Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 8.5 years (DOB: 08-09-10)
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Beefcake came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 12 dogs, now nicknamed the #DarlingDozen
Beefcake is a fun and playful dude. He has lots of energy to give (especially for being an older guy), but also enjoys relaxing with his people after short bursts of playtime. In typical Frenchie fashion, he loves food, playing with toys and cuddling with his people! He is curious and likes to follow her people around to see what everyone is up to. Beefcake (AKA Beef...AKA Beefers) seems to get along well with every human he meets, including children, and has done great with the dogs that he is currently living with in his foster home. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household and he should always supervised when he is around kids (and other animals) to ensure they are gentle and to make sure both he and they are kept safe. He has not been around any cats in his foster home, so we are unsure of how he would do around them.
When Beefcake came into the rescue, he was an intact male and was marking everything in sight. Now that he has been neutered, he will still urinate in the house if he is not wearing a belly band/there is still an occasional leg rise from time to time, although with correction he stops right away. With some more time and effort, we are sure he will catch on! He is subtle with his indicator that he needs to go, but he is very smart and wants to make his people happy, so his foster family believes once he is in his forever home, he will do very well with continued, consistent training. A regular, consistent schedule will help with his continue potty training in his new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on potty training. Beef is kenneled when his foster family leaves the home and at night. However, he would love to sleep in bed with you or in a dog bed on your bedroom floor, if allowed! He is a lover and wants to snuggle ALWAYS! 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. Beef does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of him inside the home.
Medically, Beefers seems to be in great health! He currently has no known health issues. He has been neutered, had a dental, has been heartworm tested, is microchipped, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian!
Beefcake would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still working on potty training, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard), but it is not a requirement for adoption. He also loves to run around the fenced yard in his foster home and chase the other dogs. Ultimately, he is sweet and lovable and will do great in any home that can play with him and give him the attention and love he needs. While in his initial temporary foster home, Beefcake occasionally went to work his foster mom and did very well! His foster family is sure he would love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office! He loves to meet new people! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem at all - he's completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel as long as he has a good chew toy to keep him busy, a warm soft blanket and his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Beefcake, please submit an adoption application for him 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.