Age: 4 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 17 lbs
Kids: Yes, aged 10+
Dogs: Yes, calm and submissive
Fenced Yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $250
Beautiful Isla has had quite a journey. Found as a stray, picked up by a Good Samaritan, adopted from a shelter and then finally making her way into FBRN's care. After several months in foster care, we’re happy to report that Isla is ready to continue her journey to her forever home!
Isla has mobility problems but she doesn’t let that get her down! She is a happy girl who just wants to have a few toys to play with and a loving person to sit next to on the couch when she’s done with playtime. Isla’s back legs work about 80% of the time. She can’t always control her bowels and bladder so she often wears the most stylish doggie diapers. Perhaps there is a special seamstress out there looking for a perfect doggie model?
Isla has allergies to cats, human epithelia (skin cells), cotton, fire ants, honey bees, yellow jackets, and storage mites. This means no kitties in her forever home and no sleeping in the human bed. It is also important that Isla remain on a raw diet to keep her allergies under control so that she can maintain her beautiful, silky coat.
Sweet Isla enjoys spending time with the 10-year-old in her foster home. We think younger children could be too much for her, especially because Frenchies are so hard to resist picking up, and nobody wants to see any further damage to Isla's back if she were dropped. After slow introductions, Isla is doing very well with the 10-year-old Boxer and the 6-year-old Frenchie in her foster home. Isla has a more dominant personality and she can be snarky with other dogs when it comes to resources like food and toys, so slow introduction is the key to success.
Isla enjoys short walks and she likes to run as best as she can in the back yard. She sleeps in her crate at night without a diaper. During the day she wears her diaper and since she is not destructive she can be left out of her crate. Her absolute favorite activity is snuggling with her people on the couch and she seems to enjoy all toys that are presented to her!
We think Isla would really thrive with a family who made sure consistent physical therapy was a priority. This would ensure that Isla continued to improve with her mobility and bladder/bowel function. Isla would enjoy living with a single person, a couple, or a family with older children. She would do great with other dogs, but would need slow introductions to the resident pack. We prefer that Isla’s forever home be familiar with Frenchie’s and also with special needs dogs. Be sure to tell us about your experience in your application.
Isla would thrive in a home with a fenced yard. She loves to run in the grassy fenced area at her foster home and this helps her gain strength in her back legs. We’d love to see Isla easily walking and running and possibly even living a life without doggie diapers one day!
In foster care, Isla spends a few hours a day alone at home. Obviously, Isla would love a stay-at-home person, but she’s doing well now with a long mid-day break. An office where new dogs are often introduced wouldn’t be great, but Isla is a total charmer when meeting new people and would make a fabulous office companion for a people-only office.
Here is what Isla’s foster mom has to say about her, “Isla is sooo sweet and loves her human people. She is a little testy with new animals and that is due to her being dominant and having a slight handicap. She is a snuggle bear and loves to be with people. She will bring someone or a family a lot of love.”
If you think your life could use a little Isla, please apply for her today. Let us know why you’d be a great match for this sweet snuggle-bug and then get ready for a trip to the Lone Star State!
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.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Except in rare or unusual cases, adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In rare or unusual cases, FBRN may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter's home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party.
Feel better Isla. Jean Ann Hayes
For Isla From a mom of two precious Frenchies. Christine LeBlanc
I just love this sweet girl. The Sports Brat
Hope you are mobile again soon! Mary G
Love looks good on you, Isla. Welcome to FBRN. xoxo Alicia Cervini
Isla, Hope this helps sweet girl. Love, Niki & Eidie
Kathleen c Doyle
I hope this helps little Isla! To an adorable Frenchie, from an adorable Frenchie! Stephanie Noa
For all those Texas fosters! Get healthy and find your forever homes! Shana L Horton
Love to you little sweetie, the most precious dogs that God could have created. Please get better, you are precious. Jeannie & Max (brindle Frenchie that is my heart)
Darth Vader the Frenchie