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.
Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 2.5 years (DOB: 1-17-2017)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy 14yrs or older
Dogs: Yes - submissive/easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Gibbs was rehomed as his family was moving out of state and to no fault of his own, couldn’t accompany them which resulted in him finding his way to the SNAFU Rescue. His owners wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved and cherished for the rest of his life.
Gibbs is shy but sweet, a bashful quiet reserved little Frenchie boy. His favorite pastimes include observing all the happenings of the neighborhood, chilling on his favorite patch of cool grass and taking daily walks around the subdivision. You can find Gibbs weaving in and out of the bushes, smelling all flowers on the plants and following his foster Frenchie brothers all around the yard. He sits by the door begging to be let outside because he truly loves the smells of the outdoors! Gibbs has yet to discover toys instead would rather nibble on a bullystick or a chicken chew. He takes a quieter approach to life only seeking attention when he has one on one time with his foster family. Gibbs will slowly approach you, stand right at your feet and that is your cue to provide extra scratchies and pets under his chin. After the appropriate amount of attention was received, Gibbs will take that opportunity to repay the favor and shadow his foster parents all around the house. He is quite apprehensive and timid requiring ample time to warm up to strangers unless he is in the company of his foster brothers greeting new house guests! Gibbs is still learning what is expected of him in the home and will need a patient and understanding family who is willing to spend time with him, provide the space he requires, offer him encouragement and introduce him to slowly to new things to help build his confidence. His foster family reports that with all the positive encouragement (he is very treat motivated!) and work that is being offered, Gibbs is making BIG improvements daily and every single day more and more of his silly Frenchie personality is shining through! Gibbs currently lives with two foster furry siblings. He gets along well with them however the alpha dog at times is too overbearing for Gibbs and he will retreat to his crate for a time out when things become overwhelming. Gibbs would most certainly do well in a house with a passive fur buddy and equally as well as an only dog. Gibbs sweet but cautious personality would fit best with gentle, dog savvy children over the age of 14. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and he should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Gibbs is 100% potty trained. Since he often sits by the door just wanting to go romp in the yard, a signal for potty will need to be established. His adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep him on a regular and consistent schedule for his continued potty training success. Gibbs lolligags while outside and has to be coaxed to come in resulting in his foster family picking him up to come back inside! His foster family reports he is completely crate trained and often willingly chooses his crate. Gibbs prefers to sleep at night in his crate or on a comfy bed on the floor of his foster families bedroom. He is trusted in the home and is allowed the comfort of a secure room (his crate is in the room) and spends time during the day in there while his family is away at work. For his safety, a similar arrangement when his humans are away from the home and/or when he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure.
Medically, Gibbs is in great health! He has been neutered, had a dental, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Gibbs would do best in a house with a fenced in yard due to his explorative nature, love of the outdoors and his nervous reactions to loud and unfamiliar noises. He would flourish in a quiet house with a family that will patiently help him overcome is shy nature, enjoys taking long evening walks, sitting outside, relaxing and snuggling on the couch watching his favorite movie or TV show. We don’t think Gibbs would be a great dog to take to the office due to his aversion for car rides instead he is completely happy sleeping the day away as long as he has a comfy bed to lay his head on and his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Gibbs, please submit an adoption application for him today!!