Well that didn’t take long at all, did it? If you’ve been following along, Mabel was introduced last week and she’s already available for adoption! She has actually been in foster care for over a month, and that time has just flown by! Mabel was surrendered to FBRN after spending most of her life with a breeder, then recently being adopted by a family who could not afford her potential surgery. Since her medical issues are now sorted, and since she has been close to perfection while in foster care, Mabel is ready to start the search for her perfect forever family!
Mabel is a confident pup who settled into her foster family’s routine very quickly. She is housebroken and crate trained. She’ll occasionally pick up a bone to chew on or a squeaky toy to de-squeak, but would much rather play or snuggle with a canine friend or receive pets and rubs from human hands. If you are an active family, looking for an athlete, Mabel is not your gal. She’s more of a Netflix and chill with a 10-minute walk in between series binges type of gal. Mabel has short bursts of playful energy and then she’s ready for a nap! When excited during play time, she can be a bit mouthy, but it’s more like “love nibbles” than actual biting.
While in foster care Mabel had a visit with a veterinary surgeon who feels her deep corkscrew tail will not need correction unless it becomes infected. Great news! However, her new family must be committed to keeping the area clean and dry in order to prevent possible infection. Mabel also has a hooded vulva which may need future surgery if it causes frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs). Currently, Mabel is on antibiotics for a UTI and she’s also taking digestive yeast powder and fish oil supplements.
Mabel has never met a stranger; she loves any and all people! When on walks, she doesn’t wait around for you and also has a tendency to bolt when excited. Mabel enjoys walks, but she needs a fenced yard. Let it be known, Mabel doesn’t poop while on her walks, instead she waits until she’s back home in her own private fenced yard. Mabel sleeps through the night in her crate in her parents’ bedroom. She also doesn’t mind being crated during the day if all of her people have to leave the house. And it would be wise to crate Mabel while you’re unable to supervise her because she is part beaver and likes to find and chew anything made of wood or wicker! Disclaimer: Mabel is not actually part beaver.
Mabel would absolutely LOVE a family with dog-savvy kids (or visiting kids) and other friendly, playful dogs. She would not thrive if left alone for extended periods of time so having someone who is home to shower her with attention would be ideal. Mabel would probably make an awesome office companion if you must leave the house to work. She’s friendly to all, quiet, and an excellent supervisor!
If you and Mabel played the fortune-telling game “M.A.S.H.”, she wouldn’t care if she landed on mansion, apartment, shack or home as long as there weren’t many stairs. She’s more of single-level home or residence with an elevator type of gal. And she does need help getting up and down off furniture for her snuggles so keep her 30 pounds in mind when considering adoption. Mabel is a snack hound so if the resident dogs leave any food in their bowl, she will gladly consume it.
Mabel’s foster family only sings her praises, “Mabel has been through many changes these last six-plus months. Because of those changes, we want her new family to be the perfect forever family so Mabel won’t have to do this again. Mabel is so very loving and trusting; she’s polite and kind; she is submissive and finds her spot in a pack quite quickly. She even lets you cut her nails without too much fuss and give her a bath. She deserves the very best! Mabel is easily corrected by a “hey!” or an “uh-uh!”. Only a nudge is enough. Mabel deserves the best family and that’s what she’ll get.”
If laid-back snuggle-bug Mabel checks all your boxes and you, hers, fill out an application and plan your car trip to North Carolina. Mabel is too big to fly in-cabin, but she’s great in the car! 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.