Sweet and spicy like her namesake pepper, Kayanne is a 9 year old special needs French Bulldog who will make a wonderful best friend.
Kayanne’s favorite thing is her person. She has so much love to give. She loves to snuggle and gives the biggest kisses!! She is a relatively calm dog and loves to spend time in the sun working on her “suntan”. She also loves to lounge on a soft bed, gazing lovingly at her human. One on one, she loves to play with toys, but tends to shy away from that when in the presence of other dogs. More than anything, she wants to please her person and strives to shower them with affection.
Kayanne has suspected Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD) and Degenerative Myelopathy (DM). She also has arthritis in her hips. Due to these conditions, Kayanne has problems with mobility. Currently she can walk and some days are better than others. She has more good days than bad. She is fecally incontinent, but can control her bladder. She has tried very hard to maintain her house training habits. Further down the line, she may require her bladder be expressed. While she does not yet require full time usage of a wheelchair, Kayanne does have one and uses it very well.
Because of her medical needs, Kayanne’s adopter should be financially prepared to handle all of her monthly treatments. She currently takes gabapentin and rimadyl for pain, as well as Benadryl to prevent allergy related ear infections. Treatments such as cold laser therapy and acupuncture help to keep Kayanne comfortable and alleviate the pain associated with her medical conditions. These would be beneficial to continue.
Kayanne’s symptoms are sometimes painful for her and she can be a bit grumpy when she does not feel well. As such, she should not be in a home with young children. If there are children, 13 and older would be best.
Kayanne wants to be your one and only. While she has lived with other dogs in her foster home, Kayanne should be the only dog in her home. She has tendencies to be somewhat dominant and go after dogs she deems to be weaker than her. Also, she has a very high prey drive, so she cannot go to a home with cats. Kayanne enjoys chasing cats. While she can be redirected, she is very stubborn and persists in trying to capture any resident cats.
While mobility is an issue, Kayanne is adaptable to city life, the suburbs or life in the country – however, a home with limited stairs would be best.
Despite her limitations, Kayanne has a huge heart and wants nothing more than to love, and give love to her person. She is a very special girl and will make the best companion. Are you that person? If so, submit a S.N.O.R.T. adoption application today!