Tuesday, June 21


Canada is not a hotbed of Frenchie activity, so last week we were delighted to hear that one of our Alberta volunteers had been called on to foster a slim young frog.

His name is Starsky, and he was surrendered because he seemed resistant to house training, and he often wet his crate at night. 

His owner admitted that finding time to devote to Starsky was an issue, so it may well be that Starsky's house training will improve in foster care.  So far, he hasn't had an indoors accident, and he's gotten the hang of the doggy door very quickly. 

As you can see, Starsky has some great coloring--very unusual.  At just 22 pounds, he is a smallish Frenchie. 

Starsky is getting along wonderfully with the dogs in his foster home, but his foster mom is keeping a close eye on him when he's around the family cat.  Starsky seems a wee bit too interested in the kitty, but so far he hasn't made any attempts to chase her.

Starsky is a healthy boy, he has a good temperament, and he plays well with other dogs.  This is a great chance for some of our Canadian friends to apply for a dog in the western region--doesn't happen often.  Starsky should be on the available page soon.  Watch for him!

The Frog Princess

Sunday, June 12

A Newcomer to the Parish: Maxfield

With more energy than a quarter pound of sugar and a jar of freeze-dried coffee, Maxfield came bounding into his foster family's lives!
Here's what his foster mom wrote about the healthy, robust beast:

" I picked up Maxfield tonight here in Arizona, and let me just tell you he is a BIG boy! At 1.5 years old he is already 31 + pounds, and none of that is fat. He is very very tall, and I am sure if he wanted to he could jump over the expen that he is now in, but so far he is just relaxing at taking it all in. He is a little nervous and thereforea little drooly, but he seems to be taking most of it in stride. Maxfield is a sweet, sweet boy  and just wants to be loved. His family is making a quick move  to Hawaii and are unable to take thier big boy with them. Their loss is our gain, and this big submissive guy will make a wonderful addition for the right family! He is all Frenchie smiles when ever I walk by him, and although he looks a little like a BT in the face he is a Frenchie! 
As a joke I think he may be part greyhound!  Maxfield  was picking up tons of speed doing zoomies around my back yard! He came from condo life, so now my back yard is his personal doggie park , and he seems pretty happy about that. I will keep you updated on our newest FBRN member in AZ but for now we are going to let him decompress for a little while!"
Well, lounging on that purple throw, we can see he's definitely getting the royal treatment, observes
The Frog Princess

Saturday, June 11


Thirty seconds of happy Frenchie time, brought to you by the adorable Joli and

The Frog Princess

Pork Chop Is Feeling Great!

Pork Chop came to us with some serious skin problems.  Recently she was spayed, and she came through it with flying colors!  Herewith, a note and some photos from her foster dad:

"1.      She is doing great since her spay.  Like nothing happened.  We are now 100% focused on her coat.  We have her on a serious course of Interceptor and regular Pyoben baths. I’m hopeful that this combination will help to knock out the mange, fix her skin and help her to re-grow her coat for her furever home. 

2.      Porkchop has a prey drive.  I wish I had photos/videos of her last week at the dermatology vets office.  They had some kittens in a cat condo in waiting room…Porkchop was watching it INTENSELY. 

I renamed it “cat TV”.  Only problem became…she started throwing herself against the glass trying to get to them.  Everyone in the vets office thought it was hilarious, luckily.

3.      Regarding her prey drive, in some of these photos (staring up at the trees hunting squirrels / watching through the gate for any animal to pass by) it’s pretty obvious. 

"We hope that very soon Porkchop will be on the hunt for her furever home.  Based upon our time with her, we think the key aspects will be:  (i) cats - NO; (ii) dogs – maybe, submissive; (iii) yard – not necessary."

There you have it!  A tasty summer treat is making her way to FBRN's menu of tempting offerings.  Keep an eye peeled for this juicy Pork Chop, recommends your server
The Frog Princess