Sex: spayed female
Weight: 22 lbs
Fenced Yard: no preference
Adoption Fee: $350
Scarlet is a resource guarder so must never be around small children. She must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present. A slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home.
If you are looking for a Frenchie that is both a snuggler and a fantastic walking buddy, Scarlet could be the one for you. This little lady loves to go for walks and sleep on the sofa next to her favorite person.
In general, Scarlet is laid back, but she can be active when prompted. She gets super excited for walks and will talk to you all about it if she sees her harness and leash come out. On the other hand, she's pretty easy going and could lie on the sofa all day with no complaints. When she isn't snoozing or walking, she can be found playing with her much loved rubber chew toys.
In general, Scarlet is submissive around dogs that are larger than she is. However, she becomes more dominant around other dogs when she wants to be the center of her human's attention. For this reason, Scarlet will do best in a home where she is the only dog or where the other dog is submissive and larger than Scarlet. She likes children, but, again, since she tends to be a resource guarder, she can not live in a home with small children or where little kids are frequent visitors.
The perfect home for Scarlet will be one that can maintain her special diet, bathing, and medication schedule to prevent her from getting skin infections. First time Frenchie owners would be fine for Scarlet as she is not very stubborn when it comes to her healthcare routine...she tolerates all of it like a champ and eats hers pills willingly. Tell us about your experience medicating dogs--or people--on a regular schedule. Her family can work outside of the home and she would do fine in an apartment as long as she got plenty of walks. Scarlet might also be a good candidate to bring to the office; she can be happy anywhere. Although she does bark at first when left alone in a new place, it's only for a minute or so. Scarlet sleeps in an X-pen at night and when her foster family is out and about. She also knows basic commands, but, like most Frenchies, can be a little stubborn. Scarlet is also house trained and has not had any accidents in her foster home.
Scarlet's foster family had this to share about her, "This little girl is full of spunk and character. She loves her people and wants nothing more than to be petted or sat with. She gets super excited about going for a walk and can only express this excitement by screaming in a high pitched gremlin voice. [search Youtube for "Frenchie death yodel" to hear a variety of these kinds of sounds] She’s a couch potato at heart but will gladly take some time to play and expend a little energy. Scarlet is loyal to her people and will never turn down a quick scratch on the head or rear end!"
If you would like to adopt Scarlet, pack your bags and be ready to take a trip to Colorado, as she will not be shipped. Scarlet travels very well by car and is small enough to travel in cabin with you on a plane.
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.
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from the foster family.
KNOWN HEALTH PROBLEMS / CONSIDERATIONS:
Scarlet's allergies are severe, and she gets regular Cytopoint shots, and daily Atopica medications. Applicants should have a discussion with their vet or local pharmacy about the cost of these drugs. To prevent staph infections that can result from allergies, Scarlet gets regular medicated baths. Because Scarlet is allergic to wool and human epithelia, she must sleep in her own bed. Your vet can tell you what to look for if a skin infection breaks out. Scarlet has a history of skin infections, which is one reason she needs regular meds and baths. To keep her immune system happy, she is on a dog food that seems to give her relief and some supplements her foster mom can tell you about. When you apply, be sure to let us know that you have the means to provide the medicine Scarlet needs to be comfortable. Tell us about your experience giving meds and success in caring for a dog with allergies or some other care-giving situation.
For Scarlett in memory of our Bug. Sallie & Paul
Scarlet, good luck in your recovery! You are a cutie! Katherine McNerney
You are such a princess, Scarlet! We hope this helps bring you closer to the castle you deserve! Merry Christmas! Love, The Crosleys (Elijah & Emily; Pua - Frenchie; Angus O. - Staffie)