Age: 4 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 20 lbs.
Dogs: Yes, submissive dogs
Fenced yard: Preferred
Adoption fee: $350
Silly little Taquita is ready to fly the coop and find the perfect forever home. This sweet wall-eyed goofball is what we call a "velcro Frenchie," meaning she likes to stay near her favorite people like a fly on honey. If you are looking for a girl that can be your shadow all day long and tag along during your daily adventures, she might be the one for you!
Taquita never met a living thing that she didn't love. She loves kitties, kids, other dogs and most of all she adores every single person she meets. She is happy to just sit and snuggle, but she really just wants to be on the go with her human. She is a velcro dog and will follow you throughout the home. She lives to go for rides and really enjoys doing her “at home” physical therapy (about 30 minutes a day). When she is not paying attention to her favorite person, Taquita will chew on soft dog toys or stuffed animals. She also really enjoys treats. In fact, this girl loves treats so much she will even tell the cat off in her foster home for not eating the kitty treats fast enough! Like many pretty Frenchie princesses, Taquita does have a bossy side. Any dogs that are in Taquita's new home will need to be submissive or used to bossy bullies.
The perfect home for Taquita can have one or more more devoted people to take care of her. While she is sweet and eager to please she also requires extra special care. Taquita suffers from Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) which causes her to have some urinary and fecal incontinence. She does understand that she is supposed to potty outside but isn’t able to control bowels or bladder that well. She will need to wear a diaper inside the house to keep from having accidents. She is very cute in her diaper and will need a family that is willing to continue her therapies and work with her to maintain/improve her capabilities. It would be best if her new home has a fenced yard so she can take her time outside while doing her business. Adopters should be able to pick her up and carry her up and downstairs, and Taquita can't jump up and down off furniture--we are trying to maintain her spine as long as we can. It would be wonderful if Taquita's new family had a flexible schedule to take her on potty breaks, but she can also be trained to go to work with her new owner as well. She has a lot of energy, but she is so eager to please and be near her favorite person, she would love to be at the office.
Due to her injury, Taquita needs to be kept pretty active. She needs 30 minutes daily (to increase with time) of one-on-one PT as well as short 10-20 minute walks. Her new family will need to be dedicated to maintaining her physical therapy schedule and be prepared for future vet bills that may be related to her condition. Her new family will need to live somewhere with good veterinary services and animal rehabilitation. If you have experience with a dog with IVDD and/or a dog with medical needs, let us know in your application.
Taquita's foster mom has this to share about her: "Taquita will need one or more people dedicated to making her a better dog! She’ll need folks to spend time and money working with her physical and emotional needs. She’s hard work but she is very sweet and her goofy kisses are quite the reward! I’ve really enjoyed watching her improve and think that Taquita really just needs a committed companion to help her grow and maintain/improve her current capabilities!"
If you would like to adopt Taquita be prepared to travel. She is being fostered in East TN and will not be shipped. She is small enough to fly with you and she loves road trips so you can pick her up by plane, train, or automobile.
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.
Taquita has confirmed intervertebral disk disease (IVDD). She is doing really well with her mobility with continued therapies (acupuncture, cold laser, and physical) and we'd expect adopters to be enthusiastic about continuing those treatments, so we'll be looking for adopters with strong veterinary services nearby. She has actually increased her back/leg muscle strength and abilities while in foster care. Her urinary and fecal continence have improved as well, but she still has accidents inside the home as well as inside her crate, so she wears a diaper indoors. Looks cute in it, too.
Taquita is eating a raw diet of Stella and Chewy's, and it costs about $4 a day. She'll come with some supplements we'd like her to stay on.
She had corrective surgery on 10/23/18 for her brachycephalic syndrome (BAS. You can learn more about it here: http://www.frenchbulldogrescue.org/a...-frenchie/bas/ ) and is breathing a million times better! She is currently taking 25mg of trazadone to keep her calm and less anxious while recovering from spay and BAS surgery. She may benefit from staying on the medication more long term. Talk it over with your vet.
Helping you out, honey, to make you healthier. Alex Perkins
¡Hola Taquita! We’re certain that you’ll find your furever home with FBRN! our foster family in Tennessee