Sex: spayed female
Weight: 26.5 lbs
Kids: 8+ years
Dogs: maybe, with slow introduction and better with submissive dogs
Fenced Yard: required
Adoption Fee: $350
Taylor is a resource guarder so must never be around small children. She must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present. A slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home.
Taylor suffers from anxiety and must remain on daily Trazodone. She should remain on her current raw diet, Nature's Farmacy supplements, Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet supplements.
Taylor has had a hard life up to now. She was a puppy mill mom and was eventually surrendered to a local vet, who took the time to find a breed rescue to save her life. Now she is here with us, and she is looking for some people to love. Her foster family says that she was fearful at first, “pancaking” at the sight of strangers. But as she grew familiar with her new surroundings and people, she has become a happy, active, snuggly gal.
This young mom does gave some health issues that will need regular care. She suffers from anxiety and must remain on daily Trazodone. In addition to the Trazodone, she should remain on her current raw diet and supplements. Her new family should be aware that it might take a little time for her to warm up to you, but she will! This dog is a true rescue, and she has the issues that can come with puppy mill dogs. Please read the article on our website about puppy mill dogs before you apply.
She can get along with other dogs as long as they understand that she’s the boss; submissive dogs are better. Taylor like her space too-- she is protective of her bed and the couch, along with some toys--and will chase away any dogs who try to take them from her. As in most cases, a slow introduction to other dogs will help with this, as well as supervision around feeding and toys. Humans can take away the toys, bed, etc., without issue, but she should only be allowed around children older than eight years who have some dog-savvy.
Because of her separation anxiety, Taylor does not like being confined to a crate. She jumps, climbs, and bulldozes through whatever stands in the way of her foster family. The Trazodone has definitely reduced her anxiety during her time in the foster home, but she still has some general anxiety that manifests as pacing at night and chewing her yak bone. Aside from her anxiety, Taylor does not appear to have some of the typical Frenchie health issues.
Taylor is housebroken, but has the occasional tiny accident when she is excited, like when her humans come home or first thing in the morning. She knows sit, responds to her name, and walks well on leash, but will need structure and correction to let her know that she isn’t technically in charge of the household. Be strong. Don’t give in to her every whim when she rolls her pretty eyes at you! Tell us about your experience with manipulative Frenchies in your application.
Thankfully, she’d rather spend her time sleeping or snuggling. She has a favorite toy that is her snuggle buddy, but she will also ask you for a belly rub when it strikes her fancy. When she’s not a couch potato, she’ll run around to her little heart’s content in the back yard, and is just as happy chewing on the yak bone or snuggling one of her toys. She’s social, as long as it’s on her terms. And she loves the attention that comes from being a Frenchie out in public!
Someone should be home at least part of the day or she could do well if she was in day care or had a dog walker take her out for some exercise during the day if you work an 8-hour-shift. Her foster home describes her as a “chatty Cathy,” so she might be too much for office life. Likewise, apartments might not be good for Taylor, since she can be reactive to people when they come to the door. She would do best in a house with a fenced yard so she can zoom around.
Before coming to FBRN, she had very limited exposure to automobiles and can get motion sickness. She has become a little more tolerant of the car but it is still a work in progress, so she should take motion sickness meds for longer car trips just in case.
“Taylor is a sweet girl trying to find her forever home after a tough start to life. She has a big personality and will follow you wherever you go in the house. She has shown she can learn to trust humans, even with her puppy mill past. Her forever companion must be patient and provide structure. Over time, she will reward her forever home with all the love, snuggles, and kisses she has shown her foster home.”
Taylor's tendency to motion sickness would make her a poor candidate for flying in the cabin of a plane. A New England home might be best for her, since the drive will be short.
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.
Here you go sweet girl! I hope this gets you a squishy squeaky or a treat:) Charles Moradi