Some words from Our Baloubie Family
Esteé Blu, E Team
Being part of the Baloubie family has changed our life. Wow! What a strong statement…
I came to know Balou and Aqua through a link that was found on my deceased step son’s telephone 16 months after his death. Unfortunately we lost our “B” (Brian) in March of 2017. B lived in Sarasota Fl, where he worked with the elderly. In the six months before his death B would reference Balou and the Baloubies, saying he was going to reach out to visit them in Naples, Fl. He would talk about how “beautiful and calming” he found the Baloubies eyes and "how much solace they brought to him.” It wasn’t until fall of 2018 that I spoke to my grief stricken husband about our deceased “B” wanting a Baloubie. I filled out the puppy application and our (my) life changed. I think it was a blessing that Elisabeth and I spoke that late September evening… at midnight! We had an instant connection. At the time, she wasn’t sure when Aqua was going to have the E Team. I reassured her that “her precious gem Aquamarine would make us proud”! That is an understatement! Elisabeth is an amazing, strong, loving and creatively determined woman. Her family (Casa Blue), the Baloubies and the Baloubie family is not only her life purpose but a gift of love that touches hearts daily. She is attentive to my questions, thorough in her follow up and provided all the important “what to know/ to do/to purchase” for our French Bulldog. Elisabeth chose Esteé from the E Team for us. It is very obvious that she is of top quality. Nurtured and socialized. She is an adjusted, happy, lovable, confident little girl who loves everyone and everything, like fetching the ball, airplane rides, beach fun, trail walking and mostly children! Esteé Blu has so many friends, Big and Small. She travels with my husband and I to our offices & she plays nicely and works alongside me as a therapy/support being for my patients. Esteé Blu’s quality of structure, coat, personality & overall health is noticeable to us and even our vet said, that our precious Esteé Blu is an excellent French Bulldog, above average from his experience. Her personality is BIG and knowing Esteé’s GrandPops, her parents and her siblings is reassuring (a 3 generation pedigree).
We are Blessed with our precious Esteé Blu. We are grateful for Elisabeth’s loving support and mostly allowing us to share her “Baloubie Family”. God Bless Casa Blue!
Marilyn & Family
Pablo, E Team
How I became the Mother to my Precious Baloubie Boy Pablo...
I have always raised English Bulldogs but I wanted a smaller version of the Bully Breed. I started doing research on French Bulldogs and looked at dozens of Breeders but none of them truly got my attention until I ran across Balou’s page and fell in love with all their shenanigans. I followed this dynamic duo Balou and Aqua and was set on getting a Baloubie Baby from an upcoming litter. I decided to complete a puppy application online. I was completely honored, shocked and so excited when Elisabeth e-mailed me back. Elisabeth let me know she has an anticipated litter planned for December or January 2018-2019. We definitely were so excited when we found out Aqua was pregnant and due late December or early January. During her pregnancy I spoke to Elisabeth several times by text, FaceTime, phone and was kept in the loop thru the whole process. On January 3, 2019 Aqua gave birth to 5 amazing babies. The day Elisabeth sent me the picture of the 5 Newborn Baloubie’s I took one look at my Pablo aka Eros E Team and I knew in my heart that was my baby boy but of course Elisabeth wanted to make sure he was the one for us. Most breeders do not put any thought or consideration towards the puppies future well being which is sad. Each baby was carefully chosen for each family based on personalities, traits, behavior and current pets. She wanted to make sure each one was put where they were meant to be for each Baby Baloubie to live their best possible life and I know it’s because of the love that Elisabeth has for every baby at Casa Blue. Over the next 2 months Elisabeth would send updates, pictures, videos etc. on a daily basis and we truly became family. On March 5, 2019 I flew to Naples, Florida to pick up my gorgeous Boy Pablo. Elisabeth welcomed me into her home with open arms and I absolutely knew she would be a part of our family forever. Everything Elisabeth posted or videos is absolutely the exact same in real life which is rare these days. My Pablo is the light of my life. He is the most beautiful, snuggly , craziest lil guy ever and just good natured. I would not change one thing about him and I truly believe my Pablo is the way he is because of the care, love and attention he received for the first 8 weeks of his life at Casa Blue. Casa Blue is a family. It’s crazy… I was messaged by so many other Baloubie owners like welcoming us to the family and now we talk all the time. This was an awesome experience and Casa Blue is definitely my Breeder of choice by far in a league of their own. Much Love from Texas,
