Age: 1 yr
Weight: 20 lbs.
Kids: Yes, 6+. Tidy and dog savvy
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption fee: $700
The adorable blue-fawn Holly has made her way onto the available page. Holly came to FBRN when she suffered a prolapsed rectum for which purse string procedures were not effective. While in FBRN's care, she underwent colopexy surgery in which her colon was attached to the abdominal wall and secured. While with FBRN, Holly was also treated for Giardia and her cherry eyes were repaired. Now, everything is back where it is supposed to be, she has tested negative for parasites, and she is ready to move on to her forever home.
There are several small items in the health area related to Holly. It was noted that she has tiny cataracts in each eye that may necessitate surgery later in life. She also seems to do better on a chicken-free diet. Her foster mom has found a food that is turkey based that she seems to do well on.
Holly has the three S's going for her: Sweet, Smart, and Social. Her favorite pastimes are wrestling with other dogs, talking 30-40 minute walks in cool weather, and playing with toys. She's even a pro at fetch. Her current favorite toy is a flying saucer that has little green men inside that she can pull out through the holes. She is also partial to Himalayan chews, antlers, raw beef bones. Since she is only one year old, Holly is very much still in her puppy phase. If she doesn't have adequate stimulation, exercise and supervision she will find ways to amuse herself, and some puppy parents may not approve of her choices!
Holly is keen on chasing cats and birds, so those are out of the question in a forever home. It was noted by her previous owners that she was around children from toddlers to teens. However, any kids in Holly's forever home should be old old and dog-savvy enough to know not to leave toys, food or clothing within her reach. She would do best with children over 6 for those reasons. Holly loves other dogs and is a social butterfly. She loves to spend time playing with them, and sometimes won't take no for an answer. Many times she will not understand her foster sister's cues that she isn't interested in playing. Holly would do great in a home with an playful dog with the same energy. However, it should be one that is not large enough to injure her during roughhousing sessions.
Holly exhibits resource guarding tendencies. Currently she is fed separately from her foster sister, but if Holly has one of her highly prized chew toys, she will become quite still when another dog approaches, which can be the sign of an oncoming battle royale. A forever home should be vigilant and cautious as she gets older and starts feeling like the queen/alpha. One way to manage a Frenchie with a "what's yours is mine and what's mine is mine" approach to life is to offer treats like bully sticks in the kennel or x-pen.
This girl would do best with a person who is home most of the time. If left alone for too long in the house she could indulge her mischievous side or piddle in the house. A home with a fenced yard would be a great prize for Holly, as she loves to run and explore. If without a yard, Holly would need probably need 6-7 walks a day to avoid potty accidents. She would enjoy a family with dog savvy children--kids who've already raised a puppy, perhaps?--and would also do well with a couple or single person. She would be delighted to have canine companionship as long as it was not a senior dog that wants to keep to themselves. Due to her energy level and age, she would most likely be a disruption at the office.
Holly is crate trained and currently sleeps in her crate at night. She is "sort of" house broken in the words of her foster mom. She is kept on a fairly frequent potty schedule, but there is no doubt that she would tinkle in the house if needed. With her current schedule, she has only had one or two accidents in her current foster home. Holly has used potty pads in the past. It should be noted that she has difficulty discriminating between potty pads, bathroom mats, and small rugs. In fairness they are pretty similar. Holly could also use some work on her obedience skills. She tends to run away laughing when her foster mom calls her to come in the house or get in her crate. She also needs work on her leash manners. She is very curious about her surroundings and likes to stop and sniff things thoroughly. When she sees something that interests her - a squirrel, another dog, a bird, a person, a cyclist (lots of things interest her) - she pulls very hard. For this reason, walking Holly should not be one of the kids' chores. However, taking the kids to obedience class would be a good idea.
Holly's foster mom had this to say about her: "Holly is the total package. She is sweet and cuddly, loads of fun, and stunningly beautiful. She is definitely a puppy, and gets up to all manner of puppy antics, but with appropriate supervision, exercise and training she has the potential to be practically perfect. Whoever adopts this little girl will have hit the jackpot!"
If you're looking for the total package, and might not mind a little puppy mischief, then all you have to do is fill out an application for Holly. After that be ready to pick her up if you are selected as her forever home.
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.
Holly was noted to have tiny cataracts in each eye. This may necessitate surgery later in life. Holly also does better on food that does not contain chicken.
Such a pretty girl. Good luck on you recovery. David Guy
Sweet Holly girl! Here’s some fun money for you. Get yourself some nice snuggly toys! Love The Cardoza’s
For beautiful Holly, I hope this helps a little in your recovery, you love your foster home & get better very soon. Shawna & Athena (my big girl furbaby)
Here's to a wonderful 2019, Holly! -Lola
Dear Holly, I hope you are feeling better. I love you. Cecelia Hunt
Towards Holly's surgery. Lora Matheney
Holly a little something to start the new year …. JC + Oscar
Here’s a little gift for Holly in CA. We sure do love your sweet face! The Adley’s in SoCal.
Beautiful Holly..here's a lil' something for you as you recover from your surgery! Hope it keeps a smile on your sweet doggie face! Eduardo Nunez
For sweet Holly. Irina Weintraub
Hello Holly! We hope you leave your troubles "behind!" Here's a little something for well deserved snackos! Feel better soon pretty girl. Lots of love, Gimbal (FBRN grad), Mary Ann and Greg