Gem

Location: Richmond, Virginia
Age: 9 years
Sex: Male/Neutered
Weight: 23 lbs
Kids: Yes
Cats: Unknown
Other Dogs: Yes
Medical Needs: Requires a prescription high fiber kibble
Available As Of: 06/21/2017
Adoption Fee: $250

Gem (part of the GA Gang) is ready to find is fur-ever home!  He is a rare GEM, an exclusive limited edition; there is only one of him.  Are you ready to give this rare GEM a life of spoils?

He is an older guy at the age of 9, but don’t let his age fool you, he has so much to give!  He is a taller Frenchie than most, think Boston Terrier tall! He has no major ongoing health issues.  He does require a prescription dog food that is high in fiber. He will also need to continue to gain some weight. Gem’s nares are small, but that has not stopped this boy.  We have opted not to do the surgery because of his age.  He breaths fine as he has become accustomed to it; he does require every once in while someone to wipe his nose, though.  Gem also has a small hernia on his belly from being neutered that does not require removal.  His foster mom says he has some wonky back legs, absolutely nothing wrong with them, but he gets so excited sometimes that he can’t maneuver his very long legs!

Now let’s talk about this boy!  Gem LOVES bones!  His favorite toy is a bone; now don’t get us wrong he loves all toys but his favorite is a bone!  He will take the bone everywhere, and we mean everywhere!  He has been known to do his business outside with a bone in his mouth.  He also loves anything soft to lie down on!  He will crack you up getting his bed, blanket, etc. just right for him to lie on!  He has also been known to build pillow forts!

Gem is still learning what the good life is.  Coming from a group of 10 dogs, Gem tends to be very submissive to other dogs.  He gets along great with his frenchie foster brother!  He has been socialized with other dogs and does great with them as well. He is learning his voice and finally not giving in to his foster brother’s every demand.  Gem is still very timid when it comes to his food; he MUST eat his food inside his crate where he feels safe.  If the food is placed outside of the crate, he gets very nervous and will not eat it.  His crate is his safe place; you will be required to have a crate and he will need to be crated when you are not with him.  Gem’s foster mom calls him a shadow dog…wherever you go, he follows.  Gem’s house training is going well.  Gem would be much better in a home with a fenced yard, as he has not quite mastered the art of what a leash is.  He does well on a leash, but if he feels the leash is annoying him, he will chew right thru it!  Foster mom is working on training, but this boy doesn’t seem to want anything to do with it!  He is just happy that he is receiving all the attention!

For Gem the perfect home would be someone who would be home most of the day, able to take him to work, or give him a mid-day break.  Gem loves other dogs; he takes a lot of direction from his foster brother.  However, he would be just as happy to be the only dog.  He is a timid guy who needs a lot of love and patience from his forever home. He loves children. We recommend children 8 and up just because this guy has a timid nature. This senior guy still has a lot to give and would thrive in a home that wants to give him the unconditional love he deserves.

Are you looking for a rare Gem in the sea of so many? Then this might be the boy for you!

  • WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS.
  • APPLICATIONS FROM VIRGINIA, OUT-OF-STATE AND CANADA WILL BE CONSIDERED.
  • ALL ADOPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A HOME VISIT.
  • WE REQUIRE THE DOG TO BE PICKED UP IN PERSON IN THE CITY/STATE SPECIFIED ABOVE.
  • IF A DOG IS LISTED ON “OUR AVAILABLE DOGS” PAGE AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO SUBMIT AN ADOPTION APPLICATION, THEN THAT FRENCHIE IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION.
  • FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR FOSTER HOMES, WE DO NOT ALLOW MEET AND GREETS PRIOR TO ADOPTION.
  • PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME REGRESSION IN BEHAVIOR AND POTTY HABITS IS TO BE EXPECTED WHILE A DOG IS ADJUSTING TO A NEW HOME.

If you are interested in adopting Gem, please fill out an online application.  Apply