Age: 3 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 23 lbs
Fenced Yard: Required
Adoption Fee: $350
Emma has hydrocephalus resulting in ventrolateral strabismus and impaired vision. She must be monitored for increased symptoms. She must remain on daily omeprazole and prednisone and treated as directed by a veterinarian. Emma must wear a harness when going for walks, never a collar or choke chain.
Emma has severe allergies and must remain on a Farmina diet, and regular cytopoint shots. She has a history of skin infections and must have regular medicated baths. She is allergic to feathers so she must avoid feather pillows and down blankets. Emma has a history of ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence. Her left ear is cauliflowered. Emma has a history of urinary tract infections that must be monitored for recurrence. She is unlikely to be completely housetrained, though her foster mom has found that a religious schedule has reduced indoor accidents to once every few days.
Emma was treated for heartworm 10.2017. She has a II/VI heart murmur. An echocardiogram on 04.18.2018 revealed heart function within normal limits.
She has medial patellar luxation that must be monitored. House training is a work in progress.
Sweet Emma may have had a rough start, but we know she’s going to find the forever home that she has always deserved!
Emma suffers from several genetic conditions that are the direct result of irresponsible breeding. Blue Frenchies are a hot commodity among puppy buyers and sadly there are many unscrupulous breeders out there looking to make money from these ignorant purchasers. Emma has hydrocephalus (the cause of her large noggin) resulting in ventrolateral strabismus and impaired vision.
It seems that Emma lived the majority of her life outside, where she contracted heartworm and suffered multiple untreated infections, which left both of her ears damaged and one of them crumpled. Fortunately, Emma was taken in by a Good Samaritan, who got a number of Emma’s medical issues under control before entrusting FBRN to find her the perfect forever home. Thanks to this lovely and selfless person, Emma is now heartworm negative and free of ear infections.
While in foster care, Emma has been spayed and her veterinarian has prescribed medications for her conditions. She takes two meds - Omeprazole and Prednisone - to help reduce the cerebral spinal fluid. She must remain on these medications, be monitored by her family for any increased symptoms, and seen by a veterinarian as needed.
Emma also has severe allergies and must remain on a Farmina brand diet and receive regular Cytopoint shots. She is allergic to feathers and must avoid feather pillows and down blankets. Because of her history of skin infections, Emma must have regular medicated baths. She prefers to think of them as spa time!
Emma is a playful dog who will immediately become your shadow! We’re told she enjoys going out for “potty time” and shows it by flying out of her crate, slamming into the door, then launching herself off of the patio Superman style! Housebreaking is very much still a work-in-progress and isn't likely to be 100%. Potential adopters must be aware that she does still have accidents even with a rigorous potty scedule. Because of this, Emma has learned to sleep in her crate. She's not a fan, but her foster mom is teaching her that the crate is her "place". Emma is also crated when her foster mom leaves. At first she would "scream" and she still barks, but she is quickly learning how to behave like a proper Frenchie!
Emma gets along well with other dogs, but has never been around cats. She doesn’t show any signs of resource guarding. Emma met a 2-year-old child and was well behaved, but disinterested. We think smaller children who might be tempted to pick her up, wouldn’t be a good match. Otherwise, dog savvy children eight and older would be fine.
Emma isn’t much for long walks and will simply sit down when she is done. She must wear a harness and never a regular collar when out for walks. Emma enjoys car rides and quickly curls up to nap. She has a favorite chew bone, but would rather climb all over her person and snuggle!
Emma would do great with singles or a family. She would definitely do well with other dogs and enjoys being around them. First time Frenchie owners are just fine. Any potential adopter should be willing to care for Emma for the rest of her life and be patient while she continues to learn proper potty habits.
We would recommend a house with a yard. A fenced yard tends to make potty training easier, but also, Emma loves running around the yard! She sniffs the whole yard before selecting the perfect spot to do her business. It seems she’s gotten this part of Frenchie etiquette down pat!
It is always wonderful to find someone who can be home all day, but Emma does fine in her crate with a mid-day break. She would probably make a great office companion for someone lucky enough to take their dog to work. Emma is very friendly, but would need frequent break-time at the office.
Here are a few things Emma’s foster mom wants everyone to know, “Emma is a love and needs a family who is going to love the boo out of her! She wants to cuddle, and is great at putting her head into your neck and snuffling. She is excited when you come home, and mad when you leave. With one ear up and one ear permanently down, her shadow looks like a crooked Batman. With her googly eyes staring right at you, she looks excited to just have a human hold her! She is just a sweet dog who deserves a comfy bed and numerous treats!”
Are you ready for a gorgeous, googly-eyed princess to spoil? If so, then please consider completing an application for Emma today. Until then, she will be lounging on her daybed waiting for treats to fall from the sky!
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.
Hoping Emma just gets the care she needs . cassandra arroyo
Emma, You are a sweet and beautiful girl. Reggie (2015) & Bella want you to have some yummy treat and toys. Hugs from us all in Washington Emma!
Sweet Emma, hope you find a wonderful forever home that you deserve. Big hug! Irina Weintraub
Fight like a frenchie Emma! Love your ears! Get better xoxo Amber & Queso the frenchie
FBRN grad Blueberry sends love & kisses .. and some pocket money to help a sister out. Wacky-eared blue girls gotta stick together! Get ready for the good life Emma!
For Emma from Clover!! Hoping you get healthy soon!
Get better soon sweetheart. martha tobo
Get well, Emma! Love, Bentley and Jacques the frenchies
With love from Hugo and Kip
Here’s to a great new life Emma! Rosemarie Dimondo
Hoping my little donation helps sweet Emma on her journey to health! I have a sweet little frenchie baby Penny and would hate to see her in the same pain as Emma :( Take care xx HP
Sweetie take care of her. Elizabeth D Fetter
Just as cute as can be. Us Texas girls need to stick together Sally S
With love from Gemini. Stacee's Place
Emma is a precious little girl! Ashlea Minke
Clovis, Byron and their mom and dad think you are adorable Emma, and we hope you feel better and better. Dulcinea Merton
For Emma :) Nyota Ferguson
Emma, you’re an absolutely beautiful little girl! So sorry about your rough go at life. You’re in great hands now! Stay strong! Lots of licks from Lucy, Odell & CJ