French Bulldog

Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 4yrs old DOB: exact date unknown
Sex: Female
Weight: 24lbs
Kids: Yes
Cats: Unknown
Dogs: Yes, passive
Adoption Fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred


​Josephine came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release.  Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home and spend the rest of her years being a spoiled pet living out her life as happily as she can be!

Josephine is a sweet, lazy, shy, quiet little Frenchie girl that loves to be cuddled and snuggled.  She is timid by nature but can settle down very quickly to cuddle her trusted person.  Jo (as she is affectionately called) will display her outgoing side when she is comfortable by running zoomies all about!  She seeks attention and prefers to be everywhere and anywhere her foster family is.  She has bursts of energy and excitement when she is comfortable but is reserved around new people and in new situations.  Nap time is her favorite time! There is not a couch or lap that Jo won’t lay on during her many daily naps or even when tuning into her favorite TV shows.  She will even curl up in her crate with her favorite bone nibbling away when feeling sleepy and needing some time alone. Jo’s spunky side will shine through when she finds her favorite plush toy and runs around shaking it all about. If it crinkles or squeaks Jo will play with it!  When Josephine first arrived at the rescue, she was very nervous and timid.  She lived most of her life in a commercial breeding kennel and is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet.  Although she is slowly gaining confidence and becoming more comfortable every day, it is important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family.  She currently lives with a furry foster sibling.  She gets along well with her furry friend but does like a dog that respects her space.  Jo gravitates towards smaller dogs and would thrive with a small furry pal to help her learn the ways of pet life!  She is still learning the ways of pet life and finds comfort in being with her human and because of this, we feel she would thrive and be very happy in a home as an only pet or one with a gentle, passive, and balanced dog.  As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household are a must.  Although she has not been around very young children, Jo has not shown any aggression towards humans or middle school-aged children but due to her overall timid nature and her desire to offer nibbles when excited, we feel she would do just best around dog savvy, respectful children over the age of 8.  She should always be supervised when she is around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.  

Josephine’s foster family happily reports she is nearly potty trained!  She continues to make progress with a strict outside schedule. Her adoptive family will need to be patient, willing, and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success.  Jo is fully crate trained (without accidents) and often retreats to her crate when feeling sleepy or if she is feeling shy in new environments.  Since Jo is a master snuggler, we know she would love to share her human bed at night.  For her safety, we recommend a similar arrangement when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home. Jo does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet.

Medically, Jo seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped, and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian. Jo has hip dysplasia and during her time in rescue, she received an FHO surgery to correct her hip issues. She would greatly benefit from a good quality daily joint supplement to lubricate her joints.  In addition, Jo should not be allowed to jump off any furniture and should be offered doggy stairs to safely get off the furniture. Jo is a very low-maintenance pup but does have dry paws; a daily application of paw soother would be beneficial for her.  

Jo would do best in a house with a fenced yard since she is working on perfecting potty training and does not know danger.  A home with little to no stairs is preferred for Jo as she has not mastered stairs quite yet and is fearful of them.  If she was offered a pair of loving arms to carry her up and down a few stairs that would be great for her!   We also feel that Jo would be a good pet for a multiple floor apartment style home as she is typically a quiet dog (unless she is demanding pets) but due to her general apprehension when walking on a leash and her inability to do stairs, we think a ground level apartment with an attached fenced-in yard/area would be best.  Work from home or a stay-at-home parent? Jo would absolutely love that!  She also would be a great candidate to take to the office (once she has perfected potty training).  She is looking for a patient family to call her very own, one that is willing to work with her to learn how to “pet”, one with an overall calm, quiet lifestyle, and one that is home often to offer her unlimited snuggles. Jo loves nothing more than to be included in any and all human activities; she is a great ride-along companion!

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Josephine, please submit an adoption application for her 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.