Foster Location: Fremont, NE
Age: Estimated 8 years (exact DOB unknown)
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Rodney was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. His breeder wanted him to live the rest of his life as a loved and cherished pet.
Rodney is an extremely happy, silly, clumsy and goofy frenchie. He can be entertaining and pretty much just an all around clown. Some of Rodney's favorite pastimes are following his people everywhere they go, getting lots of belly rubs, playtime with squeaky toys, short walks and plenty of outside backyard time (he loves to explore!). When Rodney is done taking his many short naps throughout the day he is begging to spend some time smelling and scoping out every inch of the yard. He can be an active boy and loves to play with any toy and chew on his favorite nylabones. Rodney fancies the water! He will dip his toes in his outside water bowls and also loves a quick dip in the kiddy pool!! After all of that excitement, he quickly crashes hard and will snooze the rest of the day away. Because Rodney is so curious and loves to explore, he tends to get into things if he is left unsupervised, so his people must be able to supervise him when he is out and about. He does not know danger and is still learning what pet life is all about in addition to what is expected of him inside the home. Rodney seems to get along well with every human he meets and has also done well with the dogs in his foster home and any other dogs he has met while out and about. He is relatively aloof and stubborn (typical frenchie traits!), until he sees a cat. Cats are his nemesis and Rodney will not be adopted into a home with cats! No exceptions! As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised when around children and other dogs to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Rodney is currently still working on potty training. While he has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help him with continued potty training in his new home. His foster home happily reports Rodney is down to about 2-3 accidents per week! 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 and sleeps quietly in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. Rodney likes his crate and uses it even when his people are home! From time to time, he will even belt out a cute frenchie snore! He loves to relax and nap in the comfy bed inside! 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.
Medically, Rodney seems to be in good health! He had a polyp right inside his rectum that was removed after coming into the rescue. He will need to continue to be monitored and have any future polyps removed, should any others occur at a later date. He has been neutered, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, had his teeth cleaned and has been given the all clear for adoption by our veterinarian!
Rodney would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still working on potty training, and does not know how to potty on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). He doesn’t do well with going down the stairs (but seems to have an easier time going up them) and definitely needs a home with very little stairs or a pair of loving arms to carry him up and down any stairs he would need to manage on a daily basis. We also think he’d love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office! He loves to meet new people but do keep in mind his silly, stubborn personality and that he will absolutely need to be supervised when he is in the office. 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 crate as long as he has a soft comfy blanket to lay on, a few nylabones to keep him busy and his people can arrange a mid day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Rodney, 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.