Age: 5 years
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 26 lbs
Fenced Yard: Not Required
Adoption Fee: $350
Mae has brachycephalic airway syndrome, which you can learn more about here: https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions...irway_syndrome. If you have never had a short-muzzled dog before, you should talk to your vet about BAS and what it might mean for you and Mae down the line. To address some of the symptoms, Mae had nares and palate resection and saccules removed in June. She has a stage 2 laryngeal collapse, which "almost always leads to severe distress breathing in," according to this pdf, http://www.saintfrancis.org/wp-conte...se-in-Dogs.pdf, so her breathing must be monitored during exercise or play. Again, talk to your vet about this condition. She must wear a harness when going for walks, never a collar or choke chain.
Mae has mild hip dysplasia and must remain on daily CBD oil, cosequin, and Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Pet supplements. She is housebroken, but has occasional accidents in the house.
Mae has a history of ear infections that must be monitored for recurrence. She should remain on her current Farmina diet.
Get your boots on and get ready; Mae is available for adoption! This beautiful cream girl was surrendered to FBRN when her previous owners’ health issues meant that they had little time for sweet Mae. We’re happy to help and know this girl’s forever home is out there waiting!
Mae doesn’t have any allergies nor does she need any medications, but she should continue with a special venison diet and daily supplements. You’d never know it, but Mae has mild hip dysplasia which was found on an x-ray. While in foster care, she also had airway surgery. The surgeon discovered that Mae has stage 2 laryngeal collapse and therefore cannot wear a collar. So, no collar and definitely keep an eye out for overexertion. Educate yourself on her health problems and be sure to tell us about any experience you have with brachycephalic airway syndrome and hip dysplasia and your plans to address these issues in the future in your application.
When Mae was surrendered, we were told she got along with everyone. This has certainly proven to be true. Mae likes kids, cats, dogs…large, small, male, female…it doesn’t matter to Mae! Her foster family prefers to say that she’s “sweet & sassy” but Mae does have a dominant personality. She loves to play with other dogs; mostly the large breed puppy who has become Mae’s favorite foster sibling! Mae plays with toys here and there and she also enjoys a good chew on a Nylabone. In true Frenchie style, she loves napping on the couch or outside in the sun, but her absolute favorite thing to do is eat! A girl after our own hearts, for sure.
While Mae is crate trained, she may not have been fully house trained. This is still a work in progress and she still pees in her foster home. Potential adopters must be willing to use positive reinforcement and be patient with potty training, establishing a reliable schedule of exercise, and even attaching Mae by a lead to their bodies until Mae has the idea. High, high value treats for outside piddle rewards are recommended. Mae can sit, stay, shake, and she LOVES car rides if you’ll allow her to be your co-pilot!
We think Mae would do great with a single person or family. She doesn't pay any attention to the cat in her foster home, but does like to play with other dogs as long as she can be the boss of the bunch! Older children are best since Mae will dart out the door when given the chance. With her severe breathing issues and diagnosis, an owner with Frenchie experience is preferred. Like many Frenchies, Mae doesn't know when to stop and take a break! She needs someone who will recognize that for her. Stairs aren’t ideal since Mae has hip dysplasia, and an apartment may not work since Mae can be quite the barker! A fenced yard isn’t necessary, but if Mae is to be walked, a harness rather than a collar is required. While Mae does fine in her crate, we prefer a home where she can have someone who is able to spend most of their time with her. A mid-day break during lunch or a trusted dog walker is okay if everyone in the household works.
Here’s what Mae’s foster mom wants you to know, “Mae is a sweet, sassy and spunky girl. She loves to eat, play and nap. She's pretty easy and independent once you figure out a potty routine. We have a houseful already; she came in and added an extra spark and some fun to the mix.”
If you’re ready to add an extra spark to your household, then please apply for Mae today. She’ll be waiting for you to plan your trip to Texas to pick her up! 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.
We hope they get you a big sparkly tiara girl! -from Beau in California
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
Oh little love! So sorry you were surrendered. Hopefully this brings you some happiness! Love, The Cardoza’s
Mae is beautiful!! Sending love from Houston TX Carolina Salgado
Hi! Here is some pocket change for Mae. Use this to either get her a new toy or put it towards her food bill. Or both, if you can. She looks like a precious pup, thank you for loving her and taking such great care of her. ML Brandt
Hey Mae! I hope you are doing well!!! Here’s a little $ for you. :-) Traci Dutton
Mae is a beautiful girl. I hope this helps a little with the care she recieives while waiting for her new home. Laura Pierce