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: Omaha, NE
Age: 2.5yr old DOB: 10-24-19
Adoption Fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Marty came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party release. To no fault of his own, his owner wanted him placed in a loving pet home to live out his life as a cherished and spoiled pet.
Marty is a happy-go-lucky, playful, outgoing and friendly little boy. He is calm, super sweet and is quite the Velcro dog. Marty insists on being near, under foot and most certainly in the same room as his trusted foster family. He absolutely is game for playtime with his many furry foster friends but near his people is where you can certainly find him. His overall jovial demeanor allows Marty to settle into any situation he is put in. Marty is happy to be indoors, outdoors, on a walk, in his crate… wherever he is he finds happiness! Marty enjoys romping around the house and exploring every inch of his surroundings. He 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 pawfectly suited walks, napping in the sun, rolling around with a basketball or just exploring every inch of his fenced yard. He fancies jaunts around the neighborhood, stopping every so often to take in the new scenery and new people. After some much needed exercise outdoors, Marty will often search for his foster siblings to engage in a gentle game of wrestling prior to settling in for a much needed nap. He is such a fun boy who loves to play as much as he loves to cuddle. Once the fun and excitement is over, he will search for her beloved human and snuggle up for a much needed nap. He will always look for his people to partake in a cuddle session during his snooze ever so gently resting his chin on any part of his foster family's lap. Marty truly just wants to be with his people all the time as he finds comfort in their presence and the attention he is offered. Marty’s overall relaxed, happy disposition allows him to get along with his furry foster siblings assuming they do not want something he does. He can be quite spirited when playing with a dog that has an alpha personality. Marty is not afraid to squabble with his one very alpha friend but will never instigate. Even though Marty will wait patiently for his turn to eat, in his spot with his bowl we recommend that be fed separately from resident pups as he has a tendency to resource guard food that doesn't have an owner (things that drop on the ground/under his dish). Because he is so playful, his furry friends have no problem wrestling, cuddling and playing with him. He wins them over with his very calm, relaxed disposition! 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 Marty will do perfectly well with balanced, passive dogs and with dog savvy, gentle, respectful children 5 years or older. Marty is still learning what pet life is all about and will need consistent leadership as he learns what is expected of him in his foster home. We also feel Marty would thrive in a multi-dog household as emulates other dog behaviors and picks up quickly on what is expected in the home and proper dog manners. He would also do great as an only dog as he would love to soak up all the attention and cuddles for himself. 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.
Marty is still working on potty training but he is 95% there. He is rapidly progressing but will need a consistent schedule to help. As with all of our dogs, any adopter must be patient and willing to continue working on his potty training success as he acclimates to a new home and surroundings. Marty is in need of an outside routine, positive reinforcement and a signal for potty. He is fully crate trained and does not fuss, whine or have accidents while crated. Marty does sleep in his foster family's bed in the evening and would love to share a bed and offer snuggles with his new family!
Medically, Marty is in great health! He has been neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings palate resection and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Marty’s palate resection has greatly helped his regurgitation issues. If he drinks too much water at any sitting regurgitation can still occur so his water intake should be monitored to avoid any issues.
Marty would do great in any type of home! Since he does love to explore the yard, has a tendency to run and play, a house with a completely closed fenced yard will be preferred for him (as opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). Since Marty is quite a people's Frenchie and prefers to be around his humans at all times so we think he would love to go to work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office. Ideally he would need to be fully potty trained before entering the work space but with just a little more time we know he will be 100% trained! Because of his love for people, Marty’s ideal home has a stay at home or work from home parent as he would much rather spend the day shadowing his people. Marty is a little snuggle bug looking for a home that has a 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. Marty is such a happy little boy that will offer a family so much joy, love, happiness and endless cuddles.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Marty, please submit an adoption application for him today.