Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 24 lbs
Kids: 8 and up, dog savvy
Fenced Yard: No preference
Adoption Fee: $350
Marie is a resource guarder so must never be around young children. She must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present.
Marie suffered a herniated disc in January 2017 with temporary hind leg paralysis. She must always be carried up and down stairs and must not be allowed to jump on or off the furniture. X-rays on 1/1/18 show narrowing T11-T12 intervertebral disc space and bilateral advanced degenerative hip osteoarthritis. Marie must remain on Synovi G4 supplement.
Marie had a benign epulis removed on 1/12/17 and should be monitored for recurrence.
She’s beauty; she’s grace; she’s got a smooshy face! Sound the trumpets and drop to one knee as the queen makes her way to the Available Page, waving a dainty paw and blowing Frenchie kisses to the masses. It’s Her Royal Highness Marie [Marie Antoinette to her friends], and she has commenced the search for a forever home of her very own.
Marie and her royal entourage (made up of deer antlers and stuffies) arrived at FBRN because she was acting a little less than ladylike with her fur brother and the resident toddler. You see, Marie suffered a herniated disc at the beginning of 2017 (while playing with another dog), and suffered temporary hind leg paralysis. After that incident, she became less tolerant with other dogs and young children, so her family came to the sad realization that it would be best for everyone involved if she found a new palace to hang her crown. Indeed, Marie has demonstrated during her time in foster care that she would be happiest as the sole ruler of all she surveys. Although she generally ignores other dogs when out for her morning constitutional, at home she has been dominant and occasionally aggressive with her 11-year-old Frenchie foster brother. “There can be only one Queen, et c’est moi,” sighs Marie.
Marie is also uninterested in having young children as her subjects. Toddlers and their ilk tend to steal toys (which is a big no-no in Marie’s world), plus they might forget about her delicate back and accidentally injure her by picking her up or engaging in rough play. Dog-savvy older children, on the other paw, suit Marie just fine, and she is very loving and playful with foster mom’s 8- and 10-year-old kiddos.
As is sadly common in so many Frenchies, Marie has some degree of degenerative disc disease (or in common parlance, a “bad back”). She has fully recovered from the herniated disc that left her temporarily paralyzed and can run and play with the best of them, but her activity must be monitored to ensure that she doesn’t climb stairs, jump on furniture, or overexert herself. Marie also had a benign tumor [an epulis] removed from her mouth, which is nothing much to worry about, but her new family should keep an eye out for any recurrence.
Personality-wise, Marie is a benevolent monarch, or, in the words of her foster mom, “sweet, sweet, sweet.” She is a great lover of the outdoors and loves to feel the grass under her paws, whether during playtime in a fenced yard or a walk to the park. Fetch is another favorite pastime, as is snuggling at the feet of her people with a nice antler to chew. And if she can make her way onto a warm lap, well, all the better!
Marie is housebroken and travels well by both car and plane (in her previous jet-set lifestyle, she traveled frequently in the airplane cabin, snug in her soft-sided carrier). Of course she’d be happiest to have the undivided attention of a stay-at-home companion, but she could also adjust to a family who was away during the day, so long as she gets a midday walk and potty break. Marie would also be a good take-to-the office dog, as she will spend hours snoozing at your feet, but only if there are no other dogs to steal her spotlight—a situation where other dogs came and went on a regular basis would be terribly stressful for her.
Marie’s most loyal subject, her foster mom, has this to say about her tiny queen: “Marie is a sweet, sweet girl. When she looks up at you with those brown eyes and her little stubby tail gets wagging, all you want to do is hug her. She deserves to be treated like her namesake—Queen Marie [Antoinette]. My daughter will miss Marie greeting her at the bus every afternoon. Our family will surely miss her.”
If you would like to become the faithful, lifetime servant of la grande reine Marie, please fill out an application and tell us why you’d make the perfect match. Just be prepared to travel—Marie is gracefully gnawing on antlers in Versailles (and by that we mean New Jersey) and she will not be shipped.
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. Adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family.
I fractured vertebrae in my spine, lovely girl. I wouldn’t wish back pain on anyone - frenchie queens included. Here’s an elk antler on me! Best recovery. - dd
Here’s a little boost from Ollie & Bessie! Get better soon Marie!! Lori Williamson
Queen Marie, you deserve to have your cake and eat it too! Here's some treat money to get you settled. xo, Julia, Casey, and our little frenchie princess, Libby
Thinking of you, your royal highness. Best wishes. DANIELLE DELAGEORGE
Marie, you deserve to be pampered! Michael Floyd
Sweet Marie! Feel free to to use this little bit for whatever you please! I'd love to take you home once you are healthy and well! Natalia Alvarez
Queen Marie, we hope you are better soon! Doggy kisses from Princess Rose and JuJu!
Hi little love! Wishing you a speedy recovery. We would love to give you a fur-ever home <3 Love, Rachel O., NY
Dear Queen Marie I too have had herniated disc and needed surgery. Mom is sending some people money in case you need it for PT. Baxter the Boston (AKA King of the Castle)