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.


French Bulldog

Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 4.5 years old DOB: 07-06-17
Sex: Female
Weight: 25lbs
Kids: Yes, dog savvy
Cats: Unknown
Dogs: Yes, submissive
Adoption Fee: $400
Fenced Yard: Preferred

Midge came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party surrender.  Her owners could no longer properly care for her special needs and wanted her to receive much needed attention and find a family best suited to take care of her needs.  

Midge is an active, sweet, gregarious, fun-loving and caring little frenchie girl.  She loves nothing more than to cuddle, take naps, more naps and receive extra cuddles; she really can be a Netflix and chill kinda girl!   Midge fancies the outdoors especially when the sun is out so she can soak up the rays and sun her cute little buns.  Midge is a handicapable French Bulldog.  She has IVDD (Intervertebral Disc Disease) which is a condition where the cushioning discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column bulge or burst into the spinal cord space and in Midge’s case causing weakness in her back end and extra care.  However, this condition absolutely does not stop Midge!!!  She is able to walk/jaunt all around the house finding any toy or bone in sight to romp around with or nibble on.  Midge has a strong will to be the best Frenchie she can be and has overcome many of the struggles IVDD has thrown her way.  Midge was paralyzed initially; but with surgical intervention, ongoing exercises, a completed therapy regime she IS able to walk again.  Her determination is admirable!  Midge is a strong-willed girl and has about the softest soul you can find.  Her eyes pierce through your heart and most people immediately fall head over paws for her overall extraordinary disposition.  She loves to be around her humans at all times and prefers to watch TV cuddled up right next to her foster mama. Midge loves attention, all attention especially when it is ONLY for her.  She has a bit of an alpha personality and tends to hog all the pets being offered.  Midge is bossy when human affection is being offered which can cause issues with other alpha dogs.  She is also very food motivated and will often try and snack on dinner that doesn’t belong to her.  Oh Midgey-Moo!!!  This unwanted behavior is corrected by feeding her separately from the resident dogs.  She currently lives with several furry foster siblings.  She does extremely well with her submissive foster siblings but can get into scuffles with the more dominant dog mostly over the affection extended by her beloved human.  Midge loves all people; big or small!  She really takes to small humans and is extremely gentle and kind, accepting their love, pets cuddles.  She would most certainly do well in a house with a passive fur buddy or equally as well as an only dog.  Midge truly enjoys being around all people and really soaks up all of the attention the people dish out.  As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe. 

Midge is incontinent.  She is not always aware when she needs to urinate or defecate therefore Midge wears a diaper when she is exploring the indoors.  While in her crate, Midge is NOT diapered and is able to stay dry all night as long as she is taken out immediately in the morning.  This will greatly assist so she does not develop a diaper rash or a UTI.  Midge has struggled with chronic UTIs in her past.  She is on prescription food and a cranberry supplement to help avoid further UTI issues (she will need to remain on these in perpetuity).  Her diapers are checked and changed often to ensure she remains sanitary and clean; this diligent approach is required for her ongoing health.  In addition, Midge’s bladder will need to be expressed several times daily to reduce the chance of infection.  

Medically, Midge is in good health.  She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given an okay to adopt by our veterinarian!   As mentioned Midge was paralyzed in her hind legs and is incontinent due to her spinal injury.   She has had weekly acupuncture and cold laser therapy treatments to improve her mobility.  Midge has regained feeling in her back paws and is able to successfully use her back legs.  She has a cart from Eddie’s Wheels for supervised use, mostly to offer her additional exercise when her legs are weak.  She is adept at using her front legs to get around and can move pretty fast throughout the house if she wants to as well!  Midge does not have pain and is a very happy girl! We feel she would greatly benefit from ongoing at home exercises so she is able to keep up the strength she has gained from therapy.  Midge must be carried up and down stairs, have no access to any stairs and must NOT be allowed to jump off of furniture.  

Midge would do best in a ranch style house with the least amount of stairs, however a house with little stairs is okay as long as she has a pair of loving arms to carry her from room to room (she is a bigger French Bulldog but still is very portable)!   She gets around quite on her back legs and would benefit from a fenced in yard due to her love for the outdoors and her desire to chase after pesky squirrels and any other outdoor creature that is passing by.  Midge will require a VERY patient and understanding family who understands that she will require extra daily care, will need to wear diapers and have them changed often.  It’s an adjustment and quickly becomes a routine. We also think she’d love a family willing to offer tons of attention, cuddle for hours and one with the commitment and patience to properly care for a pup with IVDD.  Midge would LOVE a home with children as she thrives in an environment with lots of family members to dote on her!  We also think Midge would love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She would very much enjoy it once she is able to acclimate.  She has a tendency to get nervous in new situations and environments but overcomes it quickly once some pets are offered to the top of her precious head.  She rarely barks and this would be the IDEAL situation for her. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, she's completely happy sleeping the day away as long as her crate has been properly appointed with all the items she needs and her family is able to offer her a midday break to express her bladder and change her diaper. Midge is such a delightful pup and she makes it so easy to care for her special needs. 

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Midge, please submit an adoption application for her today!!