Age: 5 years
Weight: 21 lb.
Kids: Yes, 10 years and older
Dogs: Maybe - see bio
Fenced yard: Required
Adoption fee: $350
Beautiful Isla has had quite a journey. She was found as a stray, picked up by a Good Samaritan, adopted from a shelter and then made her way into FBRN's care. During her time with FBRN she has had nares and palate surgery, has undergone physical therapy, and has traveled from Texas to lovely northern Virginia. Now, we’re happy to report that Isla is ready to continue her journey to her forever home!
Due to an old spinal injury, Isla has some mobility problems, but she doesn’t let that get her down. She is a happy girl who just wants to have a few toys to play with and a loving person to sit next to on the couch when she’s done with playtime. She is still a bit wobbly, but she can prop herself up on her hind legs and easily do a few stairs. On hardwood floors her hind legs shake a bit, but they're very stable. The first thing on Isla's wish list is someone who will make sure she gets to take advantage of her lovely new airway with plenty of exercise, physical and/or water therapy, and acupuncture to help her to continue to strengthen her back end.
Isla can’t always control her bowel and bladder but is easily diapered and is as cute as a button in her snazzy diaper covers with suspenders (which she has been promised she can take with her to her forever home.) She can generally hold her urine overnight in her crate, but sometimes she poops by accident. She has allergies to cats, human skin cells, and storage mites, so there can be no kitties in her forever home and no sleeping in the human bed. It is also important that Isla remain on a raw diet to keep her allergies under control so that she can maintain her beautiful, silky coat, and that she takes her supplements. Recently, she has begun taking Proin to help with her urinary incontinence.
Isla's second wish list item is a family, possibly with kids aged 10 or older, who have Frenchie experience. Another dog might be in the cards if he or she is about the same size as Isla, and is as sweet and calm as can be. Isla is very reactive to new dogs, and will require a very slow introduction if she is to share her home with another pup. In fact, a home where she is the only pet would be just fine with her, and could be preferable. Tell us about your dog in your application.
Any Frenchie will tell you that they would like to have someone home with them all day, and Isla is no exception, but she is well behaved when left alone, and with a mid-day break and diaper change she would likely be fine with someone who works outside the home. She would also be happy to go to work with her person, as long as there were no other dogs in the workplace.
Isla would not be a good apartment dweller. She's just too reactive to dogs, and in an apartment that allows dogs, it's very likely she'd meet up with one or a few in the halls, the elevator, or on the grounds. Dog parks are out of the question. Sweet Isla is not so sweet when she encounters strange dogs. For this reason, a house with a fenced yard is necessary for everyone's happiness.
Foster Mom says, "Isla may require a little extra work but she is worth it! She is sweet, playful, and loves to cuddle. She has no idea that she has any issues and deserves a loving home of her own!"
If you would like to open your home and your heart to this deserving little soul, fill out an application, and start planning a trip to northern Virginia. 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.
Isla suffers from rear end weakness and fecal and urinary incontinence. She must continue with physical or water therapy and acupuncture treatments in her forever home. She has begun taking Proin to address her urinary incontinence; it costs about $20/mo. Isla is allergic to storage mites, and and must remain on her current raw diet with a couple of supplements her foster mom can tell you about. She is allergic to cats and human dander, so she must never be around cats, and must not sleep in the bed with humans. She has had palate and nares resection surgery, to improve her breathing.
Feel better Isla. Jean Ann Hayes
For Isla From a mom of two precious Frenchies. Christine LeBlanc
I just love this sweet girl. The Sports Brat
Hope you are mobile again soon! Mary G
Love looks good on you, Isla. Welcome to FBRN. xoxo Alicia Cervini
Isla, Hope this helps sweet girl. Love, Niki & Eidie
Kathleen c Doyle
I hope this helps little Isla! To an adorable Frenchie, from an adorable Frenchie! Stephanie Noa
For all those Texas fosters! Get healthy and find your forever homes! Shana L Horton
Love to you little sweetie, the most precious dogs that God could have created. Please get better, you are precious. Jeannie & Max (brindle Frenchie that is my heart)
Darth Vader the Frenchie
Beautiful Isla!! Audra Grady
For Mae and Isla :) I follow y'all on Instagram.. thanks for sharing and am so happy to give to these sweet dogs! Darden Alexander
In loving memory of Quiche Lorraine Reisan 7/5/06 - 6/11/09 This special little Frenchie will be in our hearts forever. Please earmark this memorial donation to Isla in VA.