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Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 9 Months (DOB: 2/14/2018)
Cats: No, Unknown
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Doug came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of our generous supporters we were able to secure 14 dogs, now nicknamed the #Fab14!
Doug is a very playful & active dog but also is a typical frenchie who loves to snuggle and take naps. Some of his favorite things are chewing on bones, playing with his toys and snuggling with his people! He loves to be a lap dog and insists on sleeping in bed with his family, as he loves to be close to a human! He seems to love everyone he meets! He does very well with kids of all ages and he especially loves to play with the other dog in his foster home! They love to run, wrestle and play for 20-30 mins and then in true Frenchie fashion, it is nap time! When he’s not napping, he is always looking for something to do or something new to explore! His foster family reports that while he can be very ornery (as puppies typically are!) but he does listen well to stern orders and always comes when called. He loves to follow his people around, in or outside the house. Again, he just loves to be where his people are! He has not been introduced to cats while in foster care, so we will be looking a home with no resident feline friends for him.
Doug is currently still working on potty training. While he has been doing really well with going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his new home. His foster family makes sure to take him out immediately after he wakes up from any naps, within 30 minutes after eating and then every few hours when they are home. He has been doing very well, as long as he goes out routinely. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him. He does not love to be in his crate when his people are home, and currently sleeps in bed with his foster parents at night. He will go into his crate for a treat and his foster family makes sure he always has his favorite chew bone, as well. He will cry a little initially but eventually he settles down and seems to be relaxed in his crate.
Medically, Doug seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, heartworm tested, is microchipped and has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Doug would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still working on potty training, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) as he loves to go outside and just explore and relax in the sun. We also think he'd love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office! He loves to meet new people! 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 as long as he has a couple of bones to keep him busy and his people can arrange at least one or two mid day potty breaks for him throughout the day!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Doug, 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, 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.
Doug's applications are currently under review.
We are no longer accepting applications for him at this time.