Age: 2.5 yrs
Weight: 24 lbs.
Kids: Yes - 7+
Cats: Yes - Dog Savvy
Fenced Yard: No Preference
Adoption Fee: $550
Are you looking for a shadow you haven't found yet? Need a co-pilot on car trips, and a cuddle buddy for tv time? Tillie has made her way onto the available page for just those reasons. This girl is an adorable Black Masked Fawn of 2 years and will learn all the rules--for treats.
Tillie came to FBRN when her previous family had a tiny human that was allergic to Tillie. The good news for anyone looking for their canine companion is that Tillie likes kids, cats, and does well with other dogs. The kids should be old enough to understand that Tillie can get feisty if she thinks you're going to snag a morsel from her bowl. She is a resource guarder and can't be around small children that might want to sample some of the finest that the canine culinary world has to offer. When it comes to other dogs in the house, Tillie can play rough and be somewhat intense. Playtime should be supervised, and if family goes to work, the dogs should be crated to prevent a problem while you are gone. It is recommended that any dog in a future forever home be calm and laid back, so that Tillie can continue to perfect her manners.
This girl is a sweet little lady who just wants to be around her people. Perhaps you need a foot warmer while you sit at your desk and work? Tillie would be happy to take on that role too. She is a smart dog and learns the rules and tricks very quickly. You won't find Tillie hitting the gym or hiking 5 miles. This girl doesn't mind a walk or another dog in the house to play with for a while to get her energy out. Although Tillie is comfy in her crate, she'd much rather be co-captain on an adventure and come with you if you were away for long periods of time.
Tillie came into her foster home with resource guarding around food. As she's settled in, adjusted to the feeding routine here, it's dramatically lessened. She gets fed a few feet away (but not fully separated) from the other dog in the house, with absolutely no issues, however, in her new home with a new dog it would be best to feed the dogs in different rooms or in their crates; over time at your house she may learn to be as easy going as she is in her foster home, but you should expect some dish guarding until she gets the hang of things. At her foster home, he will still show some guarding to claim food if there is food on the floor or a treat in the mix, but it's intermittent and continues to improve as she's reminded of her manners. Consistency and routine seem to be the key to this with Tillie.
Some of her favorite things include: car rides, television on the couch with her person, and chewing on a fluffy toy. Tillie is crate trained and house broken. However, she would do better with being able to go to the office with someone, or someone that spends a good amount of time at home during the day. A home with adults and older kids is best for this girl. She still has to learn her etiquette around food. Tillie could seem like an intimidating girl to a nervous cat. Sometimes she will nap with the cat, other times she likes to push her boundaries with the cat. For this reason, she needs a cat that will help her remember her manners--a getaway spot for the kitty would be a good idea: a scratching tree or an easily-accessed top of a bookcase, or a refrigerator, or some other safety zone.
Tillie is young and healthy. This would be fine for a first time Frenchie family, though her foster mom will quiz you on your knowledge of the breed, so applicants should bone up. She could also be able to keep up with an active family with kids 7 and over. Tillie would prefer to be home with her person or go on adventures with them. However, if she must stay home for long periods of time she would do better with another dog for a companion.
Tillie's foster parent had this to say about her:"Tillie has been one of our favorite fosters, easily settling into whatever routine we set and making us laugh along the way. She greets all guests to our home by running up to them and asking for pets and can always be found wherever the action is! We've found that Tillie is most happy snoring away on your lap, and will jump right up anytime she sees a lap in need of her. She plays like a little Frenchie goofball, often flopping on her back and rolling around with a toy, or playing tag with our resident dog. She is a chow hound, who will do anything for a treat, but can often be sitting and "waving" at you with her paw - in hopes you'll shake it and share a snack with her!"
If you need a co-pilot, player 2, or other type of companion in your life, then look no further than Tillie. She'd be happy to accompany you on all of life's adventures or hang out watching re-runs of your favorite shows. All that's left to do is apply for her and be ready to pick her up, should you be selected as her new 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.
Known Health Considerations:
Tillie has brachycephalic airway syndrome. She had airway surgery and spay in Oct. 2019 She must wear a harness when going for walks, never a collar or choke chain.
Tillis has a history of skin infections that must be monitored for recurrence.
Tillie is a resource guarder so must never be alone around children under age 7 or around kids of any age who aren't dog-savvy (dog-savvy meaning kids who can hear and understand and obey safety rules). She must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present. A slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home.
Tillie, you are in the best place possible to get healthy and enjoy a long life. Welcome to the FBRN family. Dorothy Mace
For beautiful little Tillie. I am sure you will find your furever home. Elena.
A little love for Tillie. Libby Hendren
What a sweet girl! Tillie, you’re beautiful! Brigid Foster
Here's to a speedy recovery for sweet Tillie! Kelsey Wood