Foster Location: Overland Park, KS
Age: 8 months (DOB: 12-24-19)
Kids: Yes, 6 years or older
Adoption Fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Chief came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party. To no fault of his own, his owner wanted him placed in a loving home that can properly care for a young dog and the energy that comes along with a puppy.
Chief is a typical energetic, active, happy, friendly, playful puppy who loves anyone and everyone he meets (big or small)! This exuberant English Bulldog puppy is very high-spirited and quite loveable. He absolutely adores playing with the other frenchie resident siblings in his foster home; he is fearless when it comes to fun with his furry friends! Chief very much loves the following (in no particular order): First, receiving lots of petties, cuddles and kisses from ANY available human. Next, chewing on a Nylabone. One would think every dog loves to chew on their favorite bone… Well Chief takes the love of chewing on bones to a whole new level! He must keep at least two bones in every room and insists on traveling with his bone in tow wherever he may go. He has yet to meet a bone he has not wanted to add to his collection! Next, playtime is his absolute favorite time! Play, play and more play is what goes through Chief’s precious little head all day long! His Frenchie siblings tolerate him for short periods of time and Chief picked up on that quickly. Now he picks one furry friend at time to engage in some play. Once he wears them out, he is on to the next furry friend. Thank goodness he has four to choose from! Lastly, Chief is extremely food motivated. Yes, he will “work for food”! Wow, Chief is sure active but he does have a chill side that will surface during the day. He will settle in for some snuggles, cuddles and belly scratches when he tires out. He worships all known humans, pretty much anyone person or pup he can convince to provide him with enjoyment and attention. Due to his young age. Chief is still developing, learning manners and learning his own size! He will need a patient and understanding family to help him learn proper dog manners/commands and what is expected of him in the home. Because he is still learning manners, we feel he would do best in a home with children 6 years or older who are active yet gentle and dog savvy. In addition, we feel Chief would thrive in a home with another furry friend or two to love and call his very own. He is still learning queues as to what is appropriate play from the other dogs in his foster home and we feel he would flourish with another furry friend as he is a quick study! 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 both he and they are kept safe.
Chief is still a puppy; potty training is a work in progress. He has been doing well going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help with 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. Chief occasionally will have accidents in the home so he often will wear a belly band to help in that department but they are truly becoming fewer and further between. He is completely crate trained and sleeps quietly without any accidents in his crate when his foster family happens to be away from the home as long as he has a comfy blanket to snuggle up in. Chief sleeps in his crate at night in his foster home but due to his loving snuggly nature we know he would love to sleep with his new family in his new home.
Medically, Chief is in great health! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/deworming, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Chief would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still working on potty training and is still mastering walking on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him. Chief is truly a pack animal and needs the hustle and bustle of an active family with other furry members to cuddle with! A bonus for him would be if he was welcomed into a large family with children! The more people to offer him love and lots of attention the better. Chief probably isn’t a great dog to take to the office as he is a big boy and will continue to grow! He is completely happy sleeping the day away in his crate as long as he has a furry brother or sister to keep him company and if his new family can arrange a potty break or two for him throughout the day!
Chief is a very active, typical energetic puppy with boundless energy, so please be ready for the needs and care requirements of a young dog. He is a sensitive soul that just wants to please his humans and be loved. If you are looking for an addition to your family that needs and wants your families attention, love and cuddles, then Chief just might be for you and your family!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Chief, 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.