Age: 7 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 21 lbs.
Kids: 14 years +
Dogs: Yes, calm, submissive
Fenced Yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $550
Gilda came to FBRN under very unfortunate circumstances. Her previous owner passed away and her extended family surrendered her to find a loving forever family. When she arrived at her foster home, she needed a little TLC. Her ears were infected, nails were long, and she was a little overweight. These issues were addressed and this beautiful lady is ready for adoption! Foster mom reports Gilda is very affectionate and loves to nap on mom’s lap whenever possible.
Gilda has no known allergies and is not on any medication. She does eat a special diet of trout and salmon dog food. She has impaired hearing, likely due to a long history of ear infections. Going forward, Gilda’s ears will have to be cleaned weekly to avoid future infections. During winter months Gilda has a tendency for eating her feces. Foster mom reports that she does not seem to do this during warm weather months.
Though she generally gets along with the other Frenchie in her foster home, there were a few fights. Gilda has resourcing guarding tendencies. Foster mom reports one fight when the resident dog was sniffing a new bed and another when the resident dog tried to climb in bed with Gilda. Neither fight involved a trip to the vet, but Gilda did scrape the other dog’s cheek. Due to her resource guarding, Gilda must always be monitored while feeding and when toys are involved. A slow introduction period must be followed if there are other dogs in the house.
In true Frenchie fashion, Gilda is one stubborn girl! She is working on learning basic commands like sit and stay but she is a slow learner. Gilda knows to go potty outside, but that doesn’t stop her from having accidents in the house. Foster mom is working on bell training, though it’s been a slow process. She does not enjoy being created and will let you know, noisily! When left unsupervised, Gilda has a tendency to chew things that do not belong to her including wood, cardboard, and plastic. She is a nester as well; she enjoys cuddling on the couch but foster mom recommends adding a throw blanket to avoid scratching the couch cushions.
Despite her stubborn nature, Gilda has a sweet personality. She is extremely affectionate and a true couch potato. She loves spending her time sleeping and cuddling with her foster mom. Her favorite activities also include chewing on her bones and stuffed toys. She is good on leash but is a slow walker - this little lady enjoys a leisurely stroll!
Gilda’s ideal home would include a single person or a family with no young children. She is very relaxed and would do well in a mellow household without a lot of activity. Gilda would do well in either an apartment or house. She is used to being home with foster mom all day and would ideally land with a forever family where someone could be home with her. Gilda would not do well left alone for long periods of time, but she would be a perfect office companion for those who are lucky enough to take their dog to work.
Foster mom says “Gilda is the sweetest laid-back Frenchie. Her day usually consists of sleeping and wanting to be next to me cuddling. She’s definitely not for an active family or a very busy household. She’s very calm and shy and would prefer to be in a household with no other dogs or young children. She would definitely be a great addition to a very quiet home.”
If you think your family is the perfect fit for Gilda, submit your application and tell us why! Be prepared for a trip to Michigan. 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.
Gilda has a history of ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence. She may have impaired hearing as a result. Gilda had a benign mass removed from her left ear, spay, and dental on 12.15.2020. Gilda’s liver enzymes (ALT) were elevated and corrected with Nature's Farmacy Liver Support. Her liver enzymes must continue to be monitored.
Gilda is a resource guarder so must never be around small children. She must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present. A slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home.
Potty training is a work in progress.
For sweet Gilda, from sweet chloe and Dottie
For wee little Gilda who reminds me so much of my dearly departed Galilea (laya) please treat yourself on us. Xoxo Tabitha Ott
Gilda, hope this helps with your recovery. Oh, and I blame selective hearing as well! Fred & Sarah
Hope you find your home soon beautiful girl! Love Liz and Ophelia the boxer