Gus and Christina with Pablo, Chubbs and Lola
Babar, C Team
I met Elisabeth and Balou in Naples in the Spring of 2017. The only reason we met was because my son Quinn was an ardent follower on social media of a French Bulldog named Balou. Little did I know he was bound and determined to meet Balou. He was persistent and Elisabeth graciously agreed to meet us at a sports field. Balou was more than just any dog. He played soccer with Quinn, was super focused & loving and kind and obviously devoted to Elisabeth. I sat on the grass & he came to me and laid right with me & proceeded to kiss my face repeatedly as the tears streamed down my cheeks. Balou already knew something was so wrong and wouldn’t leave my side. You see, I was in Naples retuning to our second home where the past May, while on vacation for my husbands birthday, I came home from the beach to find my perfectly healthy husband had passed away from sudden death. My life changed forever. My heart shattered. But now... we have a ten month old Baloubie named Babar and we are in love. He has given me a reason to get out of bed, he is identical to his Dad Balou, down to his love and mannerisms . He loves us to the moon and back and we return that love in full. I never regret a penny spent. He is priceless & I can't live without him.
Mary Jo & Family
Maryland / Naples FL
Oliver, C Team
When my oldest of 3 dogs passed away I was devastated. People kept saying get another puppy...but I just wasn’t ready. Fast forward 2 years...i was already a French bulldog lover, having a 7 year old of my own, way before frenchies became the IT dog. As the craze began I was deeply disturbed to witness the over breeding and mass marketing of a breed I knew and loved. Social media was flooded with frenchie accounts...many gorgeous pups with loving families...but also so many obvious puppy factories with no regard to the health and wellness of their puppies...selling them like a product on the internet. Then I discovered Balou and Elisabeth...and I was hooked. Here was a gorgeous French bulldog living his best life...and then came the first litter of puppies he sired. Suddenly I was ready again! In a million years I never thought I’d be chosen to raise one of his amazing puppies...but I had to at least try. I messaged his account... introducing myself and giving a overview of my life and my dogs’ lives. Much to my surprise I received a message back from Elisabeth encouraging me to submit an application. After many emails, telephone conversations and FaceTime interviews I hit the Baloubie jackpot. I was being considered as an owner of a TBD litter. I was so impressed by the amount of time and thought Elisabeth put into choosing the lucky owners. From that day on I was treated like a member of the family. Elisabeth provided me with constant updates, pictures and videos from the day the litter was born... until he was hand delivered to me from 1,300 miles away. Oliver was everything I wanted and more. Ten months later I am still in regular contact with Elisabeth and the entire Baloubie family. Never before have I had such an experience with such concern in the placement of pups and a continued interest in their lives as they go forward. Casa Blue sets the standard by which everyone else is measured!
Kimberly & Family
Mister Knuckles, A Team & Honey Boo, E Team
With all of the scams, poorly bred Frenchies and puppy mills out there, finding the right French Bulldog breeder is beyond important. Knowing this, we casually looked around for the right breeder for a handful of years, but nothing felt right...until we came across the one and only Balou Blue. My sister had followed Balou for some time and we admired him as literally the most gorgeous frenchie we had ever seen. But, at the time, we had no idea that Balou was ever going to be bred. Then the stars aligned. My significant other’s birthday was coming up - and something just felt right. It was time to dive deep and find the right frenchie for our family. Coincidentally, it just so happened that Balou just had The A Team litter! We quickly put in our application for a Baloubie, knowing that there were thousands of other hopefuls out there just like us. We were so excited to hear back from Elisabeth and were very appreciative of the interview process. She’s truly passionate about the breed and treats her dogs like family members (as opposed to many other breeders, who only look at their dogs as a paycheck), and it shows! Needless to say, as soon as we met Mister Knuckles on FaceTime, we were sold…And he’s been the best addition. We constantly get compliments on his ultra friendly demeanor; he’s never met a person, dog or situation he didn’t enjoy and brings a smile to people’s faces wherever he goes.
