Simone is a special little lady with a big personality and some unique challenges.
Miss Simone has had a rough start to life, born with a curved and shortened spine, but it hasn’t stopped her from being like your typical puppy. If you met her, you wouldn’t know that she is a dog with special needs.
She runs around, is very goofy plays with toys. She loves to sit on your lap and snuggle with you and loves attention. She tends to find her person in the pack and latches onto them by following them everywhere to see what they’re up to. I started calling her “Underfoot” as everywhere I go she was right by my feet. She loves her walks and does very well on a leash. She sleeps on a bed on the floor but would love to snuggle with you in bed.
We are working on house training. She is puppy pad trained but is struggling to be consistent in going outside. She will let you know she needs out by going to the door, but once outside is easily distracted and forgets she was outside to do official business, then will come back inside and ‘go’. Her adopters must be patient and work consistently on her house training. We highly recommend a strict schedule to help with this challenge until she learns the routine.
She is very well behaved and listens to commands. We’ve been working with her, and she knows to sit and lay down. She is very food motivated and will do anything for treats.
She currently lives with two other dogs and does well with them. But this little girl does come with some restrictions for her future. Haven’t been tested with cats yet but will be soon.
Simone should not be allowed do stairs or jump on the couch, or the bed, and must be picked up. Ideally, her adopters live in a house/condo on one floor with only a few steps, at most, that can be converted to a ramp.
Play and roughhousing with other dogs are not recommended. This means that she should not be taken to dog parks or daycare. She would love to be a spoiled solo pup, or have a calm/quiet buddy to sunbathe with.
Due to short spine syndrome, she needs safeguards put in place to help create an environment that will protect her from further stress and injury to her spine. Too much excitement and exercise can aggravate her condition. And while Simone needs a low-key home, she is a full-blown puppy with high energy. This is something that needs to be carefully managed to allow her to be a dog, and uses this energy but in appropriate ways. We recommend lots of brain activities like food dispensing toys and fun training to help use her brain with physical needs in conjunction.
We hope you like your vet and have a good relationship with them! Adopters should expect her to be a ‘regular’ at your vet clinic, with more than average medical needs. Her condition is subject to rapid or sudden changes and deterioration. While right now, we all agree, she is a little miracle and doing amazingly well, dogs with SSS will face a number of challenges as they age. Although we cannot predict the future, we know from other dogs, that Simone will eventually face quality-of-life issues and may not be with us as long as a “normal” dog. Her owners need to understand the emphasis of time with Simone should focus on quality over quantity and be realistic with their expectations in the end.
Please research short spine syndrome prior to applying to adopt Simone.
If you feel this little girl would fit perfectly into your family, come set up a time to meet this little angel.
|Profile Information/tell us more about this pet||Simone’s adoption fee is $595|
|Breed Guess||French Bulldog|
Short Spine SyndromeFood sensitivities/ sensitive stomach/allergies
|Approximate age||DOB: April 2022|
|Approximate Weight||8 kg and growing|
|Energy Level?||Enjoys playing with toys
Must be in a low-impact home that is quiet and calm
|Socialization||A little shy but warms up when you’re nice|
|How does this animal behave around men?||A little bit shy/scared of men|
|How does this animal behave around women?||A little bit shy/scared of women|
|How does this animal behave around children? Check all that apply:||Not recommended for a home with kids.
Very gentle with children, but ideally Simone’s family does not have young children as the excitement may be too much for her
|How does this animal behave around dogs? Check all that apply:||Yes, has lived with dogs. Needs a calm, quiet or older dog friend, or to be a solo pup|
|This animal has been introduced to: Check all that apply:||Small animals-Did great|
|How does this animal behave around strange dogs or other animals? Check all that apply: Check all that aply||Has not been around other animals|
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around OTHER DOGS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:||Lets the other dog take it.
Seems very carefree and unconcerned about holding onto food or toys when other dogs are around.
|DOGS: How does this dog behave around HUMANS and high value food, treats or toys? Check all that apply:||Lets you take it.
Posture is relaxed, no muscles tensed.
|How does this animal behave around cats?||Not tested yet.|
|Feeding Requirements?||Food Allergies
No free feeding- Recommend food dispensing toys
|Leash/Collar training?||Already wearing a collar and used to it
Learning about walks and loving it
Seems very well leash trained, walks nicely on leash.
|Being left alone?||Needs to be crated|
|House training?||Not housebroken at all
Uses Pee Pads
|Fences?||Needs a fence at least 4 feet high|
|Car rides?||Needs to be in crate|
|Nail trimming?||We haven’t tried to trim nails yet|