Age: 5 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 23 lbs
Kids: Yes , ages 6+
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $400
Sweet Juniper has rolled onto the available page and she’s ready to find her perfect forever home! Juniper was surrendered at an emergency veterinary hospital after a reported back injury. Once in FBRN care, a barrage of tests were performed and it was determined that this sweet girl had a spinal stroke.
Juniper isn’t able to bear weight on her back legs, but does have some sensation and feeling in her back legs. She can "walk" a bit, but it is difficult for her, so she has a cart. Don't let her diagnosis or adaptive equipment confuse you, Juniper has very little problem getting where she wants to go! She uses dog stairs to get into the bed or onto the couch. She also uses the dog door and meanders throughout her foster home as she pleases.
Juniper’s foster mom tells us that she’s the sweetest and best tempered French bulldog she’s ever met. Juniper seems to always know how to best act around others. She loves children, dogs, cats, everything and everyone! Well, maybe not everything – Juniper is very reactive to the crate. The moment she hears the crate door creak open, she barks and runs around hysterically. So, no crates for Juniper, but she doesn’t mind being in a pack-n-play or left alone in a room. Because of Juniper’s special needs, we think dog-savvy children would be best. She really thrives around other animals and is a perfect little lady around cats and dogs of all sizes and attitudes.
Juniper is a former breeding dog and she is happiest when she knows what to expect and has a routine. She enjoys going places with her pack of people and dogs. She is equally happy at home snuggled up with a cat or a person or her canine fur-sibling. Overall, Juniper is very adaptable and willing to do whatever her people and pack are doing!
Juniper is fecal incontinent, but often shows signs before a bowel movement. With a strict schedule and walks after meals, Juniper's number of BMs inside the home will decrease. While she often knows when she needs to urinate, she still has an occasional oops. She also does not always fully empty her bladder and will require bladder expression 1-2 times daily. This ensures she is completely empty and helps to prevent UTIs. Juniper is very easy to express and seems to appreciate and expect the process. At night she will go to "her bed" and stay in it all night which prevents any accidental messes while sleeping. During the day, the more time Juniper spends outside roaming and lounging the less frequent her indoor accidents will be.
Ideally, Juniper would find a home with snuggly humans and maybe a well behaved fur-companion or two. Most importantly, Juniper needs a home where her family really wants and cherishes her. Juniper can be a lot of work and it will take extra time and money to care for her, but she is completely worth it! She would do well in just about any type of home as long as her family understands her physical needs and has the time and financial stability to continue to care for her. Juniper would love a securely fenced outdoor space to roam and a home without stairs would be a huge plus for her.
Of course Juniper would love to cuddle and snuggle her human ALL DAY long! Since most folks have to work to pay the bills, Juniper would actually do just fine lounging at home alone. She would, of course, need a mid-day potty break. Juniper would also absolutely love going to an office with someone!
A few words from foster mom, “Juniper has hands-down been the easiest foster animal I have ever had in my home. Her personality and sweet disposition make it impossible for folks not to fall in love with her. Juniper is looking to find HER PERSON. This person/family has to be ALL-IN because Juniper is just that kind of dog. We truly believe that there is a perfect home is out there for Juniper. I know there is someone out there that needs this beautiful baby as much as she needs them.”
Could Juniper be the girl for you? If so, all you have to do is apply! Then get ready to travel because 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.
Juniper had an FCE, or spinal stroke, in late 2019. She has some hind-end paralysis and limited mobility. Juniper has a cart for supervised use. She must always be carried up and down stairs and must not be allowed to jump on or off the furniture.
Juniper is fecally incontinent and partially urinary incontinent requiring some bladder expression. She requires a special diet which assists with bowel movements. Juniper received the following therapies in foster care: at- home/formal physical therapy, cold laser, hydrotherapy, hyperbaric therapy, and acupuncture therapy. She may require any or all of these treatment modalities on an ongoing basis.
Juniper had spay surgery, along with umbilical hernia and aural hematoma repair, on 07.06.2020. She has a past history of bradycardia and transient heart block. Juniper has a history of urinary tract and ear infections which must be monitored for recurrence.
Dear Juniper, you are safe and loved now. You will get all the best care possible for a great new year. Dorothy Mace
FBRNs got your back girl! Looking forward to your recovery. . love The Grubergs
Sending lots of love and get well wishes to Juniper from The Haimowitzes in NJ!
Hope you have a home soon sweet girl!!! -Mel B.
Thank you for helping little Juniper and all the babies in your care. Tammy Johnson
Rooting for you, Juniper! xoxo, Jessica
Those baths are good for you Miss Juniper! Elfe Shukla
For whatever Juniper needs, snuggly blanket or food and toys. Sending love & healing prayers to this precious girl. P. Colleen Sasser