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.
Foster Location: Freeport, IL
Age: 2yrs old DOB: 12-19-19
Adoption Fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Longmire found his way into SNAFU via a breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved, and live out his life as a loved and cherished pet.
Longmire is an active, playful, attention seeking, social, outgoing and friendly little Frenchie boy. There really isn’t any activity he doesn’t like. Longmire is excited about everything and everyone! He jumps (kind of) into the car as he loves every adventure with his foster family, relishes in a game of keep away with his foster siblings but his absolute favorite pastime is stealing blankets off the couch! What a klepto! You can find Longmire romping around the house with a squeaky toy in tow only in hopes to get a reaction from a furry creature. If a fun game of keep away isn’t in the cards he will attempt a game of tug-of-war in hopes he has a partner! The “Sheriff” as he is affectionately referred to, is all play all the time until there is no more fun to be had and then he PLOPS onto the cool floor awaiting for some activity to happen. Longmire is a curious one and will explore every inch of his foster home but must be supervised as he doesn’t know danger. Longmire has an affinity for the outdoors and often requests time outside to take in all the smells. Most of his outdoor time is spent on frenchie suited walks, just exploring every inch of the fenced yard or chasing around his furry friends. Longie fancies jaunts around the neighborhood trying to burn off that puppy energy! After a perfectly suited walk for his size, he will request yet another game of tug-of-war, fetch or even a little gentle wrestling around with his beloved foster friends. Yes, he is all play, play and more play! Once he decides the fun and excitement is over, Longie will search for a comfy place to plop himself down on to grab a much needed snooze. After a much needed puppy nap, he is off circling the house following his foster siblings around, mimicking their behaviors and stealing their toys. Longmire’s overall fun, happy disposition allows him to get along with his furry foster siblings that are similar in size. He has a very lovable temperament which is favorable when he is around other dogs. 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 Longmire will do perfectly well with playful, young dogs his size or slightly larger. Longmire is still working on proper dog manners and can be a little pushy (not at all in an aggressive way) so we feel he would be best suited with dog savvy, gentle, respectful children 8 years or older. Longmire is still a young dog and he comes with all the puppy tendencies; finger nibbles, jumping, etc. He is in need of some basic puppy training to learn what is expected of him in the home. We also feel Longie 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.
Longmire is still working on potty training. He is progressing but will need a consistent schedule to help. His accidents are VERY few and far between but they will occasionally occur. As with all of our dogs, any adopter must be patient and willing to continue working with him on potty training success as he acclimates to his new home and surroundings. Longmire is in need of a CONSISTENT outside routine, positive reinforcement and a signal for potty. He is 100% crate trained and does not have any accidents in his crate. He sleeps quietly when her foster family happens to be away from the home and at night. Longie is starting to enjoy the comforts of the soft couch so once he is fully potty trained we know he would love to share a comfy bed at night with his adoptive family.
Medically, Longmire is in great health. He has been neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian.
Longmire would do best in a home with a fenced in yard and little to no stairs. His short little legs are not made for more than 2-3 stairs at a time. Since he does love to explore the yard, has a tendency to run, play and sniff a house with a completely closed fenced yard will be preferred for him (as opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). Since Longmire is quite a people's pup, we think he would eventually 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 training before entering the work space but with some consistent work he would do just fine! Longmire is still learning the joys of pet life and although he has an outgoing personality he is slow to fully trust. He is looking for a patient 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. Longmire is such a goofy little boy that will offer a family so much joy, love and happiness. Please be prepared for the ongoing care requirements that are needed to take care of and train a young dog. Longmire is full of energy and needs a family that is willing and able to match his levels!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Longmire, please submit an adoption application for him today.