Age: 1 yr 2 mos
Sex: Spayed Female
Weight: 29 lbs
Fenced Yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $350
Fern is extremely active and would benefit from obedience training. Potty training is a work in progress.
On 08/30/2018, Fern had several abnormal eyelashes removed from her eyelid to prevent scratching of the eye. Recurrence of irritation due to regrowth of these eyelashes needs to be monitored and followed up by an ophthalmologist as needed. Adopters should live within reach of an opthalmalmologist for these check ups.
Did you know in some cultures, the fern represents new life and new beginnings? That is exactly what this beautiful Frenchie named Fern is hoping for! Still just a puppy, she was surrendered to FBRN after her prior family said they didn't have the time to properly care for her. Without any guidance or training, Fern didn't learn many manners early on in life so she's hoping to start over with a structured routine and a new forever family.
Unlike the typical Frenchie, Fern is very energetic and active. She can run for 30 minutes and still have energy to spare. She is very food motivated - so much so, you have to be careful if she is sitting at your feet while you're eating. Her leaping abilities from a sitting position all the way to your face are gaining notoriety around southern Texas. She would absolutely love a canine playmate who doesn't mind some rough play as wrestling is her favorite pastime. She gets along rather well with her smaller, Frenchie foster sibling. She also loves dental bones, squeaky toys, and walks outside. A fenced yard is required so Fern has a safe place to expend some of her energy. In addition to plenty of physical activity, mental stimulation and enrichment could be very beneficial.
A first-time Frenchie owner would be just fine for Fern since she really has none of the stereotypical Frenchie ailments. Because she has had surgery removing some eyelashes from the surface of her eye, her new family would have to monitor for potential recurrence of irritation if the hairs grow back, and applicants should live within easy reach of a canine opthalmalogist. If you have previous experience with house training a pup to potty outside, that's a major plus (as is an abode without any carpet). Her previous family unsuccessfully attempted to teach her to go on pee pads inside the house so the transition to doing her business outside has been a pursuit. Fern is crate trained even though she doesn't love it. She would much rather snuggle up in bed with her person under the covers.
Once she has some training under her belt, both obedience and potty, she might be a good office companion but, until then, she will do just fine having a midday break. Due to her size and rambunctious play style, Fern would be safest with children 10 years or older, and she has not been introduced to any felines so a no-cat home is required.
Foster mom says, "I would like Fern to go to a home where she gets lots of exercise, lots of attention, has a yard, does not have to be crated all the time, can sleep in the bed and will get obedience training. Fern is all puppy with boundless energy and minimal manners, but she loves people and is eager to please. She's also very sweet, snuggles at night and tries to obey corrections...it's just hard for a puppy. Fern needs a family with lots of patience and the energy to give her all the exercise, play, training and attention her puppy-heart desires. With some structure and attention, she will blossom into a wonderful, gigantic bat-eared Frenchie."
Are you a natural-born teacher? Were you nominated "most patient" in high school? Are you one who doesn't back down from a challenge? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, Fern could be your gal! She needs a committed adopter who will ensure proper training and enforcement of rules through positive reinforcement. Being a part of Fern's successful transformation might be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, so what are you waiting for? Tell us why you would be a great fit for Fern. She is too big to fly so gas up the car and map out your route to Texas.
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