Blue Status: Available

ID: 23205

Name: Blue

Breed: French Bulldog

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: A minimum donation of £100

Location: In Foster in
Ammanford, Carmarthenshire

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.

21-9-18 Blue is a 2 year old female Frenchie who has come to us to find her forever home. Blue unfortunately has Megaoesphagus which means she has to be fed in an upright position to enable food to reach her stomach so we are getting her used to this.  Blue will need a Bailey's Chair in her new home which will allow her to stand up as she eats.  She cannot have treats like other dogs and will need someone around most of the time who really understands her condition. We are looking for a child free home because they may accidentally drop food or give her treats which could be fatal.  Blue is very underweight at the moment, but this is understandable due to her condition. She is absolutely gorgeous and in the right home she will make a great companion!   If you're interested in Blue please research her condition thoroughly before applying. 

26-09-18 UPDATE

Beautiful Blue arrived with us at the centre just a few days ago.  Right from the onset we could see there was something not quite right and we were concerned that she was suffering from Megaoesophagus which was quickly confirmed with Xrays.
In short this means that her oesophagus which is the long tube that carries food from the mouth into the stomach is very relaxed and has little muscle tone to contract and move food down in the normal way.  Because of this Blue will need to remain on a liquid diet for the rest of her life and she will always need to eat in an upright position either with her front legs elevated on a box or in a special Baileys chair.

Right now we are still assessing how severe her ME is as when she came in she was dehydrated so had a tendency to guzzle everything and immediately regurgitate it.  Blue has been with me over the weekend and she is learning how to use the baileys chair and how to exercise patience when it comes to having to remain in the chair after food!  Her tendency to guzzle tons of water is starting to get better, we are hoping this was just as a result of her being dehydrated and that in time she will be able to have unrestricted access to water and not just at set times.  Her regurgitation is getting less and we have only had a few small episodes of this.

Right now Blue is getting fed every few hours, small but often is working well for her.  When she is hungry she will go and sit by her baileys chair and wait for her food.  Right now we are finding that she eats best from a flat wide dish and that water is best given in a small bowl to stop her from guzzling.  After she has eaten she is remaining in her chair for around 10 minutes with me gently patting her back to help the food go down.  Blue is now off the special canned liquid food and is eating liquidised canned and dry dog food and she is doing well on it.

Personality wise, Blue is proving herself to be an absolute gem.  She is perfect with other dogs of all sizes and ages, she is clean in the house, likes to cuddle up with people as well as other dogs and is now starting to try and jump on the bed!  As she cannot have the normal treats the dogs get I have gotten creative and got some Lick e Lix for her, these are liquid cat treats that come in a tube and she loves them!
Blue will need to be homed where there are no young children to reduce the risk of her being fed something inappropriate or picking up food that may get dropped on the floor.  Due to her condition we would be thrilled if there was a home out there for her where there is already experience of ME but we will consider all applications, we do advise that you research ME prior if you are considering offering Blue a home.


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.

Although BLUE is by donation rather than the full adoption fee, we ask for a minimum donation of £100 to help cover the costs that have been incurred. 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. 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. 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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