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.
Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 3.5 years (DOB: 02-24-2016)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy 5yrs or older
Cats: NO! No Exceptions!!
Dogs: Yes - submissive/easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Riley came into SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. His breeder wanted him placed in a loving home to live the rest of his life as a loved and cherished pet.
Riley is a smart, playful, energetic, quick, quiet, curious Frenchton who enjoys the finer and softer things of pet life. He has the bountiful enthusiasm of a Boston Terrier at the same time the desire for endless relaxation and naps like a French Bulldog. You can often find Riley running every inch of the fenced-in yard, sniffing all the trees and plants, galloping through the bushes and running circles when he sees a jogger or walker in hopes they will notice him. When Riley isn’t burning off some energy outside, you can find him dragging the toy box and emptying every single toy, grabbing a few of his favorites and laying down for a play session. He truly is content playing all by himself but also welcomes his foster family in his play time. When he isn’t trying to demolish his toys, you can occupy Riley’s time with one of his favorite bully sticks or Himalayan chews. He can quite literally chew a bone for hours! After a fun play and chew session, Riley will find himself searching for a soft comfy bed for a little nap or retreat to his safe spot, his crate. When Riley isn’t following his humans around the house, dancing and jumping for attention or treats (he may be part kangaroo!), you can locate Riley quietly exploring every inch of his foster home. He is quite smart, curious and wanting to know where everything is located so Riley MUST be supervised when wandering the home as he doesn’t know danger. He responds very well to a few commands; NO (he immediately stops and knows that his action is not appropriate) and come (he will immediately come to you probably hoping you have a treat!). Riley currently lives with two french bulldog foster siblings. Riley is protective of his space and his things. That behavior at first didn't gel well with the two alpha resident dogs. Riley is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help him learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected in his adoptive home. He is extremely smart, eager to please his humans and treat motivated so his foster family has already seen great behavioral improvements! Riley seems to get along well with every human he meets but is at first nervous and skittish. He will approach you, run away, comes back and tries again. It takes him a little bit to trust you but once he does, he will ask for unlimited chin scratchies, pets and kisses! His foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children or 5 years or older, a home with a submissive dog or equally as well as an only dog. As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions (this is 100% required for Riley) between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Riley is doing amazingly well with potty training. He quickly picks up on things and does his business when he is asked. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him, offering him a consistent schedule and work with him on a signal for potty. Riley knows that outside is where he does his business and relies heavily on his foster families strict outside schedule. Riley would occasionally mark in his foster home but with the help of a belly band his marking has stopped. Riley is 100% crate trained, has not had any accidents and prefers his crate for a safe space. He does sleep quietly in his crate when his foster family happens to leave the home and as well at night. We do think Riley would love to share a bed with his adoptive family! He loves the softer things in life and adores the plush nature of his crate bed and blanket but a human bed would be ideal for this cutie! For his safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for him.
Medically, Riley seems to be 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!
Riley would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to his explorative nature, his ability to jump high, his overall speed and his love for the outdoors (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) but because Riley is still learning to properly walk on a leash, a quiet dog, an apartment on the ground level with a tall fenced-in area would be okay too as long as his adoptive family is willing to offer Riley daily exercise. He begs for exercise so a large yard to run and play would be the best fit for this fun-loving boy! We think Riley would love to go to the office with his new family since this love bug is a calm boy (he has yet to bark) and can be extremely content with a toy, a bone and a soft bed. You can’t take him to the office- that’s okay! He will happily sleep the day away in his crate with his comfy blanket as long as his people can arrange a mid-day potty break for him.
Riley needs a family that is willing to show him the ropes of pet life, someone to offer this loyal boy some patience and understanding. If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Riley, please submit an adoption application for him today!!