Nugget's Gotcha Day! What a happy boy!
We got a question on last month's Ask the Frog Princess post about how far people travel to pick up their new family member:
"I know the FBRN policy is to never, ever ship a Frenchie. Have you noticed whether people tend to adopt frenchies from their area, or do a lot of people travel a long distance to pick up the Frenchie of their dreams? Of course, a French Bulldog is worth traveling around the world for, but I just wondered how many people do!"
Bonnar gets a bedtime story
Following an unscientific survey, we found that the majority of our Frenchies go to homes at least 200 miles from their foster families. 40 per cent or so of our adopters live 500 miles or more from their foster families, and a smaller number travel more than 1000 miles to pick up their Frenchies.
Most of our adopters who live in another time zone choose to fly to pick up their dog, but we also have families who make a road trip of it, driving from Missouri to North Carolina, from Boston to Oklahoma, or from Wisconsin to Virginia.
Jada didn't travel far to find her forever family--her foster home adopted her, rather than move this elderly, infirm girl again.
We were surprised to learn how many of our Frenchies' adopters are willing to travel long distances and incur airfare and lodging expenses to pick up their new family members! It says a lot about how committed our applicants are to finding a Frenchie to fit their family.
The Frog Princess