Foster Location: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 8mo old DOB: 03-25-22
Adoption Fee: $800
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Patrick found his way into SNAFU via a breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved, and live out his life as a cherished pet!
Patrick is an active, playful, extremely curious, energetic, super friendly Frenchie boy. He 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 walks, exploring the new autumn and winter smells, and frolicking in the snow. He fancies jaunts around the neighborhood especially when he gets to ride shotgun in the wagon. Patrick must be supervised at all times while outside as he is a young dog still learning the ropes of pet life and doesn’t know danger. After a perfectly suited walk for his size, Patrick will search for his favorite toy requesting a game of tug-of-war until he decides to snuggle up in any comfy spot he can find for a much-needed nap. He will always look for his people to partake in a cuddle session during his snooze; he is quite the lap dog! He truly just wants to be with his people all the time as he finds comfort in their presence. After a much-needed puppy nap, he is off to circling the house desperately looking for his beloved squeaky tennis ball hoping a game of fetch is in his near future. He will often grab a toy to engage in a game of tug-of-war or just some overall fun and games. Patrick’s overall fun disposition allows him to get along well with every single human he meets (big or small). He does not know danger and should always be supervised as he is a young dog who can find items he is not supposed to chew on! He has a very kind temperament which is favorable when he has brief encounters with other dogs. Although Patrick does not cohabitate with other furry creatures when he sees other dogs in his neighborhood he is kindly curious about them. 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 he will do perfectly well with other balanced dogs and with dog-savvy, gentle, respectful children of any age. We also feel Patrick would thrive in a multi-dog household as he is still learning how to “dog”. Emulating other dog behaviors would allow him to pick up quickly on what is expected in the home and proper dog manners. Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household are a must and he should always be supervised to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Patrick is a young dog and is still working on potty training. His foster family reports his accidents are becoming fewer and further between. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on his potty training success as he acclimates to his new home and surroundings. Patrick needs a consistent outside routine and a signal for potty (he does offer cues when he needs to go outside). He is working on crate training and can be safely left in his crate. Patrick is still getting accustomed to being left and will often whine while crated. He sleeps in his crate when his foster family happens to be away from home as he has a comfy bed to rest his precious s head on. Patrick is offered a small dog-safe gated area with access to his crate and does very well with that arrangement. At night, Patrick does sleep in a bed in his foster family's room but would very much like to share a bed with his adoptive family and offer many cuddles!
Medically, Patrick is in great health! He has been neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Patrick would do great in any type of home since he is a champ at going up and down the stairs and is leash trained! Since he does love to run around and explore and is still learning what can be a danger to him, a house with a completely closed fenced yard will be preferred for him. A multiple-floor apartment-style dwelling would be okay for Patrick as long as he is offered many leashed walks and potty breaks throughout the day. Since Patrick is quite a people's Frenchie, we think he would love to eventually go to work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office. He needs some basic training before entering the workspace but with some consistent work, he would do just fine in time! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem at all - he's completely happy sleeping part of the day away as long as he has a furry companion, a warm soft blanket, a safe chew toy, and his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him! Patrick is a little snuggle bug looking for a home that understands he is a young dog that requires guidance into what is expected of him, has children to dote on him, another dog to help gain his confidence, and one he can be included in most family outdoor activities, can offer him daily walks and lots of love and attention. He is such an easy-going, adaptable pup that loves to play all day and snuggle all night!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Patrick, please submit an adoption application for him.
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.