French Bulldog

Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 1.5 years (Nov 2019; exact day unknown)
Sex: Female
Weight: 35lbs
Kids: Yes,16 years or older
Cats: NO
Dogs: Yes, passive and playful
Adoption Fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred

Edie was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue as she was being rehomed to no fault of her own.   Her surrendering family wanted her to be placed in a loving home to be spoiled and live out her life as happy as she can be!

Edie is an active, playful, very energetic, social yet spicy Frenchie girl.  Be ready for some indoor playtime and lots of outside backyard time as Edie enjoys a good romp around the fenced-in backyard.  She is curious about the outdoors and will absolutely explore every inch of the yard being sure she is on guard to keep all those pesky squirrels away!  Edie’s happy place is outside showing off her leash skills on a perfectly suited walk, wrestling with her foster brother the pug and playing with every toy she can get her little paws on.   After a good romp around in the grass and bouncing and rolling around with her beloved stuffed toy, you can find Edie searching for her beloved bones for a relaxing chew session.  Her favorites are antlers and benebones.  Edie is all about playtime, more playtime and more playtime.  She quite literally could play, chase and wrestle all day long!  Initially, Edie didn't have much interest in snuggling with the resident pug or her foster parents.  Now that she has settled in, she'll often join them on the couch and will sit at their feet while in the kitchen or outside.  She wants to love on people, she just has to be sure she trusts them first.  ​Edie does have a little chill side when it comes to chewing on her favorite bones. When she is chilling out her favorite place is on the cool wood floor.   Edie loves belly scrathes, she will quickly roll on her back and accept all the loves.  Edie can be social with people after slow introductions.  She can get easily overwhelmed and act out in new situations. Edie has a grumpy side and HATES being told NO.  The word NO is a trigger for her and her aggressive side can surface especially if it’s a new situation around new people.  In addition, Edie resource guards anything she deems to be high value.  This includes bones, toys, her water bowl and even the couch.  Edie will go as far as to lie down on these items to avoid anyone from having them.  
Edie will resource guard anything new that she deems high value.  Once the newness has worn off or you have earned her trust, she is much more relaxed and open to share.  She has been very receptive to being rewarded for sharing or playing independently.  Edie LOVES to play and doesn't want to stop.  She's still learning to respect other dogs' social cues while playing.  For this reason, Edie would do best with smaller, more submissive/passive dogs.  Edie thinks she's a big dog and likes to "test" other big dogs and in true stubborn bulldog fashion, she doesn't know when to back down.  Edie certainly has some trust issues.  She is very apprehensive with new people both inside and outside of the home.  Outside of the home, she doesn't have much interest in people, she really just avoids them.  She dodges pets and darts the other direction when approached.  When meeting new people inside of the home, she seems very excited while very unsure.  She thinks she wants to play but can become overwhelmed and act out. There have had a few instances where she has nipped guests that aren't as savvy with behavioral dogs.  But once she understands that she can trust you she is a great dog.  It has taken her a good 4-5 months to really trust her foster family and settle in and it is expected to be a similar situation in her adoptive home. She is in need of strong consistent leadership to help Edie break these bad habits.  She responds well to positive reinforcement and is treat motivated and her foster family has seen improvement with these unwanted behaviors.  After slow introductions she seems to get along well with most adult humans she meets.   Edie has sudden temperamental changes, a nipping history when she is misbehaving and being corrected so we think she would do best in a home that had children 16 years or older or no children at all.  Slow introductions and supervision around children is a must to be sure they and she are kept safe.  Edie can be a little troublemaker when around other dogs but does well with and will flourish with another dog as long as they can match her energy level and is not an alpha.  She is still learning dog manners and is usually a little cranky and awkward with other dogs when she first meets them as all she wants to do is play!  She tends to be a little "in your face" with other dogs, which can be considered rude dog behavior, especially to more dominant dogs so slow introductions are a MUST.  Edie is in need of a family willing to work with her on learning manners, the ways of pet life and will need a family who is willing to spend extra time with her, providing an abundance of activity, offer her patience and introduce her slowly to new things to build her confidence.  

Edie’s foster family happily reports she is fully potty trained.  She has a few accidents only after planting too hard and drinking too much water.  A regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training success in her new home.  Edie has been crate aggressive and has not been crated in her foster home until recently. She has been and is trusted in a small dog safe room with the door closed (she can jump a baby gate).  Now that Edie trusts her foster family, she has no problem going into her crate when they leave for the day.  As long as there are treats involved!  Her crate is right next to her foster brother and she settles right in.  Initially she was very uneasy with the crate.  She would go in on her own, but didn't trust anyone near it and would try to bite any hands near the crate. For her safety, we recommend that she is kept in a secure space in the home offering her more and more space as she becomes more acclimated to her surroundings and is trusted in her new home.  She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.

Medically, Edie seems to be in great health!  She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped,  heartworm tested and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! 

Edie would be happiest in a house with a fenced yard (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard).  She DOES do very well with stairs and they do not phase her one bit!  Edie really loves being outdoors and having some freedom to burn off energy would be ideal for her! An apartment style home with shared neighbors would not be good for Edie as she is awkward around new people and she could show her aggressive side if uncomfortable.  Edie would not be a good dog to take to the office.  She's completely happy sleeping the day away in her room as long as her people can arrange a mid day potty break for her!  Again, she is an energetic, active, very playful Frenchie, loves to play, run around the yard, explore and investigate her surroundings.  Edie is a really fun, sweet dog that has some quirks (don’t we all??).  She loves to play really hard and is overall a big goof who offers tons of belly laughs.  Edie just needs a firm leader to show her the proper ways of pet life and a family that is VERY active and can offer her daily exercise and constant stimulation.  

It is IMPERATIVE that slow introductions are provided to Edie as she transitions into her adoptive home and that her instructions are followed.  Edie does VERY well with structure and the more room your give her the more she will take.  

 If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Edie, please submit an adoption application for her 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.