Francoise Status: Available

ID: 23199

Name: Francoise

Breed: Pug

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

21-09-18 Francoise is a 2 year old female Pug who has come from a breeder. She is a  very nervous girl who will grumble through fear and also shot her anal glands because she was terrified. Francoise is just frightened because she everything is all new to her. She needs an experienced person to start her life afresh and gently introduce her to the world with the help of a kind resident dog. This way she will have a doggy pal to lend her some confidence and start to learn new skills such as housetraining. Francoise will need a calm child free home with someone patient, kind and experienced.

01-01-19 UPDATE

Francoise is known as Flo here.
Flo has been one of the more scared dogs I've fostered and it's been a bit of a journey. It took her a good 6 weeks before she would allow me to get close enough to really stroke her but once she realised I wasn't going to hurt her she has become my shadow who squeaks with excitement. She is starting to zoom around in the morning leaping off the couch and really having a mad moment. She likes chewing dog toys and has found a ball interesting...but what is really tasty is children's toys, socks and generally stealing anything she can.
 Flo has a beautiful little face with real expression and very velvet ears.
Her toileting is coming on with more dry nights now and although doesn't ask will go eventually outside once she has found the right spot.
She will tolerate having her lead on and go for a walk but you can see the internal struggle of whether shes enjoying it.
Flo is  living with children, she has no worries around noise and younger children. However she does have problems around older children and men, barking when they comes in the house. She is slowly coming round but anyone new and she becomes quite defensive because she is worried and needs reassurance. I have been standing between and tell her no, which stops the behaviour and allows her to move away. She will hide behind me if it gets too much for her this is something that anyone considering Flo would need to carry on working through.
Flo lives with a cat and pays no attention to him.
Flo loves food and will polish off not only hers but anyone elses if she gets a chance to, snacks and treats are away to this girls heart.
Flo will definitely need a doggy friend and one where they don't mind being laid on. Flo takes a lot of her courage from them.
She sleeps in the kitchen at night but is quick to stir if anyone gets up to investigate. She will sleep in my bed cuddled up to me if I let her where she is very content

07-02-19 UPDATE

What can I say about this beautiful, funny, loyal, clumsy, no personal space awareness pug.
Flo needs not only doggy companionship but also human she wraps her arms around her doggy companions and holds onto them for a snoring dream filled sleep. Or she rests her head and paws on me to sleep.
She is allowing me to now pick her up she isn't totally comfortable with it but she is tolerating it. She will leap on my lap so it's totally on her terms.
She loves toys to chew and will steal the odd slipper or teddy to wrestle. She is starting to play with me if I move too quick she does look a bit worried but comes round. She gets extremely silly when I come back from being out or going to the toilet where she is jumping around squeaking.
Flo is embracing going for a walk she gets excited to see her lead she loves sniffing whilst out but does not toilet whilst out. Flo is clean during the day and uses puppy pads at night. The cold darker evenings has put her back a little.
Flo gets very scared in car journeys but longer journeys you see odd moments of her starting to relax.
Flo does not like people coming onto the house she will become very vocal but calms very quickly. She is making head way of coming round to adult males she is now accepting strokes she is still tense but doesn't move away.
Flo is very good with my 5 year old who is quite noisy she looks at me sometimes and you can almost hear her say well your in for it but then she closes her eyes and goes off to sleep.
Flo loves food even if she is unsure about you if she likes what you have in your hand your alright.

PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog. You will find a break down of what the adoption fee covers under our Adoption Procedures (see link below) If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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