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Annabelle

French Bulldog

An adotable dog in Philadelphia, PA

  • Adult
  • Small
  • Female



SNORT has another special frenchie girl ready to find her forever home!

Miss Annabelle is an adorable little 2 year old frenchie who was surrendered to SNORT after her attitude grew to be way too big for her cute little self. Annabelle's primary problem is resource guarding. After her SNORT foster mom put into place a very strict routine and established important boundaries, Annabelle has slowly learned to trust and has greatly improved.

Annabelle is a very active girl. Her favorite thing to do is to play in the backyard, and her forever home must have a fenced-in yard for her to continue to improve and thrive. She entertains herself with her small soccer ball, but she also thoroughly enjoys a game of fetch with her person. Annabelle is extremely intelligent and learns new tricks very quickly. Because she is so intelligent and active, her foster mom thinks that Annabelle would be wonderful at agility, which would provide her with the mental and physical stimulation that she seems to crave.

Annabelle gets along great with other dogs and cats, and she is housebroken. She is a master at basic tricks and loves to work for rewards. Her foster mom has worked very hard to help her build more confidence, and Annabelle’s forever mom and/or dad will need to be 100% committed to the training program that has been put into place and really seems to be working. Because of her reactivity, Annabelle will not be placed in a home with children, or where future children are a possibility. She thrives with just one or two family members caring for her, and too much activity causes her stress.

Annabelle currently takes medication to help with her anxiety, and it has really helped her. This will need to be continued in her forever home. She is a good girl about taking her medication and it can be purchased at a very low cost each month. Her ideal home would be one where her person or people are home with her part or all of the day. She would probably not make a good “take to work” dog, as new, unfamiliar people might make Annabelle nervous. Annabelle is so cute that the first thing many people want to do is give her a big hug and pet her all over. However, Annabelle requires time to warm up to people before she feels comfortable enough to be touched.

With time, patience, and a lot of work, Annabelle has been rehabilitated, but she will require constant dedication and boundaries in her forever home to ensure that she does not fall back to her old ways. Annabelle has worked very hard with her dedicated foster mom, as well as a behaviorist. Annabelle’s foster mom had the following nice things to say about her:

I love this dog. She is so cute and sweet. You really want to give her a big cuddle, but this may not be in her best interests. She is really a dog. She loves to run, play ball, jump in her wading pool, and jump in the mud. She loves to be in nature and just be outside. She is so much fun! Her ideal home is someone who lets her enjoy all of this, but who can pull in the reins so she doesn’t become overly excited or stay outside beyond the tolerance of any short-nosed dog. Annabelle is not a cuddle bug; but she is a great dog.

Potential adopters must be willing to spend some time getting to know Annabelle over the course of a couple visits and a sleepover or two before adoption is final. If you have what it takes to help Annabelle to be the best little frenchie that she can be, please submit a SNORT adoption application!. Annabelle is currently in foster care near Philadelphia. http://snortrescue.org/index.php?option=com_breezingforms&view=form&Item...

Note: All dogs in SNORT's care are fostered in private homes by dedicated volunteers . SNORT's adoption fee includes appropriate veterinary care, all necessary vaccines, and a spay/neuter. SNORT posts regular updates about our foster dogs on our Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/pages/SNORT-Short-Noses-Only-Rescue-Team/1287121.... Like us on Facebook for the latest news on our dogs, fundraisers, and rescue efforts!

Contact Info

 

SNORT (Short Noses Only Rescue Team)

Hoboken, NJ

Phone: 347-766-7812

Email: snortrescue@yahoo.com

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