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.
In some cases, applicants submit an application for a specific Bouvier; in others, an open application is submitted for future consideration of Bouviers coming in to the program. Even if we do not have Bouviers listed as available for adoption, we encourage you to submit an application, as we try to look through applications that we have on file any time a dog comes into our care, and sometimes before they are posted on our website. Please know that many of dogs receive multiple applications, in which case we will look for the applicant that will be the best fit for that particular dog. If your application was not selected, it will remain on file for a year. We encourage you to continue to communicate with the Coordinator in your area regarding your interest, or if you wish to withdraw your application. At any time, direct any questions about the process, your application, or Bouviers to the Coordinator for your state or to the National Director.
Natural / Docked
Emma is just shy of 5 months old. She has natural ears, docked tail, and her dew claws have been removed. She is not spayed, and her adoption will require a $500 spay deposit in addition to the adoption fee of $300. The deposit is returned upon written certification/proof of spay from a licensed veterinarian. She is up to date on her vaccines and rabies inoculations. Not just another adorable face, Emma has a terrific personality and has been in a foster home for two weeks. She has made some progress in walking on a leash, "sits" and "downs" on request (in a cute, puppy way). She willingly rides in a vehicle, though isn't over the moon about it. Emma is making progress on housebreaking, having had only two accidents in the house, and those only when her routine was upset. Emma is brilliantly smart, unfailingly sweet, affectionate and loving. She is also teething and is the product of an unplanned sire to daughter breeding. She is a bit underweight at 32 pounds but should make gains soon.
Emma plays well with others, with a high energy level and classic Bouvier moves. She will do much better in a situation with another dog who will play nicely with her and will not bully and herd her. She requires a large, secure fenced yard to enjoy daily activities. Emma wants to be a house dog, and a companion and to her people at ALL times. She LOVES training! Emma would do nicely in an agility home, or a home that wants to train and compete in Rally or Obedience. She is unquestionably a Bouvier des Flandres and qualifies for her Purebred Alternative Listing (PAL) through the AKC for such events without any issue.
Emma wants to be useful, is a gentle soul, and is both intuitive and sensitive. She can be a touch on the timid side with things she does not yet understand but becomes confident quickly with positive reinforcement. She needs socialization and positive experiences outside the home as she has not met many people or had many experiences outside the home. Emma does not do well in a crate for extended periods of time and needs someone who is home to continue her housebreaking and training. No cats. No small children due to the teething stage of her development which can put child and furnishings at risk. If you meet the criteria and are interested in Emma, please complete an application at www.abrl.org. Deborah Dickerson, email@example.com, will give you a callback about Emma.
Natural / Docked
Hi my name is Tai, translated from Chinese meaning 'a great extreme', or 'big'--well doesn't that just describe a Bouvier perfectly?? I am a debonair charming guy, what's not to like about me? I am loving and playful and a great companion! I am 4 years old, the perfect age! I am black brindle with natural ears and docked tail. I get along with everyone and other animals, well except kitties , they are just so darn much fun to chase! If you would like to know more about me please contact Terry Minda at (561)793-4017 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org Please go and fill out an application for me as it is the first step in the adoption process! Located in South Florida.
Natural / Docked
My name is Emelia translated from the Latin meaning "beloved" or "loved one", that's me! I love everyone and everything, well honestly I do like to chase kitties! I am 7 years old, a perfect mature lady and quite stunning! I am a big velvety black beauty! I am spayed and current on vaccinations and preventatives! If you would like to learn more about me contact Terry Minda (561)793-4017 or email her at email@example.com. Please fill out an application for me as it is the first step in the adoption process! I am currently in outh Florida.
Sam and Maxie are a bonded pair of 5 yr. old Bouviers, male and female. They were left in a shelter after only spending a short time with their second owner, for whatever reason, she couldn't keep them. Fortunately, someone recognized them as Bouviers and brought them to be placed by the ABRL.
They are currently being fostered in north central Florida at the kennel of a very dog savvy person who loves the breed. They get to take long walks together and splash in the pool. They do not like being apart, even when placed in adjoining runs, they protest loudly until put together again in the same run.
Sam and Maxie are both very strong dogs. They know basic commands but definitely need refresher courses on how to gently walk on a leash. They do not seem to be bothered by the proximity of other dogs in the kennel or the noise some other dogs can make. They are crate and house trained. They are neutered and spayed, up to date on shots, heartworm preventative and flea and tick preventative.
To be considered to adopt Maxie and Sam you must fill out an adoption application at www.abrl.org. You must be willing to travel to get them. Some help with transport may be available, but we will not fly them nor put them on any form of animal transport. The adoption fee is $300 per dog.
Leo is a very laid-back, sweet, senior gentleman of 11 yrs looking for his forever retirement home. He is a rather talkative fellow and routinely beseeches his personal chef to "Hurry Up!" when his meals are being prepared. Leo very sweet with people, but does not tolerate the company of other dogs or cats. He will do best in a home residing with his family primarily on a first floor with no more than a couple steps to get in or out. Leo enjoys scentwork a couple times a week with his foster mom and going on walk-abouts around their 3 acre fenced-in property to enjoy the flora and fauna. Leo is being fostered in Wetumpka, AL. To be considered as an adopter, please submit an application online at www.abrl.org. Please contact Frank or Corrine Dreyfus at (334)567-8009 for more details about providing Leo with his forever home.