French Bulldog

Foster Location: Glenwood, ,IA
Age: 5mo old DOB: 10-19-21
Sex: Male
Weight: 12lbs
Kids: Yes, dog savvy
Cats: Unknown
Dogs: Yes- A MUST
Adoption Fee: $800
Fenced Yard: Preferred

Fergus came into SNAFU Rescue via a commercial breeder release.  His breeder wanted him placed in a loving home to live the rest of his life as a loved and  cherished pet.

Fergus is a smart, active, sweet, playful, energetic, social, curious Frenchie puppy who enjoys the constant activity of playtime and a comfy spot for naptime. He has the endless enthusiasm of a typical puppy but once all his energy has been exhausted you can find Fergus looking for a welcoming lap to take a much needed nap. You can often find him exploring every inch of the fenced-in yard, sniffing all the trees and plants, weaving in and out of landscaped foliage and engaging his furry foster pals in some play.  When he isn’t burning off some energy outside, you can find him searching for his beloved chewie to settle in for a quiet chew session.  If his beloved bone is occupied by one of his pals, Fergus will not discriminate and grab anything else he can get his little paws on!   He truly is content playing all by himself but also welcomes his foster siblings in his playtime as much as possible.  After a fun (and exhausting) play session with his friends, Fergus will take a little snooze on a soft comfy bed, next to one of his furry pals or preferably in his human's lap.  He can be mid-play and if he sees his humans sit down he will immediately run to them and request their lap to lay his precious little head.  Fergus can be such a velcro puppy!  He is quite inquisitive, confident and wanting to know where everything is in the home so Fergus must be supervised when wandering the indoors as he doesn’t know danger.  He currently lives with several furry foster siblings (big and small). He gets along famously demanding attention from them.  Fergus plays with them without fear and will climb all over them and chew on their legs (as much as they will permit). If his behavior is too much for them to handle, they will correct his unwanted behavior and Fergus will quickly comply.  If he thinks his play will be reciprocated, he is all in, but if his approach is too forward Fergus is respectful and redirects easily.  Fergus is just a puppy, is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help him learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected in his adoptive home. He is extremely smart and eager to please his humans so we know he will catch on to corrections very quickly!  Fergus seems to get along well with every human he meets (big or small).  His foster family believes he would be best in a home with respectful dog-savvy, gentle, children of any age.  Fergus demands to find a home with other dogs, specifically one that has an active and social pup (big or small)!   As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both he and they are kept safe.  

Fergus is still working on potty training; he is about 80% of the way there!  He is still a puppy so training is a work in progress.  Fergus quickly picks up on things, mimics his foster siblings behavior, adapts well to routines and does his business outside when he is asked (unless distracted by a leaf, bug, stick etc).  Fergus is still a puppy and with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him, offering him patience, a consistent schedule and work with him on a signal for potty.  Fergus has not spent much time at all in a crate.  He has crate anxiety and will cry the entire time while crated.  He will need to be properly crate trained over time or given the opportunity to be trusted in a small dog proof space.  Fergus is not a destructive puppy and with proper training can eventually be trusted in larger spaces.  He does sleep quietly (and accident free) in his foster family's bed at night.  We do think Fergus would love to continue to share a bed with his adoptive family!  He loves the softer things in life, adores the plush nature of a human bed and is such a little cuddle bug!  For his safety, we recommend a similar sleeping schedule is kept for him. 

Medically, Fergus seems to be in great health.  He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian!  Fergus arrived in rescue with a dermoid in his left eye.  It has successfully been removed and his vision is PERFECT and will not need any long term care however his adoptive family needs to watch for any irritation/uncomfortableness as hair follicles may reappear and will have to be frozen to stop growth.  

Fergus would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to his explorative nature, his overall love for the outdoors (running Frenchie zoomies), opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard because Fergus is a VOCAL dog still learning how to master the stairs.  He LOVES being outside with his pack (has a lot of energy to burn) so a large yard to run and play would be the best fit for this fun-loving boy!  Once Fergus is fully trained we believe he would love to go to the office with his new family since this sweet boy loves to always be around his people!  You can’t take him to the office- that is okay!  Fergus would much rather have a stay at home or work from home parent.  Fergus is still training in many aspects (leash, potty, manners etc)  so he is looking for a family that is ready for the needs and requirements of a young dog.  Fergus is searching for a family that can offer him a routine/structure, one with many family members to dote on him and one that can spend time with him doing all the things he loves!

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Fergus, please submit an adoption application for him today!! 

Click here to apply for Fergus!

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.