Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age: 4 months (DOB: 09-01-18)
Cats: Yes - Dog Savvy
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Strongly Preferred
Bullet came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. His breeder wanted the rescue to find him a wonderful home as a cherished pet.
Bullet has been a great little foster puppy, his foster family reports! He is a very happy, energetic, outgoing typical Frenchie puppy. Be ready for playtime, walks and outside/backyard play time with this guy because he is not a typical couch potato French Bulldog! He also loves to investigate what his people might be doing and is always looking for something new to play with or chew on. He absolutely loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home and they play for hours! He also tries to engage the cats in play as well. If potential adopters have a cat, it needs to be dog savvy. He is still a puppy so still has a lot of puppy ornery-ness and exuberance that he's ready to share with his new family! He loves everyone and will jump right up in your lap.
Bullet is deaf, but he is doing well responding to hand signals, and “listens” as good as other Frenchies that can hear! Bullet likes to know where you are and follows you around until you sit down, and he can be on your lap He often looks for the expression on your face for direction. Bullet takes queues from the other dogs in his foster home and will likely do best in a home with another dog (who can hear) to help be his guide that he can continue to take queues from. Bullet is a snuggler, and his favorite place is anywhere you are, preferably your lap.
Being a puppy, Bullet is currently still working on potty training but is doing well! While he has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him. He generally barks and whines initially when first being put in his crate. He will settle down though after a few minutes and sleeps quietly at night. He currently sleeps in bed with his foster family and sleeps the entire night. For his safety, we recommend that he keep on a crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised, so he is safe and secure. He does not know danger and must be protected when his humans are not able to supervise him.
Medically Bullet is in good health and has no currently known health issues. He has been neutered, had his nostrils (nares) widened, is UTD on all of his vaccinations/deworming and has been cleared by our vet for adoption!
Bullet would do well in almost any type of home but since he is deaf and 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). He does very well with stairs and they do not phase him one bit! We also think 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 – he is completely happy spending the day in his kennel as long as his people can arrange a mid-day potty break for him!
Again, Bullet is very energetic, active, playful, inquisitive Frenchie puppy! Please be prepared for the needs and care requirements of an active, ornery, puppy if you apply for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Bullet, please fill out an adoption application for him today!
Applications are no longer being accepted. Applications are under review!
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.