Mister Knuckles has brought so much joy to our family and everyone around him, that we decided we had to get this pup the BEST 2nd birthday present ever…A buddy all of his own! We were ecstatic to find out Mister Knuckle’s littermate, Aqua, was having a litter that would be ready to come home just days before Mister Knuckle’s birthday…Our stars aligned yet again…Enter Honey Boo! We’ve only had Honey Boo for a few months now, but it feels like she’s been a part of our family all along - it just works! She is absolutely perfect in her own silly, relentless, confident little way. From the moment she and Mister Knuckles met, they’ve been best buddies (and partners in crime)! Every single day feels like a comedy show, and we enjoy every moment. Working with Elisabeth has been nothing short of amazing and she is always there to share advice and guidance…Getting our Baloubies has definitely been one of the best decisions ever - the amount of laughs, smiles and happiness that they have brought to us is worth its weight in gold!
Rochelle (& Joey)
Cosette, C Team
I have followed Balou and Aqua on Facebook for a long time. I think they are everyone’s favorite Frenchies! I was interested in a pup with good bloodlines who would also be a loving companion. I knew I wanted one of Balou’s puppies! I appreciate how through every step of the process, Elisabeth was right there to guide and support our mutual expectations. I could tell Elisabeth genuinely cared about the Baloubies as family members, and I couldn’t imagine getting a dog from anyone else! From the moment I met my “Cosette”, I fell head over heels in love with her. She is the most affectionate, smartest and truly most beautiful puppy. Everywhere we go she steals the show! I really appreciate after 10 months Elisabeth is still checking on Cosi and asking us to come visit for another play date with Big Poppa and Aqua....and any other siblings that may be visiting! Thank you for a wonderful puppy picking experience!
Shelley & Ed
Connecticut / Naples FL
Otto, B Team
Balou and his human Elisabeth gave us the best gift imaginable, our Otto. The whole experience from start to finish was extremely positive and we remain in close contact. Otto was the most perfect puppy and has grown to be the most loving, easy going, and handsome french bulldog we could ever ask for!
Layne & Zach
Meatball, D Team
From before we were seriously considering getting a French Bulldog puppy, both Nico & I had followed Balou and his human Elisabeth and thought that it would be such an honor to be able to be pawrents to one of his puppies! The process of getting our Meatball was pretty unconventional in the world of getting a puppy, but we wouldn’t have traded it for the world! We are forever grateful to Balou & Elisabeth for giving us the best gift we could have ever gotten. Meatball is our first dog together, so naturally we had and still have a million different questions. Elisabeth has been really great throughout the whole process. As soon as we spoke with her about getting Meatball, we instantly felt a connection and felt that getting him was meant to be! Elisabeth always takes the time to answer every single one of our questions, no matter what it’s about. We don’t have enough good things to say about our whole process and Elisabeth and Balou, and couldn’t have asked for a better puppy than our Meatball!
Natalie & Nico
Zuzu, d Team
From beginning to end, Elisabeth took special care in guiding us through the process. She was extremely communicative and did everything possible to ensure a perfect match for our family. We appreciated her concern for proper placement and her expertise regarding the breed. Our sweet Zuzu Baloubie was delivered to us as a healthy, confident, extremely well socialized, and very loving little pup. We will be forever grateful for Elisabeth, Balou, Aqua, and everyone at Casa Blue!
Julie & Family
Ciel, C Team
We were looking for a fun friendly dog to add to our family. Our friends introduced us to Balou and I was instantly obsessed with him. When we had our first FaceTime call, an instant connection with Ciel and Elisabeth was made. We were so happy and lucky to be chosen to receive a Baloubie. My daughters were over the moon that the puppy with the rainbow beads was ours. Elisabeth was there every step of the process and she answered any questions or concerns we had. Ciel is so sweet and loving. She has been wonderful with my two young daughters and we love her so much!!
Jennifer & Family