Dog Details

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Alesandra
French Bulldog (short coat)
Medium Adult Female

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 23-0015

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416 inquiries@underdogrescuemn.com https://www.underdogrescuemn.com

About Alesandra

  • DOB: 4/27/2017
  • Weight: 25.0 Pounds
  • Physical Fence Required: Not Required
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Low
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Activity level: Slightly Active
  • Requires Another Dog in the Home?: Yes
  • Good with Other Dogs?: Yes
  • Good with Cats?: No
  • Good with Kids?: Yes

Compatibility Qualities

  • Good with Dogs
  • Good with Kids
  • Needs a companion animal

More about Alesandra

  • Somewhat vocal
  • Is Not Requires a yard
  • Playful
  • Timid
  • Goofy
  • Skittish

Thank you for stopping by to see me!  Please check below to see what upcoming adoption events I will be attending or apply here for a private meeting.  If you have other questions about me you can email Underdog Rescue at <inquiries@underdogrescuemn.com> ***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***


 

To meet Alesandra, please fill out a bulldog app here https://underdogrescuemn.com/adoptionprocess/bulldogs/ Paws

  • DOB: 04/27/2017
  • Requires another dog in home: Yes, unless people are home a lot 
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes
  • Okay with cats: Unknown
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: Yes
  • Weight: 25 pounds
  • Requires a fenced yard: No
  • Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area. Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

Hi! I’m Alesandra and I am looking for a very special family of my own! I am a sweet and snuggly girl who would love to be around her family all day! I have my designated couch spots but if you head to the other room, I will likely want to join and check out what you are up to! I am not huge on toys or bones but if you have some of my favorite dog treats, I will happily take some!

As a French bulldog, I do require some additional care to make sure my skin and fur are as healthy as possible. Cleaning my face wrinkles and fur help me stay comfortable, so regular spa days are great for me! When I went in for surgery, the vets heard a grad 3 heart murmur. They took some pictures of my heart and sent them off to the U of M for their thoughts and they cleared me for surgery. I did well for those, but my future home should be aware of this as it may be something we need to watch as I get older.  The U of M recommended an echocardiogram in 6-9 months to see if anything has progressed, but my zest for life has not slowed one bit with this! My heart is full of love and life!

I love being around my family and I do very well with kids of all ages, as long I have time to warm up first. I am a little shy, so patience and a lot of love is very important for me. If there are some sudden loud noises or a lot of commotion, I can get startled and a little scared. I do go for walks on leash and am a lady while we are walking. The more walks I go on, the more confidence I will gain! I absolutely love dogs of all sizes so having a furry companion could help me build confidence! It is not required that I have a fur sibling as long as my family is home frequently. My foster family has been working on my crate training, but I can get a little stressed when left alone. As I learn I am safe, and with some training, I can become a confident lady at home!

My ideal family would understand the care needs I have as a Frenchie and are willing to work through my medical issues as well. I would love a family that has another dog or are home more frequently so I can be with them as much as possible. Patience, love, some treats, and couch snuggles daily would be my favorite! I cannot wait to meet the perfect furever family for me! 

*Please note that some of our dogs are obtained from shelters, surrendered to our care, or released from breeders.  Each animal's bio is based on our experience of the animal within our care, an educated guess based on physical characteristics, temperament and information shared. Some of the animals come from situations where they are lacking experience in a home and confidence in humans. In turn, they require another companion dog and/or a fenced in yard in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a  particular dog whose bio states those needs and do not currently have them, please understand that your home might not be the right fit.  Please use the filter on our Adoptable Dogs page to find the perfect match for your home.  
 

Bulldogs are a member of the Brachycephalic breed and therefore have a host of health issues that may arise.  Because these dogs are new into our rescue, health issues in the future may arise that we are not aware of.  Some of these issues are allergies, eye issues, yeast infections, interdigital cysts, slipped disks in their back, breathing problems, among a host of others that can occur at any time or when seasons change. While breed experience is not required, we encourage you to thoroughly research the breed and its financial, medical, and environmental needs to be sure the breed is a good fit for you and your family.  It is estimated that the average bulldog owner spends $2,000 per year on medical needs.  In addition to normal pre adoption surgeries, Alesandra also had surgery on her nares and soft palate to improve the quality of her breathing. This is reflected within her adoption fee.

Bulldogs are one of the most expensive dogs to own, maintain, and rescue and our adoption fees reflect such expenses.  The application process for bulldogs usually moves quite quickly as they are a popular breed, so we ask that adopters do research and be prepared for adoption at the time you submit your application.  They are happy, goofy, playful characters and we are excited you are taking the first steps into rescuing one!  

This dog requires an application fee.  This fee must be paid within 24 hours or your application will be considered void.    We will not review or contact applicants that have not completed the payment portion. Bulldog Applications will be responded to within 5 business days, after receipt of the application fee.  Please understand that paying the fee does not guarantee you will be approved to adopt the bulldog. Our goal is place bulldogs in homes that are suited for their individual needs. You may be willing and able to provide a great home, but if it doesn’t meet the specific needs of the bulldog, we will not approve your application.

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ADOPTION EVENTS:     

Adoption events are updated as the foster home RSVP's to attend. Check back for updates on which events they will be attending. Please understand that all of our pets are in volunteer foster homes and sometimes "life" happens and the foster family cannot make it to their scheduled adoption event. If you are traveling from a far distance to meet a specific animal, please understand we cannot guarantee event attendance. You may wish to consider applying and setting up a private appointment. Private appointments are only scheduled after an application is submitted and approved.

 

ADOPTION PROCEDURE:

The first step in our process is to complete an online adoption application on our website:
Note: In most circumstances Underdog Rescue will only adopt within 60 miles of Minneapolis, MN. 
All of our foster animals can be seen by appointment with an approved adoption application. Contact us at http://www.underdogrescuemn.com/contact-us/ if you have further questions.

 

FOSTER CARE:

All of our animals are fostered in individual homes or doggie daycare facilities. While they are in our care, they are part of our families and given lots of love. We work on training, crate-training and socialization prior to adoption. Each animal's behavior is evaluated and we have a sense of its temperament and personality. We look for adopters who will give each animal the wonderful life and permanent home that he or she deserves. If you have an interest and ability to be a foster home, please visit our website  www.underdogrescuemn.com/foster-applications  and fill out a foster application.

 

NUTRITION:

Nutrition is vital to the rehabilitation and life-long health of our pets.  All of our foster animals are fed a premium diet such as NutriSource, Canidae, Orijen, Nature's Variety, Fromm, Pure Vita, Stella and Chewy's, Primal, or balanced raw diet.  All adopters are required to continue providing premium diets for the life of the animal.

 

YOU CAN HELP:

Not able to foster or adopt right now? Please consider sponsoring an Underdog. Your donation will help us buy dog food and pay for medical costs. Visit this link  www.underdogrescuemn.com/donate   to donate. 
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