Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 5 years (DOB: 06-25-16)
Kids: 12 years or older
Dogs: Yes, submissive
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Maxwell came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving home and spend the rest of his years being a spoiled pet.
Maxwell is a relaxed, curious, laidback frenchie boy who loves just hanging out and being around his people. He has a reserved disposition when he is unsure of new people or new surroundings. Maxwell will often show his shy side when in a new environment by retreating to a quiet place to observe the situation. He looks to his leader, his foster mom, to reassure him he is safe. He is a true velcro frenchie that wants to be able to see you, hear you and be near you as he finds comfort being surrounded by his people. Maxwell enjoys the simple things in life; watching his foster mama cook dinner from the comfort of his bed or cuddling up in bed to watch some TV. Maxwell adores being outside. He will sun his buns, jaunt through the flower garden to catch the smells or just lay on the cool concrete to grab a snooze. He is starting to discover the joys of toys through the playfulness of his foster siblings. He will happily run after the ball as long as his pack is right along with him, even times acting like the fun police. Maxwell’s favorite time of day is when his foster brother is ready for a game of gentle wrestling! The two of them are two peas in a pod and will frolic outside in the grass tumbling over each other. Max has bursts of energy but he really is an overall chill boy. He looks to his foster brother for guidance on how to be a pet. Maxwell is starting to mimic the behaviors of his foster pack (both good and bad). He is able to eat (only with the smaller dogs), sleep and go outside without any issues with his new found pack. Maxwell is experiencing a big change and is in need of a patient and understanding family that will gently guide/teach him the ways of pet life and help him learn what is expected of him in his adoptive home. Maxwell can get overly excited when someone new enters his safe space, the kitchen. His extreme excitement results in some unwanted behaviors. He will protect his area and start to jump up and look to nip on the fingers of those that approach his gate. He does not do this out of aggression rather out of fear. He clearly feels threatened and acts out. Maxwell will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help him overcome his insecurities to these unwanted episodes and to learn proper dog manners. Even though Maxwell is an overall sweetheart of a boy because of his unwanted nipping, we feel she would do best with gentle, respectful, dog savvy children over the age of 12 years old or in a home without children. He should be supervised when he is around children to make sure both he and they are kept safe. Maxwell currently lives with 5 furry foster siblings. He gets nervous around bigger dogs so we feel he would do best with a furry pal that is equal to his size. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must and we feel he would do best around a balanced, confident, easy-going, smaller submissive dog or equally okay as an only pet.
Maxwell is still working on potty training. He is making amazing progress and his foster family reports his accidents are fewer and further between. Max’s adoptive family will need to find a signal for potty in addition to being patient and willing and able to keep him on a regular and consistent schedule for his continued training. Maxwell is crate trained however being in the crate really can stress him out. Rather, Maxwell is trusted in a small gated dog proof area appointed with a comfy bed and blanket when his foster family leaves for work and at night. Because Maxwell must be in the same room with his beloved humans we know he would love to sleep in the same room or maybe even eventually share a bed with his adoptive family!
Medically, Max seems to be in great health. He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped, had his nares widened and has been given a clean bill of health from our veterinarian. Maxwell does suffer from seasonal allergies and would benefit from a daily allergy pill in addition to a cytopoint shot during high allergy months. Maxwell was treated for an ear infection upon entering rescue. His ears must be monitored for any future issues.
Maxwell would do best in a house with a fenced yard because he is still potty training, also because of his crazy love of the outdoors and he has not yet mastered how to walk on a leash. However, a ground level apartment with minimal stairs (his body type doesn’t allow him to easily climb long flights of stairs) would be just fine if there is an adjacent fenced-in area. He would be very happy and do best with a low-key, quiet family that spends time at home as he really craves to be around his people at all times. Since he is uneasy around strangers entering his home, a home without frequent guests or a home without a lot of hustle and bustle would be ideal for him as he acclimates into pet life. Once Maxwell is able to overcome his timid nature when in new situations/environments, we do feel he would eventually love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to their quiet office. Ideally Max is searching for a work from home or stay at home parent as he finds the comfort and feels safe in their company. Maxwell is a quick study and we know with some patience, training and proper socialization he will blossom into the best Maxwell he can be! Maxwell has such a big heart and deserves to be spoiled with lots of outdoor time, unconditional love and most importantly, patience! He forever will be a loyal companion.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Maxwell, 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.