Breed: French Bulldog
Weight: 27 lbs
Adoption Fee: $150
Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Kids: Older kids
Other Dogs: No
House Trained: Yes, if let out on a schedule
Demeanor: Chill, quiet, snuggler
Energy Level: low to medium
Health Issues: Memo recently lost an eye to an ulcerated cornea.
Behavioral Issues: He doesn’t like loud noises or being startled by people getting in his face unexpectedly. When approaching Memo, it is best to talk to him and let him know you are there before reaching out to pet him.
Hi, I’m Memo, and I look forward to finding my forever home! I was a family pet for 11 years, so for the most part, I know how to be the best boy! I am potty trained, walk on a leash, and know basic commands. Although I am a senior Frenchie, I still have a lot of spunk and personality. I love to follow my foster mom everywhere she goes and snuggle up on a blanket or doggie bed right next to her. I like it when my foster mom gives me pets and scratches. I like to play ball, chew on bones or stuffed animals, and take short walks around the block to sniff everything I can.
Sometimes, I’m not particularly eager to go outside when it’s cold, so my foster mom gives me a treat, and I go right out. I’ll do practically anything for a treat!! I don’t particularly enjoy being in my kennel, but I’ve been practicing, and my foster mom says I’m doing really well. I would rather sleep with you in your bed! I recently lost an eye to an ulcerated cornea, and sometimes I get startled when people approach from that side, so I really like it when you approach me slowly when you’re going to pet me. If I get startled, I may snap, and I don’t mean to bite; I’m just so scared! I also don’t like to be picked up. I would prefer to jump on the couch or use the stairs to crawl into bed. I would do best being the only animal in the home because I like to be the center of attention and don’t care for my foster brothers. I would do best with older kids or adults because loud noises scare me.
I just want someone to love, snuggle, and give me all their attention. I like to take naps but also like to play so I am the perfect balance of lazy and playful!
Medically, I am in excellent health! I am neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, and have been given a clean bill of health.
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.