***Phin has been adopted!***
***We are no longer accepting new applications for Phin!***
Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 2 years (10-05-2015)
Dogs: Maybe one other submissive female dog
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Phineas Phrog (Phin) was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out his life as a cherished pet!
Phin is in love with people! Phin wants to be around humans wherever they go and snuggling is one of his absolute favorite activities. This handsome little guy is still learning what it means to live the life of a pet but thinks it's pretty amazing! He seems to be a typical loafer frenchie but does get the occasional urge to do a few crazy, silly zoomies around the living room or backyard! Since discovering the new toys in his foster home, he sometimes carries them around for long periods of time in his mouth, just happy as can be! Phin seems to get along well with all of the humans he meets. Younger dog savvy children would be fine for him. As for other dogs, he has done well with the other female dogs he meets as long as they are easy going and non confrontational! Phin has had some issues with both submissive and dominant males in his foster home and although his foster family continues to work with him and correct unwanted behaviors as needed , he does tend to resource guard things like human attention and toys and does not hesitate to try and start a fight with another dog over something he wants or considers his. He would probably be fine sharing his home with maybe one other submissive and easy going female dog but he would also not mind being an only dog as he absolutely loooves to be the center of attention! As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household. A home with cats would be fine for him as he has met a few kitties while in our care and it seems that he couldn't care less about them!
Phin is currently still working on potty training. While he has been doing a pretty good job with going potty outside, and has made progress as time passes, he is not quite 100% yet and a regular and consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his new home. His foster mom reports that he is probably approx 90% potty trained but still has poop accidents inside from time to time. 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 also done great with crate training when his foster family happens to leave the home. He does sleep in bed with his foster family at night and truly enjoys it. Due to his allergy panel results and his allergies to human epithelial cells (yes, that's human skin cells), the sheets *have* to be washed every couple of days. If his humans are not able to be diligent with sheet washing, etc, he would do just fine sleeping in a dog bed next to his people's bed or in his kennel. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule 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, Phin seems to be in great health, however (as with so many bulldogs) he does have some allergies. Initially he came to us with a skin infection (likely resulting from allergies) and has since been treated for that. Due to his past of skin infections (ultimately the reason he was surrendered to our rescue), we had a full allergy panel run for him and this will be provided to his adopters. He does have some specific dietary needs (ingredients that will absolutely need to be avoided) so he *must* be kept on a very limited ingredient diet for the remainder of his lifetime. He is currently eating Nature's Variety Instinct Limited Ingredient Diet - Grain Free Lamb Meal Formula. He also takes Benadryl/Zyrtec as needed. He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Phin would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still working on potty training, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). He has no stairs in his foster home but when he encounters them he seems to do well. Phin has been going with his foster family camping and has been loving it. He hangs out in and around the camper, loves to follow his foster mom around and always makes sure she is in sight! His foster mom calls him her 'velcro' dog. He loves all people but seems to be drawn to females and we would love for his adoptive family to have a female in the house that is very excited about the thought of having a French Bulldog shadow! He would enjoy being in a home that will include him in as many activities as they can. He loves and is always up for a good outing and/or adventure! We also think he'd be fine going to work with his new family if it was a quiet and easy going work environment. If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem - he's completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel with a nylabone to chew on as long as his people can arrange a mid day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Phineas Phrog, please submit an adoption application for him today!!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be a 2-3 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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. :-)
Click here to apply for Phin today!