Name: Fiona ( FiFi)
Breed: French Bulldog
Sex: Female, spayed
Adoption Fee: $450
Foster Location: Polk City, Iowa
Cats: Unknown, but I think she would be okay with them.
Kids: Older children for sure; she has not been around younger children.
Other Dogs: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Demeanor: Sweet and playful
Energy Level: Depends – she can be high energy while playing, but she knows how to be low energy and cuddle up too
Health Issues: None at this time. History of FHO (femoral head osteotomy) on the right side for hip
dysplasia 2.5 years ago. She is a healthy girl who enjoys running, playing, and loving on her humans.
Behavioral Issues: Fifi will have toy aggression with other dogs if they want the same toy; however, if
they have separate toys, she does fine playing with her toys. No toy aggression with humans.
Hi, my name is Fiona and my foster family calls me Fifi, and I came to Lucky Bulldogs Rescue initally as a commercial breeder release. Circumstances in my adoptive home changed and here I am again almost 2 years later, looking for a FOREVER forever family . That means that I am really good at this pet life thing, I've learned it and I love it! Here are some of my non-negotiables in my search for my furever family:
1. I must get a lot of love and attention and in return I will show my humans all the love. I love to cuddle on the couch or in bed with you. When we are in bed or on the couch cuddling, I am very calm. I love to roll over on my back and get belly rubs.
2. Speaking of the bed, I will need to sleep in bed with you. I learned what a bed is and do not do well in my kennel when I know that you are sleeping in that comfy bed without me.
3. I love to play fetch, so you have to have a few toys that I can run after and play with.
4. Treats are a must! I enjoy a nice treat or a chew bone from time to time. They also motivate me to do basic commands like ‘sit’ and ‘come’.
5. Clothes. I am a big fan of clothes. My foster pawrents got me a coat and it is one of my favorite things!
Here are my can-be-negotiated categories:
1. Other dogs. While I love my foster siblings, sometimes they get on my nerves. I have two older lazy foster siblings which I pretty much ignore, but will sometimes cuddle with. My youngest foster sibling is still a puppy and I like to play with him. We wrestle and play with toys. I do great playing with him until I have had enough or he tries to take my toy I want. Then I can get a little aggressive and will let him know who is boss. However, when my foster pawrents say my name and tell me no, I do listen and break it up.
Now, some things you should know about me:
1. I am potty-trained. I mostly alert by cues.
2. I am spayed and up to date on vaccinations. I have had FHO surgery on my right hip to help with hip dysplasia. With that being said, I have no issues with it currently and it does not slow me down. I love to run, jump, play and can do stairs with ease.
3. I do good in my kennel when you are gone. I am not a fan of being kenneled when you are home, especially if I cannot see you when kenneled.
Thank you for taking the time to read my bio. If you think you would be the perfect pawrent for me, please apply!
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.