Helen

French Bulldog


Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 6 year (DOB: Exact Date Unknown)
Sex: Female
Weight: 19lbs
Kids: Yes
Cats: Yes
Dogs: Yes, submissive and balanced
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred 





 Helen came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet.

Helen is a shy but sweet, relaxed, timid and reserved Frenchie girl.  Her favorite pastimes include taking many naps throughout the day curled up in a comfy bed of her choice, dinner time (she is VERY food motivated), romping around with a squeaky toy in tow and endlessly chasing a Lacrosse ball like it is her job!  Helen is all gas and no brakes when her favorite ball is brought out.  Her eyes light up like a Christmas tree!  Overall, Helen is pretty laid back once she is comfortable but it does take her time to warm up to new people and in new surroundings.  She really takes to being in the presence of other dogs but she will not engage them in play rather fancies the social aspect of being around them!  Helen is very comfortable outside and loves to run and chase her beloved ball all around the fenced-in backyard.  After taking in the outdoor smells, Helen is ready for a nap. Wherever a comfy bed is you can surely find Helen glued to it!  She finds comfort and safety when she rests peacefully in it.  If a nearby dog bed is spoken for by one of her many furry foster siblings, she will seek out her crate for some alone time.  Her crate is her safe place.  She takes a passive and cautious approach to life as she is still building her confidence finding her way into pet life. Helen currently lives with several furry foster siblings and can be overall quite ambivalent to them.  She is quite apprehensive and nervous, requiring a little bit of time to warm up.  Helen easily becomes overly anxious/overwhelmed around loud noises and lots of activity.  She is still learning the ways of pet life and will need a family who is willing to spend time with her, provide the space she requires, offer her patience and introduce her to slowly to new things to build her confidence as she grows into pet life. She is making improvements daily and her foster family could not be more proud of her!  Helen does love the company of humans (big and small).  She has an overall gentle disposition and does wonderful with children accepting all the love and pets that are being offered.  Helen would most certainly do well in a house with a passive fur buddy to learn the ropes of pet life from and equally as well as an only dog.  Her sweet but nervous personality would fit best with calm, gentle, dog savvy children over the age of any age.  As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe. 

Helen is working on potty training. Her foster family reports her accidents are becoming fewer and further and between.  Her adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. Her foster family reports she is crate trained and at times will seek her crate for comfort or a time out.  For her safety, a similar crating arrangement is suggested when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure.  

Medically, Helen is in great health!  She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, had a dental, her nares widened, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!  Helen takes a daily med to help control dribbles from her bladder.  A monthly RX is around $30.  

Helen would do great in any type of home!  She isn’t one to wander too far from her people so a fully fenced in yard is not required but is always preferred.  Helen would do just fine in an apartment style home on the 1st floor with an attached fenced-in backyard as long as the apartment hallways are quiet and her adoptive family would be willing to give her ample time she needs outside. Helen is short and squatty so a house with many stairs would not be the best for her; however she is able to successfully go up a few stairs at a time but isn’t yet able to go down them.  She would do best in a quiet house with a family that is patient, willing to help her overcome her shy nature and help her develop her sweetness into greatness!   We also think Helen would do great in a home that has a stay at home parent, full-time/part-time work from home parent or are just general “homebodies”.  She finds joy and comfort in being with her people at all times.  Initially, we didn't think she would be a great dog to take to the office due to timid nature in new surroundings  but with time we think she would be open to being an office dog!  Right now, Helen would be much happier sleeping the day away curled up in her favorite bed with her family near.

Helen is a beautiful girl that needs a home that understands she is just in need of some patience to learn what pet life is all about, positive direction to learn what is expected in her adoptive home and this lovable girl will be forever a loyal friend to a family she can call her own! As mentioned, Helen is VERY food motivated and will tap dance her way into the hearts of those that love her the most.  

 

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.  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.