French Bulldog

Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 4yrs old DOB: 04-09-18
Sex: Female
Weight: 18lbs
Kids: Yes. older 
Cats: Yes
Dogs: Yes
Adoption Fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred

Abby came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release.  Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home and spend the rest of her years being a spoiled pet living out her life as happy as she can be!

Abby is a sweet, shy, quiet little Frenchie girl that loves to be cuddled and snuggled.  She is nervous by nature and can settle down very quickly to cuddle her trusted person.  She seeks attention and prefers to be everywhere and anywhere her foster family is.  She has bursts of energy and excitement when she is comfortable but is reserved around new people and in new situations.  Nap time is her favorite time! There is not a couch or lap that Abby won’t lay on during her many daily naps or even when tuning into her favorite TV shows.  There is not a Netflix series that Abby won’t tune into!  This girl is a really chill sweetheart whose main job is to nap and eat delicious snacks.  When Abby first arrived at the rescue, she was very nervous and timid.  She lived most of her life in a commercial breeding kennel and is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet.  Although she is slowly gaining confidence and becoming more comfortable everyday, it is important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family.  She currently lives with several furry foster siblings.  She gets along well with her furry friends both big and small and truly loves them all (she is cat friendly).  Abby can be very “pushy” when pets or snacks are being offered and will wiggle her way through the pack to the very front to ensure she isn't skipped over.  After inserting her boss babe ways, Abby will offer her foster siblings some kisses to thank them for allowing her to the front of the line.  She is still learning the ways of pet life and finds comfort in being with her human and because of this we feel she would thrive and be very happy in a home as an only pet or one with a gentle, passive dog.  As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must.  Although she has not spent much time around small children, Abby has not shown any aggression towards humans but due to her overall timid nature we feel she would do just best around dog savvy, respectful children over the age of 10 years or with no children at all as rambunctious behavior is beneath this diva!  She should always be supervised when she is around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.  

Abby’s foster family happily reports she is making great  (but slow) strides in the potty training department.  She is making progress and is picking it up (albeit not as quickly as her foster mama would like) by emulating that of her foster siblings.  Her adoptive family will need to be patient, willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success.  Abby CANNOT be crated due to HIGH and extreme crate anxiety. She will stop at nothing to make sure her voice is heard while in her crate. She much prefers the comforts of a dog proof area to relax when her people leave the home.  Since Abby is a master snuggler, we know she would love to share her humans bed at night (this is NOT optional for Abby).  For her safety, we recommend a similar arrangement when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home. Abby does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet.

Medically, Abby seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, had a dental, microchipped and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian. 

Abby would do best in a house with a fenced yard since she is working on perfecting potty training and is timid, runs if startled and is an extraordinary jumper (scaling things one would never dream she could; she has ups like an NBA basketball player).  A home with stairs is okay as Abby is a champ going up and down any amount of stairs.  We also feel that Abby would be a good pet for a multiple floor apartment style home as she is a quiet dog but due to her general nervousness around strangers when walking on a leash we think a ground level apartment with an attached fenced-in yard/area would be best.   Work from home or a stay at home parent? Abby would absolutely love that as she is a perfect office mate!  This Velcro baby does not want to spend anytime apart from her loved ones.  She is looking for a patient family to call her very own, one that is willing to work with her learning how to “pet”, one with a quiet lifestyle and one that is home often to offer her unlimited snuggles. Abby is waiting to be the center of attention, queen of the couch and be unconditionally loved! 

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Abby, please submit an adoption application for her today!!

NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at *least* a 3-4 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application.  We typically accept for new applications for a period of 7 days or until 20 applications have been received for any newly available dog.  After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at *least* a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc.  :-)  Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another.  We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete.   That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not. :-) 

IF you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter.  In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue. :-)

ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply!  While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed. 

If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.