Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 1.5 years (02-11-2016)
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Axel was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out his life as a cherished pet!
Axel is a happy, outgoing boy and has been doing great with adjusting to life as a pet in his foster home. He loooves human attention and loves pets and being around his people! So far, he seems to get along well with everyone he meets and also seems to do very well with the other dogs of all sizes in his current foster home.
Axel is currently still working on potty training so, as with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him. His foster family reports that he is reliable about 50% of the time and the other 50%, he potties inside. Some frenchies can take longer to potty train than others so patience, determination and persistence is key when it comes to training with bulldogs. A regular, consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his new home. He also does sometimes mark when he is in new places. He has done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home. He does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of him inside the home.
Medically, Axel seems to be in great health! He did come to us with demodectic mange and is just finishing up with treatment on that. He has some patches of hair that are still growing back in so adopters should be aware of that and understand why he will have a few areas of thinner hair in certain places until his hair fully has time to fill back in. SNAFU Rescue will send him with enough medication (Bravecto) to finish out his treatment but he may require another skin scraping in the future. SNAFU Rescue will pay for that follow up (and what should be his last) skin scraping as long as our current veterinarian is used. He has no other known health issues currently, has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/wormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian. While not required, Axel has been eating a raw diet while with his foster family and has not had any issues with allergies, itchies etc while on this diet.
Axel would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still working on potty training, and does not know how to potty on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). If a prospective home has kids, we think that'd be just fine for him. He does live with an older child currently in his foster home (and loves him!), he has met children of all ages and did wonderful with them during their meeting/playtimes. We also think he'd love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office (but do keep in mind his not-yet-reliable potty training for office environments!). He loves to just hang out with his people and the other dogs in the home, explore and investigate what his people might be doing. He loves to bounce around the yard outside with the other dogs! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem - he's completely happy sleeping the day away with a couple nylabones to keep him occupied in his kennel as long as his people can arrange a mid day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Axel, please submit an adoption application for him today!!
Click here to apply for Axel today!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be a 2-3 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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. :-)Type your paragraph here.
Axel's applications are currently under review.
We are no longer accepting new applications for him at this time.