Age: 8.5 years
Weight: 22 lbs
Kids: Dog savvy only; 12 years +
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $400
Sweetie pie Dinah is ready to find the perfect forever home. If you are looking for a Frenchie princess to be your only dog, she could be the one for you!
Dinah is a certified couch potato. Her favorite thing is to take naps near her favorite person and she has been known to steal the best spots on the couch when her people are not looking. Dinah wants nothing more than to be relaxing near her people and enjoying human company. Sometimes she likes to chew on Nylabones, but her favorite activity (other than napping) is following her favorite person around the house all day. She is not much of a cuddle bug, but she is happy being near her people. She will tell you with a paw swipe when she wants attention. However, she loves a good belly-rub!
Dinah likes to stick to her routine and have a schedule. After breakfast she wants a belly-rub and will rub herself on the blankets on the couch. Then it's time for napping near her human while they work. During the day she will change places for her nap - from the couch, to the bed on the living room floor, to the couch. At night, she plays Goldilocks when choosing the dog cots. She sits on one, and then runs to the other one, and then comes back to the first one. Then she finally chooses the second one and settles down for the night.
Miss Dinah does not seem to have had obedience training prior to coming into foster care. She walks well on the leash and enjoys short strolls through the neighborhood. When she goes outside, she does her business and then quickly comes back to her human. She sleeps on a dog cot when her people leave the house. She will have accidents when left alone if she becomes anxious. Something like the yard crew being outside can make her anxious when her human is not home. Anxiety and no human is not a good combination for Dinah.
The perfect home for Dinah is one without any other dogs or pets. While she coexists with the resident dogs in her foster home, potential adopters should understand that she is not going to be part of the pack. It would be wonderful if her new family had an adult who has experience with dogs that experience anxiety. Dinah can live with older children who know not to pick her up. She will snarl like a little gremlin if she is not in the mood to be picked up.
Dinah would be a great apartment dog. She could also live in a house with a fenced yard. Dinah thrives when she has someone at home with her all day, so her new family should have someone that can be home all day. In foster care, Dinah has done great with a dog sitter on the rare occasion when her foster family cannot be home. Dinah will bark at first, and she might shake, but she soon settles down and allows the dog sitter to pet her. Clearly, meeting new people is not a life-goal for Dinah. And who can blame her! At home she can have her bed, her couch, her cot, and be comfortable. If someone new comes to the door, she can pretend to protect the house, and then go right back to her couch.
When it comes to travel, Dinah can go anywhere and is able to fly. Her foster mom also has a bucket car seat for her, and she curls up in it and goes to sleep on drives. She would most likely be fine on a longer car trip.
Dinah does have some allergies and must be kept on a raw diet and supplements. She also needs regular medicated baths and takes medication for her anxiety issues. Her new family will need to be committed to maintaining her vet care, food requirements, and medications.
Dinah's foster mom has this to share about her, "Dinah is like a mother. She walked over to me and just stood and stared at me. I felt like it was my mother saying "Is that what you're wearing?". I finally talked to her and she trotted over, got some pets, and then went back to her bed. She has this graying-muzzle that is fun to squish! Dinah is excited in the morning. I like to think it's because she sees me, even though it's because she wants to go outside. Dinah will be your shadow 24/7! She is a sweet girl who would love to be the only dog and to have a human all to herself. She is an easy walker, doesn't need much exercise, and is happy with a bed under your desk...or your seat on the couch!"
If you have room in your home and heart for this girl to be your one and only pup, then be prepared to travel. Dinah is being fostered in Texas 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.
Dinah is allergic to storage mites. She must remain on her current raw diet, Nature’s Farmacy supplements, Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet supplements, and have regular medicated baths.
Dinah has severe separation and general anxiety and must remain on daily fluoxetine (Prozac) and trazodone. She has a history of resourcing guarding so must never be around children and must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present. Dinah has exhibited dominant behavior and dislikes most dogs. A slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home. Continued training is required to address her triggers.
Dinah is housebroken but has occasional accidents when left alone at home.
Dinah, wishing you the best!! From your fellow Okies - Jesse, Katie, Nacho the Frenchie and Sherpa Moving and Storage
I pray that you can find her the perfect home.Shana L Horton