Foster Location: Lawrence, KS
Age: 4 yrs (12/12/2013)
Kids: Maybe, respectful kids 12 yrs or older
Cats: Unknown, Probably No
Dogs: Maybe one other submissive dog
Adoption Fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Champ 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 16 dogs, now nicknamed the #SweetSixteen.
Champ a super sweet boy who is in love with all adult people! Champ wiggles his entire body whenever he sees or hears people. He is so exuberant that he tries to jump up for a hug and a kiss! He has been given chance at new life and he is embracing it with gusto! He sometimes jumps up to greet newcomers and is still learning all the manners of a house dog. He is a rough and tumble boy who doesn't know his own size so we feel a home with no children or older children 12yrs or older would be a best fit for him as we just wouldn't want him to knock a small child down or hurt them by accident. Although he is 4 years old he spent the first 4 years of life in a commercial breeding kennel, so everything in his newly discovered world as a pet is interesting and exciting to him! He loves a good game of destroy the stuffy, but will climb up on the couch and take a good snooze as long as nothing else exciting is happening. He definitely wants to be in the middle of the action no matter if that is a walk around the block or helping his humans cook dinner. He is his foster family's shadow. As for other dogs, he has done okay with some similar sized dogs he meets as long as they are easy going and non confrontational. He is a pretty submissive boy but could easily overwhelm littler dogs with his goofy puppyish social skills. His foster family continues to work with him on social skills, correct manners, etc and corrects unwanted behaviors as needed, but he will need a firm, consistent leader in his new home. Due to his typical Bulldog bull-headedness, we are looking for a bully breed experienced family for him. He is extremely food motivated but does not have any issues with food aggression. However, if there is another dog in the home, as soon as they leave their dish, he is on it. He will probably do best if separated from other dogs during feeding times to ensure a more submissive doggie doesn't accidentally lose out on their dinner by walking away from their dish or taking their sweet time during feedings. He would probably be fine sharing his home with maybe one other submissive and easy going dog but he would also not mind being an only dog as he absolutely loooves to be the center of attention! As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household.
Champ has had no issues with going potty in the house and is doing great with potty training! He did mark when first coming to live with his foster family but once he had been neutered and got settled in, he keeps to a good potty schedule with no accidents. He has does wonderfully with crate training and prefers to go there to sleep at night and any time his people aren't 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.
Medically, Champ seems to be in great health. He has been neutered, had a dental (7 teeth removed!). He is up to date on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm preventative, is microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Champ has a very deep bark so he would likely do best in a house without shared walls. He loves to explore and is not used to pottying on a leash, so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him. However, a fenced yard is not a requirement for adoption as long as his new family can ensure he gets several potty break walks a day and can ensure he gets the daily exercise a normal active dog would require. He would enjoy being in a home that will include him in as many activities as they can. He loves and is always up for a good outing and/or adventure! The entire world is a new experience for this boy and he's ready to take it on. You may have to be patient as he learns to be a loved family pet, but he will make it well worth your while. You will be repaid in slobbery kisses, full body wiggles, and maybe if you're lucky, a really good lap snuggle. We do not think he would be a good fit for a typical office environment because he is so busy and curious. But don't worry! He's completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel with a nylabone or two to chew on and 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 Champ, 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 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. :-)
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.