! Love, Colin and Maxie
Love you sweet Dahlia! Love Shanna Joe and Jax the Frenchie
Little something for Dahlia to help. Cheers! Amelie
Here’s a little something to help you out Dahlia, I’ll be waiting patiently for your application to be posted! I have a 9 month old that would love another big sister!! Jennifer Fernandes
Dahlia hope you bring spring to us soon <3 My family and I will be waiting for your adoption profile to be posted in hopes we can add an addition to our household this spring. Napoleon our pup has been wanting a sister for sometime now =) Alyssa Cenicacelaya
Hello Sweet sunshine Dahlia here are a few dollars for some treats. I’ve been waiting patiently for you to become available. Our fur baby is looking for a little sister to spend his days with. We take lots of walks everyday ~ Kim Smith & Forrest
For Dahlia - we know you will bloom where you are planted! With Love, the Keeshans
Dahlia, You are a beautiful flower. You remind our family of our sweet Georgie who passed away last August. We have a lot of love in our hearts to give you and hope to bring you to Florida via CAR. Love, Debbie, Allan, Willie & Zoey
We hope this brings some more sunshine to Dahlia! Margaret, Michael, Meghan and Patrick Castellano
Hello sweet Dahlia! I love flowers and Frenchies. Did you know that your name symbolizes "a bond?" Also, "traveling and making a major life change in a positive way." Wow! Here's a little something for your garden basket. Lots of love - Mary Ann, Greg, and Gimbal :)
I hope this helps you get some special treats for you pretty girl. Taylor Gottshall
For Dahlia, what a sweet girl. Heather Harrelson
Dahlia -you are the sweetest little posy in the garden! The Tripi Family