In 2006, FBRN placed 98 Frenchies in homes.
In 2007, FBRN placed 119 Frenchies in homes. We believe that that is an increase of twenty per cent!
Here are some interesting stats for those of us for whom stats are interesting:
Top States for Surrenders:
Top Reasons for Surrender:
44 - Owner's reasons - Lack of time by far #1, Failed Relationships, Moving
36 - Medical issues & costs with the Frenchie -- Skin/Allergy by far #1, Paralysis, Seizures
32 - Behavior--problems with other animals or children, normal puppy behavior.
8 of the behavior surrenders included a bite history
Top States Adopted to
10 - CA
6 - FL, MA and PA
5 - CO and TX
32 - Less than One year
75 - 1 to 3 years
29 - 4 to 6 years
13 - 7 to 9 years
4 - 10 years and over
(Youngest were 9 wks and oldest was 14 years old) (This is Tasha, our 14 year-old sweetheart)
79 - Females
75 - Males
For those of us who like bullet lists, here are the major points to ponder:
* We need active volunteers in the hot spots, and we need active volunteers in areas in between to serve as transporters, home-visitors, boosters for rescue, and overflow fostering for when our busiest areas are full up. We have need of foster homes experienced in basic veterinary care for allergic, disabled or recovering dogs and for behaviorally difficult dogs. We also need more foster homes who'll care for healthy, happy frogdogs, so the specialized foster homes can be free to take the special needs dogs.
* If you are a Frenchie owner, PLEASE make time for your dog. If you are considering a Frenchie, before you get a dog, be sure your schedule has room for a walk, playtime, and quiet time together.
* Frenchie medical expenses are HIGH. Before you buy or adopt your Frenchie, be realistic about your ability to care for this breed in the event of an accident or injury. We need donations to care for the influx of seriously medically challenged dogs.....and we need a cure for allergies. If you have a cure for allergies lying around, please share it!
Here's to another successful year of bringing families and Frenchies together!
The Frog Princess