Age: 1 yr - soon to be 2
Weight: 22 lb
Dogs: Maybe - extremely laid back, same size see below
Fenced yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $350
What can one say about the young miss Suki? This adorable cream girl will need a special home to call hers forever. Suki came to FBRN after being bought online from a commercial breeding facility. At about 6 months of age, Suki's owner was in an accident which disrupted any routine/structure she was given. She was placed in a boarding facility for long stints over her very short life, which led Suki to become extremely anxious if strangers would try to enter or leave her home. One of Suki's owners became ill and required in home care, and with all of the strangers coming in and out, her previous owners made the heart breaking decision to surrender Suki to FBRN.
Since Suki suffers from the severe behavior disorder that causes all of her anxiety in a variety of situations, she must never be around children. We are looking for an adults-only home. Her forever family would need to work with her to continually address the items which trigger her. Suki also has several allergies which will require her to remain on a Farmina diet. One of her allergies is to cats, so they can't be present in her new home. A second allergy that she suffers from is feathers. Her forever home should be free from feather pillows and down blankets and furniture.
Suki takes Benadryl two times a day. She is leash aggressive towards other dogs, was taken off Prozac successfully after coming into FBRN, and has anxiety around strangers. In terms of other dogs in the house, Suki can be ok with dogs her size that are tolerant. She is very pushy and very rude, because of this it could be dangerous to put her with a larger dog. Suki isn't great at taking cues of when other dogs do not wish to play with her and she will pester them. Any dog that she would live with should be extremely laid back but able to give corrections. Keep in mind because Sukihas barrier aggression so the "slow intro" method is almost impossible. She cannot be crated, when kept on leash and pulled back she becomes more aroused, and she will pace or paw at a gate or door if she knows another (unknown) dog is behind it. Barriers increase her anxiety. So the intro part to any dog will be difficult but doable. A home where she is the only dog is preferable.
Having said all that, Suki comes with naughty pants in an extra large size but has the heart to match. Her favorite thing to do is to jump up and climb all over her foster family. No matter how long they are gone, she treats them as though she hasn't seen them in months. She will try to sit on your shoulders so she could lick your face if you let her upon your arrival home. She does like to headbutt her family to show them she loves them. If Suki thinks that she did anything incorrect or wrong, she will climb up onto you and sniff and sneeze while trying to lick your face and apologize. Suki is potty trained and also knows how to use wee wee pads. In her previous home she knew how to ring a bell to signal that she needed to go out. Her forever home must have a fenced yard. This fence is required to be high so that she can't pole vault over it and of a material she can't bite through or dig under. She's a puppy with anxiety. It would be best to go with her when she is outdoors in the yard, not just to keep her from digging under or jumping over the fence, but to keep her from being stolen. As you probably know if you've been looking into French bulldogs, they are frequently the target of thieves.
Suki might be an Olympian in her spare time. She needs about a 45 minute walk a day and can easily clear a baby gate. If there is something around to chew, it would be to her benefit to keep her entertained. Otherwise Suki will try to entertain herself crawling around to see if her foster family has dropped or forgotten something somewhere. She might also try some parkour to get up on that hard to manage tv stand. She has also used her bed as a discus to knock down the Christmas tree. She has a rubber pig toy that she loves as much as she loves her bully sticks.
Suki's forever home has a list of requirements. It should be a two person household. When a stranger leaves, one must engage her so that she doesn't run and nip the stranger leaving. A quiet home with few visitors if any, but a small dedicated group of people that are willing to play "strangers" to get Suki used to people coming and going. Someone who works from home or is retired. Must live in an area with very little dog traffic. The country or suburbs would be best. No children. An individual or couple that is ok with wrestling with their dog or having their pet jump all over them and is fine to come home to find their dog perched atop their bookcase. Someone that is willing to work on her issues and love her unconditionally, someone who is committed to using positive training. All positive for Suki which means absolutely no: choke collars, invisible fences, hitting, prong collars, spray bottles, sending her off to a "camp" to get fixed. And knowing NOT to employ trainers who suggest such things. A person who can deal with her gas that could make a grown man pass out and someone that can laugh at all the crazy things she is going to do. A person that knows Frenchies, Suki is a candidate for nose surgery. She has a petite nose that can make it sound like she's growling.
Her foster mom had this to say about her: "Suki came to us with a note from her previous owner that said "we want everyone to know and see the real Suki that we know and love." When we picked her up from boarding, the entire staff came out to say goodbye noting that she was their favorite. As fosters, we didn't know what to think since we knew about all the "issues" she came with. But the second she climbed up our leg to sneeze in our faces, we knew this girl had an enormous amount of love to give. She is simply misunderstood and full of life and love. Anyone who adopts Suki will have a life filled with laughter from her antics. They will be greeted like a war hero every time they enter their home. And will have a constant companion who wants to give and be loved. Plus she is the squishiest Frenchie we have ever had...you'll just have to meet her to know what we mean."
If you think that you can meet the enormous list of requirements to give this girl the love she deserves then all you need to do is fill out an application and be ready to pick her up if you are selected. Please note that you would have to drive to pick her up as Suki is unable to fly. It would be all the better if you were someone willing to meet Suki a few times before taking her to her forever home.
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.
Suki suffers from severe behavior disorder causing anxiety in a variety of situations that will require continued training to address her triggers. She must never be around children.
Suki has several allergies and must remain on her current brand of diet. She is allergic to cats so she must never be around them. She also is allergic to feathers and she must avoid feather pillows and down blankets.