Bouviers Available for Adoption

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Bouvier des Flandres. The Bouviers we offer for adoption have been screened by those knowledgeable in the breed and we feel they are very desirable dogs. We hope to provide them with excellent homes. For each Bouvier adopted, we ask payment for actual expenses incurred or a minimum of $300.00. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application.

Basil

San Antonio, TX

Male

10 years

Yes

Yes

Dagi

Basil is analmost 10 year old purebred Bouvier male, docked, cropped, heart worm negative and up to date on shots. He loves car rides, his walks, and just hanging out near his human. Knows basic commands and walks very well on a leash. Currently, he goes to work everyday with his foster mom, and has excellent office manners. But sweet Basil is very afraid of thunderstorms, and has some separation issues and will do best when he is allowed to be by your side during the storm. He would be the perfect companion for a retired person, or with someone that works from home. If there are no storms on the horizon, he does very well being left alone at home. Basil loves being with people, but is aloof with strangers, but he warms up quickly, and once he has met everyone, he will find himself a corner and take a snooze. Not good with cats or small dogs or overactive puppies,but he would probably get along with an older, laid back female. He is currently being fostered in San Antonio TX. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application online. For more information, contact Dagi.

Acadia

Ashland, PA

Female

5 years

No

Yes

Lena

Acadia is almost six years old, she will celebrate her birthday in mid-September. She is AKC registered and spayed. Her vaccinations are up to date. She is approximately seventy pounds, natural ears, docked tail, brindle coat (she prefers her coat short). Acadia is eager to learn and does a few tricks. She has a very bubbly personality and can be very loyal. She likes to share a bed with her people and lounge on the sofa. She likes to toss stuffing-less toys around and gnaw on other toys. She is crate trained and house broken. She is used to wearing a collar, but does not walk well on a leash. She does love to ride in the car. She also enjoys being outside in a fenced yard where she can explore as she pleases. Acadia has some challenges that she will need help with on a daily basis. In Spring 2015, Acadia was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. She underwent a month round of antibiotics. There did not seem to be any other health issues along with that. During the summer of 2015 Acadia developed severe quick onset glaucoma in one eye, which caused blindness. She saw a veterinarian ophthalmologist who recommended that her eye be removed for health and comfort reasons. She had her eye removed and a biopsy performed. The results did not indicate that it was a genetic issue; it is possible that the glaucoma is the result of the Lyme Disease. In Winter 2015, Acadia developed severe glaucoma in her second eye, causing her to lose all sight. Her second eye was removed in March 2016. She has adapted well to her surroundings. She is able to walk around the house and fenced yard without bumping into many objects. She seems as if the blindness does not affect her in many ways, but she has trouble in others. Acadia has difficulty with strangers and needs time to become used to new people. She can be stubborn when she wants to be, but can be coaxed with treats. She would be best suited for home without other pets or children. Her blindness causes her to become easily agitated when there is a lot of commotion, particularly around young children. She prefers a calm relaxed environment to ease her anxiety. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application online. For more information, contact Lena.

Octavius (adoption pending)

Chicago,IL/San Antonio, TX

Male

5 years

Yes

Yes

Dagi

**ADOPTION PENDING** Octavius is a 5-year-old Bouvier, turning 6 this DEC. He is neutered with up-to-date vaccinations, weighs about 78#, is cropped and docked and has a shorter coat which is easily maintained. Octavius is fun to walk as he loves it so, trotting along, stopping for compliments he inevitably elicits. Grabbing his leash from its hook is cause for his enthusiastic jumps, but he will also down/stay on command. He's used to walking in an urban setting with kids, bikes, strollers and will sit/stay to wait for the green light. I have noticed that if a Fed-Ex-type truck drives quickly down the street, it makes him anxious and he needs reminders to stay and assurance that it's alright. Getting fed is almost as exciting and again, he'll bounce for joy but will also down/stay and wait until released to eat. Even when Octavius is thirsty, he rarely drinks unless I hover over him; so I hover. Octavius is an enthusiastic dog with manners when reminded. Octavius has a back deck and yard which he enjoys patrolling, especially when squirrels run atop the fence. He likes to be outside like this, but mainly when he can see through the full view door that I am right there in the kitchen. Octavius has great recall, and will come when he hears either a tongue click or his name. And he's got the moves! He runs to me, jumps in the air, spins 180 degrees and sits at my left side; it's quite the sight. Octavius will come to with his Kong, his favorite way to get treats, and also something he just likes to carry around. Octavius will down/stay in another room while the Kong is hidden elsewhere, and then hunt around until he finds it. He'll also bring his Frisbee, which he's not too interested in retrieving but enjoys a good game of tug, or as with the Kong, just carry it around. Octavius is crate trained and house broken. He has been walked twice daily plus a mid-day walk by a dog walker, who uncrates and re-crates him after his visit. They love each other and Octavius has become quite playful with Richard, just as he has with me. O sleeps in the crate at night with the door open; sometimes he leaves the crate to sleep on the hardwood floor, I think b/c it's cooler. He goes up on no furniture. Octavius loves to ride in the back seat of the car. Octavius lives in a fairly quiet home, and can be very anxious in his environment, especially around strangers. He does best crated when visitors come calling. No cats,small children and should be an only dog. Residing currently in Chicago, but will be fostered in San Antonio TX come July. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application online. For more information, contact Dagi.