Age: 1 yr.
Weight: 15 lbs.
Kids: Yes 12+ dog savvy
Dogs: Maybe. She really likes to play, but she has a history of food and toy guarding.
Fenced yard: Not required
Adoption fee: $350
Inca is being treated for an E. Coli infection in her lower intestines and will need to take enrofloxacin antibiotics for 4-6 months. A full recovery is expected.
Inca has several allergies and must remain on current diet (check your local pet food store; Chewy sells her food online--Canine Caviar Open Sky--at about 45$ for an 11-pound bag) and supplements and have regular medicated baths. She is allergic to cats, so must never be around them. Inca is allergic to human epithelia (dead skin cells), feathers, and wool so she must not sleep in the human bed, and she must avoid feather pillows, down and wool blankets, and wool rugs.
Inca had a history of food aggression and resource-guarding prior to surrender. She 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.
The adorable and sassy Inca has made her debut on the available page! This girl is just a baby at a little more than a year, and she is sure to win your heart. Inca was surrendered to FBRN when she was purchased as a present for someone. The person receiving this adorable girl already had a Frenchie and understood the time and financial considerations that come with owning a Frenchie. Therefore, she felt that she could not care for two dogs and decided to surrender Inca to FBRN.
Speaking of costs and special needs: This girl does have allergies. Inca has several food and environmental allergies and she must stay on the rather expensive diet we've found doesn't cause her to break out. She is also allergic to human skin cells and bird feathers. She is on a special diet called Canine Caviar and that should be continued to keep those allergies at bay. Inca also has E Coli, that is being treated for the next 4-6 months with antibiotics. Upon coming into foster care she was very food aggressive, but her ways have changed and now she doesn't mind anyone coming near her bowl. Adopters should not be newbies to dog care, and applicants should tell us about your experience with dogs who have had resource-guarding issues. We don't want her to backslide.
Inca is a girl full of energy and spunk. Most of the time she will even tire out her canine playmates with all the energy she has. She typically will try to rope whoever is around into playing a game with her. She can't stand the heat well, and although she doesn't mind walking, once around the block is more than enough for her little legs to handle. She can have a dominant side to her personality, so other dogs in the house should either know how to address an uppity puppy or be happy to serve as a second fiddle. She has a purple unicorn that she loves to sleep with. Inca also loves playing tug of war, chase, and chewing on bones. She does have a small obsession with chewing on fabric. Usually small rags, corners of blankets, or socks, so someone should keep an eye on her for a while to see what she's attracted to in the house and keep it put away.
Inca loves playing with other dogs (about her size, give or take 10 pounds. She gets along well with the foster Frenchie and Boston she's living with) and would do well in a home that had them. She would do well with dog-savvy older children, 12+, given her resource guarding history. Due to her allergies she would also need to go to a home that was free of cats and birds. If you have a fair amount of stairs, then it might be best to carry her up and down them, given her tiny size.
In terms of being housebroken, Inca gets busy playing and forgets to go to the door. She is very good about going potty outside when she is there, but she does have accidents in the house. She needs to be reminded to go outside. She is able to go through the work day and all night without accidents in her cage. Just say cage and Inca runs to the cage and does very well with it. Inca could do well in any home provided she had room to race around. She would love the companionship of being an office dog, but it would take some work as she is always on alert.
Inca's foster mom had this to say about her: "She minds very well. Will need a little bit of training for potty needs. She can be a sock thief, but we are working on this. Loves playing with other dogs (preferably similar in size). Has lots of energy but sleeps well. She loves to cuddle in bed till crate time. She is a real people person and wants to be where ever you are and to keep you in her line of vision."
If you're looking for a little sass and spunk in your life, then Inca is the girl for you. She'd be happy to play games with you and share cuddles. All you need to do is be ready to pick her up in Ooooohklahoma if your application is accepted. She can travel in the airplane cabin or in a car--she likes car trips.
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.
Thank you to all foster families. Rachel Kahn
Best of luck to you Inca! You sure are a cutie. Rosemarie Dimondo