Layla

Location: Maryland (just outside Washington, DC)
Age: 6 years
Sex: Female/Spayed
Weight: 29 lbs
Kids: Yes
Cats: Yes
Other Dogs: Possibly, please read bio
Available As Of: 08/12/2018
Adoption Fee: $550

Layla is a 6 year-old brindle beauty!! She was surrendered to French Bulldog Village due to her previous owner having severe allergies to Layla. It is also believed that Layla had likely been bred and was unable to produce anymore litters.

Layla has luxating patellas in both her back legs. Her condition has been rated by the vet to be at a 2 to 2.5 in severity. She does not currently show any signs of pain or discomfort. The vet feels that as long as her weight is very closely monitored, she is not allowed to run or jump uncontrollably, and she is kept away from stairs, she should be fine. Her vulva is also severely hooded. She must be kept clean and have her private parts wiped on a daily basis to avoid infection.

She is a very sweet and loving girl that has become very attached to her foster family in a fairly short time. She is a true Velcro dog. She has almost boundless energy and one would never guess that she is six years old. She is also very high strung and wants to be in control of every other animal in the house, which can cause issues sometimes. She is a power walker on a mission and will thoroughly enjoy when it starts to cool off so that she can get back to it. She will not leave her foster mom’s side unless forced and she will make it known, with her very loud and high pitched monkey-like scream, that she does not approve. She requires loads of attention and will not leave a person alone until she receives it.

She has slight aggression with almost anything depending on her mood. She gets along now with the dogs in her foster home, but she does not tolerate other dogs well. It took Layla three solid weeks before her foster mom was able to start putting her together with just one of the resident dogs and another couple of weeks before she would begin to tolerate the others. She is now completely part of her foster family, but she still has her moments. Her foster mama keeps a very close eye on her when toys are involved and takes them away at the first sign of an issue. Layla’s foster siblings like to tease, share and play tug of war with each other, but Layla does not comply and it can lead to a fight if not monitored. Her foster mom separates her from the group from the minute she starts preparing the dogs’ food until Layla is done eating. She can be fine with the other dogs in the same room while food is being prepared but it doesn’t last so it is better to play it safe!

Layla needs a family that is PATIENT and understanding. The first three weeks in her foster home were extremely difficult to say the least. It is very likely that when she is taken away from her foster family that she is going to have a very tough time and will need someone to understand her and help her get through it. It is going to take a very special person to accomplish and persevere through the change. There will be a very long adjustment period when transitioning into a new home, especially if there are resident dogs. If there is an alpha resident dog, Layla would not be a good fit as she can be a bit of a bully.

She likes to chew on bones and will play with stuffed animals from time to time. Her foster mom bought her a special toy of her own and she knows it’s hers, but unfortunately the other dogs got a hold of it so it has seen better days. She loves to take walks and is leash trained. Most of all, she loves to be by her person’s side at all times. She has even tried to get in the shower with her foster mom to make sure she doesn’t go anywhere when the curtain closes. She loves to be loved and will lick a person endlessly if not made to stop.

Layla is housebroken. She is also crate trained; although, she prefers not to be crated. She would prefer a home with a fenced yard, but it is not a requirement. Her foster mom leaves her during the day while at work but she is never truly alone because she has the other dogs. She would be a great office dog as long as she is the only office dog and would be very content going to work each day. However, a stay at home parent would be the most ideal for her.

As you can tell, Layla has some emotional needs but is a very special girl. Above all else, she needs kindness, patience and love in a forever home because that is all she wants to give in return. She deserves a home where she is cared for and feels loved every day of her life by people she can trust. That’s what every dog deserves but not all of them have a chance to attain it like she does. Please apply for this sweet girl if you think you can provide her with the love and patience she deserves!

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