Wednesday, April 25

Peaceable Kingdom

FBRN grad Tessie and friend wait for the sun.

Tuesday, April 24


Here is Cloet enjoying some of the great swag she got as runner-up in our March Madness contest fundraiser.  The hat is handmade by a volunteer, and the antler was donated by another volunteer.

Cloet also got a great stuffy, though we suspect by the time you see this, it will be a thing of the past.  She's completely recovered from last month's palate surgery and from the aspiration pneumonia she developed after surgery.  We were so glad that the clinic where Cloet's surgery was done has an overnight, staffed facility.  They were able to see the problem and start treatment immediately, and that may have saved her life.

Thanks to our donors and sponsors, Cloet is now enjoying visibly improved breathing and much improved quality of life!  Here's what her foster mom said:
"Since the surgery (and few days after coming home from the hospital) she definitely seems to breathe easier. her whole body doesn't rock with the effort to breathe in. She is also quieter, though still is on the noisier side. She also seems to have a lot more energy. Every morning she goes bananas wanting to play. she never did that before the surgery. I think she is feeling good with all that extra oxygen getting to her brain!"

Our donors and sponsors have made a new frog out of her!  We can't thank you enough, gushes

The Frog Princess

Monday, April 23


FBRN grad Butter Bean and available foster Lena (the brindle girl in the middle) got to enjoy a playdate with a handsome honey-pied friend, Liam!  Liam and his mom showed up for an afternoon of fun with lots of hostess gifts for Lena, and the time flew by.

 Part of fostering is socializing fosters with new people and dogs, so foster families invite friends over to help their fosters get accustomed to sharing their people and their environment with others.  Everyone reports the playdate was a success!
Thanks to Liam and his mom for the great presents! 

Looks like quite a haul to

The Frog Princess

Saturday, April 21

Agnes of God

Innocent as she is, it seems Agnes wasn't under any angel's wing for the past 2 years.  She was sold by a breeder to another breeder, who sold her to a third breeder when Agnes didn't produce puppies.  Finally a guardian angel in the shape of an independent rescuer intercepted Agnes before she could be sold a fourth time.  This Good Samaritan paid cash and bartered with the dog beds she makes to get her hands on Agnes.  Thank goodness she was successful.

Agnes is very timid at the moment.  She is not spending much time outside her crate, though the door is open.  She prefers to feel safe inside her "cookie box" resting on the comfy bed her friend made for her.  We are so grateful Agnes's rescuer saw her photo and made the effort to save Agnes. 

According to Agnes's vets records, she was spayed in November, and the vet records show she weighed a healthy 24 pounds.  When our independent friend took her in to be examined, she weighed just 17 pounds.  According to the people who sold her, food was too expensive, so they were giving her just 1/2 cup of Purina a day.

There are some people who have no business owning animals.  If you must rehome your dog, please consider using a reputable animal rescue.  FBRN has a thorough vetting, application, interview, home visit, and approval process.  Our foster families stay in touch with adopters.  We do our best to find responsible, loving homes.  If you decide to advertise your dog, don't trust that the people who show up to take your dog home are who they appear to be.  Ask for veterinary references.  Ask to see the home.  Never give a dog away for free.

Agnes is recovering from her starvation diet, and she'll be up on the website's foster page next week.  If you'd like to contribute to her care, you can click on the bone on the left side of FBRN's home page and in the box that says: "Message to seller" you can tell us your donation is for Agnes.

We'll do everything in our power to make sure that Agnes's next home is her forever home and that she never knows another hungry night.

One neglected, worn-out little Frenchie down, many thousands to go, sighs

The Frog Princess

Friday, April 20

Marcel's Got Some Moves

But to be honest, they aren't really like Jagger's.  

And that might not be so bad.  

Puppies gotta dance.  It's the loose joints and the floppy head, suspects

The Frog Princess

PS.  This is the 10 month old with demodex.  He's getting better--see this early photo?  You can see a lot of improvement compared to the video!

You can check out Marcel here.