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Scottie
Location: Central NY
Age: 1 year
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 19 pounds
Kids: Yes, 12 and up
Cats: No
Dogs: Yes, but see bio
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $600
“Scottie is one of the most happy-go-lucky dogs I have ever met! She loves everybody and everything and isn’t afraid to show it. With her energy level and love for her humans, Scottie will insist on a prominent role of the lives of those in her forever home, but she will repay you with affection, amusing antics, and lots of excitement!”

Little Miss Scottie is ready to be beamed up into her forever home! This tiny brindle spitfire is on the hunt for an active family with the energy (and patience!) to keep up with her puppy antics. Maybe it’s yours!

Scotty was tearfully surrendered on her first birthday, after her original owner became too ill to properly care for her. Scottie moved into her foster home and immediately took over, as spirited Frenchie girls are wont to do! A high energy, playful pup, she loves playing with toys (stuffies, bones, you name it) and is always down for a good game of fetch or tug-o-war. She enjoys bounding about her (securely fenced) yard and is equally a fan of leashed walks through the neighborhood, where she is friendly to everyone she meets. After she’s tuckered herself out, she’s all too happy to snuggle up in her person’s lap for a cuddle and a snooze.

It goes without saying that there are few things cuter than a puppy, but it’s equally true that few things are more work, and Scottie is no exception. Scottie is just a wee lass and her training is a definite work in progress. At this point, she is not reliably housebroken—she knows she is supposed to go potty outside, but she’s just so excited to romp and play that she forgets to go to the door and ends up leaving, shall we say, unsolicited donations on the floor. She has far fewer accidents when she is taken outside immediately after leaving her crate, eating, and after prolonged activity. With patience, consistency, and positive reinforcement, we are confident that Scottie can perfect her potty manners. The same is true for Scottie’s mouthiness—like most babies, canine and human alike, she wants to put everything into her mouth. And while it might be cute when a puppy gnaws on your fingers, it’s a little less pleasant (and a lot more dangerous) when that pup turns into a full grown dog. Scottie’s people must be committed to working with her on this and other basic obedience skills, so that she can grow into a happy, confident adult. Fortunately, Scottie is one smart dog biscuit, so we know that with patience and effort, she can become the best mannered girl on the block!

Scottie loves kids, but her high energy and mouthiness do not make her a good fit for families with children under 12 years old. She has yet to meet a dog that she doesn’t adore, but the feeling is not always mutual. Scottie doesn’t do a great job of reading other dogs’ signals, meaning that she will continue to engage other dogs even when they have made it clear (through body language and growls) that they want to be left alone. So even though Scottie would love to have an equally energetic canine companion to play with and chase around the house, she can only be placed with dogs who have a friendly, calm disposition and can tolerate a poky little puppy. Scottie has never met a cat before, so for everyone’s safety, we have to say no to kitties.

Scottie would prefer a house with a secure, fenced yard, so she can shake out her sillies and wiggle her waggles to her little heart’s content. However, she could also be happy in an apartment setting, so long as her people take her on long walks (at least twice daily) and engage her in plenty of play. Scottie is a bright girl who gets bored easily, so it’s important that she have sufficient outlets for her energy! A stay-at-home person would suit her best, but since she can be crated for about four hours at a time without incident, she could also make it work with employed-outside-the-house folks, so long as they arrange for a lengthy midday walk and playtime. Scottie is presently a little too high-energy for the office (unless you work at a doggy daycare!) but since she’s such a sweet, friendly girl, with some time and training she could become a most excellent business partner.

Scottie’s only medical concern is that she suffers from cherry eye, a common affliction among bulldogs where the third eyelid slips out of place. In Scottie’s case, her eyelid pops out once or twice a day before retracting back where it belongs. It doesn’t cause her any pain or discomfort, and any repair to the eyelid at this point would be strictly cosmetic. Should the condition worsen, a veterinarian can tack the eyelid back into place, but right now any treatment is not medically necessary.

Scottie’s foster mom is going to miss her little peanut terribly, saying, “Scottie is one of the most happy-go-lucky dogs I have ever met! She loves everybody and everything and isn’t afraid to show it. With her energy level and love for her humans, Scottie will insist on a prominent role of the lives of those in her forever home, but she will repay you with affection, amusing antics, and lots of excitement!”

Do you have the perfect home for Scottie the Frenchie? If so, click on the link above to fill out an application and tell us why! Just be prepared to travel, as Scottie is a New York state girl and will not be shipped.

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.

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Hi Scottie! I don't know if you're in NYC, but if you want a friend to play with, our Frenchie Sushi is a calm 10 year old who looks a lot like you. Be well! Maggie Montgomery-Cacciotti

Margaret Agnew

For little girl Scottie! Hope to see you on the availibuls page soon! Jeffrey Schrift

Dear Scottie , I am a sucker for that insanely sweet face. I just donated but you have won my heart. I normally say "You had me at woof" but you surpassed my cute quota; so anticipate many hugs and kisses. Your human minion. Marianne

From one brindle girl to another, here's to hoping you find your perfect forever home, Scottie! <3 Stella

Toys and tennis balls for Scottie :) Alexandraiah Bollman

Penny King

Emily Aghayan

Stephen Ragalevsky

For some new toys and treats :) Heather Alford

You're so adorable. Debbie Kammerer

Sending you love Scottie! AMY HAMILTON