Location: Northern Utah
Age: 10 months
Sex: Female
Weight: 16 lb.
Kids: No
Cats: No
Dogs: Yes - calm, older dogs
Fenced yard: Required
Adoption fee: $350
"Elaine is truly something special, and she deserves a family who sees that and honors it. She lives to love and wants nothing more than to make people happy. She’s not an easy dog by any means, and the right family will be prepared for a lot of hard work (a lifetime of it!) in keeping her healthy and happy, but she will make it worth it."



Elaine is a resource guarder so she must never be around small children, and must be fed separately from other dogs. She must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present. She must remain on daily CBD Oil.

Elaine has several allergies and must remain on a raw diet, Cytopoint injections, Nature's Farmacy supplements, Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet supplement, and have regular medicated baths. She is allergic to cats so she must never be around them. She is also allergic to feathers and wool and she must avoid feather pillows and down and wool blankets.

Elaine has IBD and her condition must be closely monitored. She had a prolapsed rectum repair on 01.13.2018 that must be monitored for recurrence. She had a spay, colopexy, bowel resection and biopsies on 03.07.18 revealing an intussusception involving her colon and cecum. 

Elaine has luxating patellas and must remain on daily joint supplements and daily physical therapy. She must always be carried up and down stairs and must not be allowed to jump off furniture. She is prone to interdigital cysts that requires routine cleaning of her paws and pads. 

And they called it puppy looove... Well, there's a lot to love about this puppy – she's beautiful, affectionate, and filled to the brim with bouncy, entertaining puppy energy.

Elaine was surrendered by her breeder when it became clear that she did not have a future producing puppies. She had chronic diarrhea that ultimately led to a prolapsed rectum. Elaine's breeder had the prolapse repaired, and then surrendered her to FBRN. Our task was to uncover the elusive underlying problem that was causing the diarrhea. After stool testing, a GI panel, blood tests and every other test any vet could think to run with no answers, we decided to get an upper and lower intestinal biopsy and confirm our suspicion of IBD. Elaine went under anethesia for a spay, colopexy, and biopsies on 3/7/18. Once the vet had her open, it was obvious what was wrong. Elaine had an intussusception, a condition in which part of the intestine telescopes into itself. She had a bowel resection, but the biopsies showed no known origin for the intussusception. What does this mean for whoever adopts her? Due to the resection, Elaine’s gut is very sensitive, and what she eats must be controlled and monitored at all times. She will never be a dog who can eat whatever another dog is eating, or have her food switched often. She cannot be given table scraps or treats that were not specifically purchased for her and checked for allergens or irritants. Because of her propensity for eating anything she finds interesting, and the likelihood that a child might drop or feed her something that causes a flare-up, we have determined that Elaine cannot go to a family with young children. Because we still don’t know what caused her digestive issues in the first place, we can’t be sure they won’t happen again.

Because of Elaine's typical (and not so typical) Frenchie health challenges, Frenchie experience is required. In addition to her delicate digestive system, Elaine has luxating patellas. Her left knee is worse than her right. Because of this, she'll require joint supplements (Phytoflex and Cannabidiol) and daily home physical therapy. She is also prone to interdigital cysts, and her paws and pads must be cleaned 1-2 times per week. Her allergy-related itchies are controlled with monthly Cytopoint injections, and a raw diet supplemented with probiotics and fish oil.

Elaine is an exuberant, playful puppy, who loves a good game of "keep away" with her stuffed toys. She hasn’t shown any aggression toward her older, calmer foster brothers or other dogs she has met while out and about. She has shown some resource-guarding behavior, however, so it would be best if she were fed separately from other dogs in the home. If you have dogs, be sure to describe their personalities and their tolerance for energetic pups. She cannot cohabitate with cats or other small creatures because she's allergic to cats, and has a very high prey drive.

Elaine needs someone who is home with her, or can take her to work with them. Her digestive issues require that she go outside frequently, and it is possible that she will never be able to adhere to a normal potty schedule. Her foster family takes her out every 2-3 hours, following every meal, and any time she signals that she's uncomfortable. A house with a securely fenced yard is a must, and Elaine must never be left outside alone. The securely fenced yard and supervision are very important because she will chase anything that runs from her. She will follow her "prey" blindly, even if it means wedging herself into spaces in which she can’t quite fit, or trying to get through cracks in fences. 

House breaking is still a work in progress, and vigilance and quick reactions are the order of the day. She is still learning how to behave like a lady on a leash, and crate training is ongoing. Like many French bulldogs, Elaine is not a fan of anything that separates her from her people or the other dogs in the home. She is very smart (but stubborn -- sound familiar?) and has learned "sit" and "stay" in her foster home. She is a bolter, however, and care must be taken that doors and windows are secure. She is very quick, and will slip out unnoticed if she is not watched carefully.

Elaine loves to cuddle, and will flop onto your lap any time the opportunity presents itself, but she also has a seemingly endless supply of youthful energy. She must be constantly supervised or she will find a way to get into trouble. She’s also very adept at finding random things to try and eat, including toys, so supervision is key. She is incredibly agile, and has yet to meet a baby gate she can not conquer.

Foster Mom says, "Elaine is truly something special, and she deserves a family who sees that and honors it. She lives to love and wants nothing more than to make people happy. She’s not an easy dog by any means, and the right family will be prepared for a lot of hard work (a lifetime of it!) in keeping her healthy and happy, but she will make it worth it."

It would be best if Elaine's adopters lived fairly close to the Salt Lake City area. Because of her need for frequent potty breaks, air travel is out of the question. She does relatively well in the car, but starts to feel uncomfortable after an hour or so, so frequent stops for fresh air and potty breaks will be required on longer drives. 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.


Hope you are on the mend and the available page soon! Warm Wishes Love, Tina, Frenchie Presley, and the team at RuggedWrist

Nancy Webb

Hope you feel better Elaine. ryan schnell

Elaine, be still my heart! I hope your tummy feels better soon! Mona Lipson

Dear Sweet Elaine (Utah) - We are thinking of you and send hugs and kisses. The Villar Family

Best wishes to Elaine! I hope to see you on the available page!  Love Ashleigh, Scott, Jess and our Creme Frenchie Oliver. Woof!

Hi Elaine!! We hope you are feeling good and enjoying your foster home. Our Frenchie, Baron, would love to meet you some day. We are sending hugs and kisses from Chicago! Amy Hieronymus

Elaine- hope you feel better and stay on the mend! Mike Floyd

A little something for Elaine. shannon bertino

Good luck and we hope you get spoiled with cuddles! Shelby Greany

Hello Elaine.. From a fan of your adorable Frenchie face, here in neighboring Nevada! I hope your tummy and booty are feeling much better, and you're on the mend! I'll check back soon to see how you're feeling, to drop another note, and, to leave you a bit more Bitcoin for Biscuits. XO - Angie

for Elaine in Utah, get better sweet girl <3 Enisa Kadic

For Elaine, I hope you are feeling better, from CeeCee

My beloved mother's name was Elaine. Joan Bilinkoff Corbett

Elaine- I live in Utah too! Feel better! Mary Smilie

Hi Elaine! I also have a one year old Frenchie that has IBD. You will feel much better once the vet figures everything out, I promise! Best wishes and lots of love! - Jordan & Cricket

Feel better sweet heart, my beagle had the same problem, but thank God the vet prescribed special diet and Antibiotic for the rest of her life, and she was able to live a normal life without been sick every day! Vitor Veloso

Feel better little girl, you will make someone very happy. Theresa and Patrick