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.
Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 6.5 months (DOB: 05-14-21)
Weight: 35lbs (and growing)
Cats: Yes, dog savvy
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Preferred but not required
Dale was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue by a good Samaritan who wanted to ensure he would be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out his life as a cherished pet!
Dale is such a goofy, happy, derpy and adorably loving boy. He wants to run, wrestle, play and cuddle with every dog that will let him. The other dogs in his adoptive home must be prepared for an immediate new best friend. Dale enjoys going for Bulldog suited walks when the weather allows as he loves to show off his expert leash skills! In true bulldog fashion, he doesn’t care for the walk to be too long and will protest taking the nap position when he decides the walk is done. This playful boy will attempt to engage any dog (and even cat) in his fun and if he can’t get them to play, he’ll move on to his beloved humans. Big or small he loves them all! He follows his foster family around and truly believes he is the best helper when it comes to most household chores; don't let him tell you any different! Dale thinks he can assist with dishes and laundry often stealing the socks from the laundry basket. He is very much still in his puppy stage and, like so many puppies, he thinks that everything in the house is a toy and is there for his personal entertainment (whether it’s to play with or chew on). His foster family has been working with him on what is okay and not okay to chew and with proper direction he has proven to be a quick study. As any puppy he should always be closely supervised and have a couple of nylabones/chew toys available to redirect him to what is an appropriate chew item. Dale's foster family feels he would thrive in a home with other dogs, probably more so with easy going, friendly dogs that have the patience and an abundant amount of energy level to match his. Since he loves wrestling and rough housing with other dogs during playtime, he would also need other dogs that wouldn't mind a young dog around that loves to play and still has that puppy energy! Dale is a complete people person! He has yet to meet a human he hasn’t demanded attention from, greeted with a wiggling bulldog butt and wanted to receive some love and pets from. He falls head over paws for any and all human attention! Given his mild, gentle temperament, social disposition and obsession for extra scratchies, we feel he would be pawfect in a home with children of any age as long as they are calm, gentle and dog savvy. As always, Dale should always be supervised when he meets children and other dogs to make sure he and they are kept safe.
Dale is urine and fecal incontinent and is unable to tell when he needs to urinate or defecate. He will need an adoptive family that is able and willing to express his bladder and change his diapers for the rest of his life. His adoptive family should have some experience or education with incontinent dogs and be prepared for the additional care that comes along with his situation. Dale does VERY WELL with his diaper routine and responds to “let’s change your pants” by going to his diapering spot. Currently his foster family uses a combination of disposable toddler diapers, washable dog diapers and belly bands. Dale had a horrible skin infection and urinary tract infection when he came to rescue. These have been cleared and keeping him clean and dry is imperative to ensure he doesn’t encounter additional infections. Dale is crate trained for both when his foster family is away from the home/unable to supervise him and through the night. 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. He does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of him inside the home.
Medically, Dale is in good health other than his incontinence. He does benefit from manual expression several times a day to keep UTIs at bay. He is also fed a raw diet; this helps keep his bowl movements at manageable sizes and quantities. As long as he is kept clean to prevent any infections, he should be able to live a pretty normal life. Dale has been neutered, updated on vaccinations, deworming and heartworm prevention. He is microchipped and has been given the all clear for adoption by our veterinarian!
Dale would be a great addition to any family as long as a consistent routine is established, he follows his prescribed diet and has a healthy outlet for his energy. A home with stairs would be just fine for him as he is a champ with stairs! While a fenced yard is not a requirement for adoption, it is always preferred for his ongoing safety. If his adopter doesn’t have a fenced yard, they should have a plan to help him wear off his puppy energy. Ultimately, Dale would best fit a family that is willing to establish and maintain a routine. He will need a family that is not regularly away from the home for more than 6 hours or can come home to change his diaper mid-day if they work outside of the home. We also think he’d love to go work with his new family if they are able to take him with. He adores car rides and flirting with every new person he meets! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem – he’s a happy little camper sleeping the day away in his kennel as long as his people can provide a soft blankie, a good nylabone chew toy or two and can arrange for a mid-day diaper change for him!
Dale’s foster family reports that he is an unbelievably sweet boy and would be such a great addition to a family that can give him the time, love, and extra care that he needs and deserves. If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Dale, please submit an adoption application for him today!!