Weight: 21 lbs
Kids: older kids 13 and over.
Fenced Yard: preferred
Adoption Fee: $350
Molina is a distinguished senior at nine years of age, and she is looking for a comfortable retirement after a very busy life raising puppies. She was surrendered to FBRN by her last owner, who could no longer afford to cover the vet bills for a number of health issues: bladder stones, seizures, allergies, and dry eyes. Her bladder stones in particular had her in diapers, and were probably very painful.
During her time in foster care, she has had surgery to remove the stones, and her vet worked out a regimen of supplements and a raw diet to manage her allergies, and over-the-counter eye drops for her eyes. Like many Frenchies, she has brachycephalic (that’s science for “smooshy face”) breathing issues, so she should not be over-exerted or allowed outside in the heat, and she should not fly in cargo.
We would like Molina to find a home where she can be the sole object of your canine affection. She does not do well with other dogs without a great deal of work, and even then, for the sake of the dogs she will boss around and whose lives would not be improved with her presence, we are looking for a home where she is the only dog.
Now that she has her health under control, this gal is ready to just enjoy her life! We've mentioned she should be an only dog. About cats? She may chase cats, but she doesn’t hurt them.
Molina likes a quiet life of chewing on Nylabones and hanging out in her crate. She can be a resource guarder around toys, her crate, and food, so small children who might be attracted to her toys or to her food and water dishes are not a good fit. Dog-savvy kids over 13--kids old enough to know better than to bother her when she's eating or chewing her toys--would be fine. But she sits on command and knows what “no” means--she may be bossy to dogs and cats, but she adores humans. Belly rubs, treats, and cuddles are all she asks for!
Molina should be in a Frenchie-savvy family who knows what to expect (tell us about your experience with aging Frenchies), and if there are kids, they should be older and good with dogs. Because of her low exercise needs, she doesn’t need a fenced yard, though it would be nice so she could have some off-leash time and get some rays.
She is fine to be left at home if someone can let her out during the afternoon, but she is also very happy to be an office dog, particularly if there's a door that closes between her and other dogs, or if she can be the queen of the office, all alone.
“Molina is such a sweet little girl and loves her humans so much. She watches everything we do, she knows if something in the house has been moved. She loves to go on walks, chew on her bones and cuddle on the couch. She also loves her treats. Every day she has this crazy cute little run around the house thing that she does, jumps around in circles and almost does somersaults. It is unbelievably funny! She so deserves to be happy in this chapter of her life, and she needs to have someone give her the love and compassion that she has given. Her little heart is so loving.”
Molina is basking in the Florida sun, so if you adopt her, you should expect to make a trip to SW Florida.
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.
Molina has several allergies including storage mites and must remain on her current raw diet and supplements to stay healthy and happy.
Molina had surgery for bladder stones earlier this year. Because they can recur, be sure to ask your vet what to watch for to catch a recurrence early.
Your vet can also tell you how to administer the over the counter eye drops she gets for her dry eye.
A little help for beautiful Molina. Feel better soon. Denise Belair
I hope this helps Molina with her Rock Garden, I can't remember how you referred to it? Bless her heart she is so cute! Feel better! brian winters