Foster Location: Des Moines
Age: 4 years old DOB: 06-03-17
Kids: Yes, 8yrs or older
Cats: Yes, dog savvy
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Oliver was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home and to live the rest of his life as a loved and cherished pet.
Oliver is a quiet, laid back, timid (at first) and loving Frenchie boy. He is just so very sweet and is outgoing with his trusted people! Oliver loves snuggles, napping, extra pets, following his foster mama’s every move, napping (yes we said napping twice!) Oliver has major FOMO and needs to be near his people at all times! When his foster family happens to leave the room just for a few minutes he will get very excited when they come back (like they were gone for hours!). He has a very sweet loving nature and just wants to be adored and be around his people. His ABSOLUTE favorite activity includes soaking up all the attention from his foster mom and super gluing himself at her 24/7. Oliver has yet to discover toys but has found an interest in a rope toy that is loved by his furry foster brother. He enjoys a good romp around the fenced-in yard to grab just enough exercise to tire him out. He has such an adorable curious disposition as he is extremely interested in the activity of the resident cat. He will not chase the cat but often has to be redirected as they lock eyes. Oliver is submissive to other dogs larger than him (maybe a little too much) and is indifferent to smaller dogs or dogs his size. He is such a smart boy as he is successfully able to read social cues from other dogs and will immediately back away if that is what they want. Oliver is experiencing a big change and will need a patient and understanding family that is willing to slowly guide him into the joys of pet life. Oliver seems to get along well with every human he meets (big or small) and has done well around every dog he meets (big or small). Oliver can get very insecure around loud and abrupt noises so we feel he would be best matched with school aged children that can modulate themselves. We think Oliver would benefit from a well-balanced furry sibling to help show him the ropes of pet life or equally be okay as an only pet. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions and supervision around children when introducing a new dog to the household to make sure both they and he are kept safe.
Oliver is doing amazingly well on potty training. He has been accident free and doing wonderful with going potty outside. A regular and consistent schedule will help with him continuing 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. He has crate anxiety and does not do well in the crate. He currently sleeps in a bed on the floor next to his foster family's bed. He doesn't move all night and patiently awaits time to get up. He is currently offered a pen when his foster family is away from the home but he quickly learned how to jump it! Oh Oliver… we believe a small dog safe space would be beneficial for him. He is a curious boy that will find items he is not supposed to chew on (cough cough electrical cords). Given that Oliver is such a snuggle bug and loves to be around his people, we think we would love to share a bed with his adoptive family. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar schedule be kept when his humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home. He does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of him inside the home.
Medically, Oliver seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, had his nares widened, a dental, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Oliver would do well in almost any type of home that has limited stairs. He has apprehension going down stairs but is a champ at going up them. A fenced-in yard is preferred for Oliver as he has yet to learn the joys of walking on a leash and really loves exploring the outdoors and running zoomies around the fence line. We think Oliver would do okay as an apartment dog as long as the unit is on the first floor with an attached fenced-in area. Oliver would prefer a low-key family that loves to spend time at home. He is looking for someone to follow around, get extra snuggles from and be spoiled with unlimited attention. We also think he'd love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office! He loves to meet new people! Ideally, Oliver would love a work from home or stay at home parent as he enjoys the company of his beloved humans at all times. Ultimately, Oliver is looking to shadow his best friend and to enjoy his years as a spoiled, loved pet! He is loyal, loving and will be an amazing addition to a special person/family.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Oliver, 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.