Foster Location: Lawrence, KS
Age: 4 years (DOB: 6/14/13)
Cats: Probably not
Dogs: Yes, smaller dogs
Adoption fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Elvis was found via Craigslist and made his way to SNAFU Rescue.
Elvis is a handsome goofball whose favorite past times are chewing on nylabones, playing tug with a rope toy, sneaking nibbles of food, playing with his foster brothers, and napping! Elvis gets along with and plays with the other french bulldogs in his foster home, but has been reported to not do well with larger dogs. He has not been exposed to cats in his current foster home, so it's unknown if he gets along with them. He tends to want to chomp and chase, so it's likely he won't be a good fit for cats. He is such a playful boy that he will likely do well with older children. He likes to knock things over and push his boundaries, so dog savvy older children would be best, BUT he is ready to romp and tumble with the best of them!
Elvis is amazingly 100% potty trained and crate trained! He will go out every time you open the door, even if he doesn't need to go and has not had an accident at his foster home. He loves his crate and will hang out in there when he needs some security or when he's sleepy. He sleeps throughout the night quietly with no issues. Because he is a goofball that likes to get into anything that smells like food, he will likely be most comfortable if kept crated while his owners are away.
Elvis does need a family that will keep up with his obedience training. Like most bulldogs, he can be pretty stubborn and doesn't like to be told "No." He is eager to please, though, and once you make clear what you want him to do, he will perform with a smile. He has "Sit" in his regular repertoire but needs work on his "Down" and "Stay." This nosy boy wants to get into anything that smells good, including some places noses shouldn't be, so a firm hand will be useful for this boy. Don't let his doe eyes fool you.
Medically, Elvis seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, had a few teeth removed during his dental, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! He does have a few allergy itchies that will need to be kept in check, but otherwise is the picture of health.
Elvis would do well in most home types as he doesn't have any challenges with stairs and does not bark often (he will "talk" to other dogs outside if they initiate). A yard with a fence is preferred as he loves to zoom around and explore. He enjoys chasing rabbits and would love to run around with a playmate! We also think he'd be fine going to work with his new family if it was a quiet and easy going work environment. He wants to greet everyone, but once he has settled in, he tends to lie right down and snooze. 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 Elvis, please submit an adoption application for him today!!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be a 2-3 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We usually 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 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. :-)