Foster Location: Decorah, IA
Age: 2.5 years (DOB: 01-01-2017)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy 16yrs or older
Cats: NO! No Exceptions!!
Dogs: Yes - submissive/easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Rex was being rehomed due to a bite history and found himself in a dog shelter, which resulted in him coming into the SNAFU Rescue.
Rex is happy, social, playful, active Frenchie who adores his people. Be ready for snuggles, unlimited cuddles and a dog who follows you around like your shadow because he just loves to hang out and be near his people at all times! Yes, Rex is 100% a velcro dog. Rex desperately wants to please his people but is as stubborn as they come. When Rex isn’t glued to his humans, dancing and jumping for attention, you can find him exploring the yard, asking for a long walk or chewing on one of his favorite bones. He enjoys a good romp around the house with his resident furry foster siblings but doesn’t know when it is time to stop playtime. His breathing increases and Rex must be reminded to slow down and take a time out from play. He is starting to pick up on cues from the resident dogs on when they have had enough play but this is a work in progress. Rex gets overly excited in many situations, especially when someone is at the door or a new person arrives into the home. This is when he will jump like a rabbit demanding attention and can nip the hand of those he is seeking attention from. He is not intending to bite but in the excitement, nipping can happen. His foster family is working on correction to this unwanted behavior but true to Rex’s stubborn ways it has been a slow process. Rex is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help him learn proper dog behavior, learn dog manners and to know what is expected in his adoptive home. Rex seems to get along well with every adult human he meets! Due to his previous bite (Rex has not had a biting incident in his foster home) and nipping history, his foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children or 16 years or older, a home with a submissive dog or as an only dog. As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Rex is nearly 100% potty trained. In order for Rex continue to be successfully potty trained in his new home, his new family must be willing to work with him on a signal for potty. Without a proper signal, unwanted accidents can occur. Rex isn’t a big fan of his crate however he does sleep quietly in his crate when his foster family happens to leave the home. Rex is only crated about 3 hours a day. He does sleep quietly in his foster families bed at night. Rex has some separation anxiety and for his safety, we recommend that he is only in his crate when his humans are away from the home and a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for him.
Medically, Rex seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Rex would do well in a home with a yard, a family that can spend a lot of time with him and being willing to take him on several walks a week (he does amazing on a leash). A house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him due to his love for the outdoors (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) but an apartment on the ground level with a fenced in area attached would be okay too. He craves exercise and a large yard to run and play would be the best fit for this playful boy! We don’t think he'd be a good office dog due to his over-excitement and nipping when he meets new people. A family that has a stay at home or work from parent would be ideal for Rex due to his separation anxiety. Rex is okay to sleep a few hours of the day away in his crate with a his comfy blanket as long as his people don’t leave him for too long.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Rex, 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.