Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 4 years DOB: 11-11-2015
Cats: Maybe, Dog Savvy
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Pork Chop came into 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.
Pork Chop was initially a very nervous little guy. In just a few short weeks he’s quickly adjusted to the spoiled pet life. Pork Chop enjoys exploring his foster home and is full of curiosity and fun. In true Frenchie form, he finds himself zooming all around the fenced-in yard, engaging play with his furry foster siblings and then quickly collapses in a cozy bed or preferably his human's lap for a recharge nap. While Pork Chop was initially lacking appropriate dog manners, he is quickly picking up on what is right and what is wrong behavior. He is experiencing a big change and will need a patient and understanding family to help guide him in to what is expected in his adoptive home. Pork Chop is usually the instigator when it comes to play, but he is learning to read the queues from the others if they aren’t quite in the mood. He recently started chasing after bouncy balls or squeaky toys when they are thrown but he hasn’t quite yet mastered retrieve and return. As quickly as he has picked up on everything else, he’ll no doubt be a perfect pet in no time. Pork Chop seems to love all humans, especially if they are not stingy with excess pets, cuddles, snuggles or his favorite...scratchies! He has a mild, calm and gentle disposition and because of that he has done extremely well around children of all ages. Pork Chop would love a forever home with another pup to pal around with and continue to show him the ropes of the pet life. He does currently live with a cat in his foster home; he has been curious about the cat and doesn’t quite understand why she won’t play with him. We do think it would be fine if his forever home had a cat that was dog savvy and not bothered by his curiosity. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other pets and children in the household is a must and he should always be supervised to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Pork Chop is doing well with potty training. He does prefer his dog pals and human accompany him outside to provide encouragement. He hasn’t quite yet mastered signaling when he needs to go out. His foster home has no doubt he’ll have this mastered in no 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. Pork Chop is completely crate trained and sleeps quietly without any accidents in his crate when his foster family happens to be away from the home as long as he has a comfy blanket to snuggle up in and a safe chew to keep him occupied. Pork Chop has recently been invited to sleep with his foster family at night and would love to continue to sleep with his new family in his new home.
Medically, Pork Chop is in great health after just a bit of maintenance in rescue! He did have a rectal polyp removed while he was in rescue, he has not had any problems since the removal but the area should be monitored and any recurrence addressed with his veterinarian. He also had numerous teeth removed during his dental. This hasn’t slowed Pork Chop down but his adopter will want to be diligent with his oral hygiene. Pork Chop is just a little overweight so his foster home has been working with him to whittle down his waistline. Having excessive weight to carry around is especially hard on the breed. We cannot express how important it is for his adoptive family to be very industrious monitoring and maintaining him at a healthy and appropriate weight. Pork Chop has been neutered, had his nares opened up, elongated palate trimmed, updated on vaccinations/deworming, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Pork Chop would do well in almost any type of home but since he loves to gallop around the yard and is still working on potty training, a home with a fenced yard will be preferred for him. He has been working on stairs, while he was initially hesitant with the stairs in his foster home, he is becoming more and more confident everyday. Pork Chop has been out on the leash a few times, again with continued training he’ll master this skill in no time. Pork Chop would love to go to work with his new family if they were able to take him to the office! He is a quiet guy, a pro napper and as mentioned, he loves all people. If his family is not able to take him to work with them, no problem! He is completely happy sleeping the day away in his crate as long as he has a furry companion to keep him company and if his family an arrange a midday potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Pork Chop, 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.