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Mona Lisa
Location: SoCA
Age: 3
Sex: Spayed Female
Weight: 27 lbs
Kids: Yes, 10+, dog-savvy
Cats: No
Dogs: No
Fenced Yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $600
“Despite her not being raised as a pet, with love and attention she is happy transforming into a pet and willing to learn! She is blossoming into the Princess hidden inside! Thus far, I have taught her to sit for each meal, she is learning to stay, and not jump on the couch when we are snacking. You need to be ready to give this one a lot of attention as she will follow you everywhere!”

Mona Lisa is ready to fly the coop and find her forever home! Found wandering the streets with her pal, Houdini, Mona Lisa certainly has an interesting story to tell, if she decides she wants to. It’s a true wonder that both these Frenchies were never claimed, but it’s clear that her forever home is out there waiting to give Mona Lisa the good life.

Just as with the infamous Mona Lisa, there’s something behind this girl’s smile. Perhaps it’s her mischievous attitude or her sweet nature until she decides to be stubborn, but it’s definitely something. She has been given a clean bill of health, but she will snore with the best of them. Her temperament is a bit of a seesaw. You see, Mona Lisa is a clear Alpha and wants to be the queen bee at all costs when other dogs are present. With that in mind, Mona Lisa needs to be an only dog. Additionally, no cats for this gal.

As far as humans go, Mona Lisa is quite the picture of sweetness. She loves her humans, children included, and wants to be around them all the time. She is known to crave attention and not be shy about it! Mona Lisa is an active girl, but likely did not get much exercise in the past, so she’s ready to really test out her playfulness. She’s a power chewer, so be careful with those socks! Older kids who know about keeping toys and socks out of the reach of ML's mouth would be best--nobody wants to shell out a coupla grand for foreign object surgery!

Mona Lisa should do great in a house or an apartment, wherever her humans are! She is a princess, as we’ve described, so no wet grass between her toes in the mornings, per favore. That just means she’ll even do her business on concrete, if that is what you’ve got. She is still working on being housebroken and crate trained, so a good, consistent schedule is most important for Mona Lisa. Since she was found wandering the streets, a reliable fence is a must. Her tendency to bark at all loud noises and other dogs barking means she needs a firm mom or dad, especially if she goes to the office with you. But, because she loves people so much, she will learn to adjust to many environments (without other dogs).

Mona Lisa’s foster mom tells us: “Despite her not being raised as a pet, with love and attention she is happy transforming into a pet and willing to learn! She is blossoming into the Princess hidden inside! Thus far, I have taught her to sit for each meal, she is learning to stay, and not jump on the couch when we are snacking. You need to be ready to give this one a lot of attention as she will follow you everywhere!”

Think you might be the grin to Mona Lisa’s smile? Click on the link to fill out an application and let us know why you’d make the perfect only-dog home for her. Don’t forget to make travel plans as Mona Lisa is in California and will not be shipped. She's a wee bit too big for flying, so a car ride would be perfect.

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. Except in rare or unusual cases, adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In rare or unusual cases, FBRN may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter's home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party.

 

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Sponsors

Teresa Caudle

Sweet Mona Lisa.  Kelly Brown

Stephanie Palmer

Here's you go Mona Lisa! We live in California too! Votografie

Scott Caudle

Alison Ashworth

Good luck to you, Mona Lisa! xoxo Juli Pember & Coco the Frenchie