According to the American Kennel Club, French bulldogs are now America’s favorite dogs. Feel like getting in on the act? Kate, an 11-year-old French bulldog, is up for adoption in south Louisiana from the French Bulldog Rescue Network.
But be warned: There are things about Kate that you should know.
First, Kate is hearing-impaired and, due to “limited hind end mobility,” has to be carried up and down stairs and isn’t allowed to jump off furniture.
She’s on daily thyroid medication, for which she has to have her levels checked regularly, and has several allergies and chronic dry eye, requiring one drop twice a day of cyclosporine 2% in her right eye.
Oh, and the reason she’s in foster care? She bit a child.
Nevertheless, she loves to play, is house-trained, and is always up for a bit of fun (unless it involves going up or down stairs).
“Although Kate has a number of health issues — hypothyroidism, hearing impairment, allergies, dry eye, and limited hind end mobility — she would never let anything hold her back!” her French Bulldog Rescue Network write up said.
“Kate clearly doesn’t know she’s considered a senior dog. She loves to play! Kate will take time out to wrestle with her foster sister, but she really loves toys she can easily shred up, such as paper and cotton. She might have a hobby creating confetti for you if you find yourself in need … Kate has a bite history and requires a firm pack leader and must never be around small children. She must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present.”
But, according to her foster mom at least, she can also be cute and sweet-natured.
“Kate has a face that is so sweet, especially when her tongue is hanging out,” she wrote. “She loves her baths and just being close to her owner. Kate can go on short walks as she tires easily because of her back legs being kind of wobbly. She is just a love and everyone who meets her just has to give her some puppy love.”
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