Weight: 25 lb
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption fee: $350
Plum is a resource guarder so must never be around small children and must remain an only dog.
Plum has several allergies and must remain on her current diet (N&D Quinoa skin and coat), daily Apoquel, and have regular ear cleanings and medicated baths. She has a history of ear infections, and has been diagnosed with vestibular disease, resulting in a head tilt and balance issues, so she must always be carried up and down stairs.
What could be more appealing than a perfect, juicy plum? This pretty pied princess, that's what! And Plum won't make your fingers all sticky! Win-win! Plum's quizzical appearance certainly adds to her charm, but her head tilt is actually a result of vestibular disease, a sudden, non-progressive loss of balance caused by damage to the inner ear, and it is probably permanent. Back in October, she suffered a severe ear infection, and the head tilt followed soon after. During that time, Plum became less tolerant of small children. When she snapped at the resident toddler, her family realized that she would be happier in a home with no small children, and surrendered her to FBRN. Other no-no's in Plum's future home will be cats and other dogs. She is allergic to cats, and can be quite snippy with other dogs where food, bones and people are concerned... because the food, bones and people are hers, don'cha know.
Other than her resource guarding transgressions, Plum is a very good girl. She struts around proudly with a toy in her mouth so that everyone can admire it. She knows "sit" and "drop it", and is housebroken. She loves taking walks, but doesn't have the best leash manners, so that is something that her forever home could work on. Plum is crate-trained, but she prefers to sleep in the people bed, under the covers, if you please.
A one-story home would be best for Plum. Her head tilt causes impaired balance, and we wouldn't want her taking a tumble down a flight of stairs. She would also love a securely fenced back yard to play in, as, with her athletic build and apparent lack of breathing issues, she is an active, playful girl who requires plenty of space for zoomies.
First-time Frenchie people would be tickety-boo as long as they spend plenty of time with her, and keep up with her ear cleanings and medicated baths. Like most Frenchies, she will probably need at least a lunch-time potty break if her person works a regular 9-5 job.
Foster Mom describes Plum as, "... the sweetest, cutest girl, with just enough Frenchie attitude. Her head tilt adds to her personality but doesn't slow her down. She'll need someone committed to keeping up with her allergies and working on her resource guarding issues. She transitioned into our home easily and we were all instantly smitten with her. She loves people, loves to play, to do zoomies, and to snuggle."
If you think that you and Plum are destined for each other, fill in an application and start thinking about a trip to North Texas where this little lady is waiting. 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.
Merry Christmas, Plum! Brittany and her Frenchie, Louie!
Blessings to beautiful little Plum in memory of my Romeo and Peanut. Denise B.
Here's to you sweet Sugar Plum! Merry Christmas from Ollie & Bessie!
Hi Plum, Hope you find your forever home like I did. French Bulldog kisses. Love Gemini
Warm hugs from Fabi!