Tinkerbell is not yet ready for adoption. We are still evaluating her personality and addressing her medical needs. An email notification will be sent when she becomes ready for adoption. If you wish to receive the notification, please sign up for our mailing list at the top of the front page of our website. Adoption fees are set at the time a dog goes available and applications can only be submitted at that time. Please follow our website and social media pages for updates on Tinkerbell!
Give a big Village welcome to Tinkerbell. She is a 5-month-old special needs puppy that was lovingly surrendered to FBV when her needs became too great for her owner. Tink was born with bilateral microphthalmia which is a developmental disorder of the eyes where the eyes are abnormally small and have anatomic malformations. Tink also has a grade 3 heart murmur.
Tinkerbell was also surrendered because she had severely broken her leg. Being a blind puppy isn’t easy and she accidentally injured herself fracturing her tibia near her growth plate. She was scheduled for surgery to repair the broken bones in her leg. However, when the orthopedic surgeon repeated radiographs that morning, it was found that the bones were beginning to heal in proper position with the splinting already in place on her leg. After consulting a second orthopedic surgeon, they decided that it was best to let the bones continue to heal as they are for now and surgery was cancelled. (YAY )
The other dogs in her previous home were quite rough on Tink. She has food and toy aggression which may possibly be from her being bullied by the other dogs. Her foster home will be working on these issues, but it will take time to improve.
Tinkerbell will continue to need to see the vet to assess the healing of her leg. She will also need to have her bilateral microphthalmia examined and assessed…and she still needs to see a cardiologist about her heart murmur.
Unfortunately, Tinkerbell will have a lifetime of doctor visits to attend. This is often the case with dogs that are Merle in color. It is so very important when searching for a Frenchie not to get distracted by fad colors and to support good breeding. French Bulldog Village often gets dogs into our rescue who have many ailments due to their breeding.
We are so thankful that, along with our supporters, we can help dogs like Tink.
We greatly appreciate any and all donations! $800 will help us provide Tinkerbell with some basic essentials, such as a leash and food, as well as help us cover some of her vet bills.
You can also Venmo us @FrenchBulldogVillage or text "DONATEFBV" to 44321 to donate through our secure link!