Foster Location: Carthage, MO
Age: 1.5 yrs. Old (11/3/2017)
Kids: Yes, should be older and dog savvy
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Please read Huey's below bio very carefully before submitting an application!!
Huey was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue due to not getting along with the other dogs in his home. It was also reported by his former owner that he had some resource guarding issues. His foster mom will be the first to admit that Huey can be the typical stubborn Frenchie, but do not let this deter you from this handsome boy. He has a lot of love to give to the right person or family!
Huey is a happy, playful Frenchie who likes his own space as much as he likes his people. He enjoys his people being home with him and will occasionally follow them around the house but is not a velcro dog and doesn’t have to be touching his humans at all times. You will be treated to snuggles at Huey’s convenience but that just means that when you do get these precious cuddles, you will appreciate them that much more! Huey is not afraid to tell you exact what he likes and dislikes. He is very vocal that way! Huey specifically loves to chew on a Himalayan yak stick any time he gets the chance. They truly are his absolute favorite. Offer him another chewy treat? He will take enjoy it but always wondering when that yummy Himalayan stick is! He shows the occasional interest in a toy but it usually doesn’t last long, as he prefers his human during his play time.
As mentioned, Huey has shown dog aggression in the past. He is an only dog in his foster home. Two dogs were brought in for an overnight stay during his time in his foster home. Huey seemed happy to see them and wagged his tail but the other male dog did not like him. Huey did not instigate but did not hesitate to participate in a altercation when the other dog started. His previous home reported that Huey has had altercations with multiple dogs, with one resulting in an injury to that dog. For this reason, Huey should always be an only dog.
Huey’s previous owners stated that there was an incident where he stole food off the table. When she went to take it back he was displayed his unhappiness about it. His foster mom has not experienced any situations like this however for this reason Huey’s surroundings should be closely monitored for things that he would likely want but should not have. He is a curious and hungry pup after all! Huey has not shown any signs of similar aggression at regular feeding time. His foster mom can take his yak stick from his mouth, move his bowl, and take toys without Huey showing any kinds of displeasure.
Huey’s foster home has two younger kids who live there part time. He enjoys having them around, but there are times when his foster mom can tell that the toddler can be overwhelming to Huey. He seems unsettled when the youngest starts being loud and running around. Although he has NOT been aggressive to any kids and is excited to see them all he would do best with older, gentle dog saavy kids.
Huey is fully potty trained but if he is unhappy he may try to mark. His foster home has not had him wearing belly bands due to some allergy/skin issues that the bands seem to exacerbate. His foster family reports he as marked in the house just four times in almost a month. Huey is usually typically very good at signaling when he needs to go out - when he needs to go outside he will pace near the backdoor. Huey isn’t a big fan of his crate however he does sleep in there quietly when his foster family leaves the home for work or to run errands. He sleeps in x-pen at night to give him more room to stretch out. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home.
Medically, Huey seems to be in great health with the exception of some pesky allergies which we are still working to find a remedy. He has been neutered, is microchipped, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Huey would do well in a home with a yard and a person or family that can spend a lot of time with him playing and firmly working on his manners. Huey enjoys going on walks but he is still learning to walk properly on the leash. A house with a fenced yard/large yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) as he is a young boy with a lot of energy! Huey craves exercise and a large yard to run and play would be the best fit for this playful boy! Since Huey is a pretty active he is probably is not a good fit to take to the office although he does enjoy a car ride! He is very happy to sleep the day away in his crate with a comfy bed as long as his people can arrange a mid-day potty break for him.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect home for Huey please fill out an adoption application for
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.