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.

Kevin

Kentucky

Male

17 months

Yes

Yes

Colleen

Kevin is an incredible 17 month old fawn Bouvier des Flandres who has overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges to become a vivacious and exuberant Bouvier boy. Kevin was surrendered to ABRL due to congenital heart conditions and failure to thrive. His ABRL foster family took him to Ohio State University for evaluation & treatment. After surgery, Kevin went from being merely friendly and vivacious to becoming a veritable neutron bomb of love, energy and happiness. His passions include playing with other dogs, obsessively staring at cats, taking walks, and having conversations with humans. One of Kevin's unique gifts is his ability to "speak," to communicate exactly what he wants. It makes him incredibly easy to care for because he has a unique tone for each situation. Even though Kevin is very easy going, he is still a Bouvier des Flandres and possesses a wonderful sense of independence and accountability. Kevin currently weighs about 60 pounds and is gaining gradually, is up to date on vaccinations, is docked and cropped, and is not neutered yet. To be considered to adopt Kevin, you must be willing to continue his care at OSU in Columbus, Ohio for the remainder of his life. In addition to routine care, he will require annual checkups at the OSU Cardiology Clinic and will be on medication for his heart condition for the remainder of his life. For the most part he is a normal dog, but cannot be a jogging buddy and has to limit his exertion in heat and humidity. Due to his heart conditions, Kevin requires a home in a moderate climate such as north of Kentucky & we would prefer a family within 200 miles of Columbus, Ohio to facilitate continuing his care at OSUVMC. Kevin's will to live and desire to interact with his people will fill your heart and home with joy, laughter, and love. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application online. For more information, contact Colleen at (502) 544-1392 or via email.

Bentley

Western North Carolina

Male

8 years

Yes

Yes

Deborah

Bentley is an 8-year-old, cropped and docked, Size Large, glossy black Bouvier, perfectly housebroken. A strong and active Bouv, Bentley lived on a farm as a house dog. When his family unexpectedly and necessarily moved to smaller living arrangements due to a family death, Bentley took exception to the more active setting, especially by wanting to control and herd the children screaming and yelling on the adjacent play area of the living community. He has herding instincts and coupled with his anxiety, he was Bouvier-protective of his home and persons there, so different from the previous calm atmosphere. Therefore, young children should not inhabit his future home. Bentley has lost 25 pounds since coming into Rescue and while he is well mannered, and beloved by his family, he was unsocialized in public. Now Bentley lunches at outdoor restaurants with sophistication. And shops. Once properly introduced, he is friendly to people and has been good, if bossy, with female dogs of all sizes, but dominant with males. No cats. Because of his Bouvier propensity to control most situations, and a high prey drive, Bentley must have a large securely fenced yard. His activity level requires long walks, car rides and stimulation as he is no couch potato, and most people guess him to be much younger than his age at first meeting, even veterinarians. He has never been alone in his life for long periods of time, and he craves companionship and being with his person. Bentley came into rescue with a suspicious bone lesion, or tumor, or bone deficit on a front leg accidentally discovered subsequent to a pony hoof vs. Bentley encounter. For diagnostic purposes, he has had monthly X-rays, oncology assessment, a bone biopsy in which no cancer cells could be found. During six month's time, the area on the bone shows no change. Hence, osteosarcoma and fibrosarcoma have been ruled out due to the lack of progression, and no definitive diagnosis can be made for the reason. Theories range (on the part of several veterinarians) from a puppy fungal disease that left a bone deficit to a recent injury that is healing but frankly, we just don't know the cause. He also had a minute, non-displaced fracture on a toe, (re: pony) but x-rays on June 10th show that to be fully healed. He will need to continue thyroid medication with monitoring of thyroid levels throughout his life. Bentley is a magnificent example of a Bouvier des Flandres. His character, charming personality traits, his loving and loyal disposition and his exceptional handsomeness, all make him the epitome of the breed. He needs to lead a full and active life. Also, Bentley can Bouvier-bounce high and really often: Nobody Bounces Better; Nobody. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application online. For more information, contact Deborah.

Stormie

KY

Female

10 years

Yes

Yes

Colleen

Stormie is an approximately 10 year old Bouvier gal looking for a loving home to live out the rest of her days. She has a sweet disposition and follows her people from room to room in true Bouvier fashion. She weighs about 60 pounds, is housebroken, spayed, and up to date on vaccinations. She would do best in a home with only one non-dominant dog a bit smaller than she or as an only dog. Stormie is heartworm positive and has mammary tumors. Given her age, it's not recommended to put her through treatment. She is not showing any symptoms of heartworm infection at this time and is on preventative so her heartworm is not contagious to other animals around her. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application online. If you would like to open your heart and home to this sweet old gal, contact Colleen.

Cheech

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

Male

2.5 years

No

Yes

Dagi Henry

Cheech was rescued with his "sister," CeeCee (see below). As brother and sister, with their mom, they endured the same hardships, one sooner than the other. These two came to rescue as a package, but need to have separate lives to grow to their full potential. Cheech is an almost 2.5 year old purebred male Bouvier, born out of an " oops litter." Two years later, his mom had another one of these, this time with the neighbor's Australian Shepherd, producing CeeCee. Cheech is the typical, aloof Bouvier, but once warmed up to the people around him, he is a very sweet boy, and will thrive in the right, patient environment. He will be spayed/neutered and updated on vaccines. Cheech is a skinny boy, and could easily use about 10 lbs on him. More to come as we get to know him much better. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application online. For information contact Dagi.

Seger (adoption pending)

Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX

Male

2 years

No

Yes

Dagi Henry

ADOPTION PENDING. Hello World, meet Seger, an approximately two year old Bouvier boy, found as a skinny-minny on the streets of south Texas. Seger is neutered, up to date on vaccines, heartworm negative and loves people. He currently lives with some Cane Corso's and also a Chihuahua, and gets along just fine with all of them. He has not been child-tested, but has a very people loving personality. Seger must have been somebody's beloved dog once, as he walks very well on the leash and has no problems riding in a car. Seger, named after musician Bob Seger, also knows some basic commands. He does respect a baby gate, but loves to surf counters and his foster dad is working hard to help him lose this bad habit! To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application online. For information contact Dagi.