Foster Location: Glenwood, IA
Age: 18 months (DOB: 12-05-18)
Kids: Yes, dog savvy
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Bullseye found his way to the SNAFU rescue via an owner surrender. His owners wanted to find him a loving pet home to spend the rest of his life being a loved and spoiled pet.
Bullseye is an energetic, playful, active, social yet laid back Frenchie boy. He is extremely fond of any and all playtime which includes engaging any of his furry foster siblings in a wrestling match. Bullseye is very smart and can read the queues to know who is willing to and wants to play. He most definitely will play down to or up to the level of his playmate; he is gentle with smaller dogs and will rough house more with the bigger dogs. Bullseye just wants fun, fun and more fun! Sounds exhausting? No way! Don’t let his bountiful desire for play or his spurts of energy fool you… this boy will absolutely be looking for somewhere to nap and grab a snuggle. Bullseye fancies any dog bed for a Frenchie snooze; prefers one with pal in it to snuggle. However, if his humans are in sight and relaxing, he much prefers to find his way to them at any cost! He will nuzzle right into an open arm or on the side of their leg and immediately close his precious eyes for a much needed snooze. When he is finished with nap time but is still looking to chill, he will seek out his favorite bone for some chew time. Bullseye has yet to play with toys (his foster brother has Pica so no plush toys are in his home) but we know given his playful energy, he would love a box full of plush floppy toys to bat around. Bullseye truly enjoys the outdoors and is persistent requesting time outside to run zoomies and play with his buddies. Exercise keeps Bullseye happy and smiling! Bullseye currently lives with several foster furry siblings (both big and small). They all seem to get along well! Bullseye, at times, will need to be corrected when playing too rough with his boxer buddy but he is extremely eager to please, very obedient and easy to correct unwanted behavior. He will also try and be the boss and bully but is easy to correct with the simple word "no" He is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent positive reinforcement to help him continue to learn proper dog behavior, learn dog manners and to know what is expected in his adoptive home. We feel he would prosper in a home with a playful furry pal (big or small). He has not been around cats but given his spirited nature we think he would do best in a home without cats. Bullseye’s sweet but excitable personality would fit best with gentle, dog savvy children of any age. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and he should always be supervised to make sure he and they are kept safe.
Bullseye is very well on his way to being 100% potty trained. He much prefers the company of his humans when he needs to do his outside business. His adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep him on a regular and consistent schedule for his continued potty training success. Also, bring your patience! Bullseye takes his sweet time while outside as he must investigate every inch of the yard! His foster family reports he is completely crate trained although he doesn’t willingly choose his crate if his furry pals are not with him. Bullseye does sleep at night in a dog bed on the floor of his foster family's bedroom. He doesn’t spend much time during the day in his crate as his foster family is home most of the day but has no issue spending several hours in his crate if his foster family happens to be away from the home. We feel, given Bullseye’s desire for human affection and snuggles, that he would love to share their bed at bedtime. For his safety, a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or when he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure.
Medically, Bullseye is in great health! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! He does seem to have some season allergies that are managed with a daily allergy pill.
Bullseye would do best in a house with a fenced yard due to his explorative nature, his desire to be outside and his natural athletic need to run and burn off some energy! We also think he’d love a family willing to offer tons of playtime, walks (he is still working on leash training) and one with another furry pal to keep him company, provide snuggles and to gently wrestle with. He truly is the happiest when playing with his furry pals. We also think Bullseye would love to go to work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office knowing that he is content resting in his comfy bed as long as his human is near! 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 as long as he has his buddy, a bone to chew on and his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him! Ultimately, Bullseye is seeking an active loving home that can offer him guidance and patience as he adapts in with his new pack. He is really easy-going, adjusts well to new surroundings and would be a loyal family companion.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Bullseye, 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.
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