Foster Location: Lincoln, NE
Age: 9 months (DOB: 10-31-2019)
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
King came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party release. To no fault of his own, his owner wanted him placed in a loving home that can properly care for a young dog and the energy that comes along with a puppy.
King is an active, smart, playful, loving and energetic Frenchton puppy. He is overly enthusiastic when meeting new people and thinks everyone is his best buddy! You can often find King searching his foster home for all of his favorite toys in hopes someone will engage him in play. He fancies all toys that squeak and prefers to play fetch with his donut toy. King can entertain himself for hours dragging all the toys around but would love nothing more than another furry friend to play with. When he and his furry foster friend the pug engage in some play, King is sure to steal whatever toy is in his mouth! When he isn’t burning off some energy indoors, you can find King requesting some nap time. He loves to be petted and prefers to be snuggled up next to his favorite people. He is the first to jump up on the comfy couch, grab any available lap to cuddle in to settle into a much desired snuggle session or just settle in and watch his favorite TV shows. When King isn’t following his humans around the house or pestering his foster brother, you can locate him exploring every inch of his foster home. He is quite smart, curious and wanting to know where everything is so King must be supervised when wandering the home as he doesn’t know danger and doesn’t know what he can and cannot chew on. King is still a young puppy and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help him learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected in his adoptive home. He is extremely smart so we know King will be eager to learn and receptive to positive reinforcement . King absolutely gets along well with every human he meets (big or small)! He constantly interacts with children and does great with all of them. King’s foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children of any age and a home with a balanced dog to learn the ropes from. Another furry pal for King is a huge plus! As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
King is doing amazingly well with potty training. His foster family reports accidents are few and far between! He quickly picks up on things and does his business when he is asked. Currently King asks to go outside by scratching or sitting by the door. He is in need of a signal for potty as he will have accidents if he cannot quickly grab the attention of his humans when he needs to go. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him, offering her a consistent schedule and work with him on a signal for potty. King is crate trained, has not had any accidents and prefers not to be crated when his humans are home as being away from his humans while he can hear them causes some anxiety. He is only crated when his humans are away from the home for work or errands. King does sleep quietly in a crate at night but would much rather share a human bed and snuggle in with his adoptive family. For his safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for King.
Medically, King seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
King would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to his explorative nature, his overall speed and his love for the outdoors (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) but because King is a quiet dog, an apartment on the ground level with a tall fenced-in area would be okay too as long as his adoptive family is willing to offer King daily exercise. He needs a lot of exercise (he has lots of puppy energy) and a large yard to run and play would be the best fit for this fun-loving boy! We know King would thrive in a home with lots of people to love on him and one with another dog for him to cuddle and play with. We also think King would love to go to the office with his new family as long as the office environment is calm and King can see his human at all times. You can’t take him to the office- that’s okay! He would happily sleep the day away as long as he has a furry buddy to keep him company, a comfy blanket to lay his head on and a plush toy to play with as long as his people can arrange a mid-day potty break or two for him.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for King, please submit an adoption application for him 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.