“She is doing better, learning that I can be more stubborn than she is! This girl has come a long way from where she was. She is now eating regularly and coming out of her crate/pen on her own, especially if it’s to go outside–she runs right to the door. She still likes the cat and mouse chase, but she has also grown a voice! She will howl when she wants to go outside or wants your attention (no apartments for this girl). Sari really wants to be loved but for this girl it’s all about peeling the layers back each day to let her know things are going to get better from this point on! Sari needs a patient adopter that will work with her on trust and just what it means to be a family dog.”
- Location:Greater Baltimore Area
- Age:3 years
- Sex:Spayed female
- Weight:21 lbs.
- Kids:Yes, older, dog-savvy
- Dogs:Female, same size/smaller
- Fenced Yard:Preferred
- Adoption Fee:$700
Do you have a soft spot for the breeder mamas? Do you want to give a happily ever after to a little dog who’s only now learning that human hands can be kind? Then you might be just the forever person for our sweet girl Sari.
Sari spent the first three years of her life in a cage, birthing puppies for profit. She never got to experience belly rubs, or soft blankets, or tasty treats. As a result, when Sari first came into foster care, she was scared of her own shadow. When she felt grass under her feet for the first time, she didn’t romp about and play; she pancaked and shook in fear. She wanted nothing to do with a leash, and just stared at her new toys. But oh, what a difference a couple of months make! Sari is slowly, but surely coming out of her shell and learning to trust people. She is still a skittish girl who plays a bit of cat and mouse when foster mom tries to pet her, but she’s started to accept some scritches and scratches, and even the occasional cuddle! We are also thrilled to report that Sari’s playful side has started to emerge. When her canine foster siblings run about and play, Sari bounces up and down on the periphery, as if she’s working up the courage to join the fun herself. Her little bunny hops are cute beyond words, and with time we hope to see her wrasslin’ and rollin’ in true Frenchie style.
Healthwise, Sari is in good shape, although an October vet visit revealed elevated liver enzymes. This could be indicative of liver disease, but right now it’s too early to tell. Sari’s new family should make sure that she takes a daily liver supplement, and that her liver enzymes are regularly checked so that treatment can begin if necessary. As far as training, Sari is understandably in the beginning stages of housetraining and leash-walking. Right now, foster mom has her on an every-four-hours potty schedule, and she’s been having fewer and fewer accidents in the house. Her new family should continue this training, and needs to understand an occasional puddle on the floor will happen. Similarly, while Sari has made great strides in her leash training, it is still definitely a work in process.
The ideal home for Sari is one with a patient, loving person (or people!) willing to give this darling girl all the time she needs to make the transition to precious pet. They must understand that Sari will not trust them right away, and that her journey is a marathon, not a sprint. Sari would definitely be happiest with a person who is around most of the day, and it’s important that she stay on a regular potty schedule to maintain her housetraining progress. A fenced yard would be great for her, since she’s not there yet with her leash walking and recall isn’t in her skillset yet. Sari would also love to have a canine companion or two to show her the ropes. She currently lives with three friendly female dogs that are her size or smaller, and they are definitely helping her learn what it means to be a pet! Families with young children would not be a good fit for Sari, as sudden movement and noise are very frightening to her. On the other hand, older, dog savvy kids, who understand that Sari needs time and space to adjust, would be just fine. As for cats, Sari’s not so keen on them, so we have to say no kitties.
Foster mom loves Sari to the moon and back, and tells us, “She is doing better, learning that I can be more stubborn than she is! This girl has come a long way from where she was. She is now eating regularly and coming out of her crate/pen on her own, especially if it’s to go outside–she runs right to the door. She still likes the cat and mouse chase, but she has also grown a voice! She will howl when she wants to go outside or wants your attention (no apartments for this girl). Sari really wants to be loved but for this girl it’s all about peeling the layers back each day to let her know things are going to get better from this point on! Sari needs a patient adopter that will work with her on trust and just what it means to be a family dog.”
If you’re the special person who can give this special girl just what she needs, then fill out an application and tell us why you’ve got what it takes to be Sari’s forever after. Just be prepared to travel—Sari is hoppin’ and howlin’ in beautiful Maryland, 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.
Sari had spay surgery on 11.13.2023.
Potty training is a work in progress.
Sari’s lab tests showed elevated liver enzymes on 10.10.2023 which could be indicative of liver disease so she should remain on a daily liver supplement. Her liver enzymes should continue to be tested and monitored. Future testing and/or treatment may be needed.