Age: 3 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 26 pounds
Fenced Yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $350
Some French Bulldogs are masters of moderation. A little romping here, a touch of snoozing there, like someone who visits a buffet and serves themselves “just a taste” of a variety of dishes.
Then there’s Jovie. She's the buffet patron with three plates heaped high with all of her favorite things. And that’s just on the first trip through. This girl doesn't know moderation. You want to play fetch? Jovie will chase balls until your ball-throwing arm falls off. Relaxing on the couch? Jovie will spring five feet off the floor and into your lap to be close to you. Wherever you are, that’s where Jovie wants to be. This is a girl without a solid understanding of “personal space.”
Jovie’s foster mom says she is a very clever girl with a lot of energy who is always into something. She needs a human (or humans) who can keep up with her and give her an outlet for her energy to keep her balanced and out of mischief.
Unfortunately, Jovie’s energy and intensity also have some drawbacks. Jovie’s foster mom says her prey drive is extremely high, and cats, squirrels and birds are all targets of her laser focus. That’s all well and good as long as said wildlife is safely on the other side of her living room window, but it's not workable if these critters are part of the household. Thus homes with cats, birds, pocket pets, pet squirrels, etc., should consider a different Frenchie to complete their family.
While Jovie currently lives with another dog, he is one she has known for years and become accustomed to having around. Foster mom reports that Jovie gets very upset when she encounters unfamiliar dogs on her walks. For this reason, we feel that life as an only dog will be best for Jovie. She can get all the love, attention, ball-throwing and belly rubs she desires, without concerns about scuffles and misunderstandings with other canines in the home.
Jovie has also shown concerning aggression around children, especially when she is gated or crated in their presence. While she has not bitten anyone, we want to make sure she doesn't get put into a situation where she might, so she only be adopted into a home with no children, to humans who understand that she also cannot be around children outside the home.
Because of her energy, she would not make a good office companion. Ideally, Jovie would enjoy a stay at home human who can give her the interaction and exercise she needs, as well as take her outside for frequent potty breaks. If her humans do work outside the home, they will need to make arrangements for midday breaks so Jovie can get exercise and attend to her dog business. While she has made progress on her house manners during her time in her foster home, Jovie’s potty skills are still a “work in progress” and her adoptive home will need to continue to work on them with her. Her foster mom also thinks additional training to help address her behavioral triggers would be advisable. If you've worked with a trainer to help modify a dog's behavior before, let us know.
Jovie’s foster mom has had her hands full with this girl, but clearly adores this sweet, sassy, energetic lady. Here’s what she has to say about her: “Jovie loves deeply and will love you as much as you can stand. She is a quirky, funny girl and is so very athletic. She can catch a ball in mid-air, loves to run and loves to chase squirrels. She also loves her quiet time, which she spends curled up in my chair with her chin resting on the armrest, watching the birds.”
Whew! So that’s Jovie. She’s not the Frenchie for everyone, but we know she will make the right human very happy. Could that human be you? Are you able to give Jovie the interaction and exercise she needs to be happy and healthy? The patience to continue to work with her on her house manners? The ability to give her the adults-only home where she can be the solo pooch and dog center of your world? Then click on the link and submit an application for this brindle beauty!
If you are selected to be Jovie’s person, pack your bags for a trip to western Tennessee. At 26 pounds, Jovie is too big to fly, but foster mom reports that she loves hitting the open road! We can’t think of a cuter copilot than Jovie. Don't you agree?
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, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
KNOWN HEALTH PROBLEMS / CONSIDERATIONS:
Jovi has exhibited aggressive behavior that will require continued training to address her triggers. She must never be around children and has to remain an only dog. Jovi has a high prey drive and must never be around cats, birds, or other small animals.
Jovie should remain on her current food, and her foster mom can tell you more about that in your interview.
Potty training is a work in progress. Applicants should be prepared to continue potty training and be prepared for the possibility that she will never be fully potty trained.
Good luck you beautiful little munchkins! Lynn Jacobson
For Jovie & McQueen! When I saw the name, I thought “we need him!” Here’s to helping out some cute Frenchies and sharing an awesome name! I’ll be applying for that sweet boy when he is available! :) Love the McQueen Family Chesapeake, VA
A little donation for Jovie and McQueen. We had 2 Frenchies in the past. ,Zoe who lived to age 13. And Casey who was a rescue dog who lived until age 7. Hope jovies surgeries go welll. Melissa Withers