Lesley the French Bulldog
Lesley is a timid two year old Frenchie girl who has recently had puppies and then surrendered by her family. She is cautious of the world at the minute but has lots of potential and is looking for her forever human to give her the security and stability she craves. Lesley is fawn in colour and does need to gain some weight as is very slim after giving birth. She has seen the vet in our care as she was showing some slight lameness in her hind left leg, this has been thoroughly checked and is a low grade luxating patella which is very common in small dogs. No intervention is needed for this and she would benefit from gaining some muscle mass and gentle exercise to increase her strength. Lesley can be a bit anxious when she is handled due to this, so an adult only home with a calm and patient person who can take the time to let Lesley come out of her shell is needed. Lesley is already bonding to her foster Mum and can be found sat at her feet looking up for some fuss, she will make the most loving and loyal companion. French Bulldog experience would be advantageous. We will provide support with Lesley’s adoption with local Dog Psychologist Rachel Monteith and this is included in her adoption – the initial cost covered by us.
Lesley has been spayed and recovering well, we have restarted her vaccinations as she came with no history of them, she has been microchipped and is up to date with flea and worm treatment.
We are currently very busy and rescue spaces are extremely limited – PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE HOLIDAYS BOOKED OR ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO FINALISE THE ADOPTION IN GOOD TIME – we have a huge waiting list which we are constantly juggling as we hate turning away dogs in need. Please tell us about and breed experience on your application form.
Age – 2 years
Size – small, 10kg currently but does need to gain some weight
Location – in foster in Southport, Merseyside
Colour – fawn
Microchip number and company – Lesley has been chipped and we will facilitate moving the registration over on a successful adoption.
Known medical conditions – as above, low grade locating patella
Known behavioural concerns – Lesley can be anxious over handling and has previously been kept outside, she needs a special owner who can take things slow to build her trust
Neutered – yes and recovering well
Live with other dogs – yes in foster but Lesley would prefer to be an only dog, or with another laid back dog who will give her space
Good with cats – Not tested
Good with kids – older children only
Travelling in the car – good in the car in a crate or car seat
Housetrained – yes but may need reminding in a new home
Lead walking – this will need to be worked on by the adopter as she can be a little nervous and pull on the lead
Recall – too soon to be tested
Crate trained – yes and excellent
Current diet – three small meals a day to gain weight, mixture of wet and dry
A video home check and a non refundable £450 adoption donation will apply – this goes back into our vet fund account
Apply to adopt using our adoption form here