Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 1 year DOB: 6-21-19
Weight: 20 lbs
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Lucky came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out his life as a cherished pet.
Lucky is a typical happy-go-lucky, daffy, busy, playful puppy who loves anyone and everyone he meets! This social butterfly is very active and has quite the flirtatious personality. Anyone who is lucky enough to be graced with his presence immediately falls head over heels for him! His captivating and silly personality attracts the likes of all humans and furry friends. Lucky absolutely loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home and he also engages play with the cat if the other dogs aren’t up for a round of play time. If by chance he can’t find someone to play he can be found digging in his toy box searching for the perfect toy to entertain himself! Lucky is a typical cute clumsy Frenchie puppy… it is all play, play and more play! He circles around his foster home flirting with his furry foster siblings begging for some attention or a signal from them that they want to play with him. Lucky fancies all people, pretty much anyone he can find to entertain him. He is wonderful with children of all ages but due to his young age he is still learning manners, he gets so excited he will jump up. Lucky will need a patient and understanding family to help him continue to develop proper dog commands and what is expected of him in the home. Lucky is a very quick study and picks up on commands very easily. He would do best in a home with gentle and dog savvy children and would love to have a furry sibling or 2 that are ready for his playful demeanor. As with all of our dogs, 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.
Lucky continues to work on potty training. His foster family reports he is doing very well despite the medical obstacles he’s faced with (more information in the medical section), a regular and consistent schedule will help with continued potty training in his new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him. Lucky is completely crate trained, responds to the command “kennel” and sleeps quietly in the crate when his foster family happens to be away from the home as long as he has a comfy blanket and a durable toy to occupy his time. Lucky does sleep in his crate at night but would likely prefer sharing a human bed and snuggles with his forever family!
Medically, Lucky is in good health although he’s had quite a medical journey with his bottom area while in rescue, which has left him fecal incontinent. Lucky came into the rescue with an injured rectum. He’s since had several surgeries to fix his rectum including a stump removal (he doesn’t have a tail). Post stump removal surgery, sweet Lucky developed an infection and had to endure another surgery to treat the infection and a ruptured colon. Unfortunately Lucky’s injury left him with no anal function. While he may know he has to eliminate, he couldn’t fully. The initial surgeries helped Lucky but it was determined he had a “pocket” that collected his fecal waste. He was always trying to eliminate, but was never fully successful. Lucky had yet another surgery to remove this “pocket”, which has been very successful! While this sweet boy will never be fully “continent”, he is now able to eliminate and with a controlled diet he is living his best life. He currently eats a raw diet with fiber and liquid supplements, this ensures he has reduced/controlled elimination. He will ALWAYS need to remain on a strict diet (no table scraps, limited treats, etc.) to ensure he can eliminate as necessary. His adopter will also always need to monitor his bottom to ensure he remains clean and unobstructed. Lucky has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/deworming, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian.
Lucky would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still working on potty training, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). Lucky is a high energy pup and needs an active family! He would love to go to work with his new family if they wanted to take him to the office. But do remember he loves all people and will quickly become fast friends with everyone at the office just by fluttering his adorable puppy eyes. If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem! He is completely happy sleeping the day away in his crate as long as he has a blankie and a couple of toys to keep him occupied and his new family can arrange a potty break or two for him throughout the day!
Aside from the extra care needed with Lucky’s bottom, he is a very active, energetic puppy, so please be ready for the needs and care requirements of a young dog (and his specific bathroom needs). If you are looking for a fun, spirited little spitfire addition to your family, and are willing to accommodate his special needs, then Lucky just might be for you and your family!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Lucky, 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.