Age: 9 yrs
Weight: 24 lbs.
Kids: Yes, dog-savvy, 12+ able to understand Fidget's health concerns and her behavior triggers
Fenced Yard: Not required
Adoption Fee: $350
The adorable Fidget has made her way onto FBRN's available page. Fidget was tearfully surrendered to FBRN when her previous owner found herself single. Since she traveled frequently for work, she decided to help Fidget to find a home that would be able to give her the time and care that she needed. Fidget brought a ton of her girlie things along with her to FBRN. All those little lotions, potions, and extras that a girl needs.
Fidget does have Cushings disease and Calcinosis Cutis due to the Cushings, which require her lotions and potions for her baths 3 times a week. It also requires medication and specific testing to be completed yearly to make sure she stays on top of her condition. She also has allergies on top of that which can cause her skin to need help if those magic potions are forgotten. Testing and her medications are expensive. Before applying for Fidge, check with your vet about whether your wallet is hefty enough to manage these tests and meds. Fidget is also food aggressive with her bowl, even when empty, and an occasional bone. She was reported to have bitten but not broken or bruised the skin, just scraped, so we are limiting families to kids over 12 who can be counted on not to make the mistake of reaching across her plate! Ear cleanings or taking her food dish away before she has decided she is done with it will cause her to snap. Your vet's assistants or techs can help with the ear cleanings.
The good news is that Fidget is a laid back loafer at her home. She doesn't mind a short jaunt to go exploring, either. She likes dogs, but prefers ones that are not extremely dominant. A Frenchie girl can't be told what to do all the time. She knows some basic commands like sit, down, and stay. She knows come, but it's a game of chance depending on if she wants to listen to that command or you have a treat readily available.
This girl has a list of things that she loves. Car rides and exploring top that list. She is also partial to pull toys, sun bathing, bird-watching, and bones. She also loves physical touch. Mind you, she won't be a velcro attachment that you would wear, as she does not mind having some quality alone time. Fidget does have one request and it's non-negotiable: absolutely no cats.
Fidget is housebroken. She can be very vocal about letting her person know that she needs to go out and do her business. She will not potty in the house. She is a very quiet girl and would do well in an apartment provided that she could be taken outside on a leash. A leash would also be suitable if no fence was available for her. Currently Fidget is not a frequent restroom visitor so she would not need someone that is home all day. She'd do well with a mid-day break or venturing out to the office with someone. A home that has experience with Cushings would be ideal. This forever home must be willing to keep up with her medication, testing, and bath routine.
Fidget's foster mom had this to say about her:"Fidget is a love. She is quiet and if food is involved she is ready to learn something new [She's highly food-motivated]. She will talk to you when she needs something, like to go outside or be done with this darn bath. She does require a lot of care but just look at her. Who wouldn't want to make this little girl happy? She loves to be outside and gets very excited if travel is involved. She has not met a person she doesn't like."
If you're looking for someone to share spa days with in the bath or a calm girl to loaf around with, then consider adopting Fidget. All you need to do is to click on the link to apply for her if you think you can provide her with a loving home that will work with her Cushings.
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.
Fidget has Cushing disease along with Calcinosis Cutis from Cushings. Cushings is certainly a lifelong disease, so applicants should be aware and prepared to manage the condition. You may want to talk to your vet about what's involved. The current medication is expensive. Specific testing is required several times a year, and that is costly also. Fidget also takes Vetoryl 10 mg capsules. 2 capsules twice daily. In addition to the Cushings, Fidget also has allergies, including allergies to kitties and to people--or the skin cells they shed. She's also allergic to wool.
To help manage her recurring skin infections, she gets regular medicated baths.
Fidget has a history of urinary tract infections that must be monitored for recurrence. Your vet can explain to you the signs to watch for.
Fidget is a resource guarder and has shown aggressive behavior so must never be around small children. It would be best if she could go to a home where young kids don't visit, but if they do come over, her toys and food should be put away and her interactions with the kiddos should be monitored. She really likes kids, but she does have triggers, including food, and no one wants to see anybody get a nip or a bite. We will all feel bad if that should happen. She must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present, especially if there are other dogs around--one way to keep her happy at mealtime is to let her eat in a separate room all by herself.
A slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home.
Fidget is a true rescue, and she will require a home that is committed to her health and well-being and safety.
For poor baby Fidget..it's not much but you're in the right place for lots of love and attention for your boos. Get well quickly! Denise B
Soooo much love, kisses, and prayers coming to sweet fidget! Feel better girly Xoxo Kirsten Williams
This is for sweet Fidget and her itchies. Megan peck
Best of luck Fidget! Love Mudbug, a fellow frenchie
Wishing you lots of love and a wonderful happy home little Fidget. Pamela Kravetz