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.

Pippen

Gaithersburg, MD

Female

7 years

No

Yes

Susan Bach

Pippen is a sweet, spayed, seven-year old, 77 lb. black female bouvier, with a docked tail and uncropped ears. She is up to date on veterinary care. She was surrendered by her owner who had had her since she was born. Pippen grew up with her Bouvier brother and mother, and a Chihuahua. She is a great dog, and very obedient. But, she is scared and timid when you first meet her, and likely will remain that way for several weeks after going to her new home. She warms up slowly, but every day demonstrates more comfort with her new people. We have seen no aggression at all from Pippen. With time, she'll start to nuzzle you and ask you to pet her, but at her own pace. She may run away or back off when you try to reciprocate. The best solution is to let her come to you on her schedule! After a month or so at her foster home, she became a bouncy, happy, active, playful Bouvier, though it didn't happen overnight. It doesn't mean that she doesn't like you, she's just reticent to love again... but she will. And she really loves other dogs! So a home with another dog her size who likes to play would be great for Pippen. Older children are better just because she's big and a little clunky. She needs lots of exercise as it appears she didn't get that in her past and needs to "tone" up and build up some muscle mass in her back legs. A big fenced in yard, and lots of walks are what she will need. She will also need a refresher on house breaking as she seems confused about getting on a schedule. Pippen just needs patience and more patience, but in time will blossom and be a wonderful companion and buddy. Her foster mom would keep her but already has four dogs and a full-time job! To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application on line. For questions, contact Susan Bach.


Gypsy

Cleveland, OH

Female

5 years

Yes

Yes

Karen Fritts

My name is Gypsy and my name means traveler; I am on a journey to find the perfect home! I am a striking girl with typical Bouvier charm, cropped ears and a docked tail. I am five years old, the perfect age! I have had a rough road in my travels and had been abandoned and fed junk food by my first owner. Through no fault of my own I grew very fat and had a horrible skin condition. I was very lucky because I was rescued by a lovely lady with a big heart! She got me healthy and happy and fit and trim and I had a nice home and fenced in yard. Due to life-changing circumstances, she has to relocate and I am not able to travel with her. I was her first Bouvier so I taught her how loving a Bouvier can be and how very protective I am. As all travelers do, I carry baggage from my past... it is important that you know all about me. Like many Bouviers, I have a *very* high prey drive. This means absolutely no other small animals in my adoptive home. Also, in the past I had a bad experience with other dogs so I must be the only dog in my new home. I am very strong and if I see any other animals on our walk, be prepared. Training me to accept a head halter like a Gentle Leader is probably a good idea. I require a Bouvier savvy home - absolutely no beginners for me! I also need a fenced-in yard to run and play in, but I am happiest inside snuggling next to my person.. I am loyal and loving and want nothing more than to protect you from cats and squirrels and lizards and anything else that moves! I am already spayed, and current on vaccinations. I want someone of my own to share the path ahead. I am currently being fostered in Cleveland, Ohio. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application on line. For questions, contact Karen Fritts.

Pepper (Bouvier mix) (adoption pending)

San Antonio, TX

Female

2 years

No

No

Dagi Henry

ADOPTION PENDING. Pepper, maybe not even 2 years old, came to us as a cruelty case from Austin, TX. She appears to be a Bouvier mix, 75 lbs. trim. She is heartworm negative, up to date on vaccines, and spayed. She is very laid back for her age, eager to please, smart as can be, and ready to be either a lug on the rug or your hiking buddy. We do think that she was someone's beloved pooch at one time and learned a few things along the way... and, as a result, she is a STEAL! We are working on leash training, and she is getting better every day. Pepper knows basic commands, like sit and shake, comes when called 95% of the time, has no food aggression, keeps her crate clean and just loves to be next to you. We are not 100% sure what she is, but she is BIG, and there may be some Irish wolfhound in her, but appears to have so many Bouvier traits... wow! She is fine with other dogs, and shows no aggression, but she is a big bull dozer who is interested in squirrels and cats - not transfixed - but she will give chase. We think she would be perfect as an only dog, because once she makes you her person, she wants to be where you are: By your feet, cleaning floors while you cook, by your side while you walk, watching TV with you, and ready for that pat on the head and praise! Her foster family thinks she is amazing for her age, and will be an awesome dog to the right home and person. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application on line. For questions, contact Dagi Henry.