Alina is ready to find her forever home! This 4-and-a half-year-old blue sweetheart was surrendered to FBRN when her family could not provide the specific care needed. You see, Alina suffers from IVDD and is completely paralyzed in her hind end.
Alina became paralyzed in December 2020 and though she received surgery, she never regained any mobility. She requires bladder expression 4-6 times per day and wears a diaper indoors to contain any leaks. Allina has no control over bowel movements, but seems stimulated by having diaper-off time outside first thing in the morning.
The perfect home for Alina would be one that could dedicate time and resources to her ongoing medical needs. Ideally, she would receive physical therapy (acupuncture and hydrotherapy). Though it is unlikely she would ever regain mobility, physical therapy would help build muscle around her spine. Her family need not be previous Frenchie parents, but should be experienced with IVDD and/or paralysis in dogs.
Alina loves children, dogs, and cats. Due to her limited mobility and fragile spine, Alina would do best in a home with older children who understand the need to be careful with her. While she loves other dogs, she may do best as an only dog or with another dog who is smaller and more passive. This is to prevent any injury to Alina, and also to ensure her resource guarding tendencies don’t cause any problems. Alina has shown signs of resource guarding, specifically with her Himalayan chews. If there are children or other dogs in her forever home, chew time should be closely supervised and chews should not be left out. Aside from her obsession with Himalayan chews, Alina is very happy and easygoing. Most of her day is spent following her foster mom around and napping at her feet! She doesn’t require much exercise but enjoys having time in the yard and hanging out on the grass. Alina is typically not a fan of being put in her cart, but she loves to play fetch in the backyard with a stuffed toy.
Alina’s ideal family would be home with her during the day or able to take her to the office. She would be fine in either a house or apartment, but she cannot have free access to stairs. Her forever family must be willing to continue her daily supplements and ideally continue with her physical therapy.
Alina’s foster mom has this to say about her, “I can’t say enough wonderful things about Alina. She has the most incredibly soulful eyes and the sweetest disposition. She is a constant companion and is such a joy to have as part of the family. Everyone she meets falls in love with her.”
If you think your family is the perfect fit for Alina, please submit your application and tell us why. If you’re selected, get ready to travel Georgia because this beautiful peach will not be shipped. 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