Age: 1 year
Sex: Spayed female
Weight: 22 lbs.
Kids: Older, dog-savvy kiddos
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $400
Spring has sprung, and a beautiful little Frenchie has sprouted in the FBRN garden. Now it’s time to plant her in the perfect forever home, where she can bloom into the dog she was always meant to be. Meet Flora!
Flora came to FBRN due to ongoing issues with incontinence. Turns out she has ectopic ureters, meaning abnormalities in the tissue that connects the kidneys to the bladder. Flora underwent surgery and was implanted with an artificial urethra (an artificial urethral hydraulic occlude, if you want the medical term), and this has greatly improved her condition. However, she still runs the risk of an occasional urine dribble, and must be taken outside for potty breaks on a regular basis to ensure her continued urinary health. And while complications are uncommon with this particular procedure, there is always the possibility that the implant may need to be removed or replaced. For these reasons, Flora’s new family should be within driving distance of a veterinary specialty hospital, and have the means to provide her with further surgical intervention should that ever become a necessity. (“Don’t worry; I’m worth it,” says Flora, batting her eyelashes.)
Now onto the good stuff—Flora is a really, really, REALLY great little dog. As might be expected from a pup just this side of one, she is an active, busy girl who can’t get enough playtime with her toys or lovin’ from her people. Flora adores long walks and car trips, and when she’s done tearing around the yard she enjoys a long snooze in a sunbeam. She’s leash-trained and crate-trained (to the best of her ability), and with a little training would be an awesome take-to-work dog—after all, she’s never met a person she doesn’t adore.
Flora’s love is reserved for people, though—it does not extend to other members of the genus Canis. Flora is a stubborn, dominant girl (dare we say diva?) and is snarly and aggressive with other dogs. She’s not too fond of cats, either (well, she likes to chase them) so it’s safe to say that she should be the only pet in the household. Flora would really benefit from a strong, dog-savvy leader who could teach her basic commands and help her feel more confident in her baby-cow-dog skin. Since she’s just a wee thing—and a smart cookie to boot—there’s plenty of opportunity for her to grow and learn!
Like all of us, Flora’s foster mom has fallen head over heels for this brindle pied beauty. She tells us, “Flora is cute and sweet, and super fun to be around. She snuggles as hard as she plays, with her feet going 100 miles per hour!”
If you think you’ve got the ideal place for Flora to blossom, fill out an application to adopt and tell us why. Just be prepared to travel—Flora is doing backyard donuts in Georgia and will not be shipped.
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.
I hope you're doing well sweet girl and that your potty training is going great!! xoxo Lauren Lashute
Good luck with potty training, Flora! We're sending you love and hugs from Atlanta in memory of Bowie, our little French nugget who just crossed the rainbow bridge. 3 Franchesca, Jeff & Miso