Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 5.5mo old DOB: 12-15-21
Adoption Fee: $800
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Helios came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. His family wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved and live out his life as a cherished pet!
Helios is an active, playful, attention seeking, social, outgoing and friendly Frenchie boy. He enjoys romping around the house and exploring every inch of his surroundings. Helios has a (brief) affinity for the outdoors and often requests time outside to take in all the smells. Most of his outdoor time is spent roaming the yard looking for the pawfect place to potty or just exploring the freshly planted landscaping. He bounces around like the energizer bunny when he finds his playful side. Helios adores all toys during playtime. There is not a toy too big or too small that won’t mesmerize him for any period of time. When Helios decides playtime is over he is ready for a nap. For a puppy, he sure does have a chill side. Helios will grab any soft bed, blanket or even his crate when he is in need of a snooze. Helios isn’t much for cuddle time as puppies run a little warm but with time we feel this cutie pie will be a snuggler. Once nap time is over, Helio once again finds his puppy energy and is off to the races! He circles the house following his foster siblings around, mimicking their behaviors and stealing all their toys. Helios must be supervised at all times while outside and inside as he doesn’t know danger. Helios’ overall fun, happy disposition allows him to get along famously with his furry foster siblings (big and small). At times his puppy energy can be a bit much for them but he corrects easily. He has a very lovable and docile temperament which is favorable when he is around other dogs. Helios seems to get along with any dog of his size or just slightly larger; he thinks he is much bigger than he really is! He has yet to meet any human, big or small, that he hasn’t fallen head over paws for. Because of his lighthearted disposition, we feel he will do perfectly well with big or small dogs and with dog savvy, gentle, respectful children of any age. He is cat friendly too! We also feel Helios would thrive in a multi-dog household as he emulates other dog behaviors and picks up quickly on what is expected in the home and proper dog manners. Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and he should always be supervised to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Helios is still working on potty training, his accidents are becoming fewer and further between. He does successfully use a potty pad if they are offered. As with all of our dogs, any adopter must be patient and willing to continue working on his potty training as he acclimates to his new home and surroundings. Helios is a young dog and is in need of a consistent outside routine and a signal for potty. He is 100% crate trained and does not have any accidents in his crate. He sleeps quietly when his foster family happens to be away from the rest resting his little head on a comfy blanket. Helios would much rather share a bed with his adoptive family but does sleep quietly, peacefully in a pen or crate at night and is suggested until he is fully potty trained.
Medically, Helios is in good health! He has been neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian! Helios found himself in rescue as he was unable to keep food down as a puppy and would regurgitate/cough/throw up when he ate. He has seen our specialist among 2 other veterinarians and underwent many tests to get to the bottom of it. Nothing medically has been determined as to why he would consistently cough up food. Helios is fed small kibble (sometimes soaked in water), a few small meals per day and uses an elevated bowl; he is now able to successfully eat without throwing up (stretching out his throat so nothing can get stuck). Helios MUST continue to be monitored while he eats and not be offered any larger snacks that could cause him to cough up food.
Helios would do great in any type of home! He is still working on mastering the stairs but a pair of loving arms to carry him up and down larger staircases would be ideal until he gains the confidence to go down. Since he does love to explore the yard and runs REALLY fast, a house with a completely closed fenced yard will be preferred for him (as opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). Since Helios is quite a people's Frenchie, we think he would love to go to work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office. He is in need of some basic puppy and potty training but with some consistent work he would do just fine! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem at all - he's completely happy sleeping a few hours away from his beloved humans as long as he has a warm soft blanket, a furry pal and his people can arrange for a potty break for him! He is a playful puppy (just a ball of fun) looking for a home that has an active family to dote on him, can be included in most family outdoor activities, can offer him the exercise he desires and lots of love and attention. Helios is still a young dog so be prepared for the care and requirements that come along with the care of a puppy!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Helios, please submit an adoption application for him.
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.