Weight: 28 lb
Kids: Yes 10 and up
Fenced yard: No Preference
DONATION AMOUNT: $500
What isn't a mystery is how much this girl loves humans. Her foster mom reports that she follows her around the house and loves loves loves to snuggle. She occasionally plays with the other dog in her foster home, but is much more focused on her people (and a good bone). Unfortunately, LaLa’s attachment to her people causes her to have separation anxiety when they are away. When left alone in her crate, she takes a while to settle, and is very vocal about her displeasure. For this reason, her foster mom feels she needs to live in a home that is separated from the neighbors, as her vocal stylings could be disruptive to others in a living situation with common walls.
About that crate. Because of LaLa’s anxiety and energy level, she does need to be crated when left alone to keep her contained and prevent her from being mischievous or destructive. She also needs a human or family who is patient and willing to help her work through her separation anxiety and gain the confidence to be on her own when her people aren’t with her. LaLa is also pretty energetic and even athletic, especially for a French Bulldog. Her foster mom says it will be important for her adopter to ensure that she gets regular exercise to help her blow off steam; this will also help her anxiety. She is apparently also quite a jumper, and shows no signs of fear. Yikes! LaLa’s new people will need to keep an eye on her and make sure she doesn't leap herself into danger. If you have a fence it should be a tall one. 5 feet or more, but the best way to exercise Lala is on a leash so she doesn't leap that fence and disappear.
LaLa does know a few basic obedience commands (like sitting for a treat or her food) but needs a lot more work on her manners. This includes house manners – LaLa is about 90% house trained, but still needs work on letting her people know when she needs to visit the great outdoors for a constitutional.
LaLa has done well around people of all ages, including kids. However, her foster mom thinks her energy might make her a little overwhelming for smaller humans, so we are looking for a home with kids 10 years old and up who are dog-savvy and respectful. She can also get quite excited around cats and pocket pets, so she will also need to go to a home without either of those, as her energy and laser-focus on these critters could put them in harm’s way.
LaLa’s foster mom is clearly smitten with this sweet girl, and wants her to find her forever human(s) who can help her blossom. Here’s what she had to say: “LaLa is as sweet as they come! She has lots of energy but also loves to cozy up and snuggle. She loves her humans and wants to be with them all the time. She loves her resident foster fur brother too, but always seeks our human attention. Because of her separation anxiety, LaLa needs a home that will be patient, persistent and consistent with her to help her feel at home and overcome her fear of being alone. ...LaLa is ready to spend her coming years snuggling, being with her humans, chewing, going for walks (to get that high energy out) and sniffing everything thing she can get her nose into!"
So what do you think? Could you be the right match for our LaLa? Do you have room in your home and heart for an energetic, snuggly Frenchie gal who needs some guidance and consistency to become the even-more-fabulous Frenchie we know she can be? If so, consider submitting an application for LaLa. If you're approved, prepare to set sail for the Pacific Northwest – Puget Sound, to be exact. At 28 pounds, LaLa is too big to fly, but would make an excellent copilot as you motor your way home.
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.
Lala has shown signs of separation anxiety. She should remain on her current diet and supplements. Adopters should be aware that potty training is a work in progress and she may need continued training or might never be completely house broken.
Best of luck to LaLa. We just lost our rescue frog dog Hubba after 10 wonderful years on Saturday. Melissa McCullough
Here's to a better life from one WA Frenchie to another. Tater
Hi Lala! We hope you are feeling better soon! Lots of love to you from two frenchies in Seattle! <3 Clover & Trinity