Age: 8 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 25 lbs.
Kids: Yes, ages 5+
Dogs: Yes, see bio
Fenced Yard: Not required
Adoption Fee: $550
Ooh la la, say Bonjour to our newest available dog, Hellie. You might be wondering about her name, the ‘H’ is silent! This girl came to FBRN when her previous owners were unable to afford the veterinary care that Hellie was in need of.
Hellie is a lady that loves to roll. It can be dirt, it can be rugs, maybe even a dog hammock; whatever the item, she loves to roll around. This girl loves kids and also likes cats. While in foster care, Hellie has done well with very slow introductions to other dogs. However, her previous owners mentioned that she could get upset by larger dogs. Hellie certainly has a reputation for being a finicky eater, and she loves a bit of peanut butter or easy cheese on her food. Don't judge; a girl loves what she loves!
Due to Hellie being an older lady, she has impaired vision and hearing and thus, she can startle at times. Hellie has an allergy to storage mites and should not eat dry kibble. Hellie tends to resource guard her food and would need to be fed separately if other dogs are present. She also resource guards her food from one of the two humans in her foster home! Hellie will put her teeth on that person and "bite" (no pressure, no scratches) and oddly sometimes will not eat her food if that person is not present. Hey, everyone has their quirks!
Hellie is mostly housebroken, but it is sometimes hard to know when she needs to go out. Keeping a routine will help, but her forever family should expect some accidents as she settles in. Hellie will utilize potty pads if she can't go out.
Hellie’s disposition is extremely chill. Short walks or rides in the car, she loves them! Toy stuffing all over the floor? Oh yes, she definitely enjoys a good toy de-stuffing! Need someone to sleep with or binge your favorite show with? Pick Hellie! She loves to be around her people but will not stick to you like Velcro. Would you love to dress Hellie in a sweater? Go for it, she won’t mind! Just please make sure the climate is appropriate so that she doesn’t get too warm. Suffice it to say, Hellie is game for just about anything her human wants to do, but some of her favorite past times include rolling, napping, visiting her foster cats, and laying in the sun.
Hellie would do great with first time Frenchie owners. A family with dog savvy children (that know not to startle her) would be great. Hellie would prefer someone who is home most of the time and she would also excel at going to the office with you. Hellie doesn’t care if you have a fenced yard or not.She'd be just as happy to put on her leash and go out if there was no yard to explore. If you are gone for shorter periods of the day, just make sure to leave out a potty pad for Hellie. If you will be gone longer, be sure to have a dog-walker check on her. We also think Hellie would make an excellent companion for a truck driver since she loves to ride.
Hellie's foster family had this to say about her, "(H)Ellie is just a very sweet and funny creature! She is calm and gentle and really laid-back. Rolling in dirt or on the rug is her very favorite activity. She is very skillful at collecting dirt in her fur and/or outfit! She loves when we have company and immediately shows off how cute she is. She tosses toys around and gets animated. When it is just (boring) us, she is happy to nap, kick it on the couch or go for a short walk. She enjoys barking at people / dogs walking behind our house, but I do not think she is a nuisance barker. She is a great car passenger and just lays in her seat until something happens. Given her size (she is not fat, she's actually big boned) we often call her Ellie-phant. She does know how to show that she doesn't want to do something - she becomes VERY heavy - she definitely believes in the power of passive resistance. (H)Ellie has a wardrobe and comes with a lot of accessories! She is a very picky eater, so her new person will have to be ok with that."
If you think that you have the perfect home for Hellie, and enough space for all of her outfits and accessories; then what are you waiting for? Apply for Hellie today! All you need to do is be ready to pick her up, should you be selected to be 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.
Hellie has several allergies, including storage mites, and must remain on a raw, lightly cooked, or canned diet, and have regular medicated baths. She has a history of skin and ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence.
Hellie has brachycephalic airway syndrome. She had nares and palate resection and saccules and tonsils removed on 12.23.2020. She must wear a harness when going for walks, never a collar or choke chain.
Hellie has a history of corneal eye ulcers which must be monitored for recurrence. She was diagnosed with distichiasis and had cryoepilation of the left eye performed on 07.17.20. Hellie was diagnosed with a heart murmur on exam and is asymptomatic. Her heart should be routinely monitored. Hellie has a history of chronic urinary tract infections which must be monitored for recurrence.
Hellie is a food 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. Hellie is housebroken but has occasional accidents in the house.
Hi Hellie! We saw no one sponsored you yet and wanted to give you a little help. The K-G Family.
Cinderella, you remind us of our late beautiful Roxy. She too was built like a cinderblock. She also had a couple ulcers over her 13 years. Here is to wishing you a beautiful healthy future and finding the best forever home! Ashley Hughes
In memory of our beloved Annabelle. Sending you love Hellie and wishes for a happy life. The Mell Family
Hey Cinderella! We want to wish you a Happy Holidays. Snorts and kisses XOXO Jan Risden
I am sending Hellie lots of cuddles. She is beautiful and reminds me of my Frenchie. Lots of love, Naomi