Intake Date: 10/11/20
Last Update: 10/17/20
Age:1 1/2 (est)
Weight: 18 lb
Energy Level: med/high
Color & Markings: gray/blue
Good with other dogs: yes
Good with cats: unknown
Good with kids: BBR Policy states no children under the age of 8+. yes
Object aggression: no
Special Needs: no; she only eats soft food at this point (we have not been successful at getting her to eat kibble)
Crate Trained: not consistent
House Trained: mostly; when she wakes up in the morning, she wants to go out - and if you don't get up with her, she will just go where she wants to go
Physical Fence Required: quite possibly
My ideal home: Iris is an adorable little girl with lots of Frenchie traits - zoomies, loving to nap and snack, and a growl/bark that is bigger than she is. She has been living with two other dogs, much larger than herself, and they all get along great. After a month in her foster home, she is just starting to show interest in actively playing with them, but everyone eats and naps in the same rooms without any concern. She LOVES being outside (when it's not too cold and not too wet) and can move VERY quickly when she's in the mood. She's super curious about frogs, geese, and other outdoor friends and will attempt to chase them and show them who's boss. And please know that your bed is her bed :)
Iris loves to be held and cuddled, but only by people she has become comfortable with and mainly females. She is much less nervous than when she first came to her foster home, but she continues to show anxiety (demonstrated by crawling on her belly or simply walking away - her eyes get very big, too) when approached by males. Iris will cuddle and sleep with her foster dad, but he has to remind her that he's "okay." At this point, she doesn't run up and try to connect with people she doesn't know, but she is very responsive to the loving that she is bound to get from her forever family.
Iris' ideal home would be a little on the quiet side with a mom that knows she will be followed and attached to very quickly, and/or a patient dad that realizes she will grow to love him intensely in time. A quieter household with less excitement may be better, but with reassurance, Iris will adapt! This is not a dog that will run up to you right away, but she will become your forever companion once you get to know one another.
My intake info: Day One and Iris came to us shivering with nerves. She handled the car ride quite well, no issues at all, just continued shivering until about 20 minutes into the ride (and lots of petting). We were told that she doesn't walk, only crawls, but when she got to go outside at home, she immediately started trotting around and running up to other dogs. She definitely "crawls" when approached suddenly or when it looks like someone is going to pick her up, but she can walk/run when comfortable. Not sure about house training yet - lots of nerves - but she is willing to walk around the house and yard and check things out. She did NOT want to walk at Petsmart and she had to be held/carried. A beautiful little thing that seems to need a lot of time and socialization.
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