“Devlin will capture your heart with her soulful eyes. She is the gentlest, sweetest girl who wants nothing more than to be loved by her people. She is so adaptable. She quickly learned the routines of our home and fit right into our family.”
- Location:West Texas
- Age:8.5 years
- Sex:Spayed female
- Weight:26 lbs.
- Kids:Yes, ages 12+, dog savvy
- Fenced Yard:Required
- Adoption Fee:$400
Devlin has won the hearts of all the members of her foster family, human and canine! Now she’s making her available page debut and she’s ready to find the loving forever home that she deserves.
Devlin was tearfully surrendered by her former family after she developed a naughty habit of nipping the young toddlers. While she’s been nothing but an absolute sweetheart since the moment she joined her foster family, she should not join a forever home with young children.
Devlin has shown absolutely no naughty behaviors with her foster fur siblings and she’s been an angel around all the people she’s met. She has proven to be a pretty laid back girl who learns routines very quickly and has little problem going into her crate. She will protest a bit loudly when she’s crated or isolated during the day so an apartment may not be her ideal home. However, Devlin has shown no destructive behavior and could be allowed to spend her days lounging on the rug instead.
Devlin always wants to be next to her people and can sometimes be a bit demanding for attention, a habit her foster family has been working to curb. She loves a good chew toy, but her favorite activity is napping, which is best when cuddled up to her humans getting extra pets and ear scratches.
Devlin has a history of IVDD flare-ups and had one a few days after coming into foster care. She was unable to walk due to hind end weakness and could not support herself when using the restroom. She improved after 1 dose of steroids and was able to stand, so it was decided not to send her for a surgical evaluation. She has been mobile without issues since and her vet recommended maintenance anti-inflammatory medication (Rimadyl) to prevent future problems. Her forever family must be committed to continuing this medication and also be prepared for the cost of any future flare-ups.
Devlin has seen cats, birds, and squirrels in the yard and around the neighborhood, and does not exhibit a predatory instinct
Devlin is house broken but subtle in her requests to go outside. If you aren’t paying attention, she will leave a deposit by the door. Devlin is a smart girl who knows come, sit, and down. She walks great on a leash and has been a dream at all of her vet appointments.
Ideally, Devlin would have someone home with her most of the day, but a family with varied schedules would also work. Devlin would do best in a single-story home with a person or family who is not very active. She should never be allowed to go up or down stairs, or jump on or off furniture (to protect her delicate spine). Devlin should not be in a home with young children, but older kids who are dog savvy would are A-Okay. Devlin does very well with other dogs, but due to her spinal issues, a home with smaller dogs who are not overly active or playful would be best. Devlin would do great in an office setting as long as she’s able to be near her person.
Here are a few words from Devlin’s loving foster mom, “Devlin will capture your heart with her soulful eyes. She is the gentlest, sweetest girl who wants nothing more than to be loved by her people. She is so adaptable. She quickly learned the routines of our home and fit right into our family.”
If you think your family is the perfect fit for sweet Devlin, please apply to adopt! Then dust off your boots and get ready for a trip to West Texas because this beautiful girl 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 do not 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.
Devlin 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.
Devlin has IVDD, so she must always be carried up and down stairs and must not be allowed to jump on or off the furniture. She should remain on regular Rimadyl and be closely monitored for flares.
Devlin has several allergies and must remain on daily Apoquel and Kangaroo Limited Ingredient Diet.
Sending love, hugs and toys to Devlin.
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For sweet Devlin