The beautiful enchantress Circe has made her way to the Available Page! Like her namesake, this little goddess has put a spell on everyone she meets—just one look at her sweet face and you can’t help but fall in love!
Ten-year-old Circe arrived in FBRN care when her former owners situation changed and Circe was not adjusting well to living in a multi-dog household. Circe is dog-aggressive to the point where just the glimpse of another canine can send her into a state of shaking and agitation. Over the course of several weeks, her foster mom tried slow introductions with the very mellow, very submissive resident pug, but Circe wanted nothing to do with him (except possibly to bite him). So, it goes without saying, that Circe will have to be the one-and-only in her new home.
So dogs are a no, but people are a resounding YES! Remember that song from The Little Mermaid, about wanting to be where the people are? That’s Circe. She wants nothing more than to be near her humans at all times, whether that’s riding shotgun in the car (in her special doggie booster seat) or snuggling on the couch for a holiday movie. Circe has occasional bursts of energy, where she bounces about and engages foster mom in a game of chase, but for the most part Circe is a mellow girl who is content to relax on her blanket and soak up some sunbeams. And if you’d like to lean down and give her belly rub or three, she certainly won’t object!
Other than her sweet smooshy face, the first thing most folks notice about Circe is her gait, which is, shall we say, unique. Circe suffered some back injuries in her younger years, and while she’s since recovered and is entirely mobile, her back end does wiggle and wobble when she walks. Occasionally, her back legs slip out from under her, but she bounces right back up and goes on her merry way. To make sure that her back stays healthy and flexible, Circe takes a variety of supplements, and her neighborhood walks are kept on the shorter side. Care must also be taken to ensure that she does not jump on furniture, and she must be carried up and down any stairs. And if there are any kids in the house, they should be older and dog-savvy—rough play with younger children is a definite no.
Like many Frenchies, Circe has a number of allergies, both food and environmental. To keep her healthy on the inside and out, she is on a specific, limited-ingredient diet, and gets regular medicated baths. She also gets a monthly Cytopoint shot, which helps keep the itchies at bay. Circe’s new family must commit to this regimen and resist the temptation to give her little snackies from the table, no matter how much she turns on the charm and puppy-dog eyes. Circe also has a cyst in one of her ears that isn’t currently causing her vet any concern, but it should be monitored.
The ideal home for Circe is one where she spends as much time as possible with her people! Circe suffers from separation anxiety, and can’t really relax when her humans are away. If her people need to slip out for an hour or two, Circe can be baby gated inside a room, but don’t try putting her in a crate—she hates that thing with the firey passion of a thousand burning suns, and will let you know about it. Loudly. So if you’re a member of the stay-at-home club, who prefers a nice night in with a dog by your side, Circe might be your perfect match! So long as she gets her daily walkies, stays away from other dogs, and gets plenty of snuggle time with her people, Circe is a happy camper.
Foster mom is understandably over the moon with this brindle cutie, and tells us, “Circe is the most loving, beautiful, special girl who was given up by her only owner at age 10. She has been abandoned once, and it is so important that she is with a person or people who adore her and shower her with the gift of their company and time for the rest of her life. Her biggest and one of her only pleasures in life is to be with her person/people; I cannot stress that enough. She just doesn’t like other dogs. Period. We have fallen deeply in love with her and want her to go to a home where she has daily easy walks, lots of time with her person/people and confidence and trust that she will be cherished and loved for the rest of her life. She gives lovely kisses and hops around and plays with you in spurts. She loves to chase you and have you chase her back. But most importantly, she just wants to be with you. My hope for her is that she finds her heart person who never wants to be separated from her and vice versa. She is so deserving of forever love and company.”
Goodness, is someone cutting onions in here? If you find yourself equally moved by Circe’s story, and think you could give her the happily-ever-after she deserves, then please fill out an application to adopt and tell us why you and Circe would be the perfect match. Just be prepared to travel—Circe is enjoying a distinct lack of sweater weather in Southern California, and will not be shipped.
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.