Foster Location: North Sioux City, SD
Age: 3 years old DOB: 06-16-18
Cats: Unknown but probably
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Franklin came into SNAFU Rescue via a commercial breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving home to live the rest of his life as a cherished pet.
When Franklin first arrived in rescue he was shy and very timid. In such a short time his personality is starting to shine right through. Franklin is a smart, silly, playful yet laid back Frenchie boy who loves extra play sessions, zoomies around the fenced-in yard and a good nap. You can often find Frankie running all around the fenced-in yard and exploring all the new smells of the outdoors. You can often find Franklin with a ball in tow begging for some playtime. When Franklin isn’t burning off some energy outside, you can find him grabbing a few of his favorite toys and laying down for a fun play session with his foster siblings. After some fun play and chew session, Frankie will find a soft comfy bed to lay on to grab a much needed nap. He is still very timid around new people and new places. Franklin gets very nervous and scared but with a little time his curiosity takes over and he will come to you requesting some pets and scratchies. He is quite smart, curious and will take time to trust. Franklin is in need of a little extra patience as he is still learning how to “dog” and will require some space in his adoptive home. He currently lives with several furry foster siblings. Franklin made fast friends with each of them and is thriving learning what it is like to be a pet! Although he absolutely adores his foster siblings he is still learning personal space, proper dog manners and “warning signs” given by those he engages in some play. He matches well with dogs of any shape/size/gender as long as they are able to match his energy level! Franklin is a submissive dog and would not be reactive to a more dominant dog in his adoptive home. He 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 super food motivated so that will help). He is extremely smart, a fast learner and wants to please his humans. Franklin seems to get along well with every human (big or small) he meets although he is skittish at first. His foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children of any age and a home with other balanced furry members. Franklin finds comfort around other dogs and we believe he would thrive in a home with other pets. 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.
Franklin is doing well with potty training. He quickly picked up going outside as he mimicked the other dogs in the home. As 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 a consistent schedule and working with him on a signal for potty. Franklin is 100% crate trained (has to be coaxed in with a snack), has no accidents inside his crate and sleeps quietly when his foster family happens to leave the home and as well at night. For his safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for him as he doesn’t know danger.
Medically, Franklin seems to be in great health! She has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, had his nares widened and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Franklin has a sliding patella that does not cause him any issues but should be monitored for future issues. He has a short bottom jaw that causes him to gulp air while eating and drinking. Franklin would benefit from a daily antacid pill (famotidine) and eating out of an elevated slow feeder bowl.
Franklin would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to his explorative nature, his skittish nature around anything new and his love for the outdoors (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). He is a CHAMP with stairs so a home with multiple levels would be okay for him. He begs for exercise and would love a large yard to run and play with his ball! Since Franklin is still learning to trust and is skittish around new people and places we don’t feel an office atmosphere would be good for him (yet). He would rather happily sleep the day away in his crate as long as he has a furry buddy to keep him company, has a soft comfy blanket as long as his people can arrange a mid-day potty break for him. Ultimately Franklin is looking for an extremely patient and understanding family that can turn his shyness into greatness! He is such an amazing boy and has come so far already and just needs a little extra attention to learn the ways of being a loved and adored pet.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Franklin, 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 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.