Age: 5 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 30 lbs
Kids: 12 years and older--dog savvy/respectful
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $500
**SWEETART HAS A BITE HISTORY**
Who is mostly sweet with a little bit of tart and now on the available page? Sweetart! Unfortunately, Sweetart had quite the rude awakening from a nap when the former resident toddler hit her in the face. Startled (and who wouldn't be?!), Sweetart nipped the youngster's hand. While the bite did not require any medical attention, the family tearfully surrendered her to FBRN (Sweetart, not the toddler).
Since being in FBRN's care, Sweetart's foster mom says she has not seen any signs of Sweetart wanting or attempting to bite. While she may yap and growl at strangers entering her home, it is all bark and no bite. While it may take a few minutes to warm up, once she does, Sweetart will love you forever. And if you happen to have any stuffies for her to dismantle and de-stuff, she may even warm up more quickly! Sweetart also loves Nylabones, tug-of-war, and a good game of "catch me if you can," and she is a master cuddler and Olympic-hopeful wrestler. She will do well in a household with more submissive dogs as she likes to be the alpha.
Besides being absolutely adorable, Sweetart is also crate trained, house broken, and knows basic obedience. She is such an active playful gal that her foster mom thinks she would excel in obedience or agility classes. She is super smart yet super stubborn (what Frenchie isn't?!), so an experienced bully owner might be best in order to keep her out of trouble like exploring table tops and open dishwashers. She likes to go for walks but needs some work on leash manners, especially when she sees other animals, but she seems to respond quite well to positive reinforcement. Sweetart would LOVE it if you had a fenced yard so she can show off her bloodhound-sniffing skills and greyhound-worthy running abilities all day, every day. Sweetart will do well with more submissive dogs as she likes to be the alpha.
Amazingly, Sweetart doesn't have many of the typical Frenchie ailments but has had recurrent urinary tract infections with crystals so she will need to continue on her special Science Diet urinary care formula. While in foster care, she was treated for her most recent UTI and has a clean bill of health.
Ideally, Sweetart would like it if you were home all day, but she is currently crated with a midday break while her foster mom goes to work and does fine. If you work in an office where Sweetart could get to know all the employees/visitors, she might make a great office mate! Given time, Sweetart has always formed very positive opinions of everyone she meets.
But don't take our word for it. Here's what Sweetart's foster mom has to say: "When most people hear that a dog has nipped or bitten someone, they very often pass by the dog. Here's Sweetart singing [her theme] song, "I'm just a soul whose intentions are good, oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood." This little girl will love you forever; she wants to be a part of the family and walk, play and watch movies with her people. She is a protector of her home and "estate:" [you won't find any] bunnies, squirrels or critters that move in her yard! She'll keep it cleared for you! She gives a great "stink eye" if you do something she doesn't like but that's as far as it goes, after all, a girl deserves to have an opinion! To know her is to love her and that's a fact!"
So if you're the kind of person who likes a little salty and a little sweet (do you dip your French fries in your milkshake?), then Sweetart might be your gal! She's the perfect combination of sassy tart when you first meet her and smooth sweetness after given a chance. So fill out an application, tell us why you would be the sweet to her tart (or vice versa), and plan your trip to NY. Sweetart is too big to fly, so a road trip is mandatory. She can't wait to see all the applications she gets and, while she'll be sure to pick the best match, she thanks everyone for their love and support!
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.
I get cranky and sour too! I totally relate to you sweet girl! Sending you healing and healthy energy this Valentines Day. May you find your forever home where they appreciate you! Ang Pereira, Arkansas.
To help make Sweetart'slife a little sweeter. Margot Austin