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Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 2.5 years (8/5/2015)
Kids: Maybe, respectful kids 12 yrs or older
Cats: Unknown, Probably No
Dogs: Maybe one other submissive dog
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Cosmo was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue by a private owner. Cosmo injured her small dog in a fight and started fights with another large dog on a regular basis. He also was reported to be very stressed and reactive to children in the home. She wanted him to find a home that was a better fit for him where he would thrive.
Cosmo is in love with adult people! Cosmo wants to be around humans wherever they go and snuggling is one of his absolute favorite activities. Due to his past reported behaviors toward young children, we feel it would be best he is in a home with no children and limited contact/access to children and babies. He will not be able to be adopted to a home with children or visiting children under the age of 12 years old, nor a home with the potential or plans to have children within the next 10-12 years. For his, and their safety, there will be no exceptions to this requirement. Cosmo seems to be a typical loafer Frenchie but does get the occasional urge to do a few crazy, silly zoomies around the living room or backyard! Cosmo loves a good game of fetch with a tennis ball and he perks right up when you grab one to throw for him. 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, but we truly think he would be best as a spoiled "only child". His foster family continues to work with him and correct unwanted behaviors as needed, he does tend to resource guard things like human attention and toys and does not hesitate to try and start a fight with another dog over something he wants or considers his. 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.
Cosmo has had no issues with not going potty in the house, although his foster home has a doggie door that is open when they are home. He has also done great with crate training when his foster family happens to leave the home. He does sleep in bed with his foster family at night and truly enjoys it. 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, Cosmo seems to be in great health. He has been neutered, he is up to date on vaccinations/dewormings and heartworm preventative and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Cosmo would do well in almost any type of home. Cosmo has been going with his foster family camping and has been loving it. He hangs out in and around the camper, loves to follow his foster mom around and always makes sure she is in sight! His foster mom calls him her 'velcro' dog. He loves all people but seems to be drawn to females and we would love for his adoptive family to have a female in the house that is very excited about the thought of having a French Bulldog shadow! 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! We also think he'd be fine going to work with his new family if it was a quiet and easy going work environment. If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem - he's completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel with a nylabone to chew on 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 Cosmo, 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 quite a few 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.