Age: 5 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 21 lbs.
Kids: 5 and up
Dogs: Mellow dogs with slow intro
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $300
Are you a Type B? Can we call you Mellow Yellow? Does stress run off you like water off a duck’s back? And, just as importantly, do you love dogs? Of the bat-eared variety? Then boy howdy, do we have a Frenchie for you—it’s Dottie!
Dottie, with her bright eyes and pretty white T-shirt, gets a perfect 10 for looks. She’s also sweet as county fair candy floss and loves everyone she meets. However, Dottie has some medical and behavioral concerns that put her in the category of “dogs who need a little extra.” Health-wise, Dottie suffers from dry-eye and allergies, which are fortunately under control with daily eye drops and a special (raw) diet with supplements. It is imperative that she continue this regimen in her forever home. Dottie also has a history of ear and anal gland infections, so her new family must be vigilant and take her to the vet at the first signs of any discomfort in these areas (head-shaking and scooting being the primary symptoms).
Dottie also suffers from anxiety. She is generally a high-energy, happy camper so long as she’s a part of the action, but if separated from her people or the resident dogs, she becomes extremely anxious (and definitely lets you know it!) Dottie has a prescription for trazodone that she can take as needed, but more importantly she needs a mellow, laid back home with guardians who understand her triggers. Young children are not a good match for Dottie, due to her energy and skill at knocking things over, and any resident dogs should be on the relaxed side. Most importantly, Dottie requires slooooooooow introductions (we’re talking glacial speed here) if her new home has resident canines. Dottie enjoys the company of other dogs, but needs to feel secure in her new home before meeting any siblings of the four-legged kind.
While it’s true that Dottie has some challenges, it’s also true that she is an absolute dear who makes every room in the house brighter. She is playful and loving, and while she generally stays close to her foster mom’s side, she also enjoys the occasional “me-time” with a toy or a bone. In fact, once she feels comfortable in her new place, she can even be left alone for a few hours at a time while her person goes to work. Dottie is too high strung and energetic to be an office dog, but if you work from home, well, that would suit her just fine. Dottie is also not picky about her new digs—she’d be happy with any residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse so long as she gets an opportunity for a daily walk (to burn off some of that anxious energy) and a goodly amount of lovin’ from her people.
Dottie’s foster mom adores this black-and-white beauty, and tells us, “Dottie is the most loving and sweet dog. She has never met a stranger and loves everyone she meets, including the veterinarian! No matter where she goes, she becomes the center of all attention. She’s just a great dog, and has been such a joy to foster.”
If there’s room in your heart and home for this beautiful girl, then fill out an application by clicking on the link below. Just be prepared to travel—Dottie is watching some crazy Reds baseball over there in Ohio, 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.
KNOWN HEALTH PROBLEMS / CONSIDERATIONS:
Dottie suffers from anxiety and takes trazodone as needed. She has a history of ear and anal gland infections that must be monitored for recurrence.
Dottie has several allergies including storage mites found in kibble. She should remain on her current diet, and supplements and have regular medicated baths.
Dottie was treated for eye ulcers that must be monitored for recurrence. She must remain on daily Tacrolimus drops to treat dry eye. Talk to your vet about the cost of her eye drops and symptoms of a recurrence of an eye ulcer.
Dottie we hope this will get you a nice squeaky Christmas gift. Love, Moose the Frenchie.
Hope this will get you some treats and toys. From Lola (formerly grad Gertie).
Please buy some treats for Dottie! Let us know how and when we can apply to adopt her! John V. Vanover
Cute little girl. david guy
Here’s a little something for Dottie. She sure is a cutie!! Hope this buys you a toy or two. Happy holidays! Love, The Adley’s in SoCal
A toy for Dottie! Nicole Snelten
Hoping you like kitty cats and a nice doodle dog to play with. Sandy T
Hi precious Dottie! We hope this gift provides you a nice bag-o-treats..if we get the chance to become your forever home you would get spoiled like this daily!! Kerri Ernewein
Dottie you sound like a sweet girl and you are adorable. I hope this little bit of money helps you. I will be watching for you to be available so that you can be my baby. Evelyn Spillane
Hi Dottie! We hope you are doing well and go up for adoption soon. Here is a donation for your foster Mom is help with your needs. Brush & Kathy Brandon
Dottie ! You are so adorable. Steven and Tim
For Dottie in Ohio. Bruce Brandon
Dottie. . . This donation is being sent to help offset the medical expenses of becoming spayed. You couldn’t be any cuter and deserve a fun forever home. Hope it’s ours! Warmest Regards from your Northern neighbors in Clinton Twp. , MI Kim & Christine Soley
Dear Dottie, I I love your sweet face! You remind me of my 13 year old Boston who passed on about 7 weeks ago and it broke my heart. I would love to adopt you when you’re ready for your forever home! I hope my modest donation helps for your spaying! Luv ya pup! Joan Petrone