Baguette is an 8 month old female French Bulldog. Baguette has been with us since birth, she came in with a cleft pallet and was hand reared by one of our wonderful volunteers. Baguette has since had several surgeries, her cleft has been complex and difficult to repair but it hasn’t held her back at all. As her cleft was so very severe we have had to do staged surgeries and gradually reduce the cleft as opposed to straight repair surgery. Her first repair broke down completely but we are making headway now. It is a slow process but she copes well and to be honest you would not know the following day that she has had surgery as the issue is keeping her calm and stopping her from trying to chew toys etc. If we were advised at any point that Baguette was suffering we would review her treatment. She is doing well, copes too well with surgery and is thriving and full of beans.
We are hoping her next surgery will be in a couple of weeks and then following this she should have, what we hope to be her final surgery in another 4-6 weeks. Surgery is complex and expensive but we could never allow a dog to die when their condition is treatable and poses no ongoing health risk when repaired. We appreciate that surgery costs a lot of money but how can we place a price on Baguette’s life and other cleft pups just like her.
We are so very grateful to all who have helped with Baguettes surgeries so far and hope others will help so we can finish her treatment and find her forever home. To all who have applied, we will continue to hold applications and as soon as Baguette is fully fit we will look at them all.
Baguette will need to be re homed with another dog, she has never been an only dog and would not cope without canine companionship. Like many Frenchies Baguette is small but shy she is not! She is a full on dog with attitude and we will be looking for owners who are breed experienced and understanding of the temperament.