Age: 4 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 28 lbs
Dogs: Yes (see bio)
Fenced Yard: No preference
Adoption Fee: $500
***PEGGY SUE HAS A BITE HISTORY***
Peggy Sue is available! Peggy Sue was surrendered after her previous owner experienced two major life changes which made it nearly impossible to give her the time and attention she deserves.
Peggy came into FBRN foster care with a pretty bad case of itchy skin and red, swollen paws. Now that she is on Apoquel, she is much more comfortable but, due to her allergies, she is not allowed to sleep in bed with her humans or live with cats. She also has food allergies, so she will need to continue on her strict diet and too much play time in the grass may lead to flare-ups.
Peggy Sue LOVES to go on walks! Foster mom says this may be her favorite activity of all. She has such a happy, energetic spirit and really likes meeting new people, greeting them with excited body wiggles. She also loves chewing her antler, playing with her lizard toy, and chasing her oversize ball. Peggy Sue does live with a four-legged foster sibling and they co-exist after very slow introductions, but playing with another dog just isn't her thing. She'd rather hang out with her humans and snuggle her butt up next to you on the couch. We'll give preference to homes without other pets.
She is also very territorial and protective over her food, bed, and some toys. This is very important to note because she has bitten before when her bed was moved. Foster mom now only touches her bed when Peggy Sue is in another room and has not tried to crate train due to Peggy Sue's possessiveness. Miss Peggy also growls and tries to bite if you attempt to remove her food while she is eating. She is learning how to sit and wait until she has permission to start eating and then is left alone to finish her meal.
An experienced dog owner with previous Frenchie experience or experience with resource guarding would be ideal, so let us know on your application how you have managed this type of behavior. Peggy Sue would do fine in an apartment or a house, as long as she gets her daily (or twice daily!) walk. Although she loves meeting new people while out on walks, an office environment might not be suitable due to the guarding behaviors over her bed and food. Peggy Sue loves playing with toys and, with proper handling, she has been good about sharing toys; she even brings them to foster mom so they can play.
Foster mom has been teaching Peggy Sue "shake" in order to get her more comfortable with having her paws touched. We can only imagine how sore they were before the Apoquel! She has come a long way from growling at any little touch to now offering her paw most times upon the "shake" command. She is also getting more comfortable with being picked up, but she will let you know she is not very happy when you wrap your arms around her chest from behind to pick her up. She will wrinkle up her nose when she’s running out of patience with something, so learning Peggy Sue's cues will be very beneficial.
Foster mom says, "With the right direction I think Peggy Sue would thrive because she has a happy, bouncy personality that makes me laugh everyday. She likes being close by and will put her paws on your lap to look at you with big, begging eyes and a wide smile just to get a pat on the head. Her happy snorts are out of this world!!"
If pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty Peggy Sue has caught your eye, fill out an adoption application and tell us how your "heart yearns" for her! With continued and consistent training, Peggy Sue will be a great companion so get ready for a road trip. Peggy Sue is too big to fly but she sure loves car rides so pack up your Buddy Holly CDs and make your way to Illinois! You just might find a love so rare and true.
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.
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.
Good luck with the itchies, Peggy Sue!!! Elizabeth Haigler
Peggy Sue, We are very familiar with the itchies! I hope you find relief in your new routine. This donation is in honor our angel in heaven, Harvey Pierre. Wishing you all the love you deserve. Courtney, Bruce and Ellie (FBRN Grad '15)
Peggy Sue, you are precious! I hope the itches are under control and you're feeling much better. I'd love a chance to meet you! Amanda Willson
We hope your allergies are clearing up Miss Peggie Sue! We deal with those too and they are no fun. We can't wait until you move to the available page! - Katy, Danny, and Doug