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Azure
Location: Western NY
Age: 7 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 31 lbs.
Kids: Over 10, dog savvy
Cats: No
Dogs: Maybe, with slow introductions
Fenced yard: Required
Adoption fee: $500
“Azure is a very sweet and loving girl. She has spent the first 7 years of her life having puppies and I'm certain she was a wonderful mom. Now Azure deserves a wonderful loving home with people who love her and can be patient and consistent with her training. She desperately wants to be the best little girl and wants to make her family happy."

Azure isn’t just another pretty face (although she’s got that covered, too)—she’s a sweet, loyal, devoted dog who adores people and can’t wait to have one (or more!) of her very own. Are you interested in being adopted by our little blue beauty? Read on and find out if you’re the perfect human for Azure.

Azure is a retired breeder mama, and can hardly contain her excitement now that she’s living the life of a pampered pet. She can’t get enough of her people and wants to be around them all the time! Washing the dishes? Azure will do the drying. Doing some gardening? Azure will keep you entertained with her supersonic zoomies around the yard. Bingeing “This Is Us?” Azure will be your snuggle partner on the couch and hold you while you cry.

While Azure is thrilled at her new lot in life, it’s important to remember that she is still dealing with a big, big transition. She is essentially going through a second round of puppy-hood, and while that certainly has its charms, it also has its difficulties. Potty training is still a work in progress, and while Azure is trying hard to be a good girl, she still has accidents and will require further training in the housebreaking department. On top of that, Azure is a dominant, alpha-type dog who hasn’t had much in the way of canine socialization. Add to that the indomitable stubbornness common to all Frenchies (there’s a reason we call them bulldogs!) and you get some less-than-desirable behaviors. Azure is physically pushy and will barrel through other dogs to make her way to the front of the pack. She does not always play nicely with others, and she is protective of her food and toys (which has resulted in some minor tiffs with her foster siblings). While Azure doesn’t need to be an only dog—in fact, we think she would benefit from a canine buddy to show her the ropes—she would do best with a mellow, submissive dog of about her size, and introductions will need to be sloooooooooooow. Just as important, Azure needs an experienced bulldog owner who can provide her with firm but gentle direction, so she can learn that she doesn’t need to be the boss of everyone to get the things she wants. Please be sure to tell us about your experience with Frenchies (or other bully breeds) in your application!

The ideal home for Azure is one with a securely fenced yard, a crate at the ready, and lots and lots and lots and lots of human attention. Azure has boundless energy and loves to go on walks; however, she will not go to the bathroom while on leash. (We get it, Azure, a girl needs her privacy!) As such, a fenced yard is necessary so she can have a secure place to do her business, not to mention get her zoomies on. Azure will also need a nice, comfy crate, as she must be crated while her people are away in order to prevent destructive behaviors. Azure is happy to hang out in her crate while you’re at work (with a midday potty break, of course) and will greet you like a returning war hero as soon as you open the front door. With some training and the establishment of a routine, she would also be an excellent “go-to-work” dog, as she adores every person she meets and would undoubtedly raise office morale by a factor of 10,000. What doesn’t work for Azure are small animals and small children. She has a very high prey drive, and aggressively gives chase to squirrels, cats, and any other critter who catches her eye. Azure would do wonderfully with older, dog-savvy children, but her resource guarding, along with her sensitivity to loud voices, makes her a poor fit for families with young kiddos (who don’t always use their ”inside voices” and are notorious for touching things they’re not supposed to).

Azure is well on her way to being a perfect pet, and while she’s got a little more work to do, her foster mom knows that she’s worth it all the way, saying, “Azure is a very sweet and loving girl. She has spent the first 7 years of her life having puppies and I'm certain she was a wonderful mom. Now Azure deserves a wonderful loving home with people who love her and can be patient and consistent with her training. She desperately wants to be the best little girl and wants to make her family happy. When in the house you always know where she is, just look behind you and there she'll be! Do you like to sit, watch TV and pet the softest fur ever? Do you like to have little soft kisses from a face with big brown eyes? Do you like to go for walks so you can enjoy seeing neighborhood friends? Best of all, do you like to come home to a little girl that is so excited to see you she runs and bounces and wants to give and receive love, hugs and kisses? These are all things you will have with Azure! She will always try to be your best friend. All she asks is that you can be patient with her when she makes mistakes because she has had to learn a lot of new rules in a short period of time. Her understanding of your expectations will develop with love and patience. She is a true sweetheart.”

If you and Azure are a match made in heaven, please fill out an application and tell us why! Just be prepared to travel—Azure is rolling over for belly rubs in Western New York State, and 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. 

ABOUT AZURE:

--High prey drive. Azure loves to chase things, and she might hurt something if she caught it. She should not share a house with mice, gerbils, birds, or cats.

--Azure is a resource guarder, and she should be fed separately from other dogs. If there are other dogs in the home, slow introductions should be observed. Any playtime with toys could be dangerous, so supervision is required if there are other dogs in the home.

--Azure is not trustworthy around little children who have toys she might want, so she should live in a home without little kids and where little kids don't visit.

--Housebreaking is a work in progress. Ask yourself whether you can deal with accidents in the house.

Sponsors

Diane Blanton

Azure, here a little something for all those pokes and prods at the vet visit. Denise Bracey

Morgan Kinney

Azure - congratulations on becoming a family dog! We can’t wait to watch your progress and see you on the available page! Here’s a little something for your piggy bank to help you on your way!! Love, Christina, Justin and Lola Bean

Just sending a little love from our home to yours Azure. We would love to snuggle you!! Missing our Stella dearly. Katherine Fallacara

For Azure maybe some sweet potato chips would be great. Cynthia Ross-Zweig

Hi Azure! You are a beauty! Hoping you enjoy some treats & have a good vet visit! I’ll be watching your progress and hopefully meet you soon! Jamie

Have fun with your new toys, Azure. Sending hugs. Jean Parkinson

I hope you find a wonderful home, sweet girl! Peyton Allain

In memory of my lulu. I hope Azurca gets something fun. I also have a gentle use bed that was purchased about a month ago. shantell medina

Azure, you look cool! Hope you’ll like little toy or treat. Susan Virgilito

Hope this gets ya some yummy treats! -Charles Moradi

I hope this helps Azure! She's so precious!!  Nichole Orvin

Alexis Tessler