Breed: French Bulldog
Sex: Spayed Female
Adoption Fee: $500
Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Kids: Yes, but dog savvy
Other Dogs: Yes!
House Trained: So so close!
Demeanor: Sweet & Mischievous
Energy Level: She's a busybody!
Health Issues: No Known Issues
Behavioral Issues: No Known Issues
Cleopatra is a former commercial breeding dog who is adjusting to the life of a spoiled pet. She loves to be able to run around the yard, play with her foster siblings, chew on toys and Nylabones. She is a very curious and playful dog, she just has to learn to trust humans and enjoy all of the aspects of pet life. She's on a "forced holdy" routine and will relax and enjoy "pets" but at this point she's not totally convinced she should seek it out. She gets along with the resident dogs and occasionally snuggles them too, but truly feels as though they should spend most of their time playing with her. She has never been around a cat, but our best guess is she'd be pretty indifferent about them unless it wasn't a dog savvy cat and gave her a chance to chase something, she might think it is just the excitement she needs.
Overall, Cleopatra is very healthy. She's been spayed, had her teeth cleaned, and is current on all of her shots. She did have a few teeth pulled when she was at the vet, but this will not affect her in the long run. Cleopatra is crate trained and will sleep quietly at night or while you are out of the house. She occasionally joins in on naps on the big bed, and with time this might be something she really enjoys.
Cleopatra has learned to use the doggy door and does well if she is kept on a schedule. She has only had a few accidents in the house when she's too busy doing "dog stuff" to be bothered to go outside at that moment. When she arrives in her new home, she will need a consistent routine, praise, and patience to maintain her house training as she hasn't had to signal with a doggie door.
Cleopatra is still affected by her past in that new, loud noises or fast movements startle her. Although she's shown major improvement since she joined the rescue, she will need a forever family with patience and lots of love to give. Cleopatra would do best in a quiet home with older children who are able to respect her needs all while being willing to play with her. With time and patience, she will come out of her shell and fully embrace the pet life.
While in foster care, all our dogs are thoroughly vetted. Any discovered medical issues will be disclosed above. Our Lucky Bulldogs (and their smushie-faced buddies) are cleared by their vet for adoption prior to us accepting applications. All our dogs will be up to date on Rabies & DHPP vaccinations, up to date on Heartworm preventative after a negative Heartworm test, and spayed or neutered prior to being adopted out to their forever homes. Often times, our dogs are given dentals and sometimes nare-widening surgery if needed while under anesthesia. All surgical and medical history we have will be shared with adopters. Further details can be discussed with the foster volunteer during the phone interview for the applications that are chosen to proceed to the phone interview part of the adoption process.
All our dogs are crate trained unless otherwise noted on their "All About" pages.
We typically will accept applications for our available dogs for 1-2 weeks except in cases of overwhelming popularity where we may stop accepting new applicants sooner. Once we have stopped accepting applications, we will review them and proceed with a phone call with our top applications to chat about the dog being applied for, go over the adoption process, and answer any questions the potential adopter has. After phone calls take place, we will decide on our top applicant choice and proceed to contact them to schedule a home visit (in person or via video chat), and check vet and personal references before the adoption is ready to be completed. This process can take up to 6 weeks, but we do notify all applicants of the outcome.