Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 2.5 years (DOB: 10-25-2016)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy 12yrs or older
Cats: NO! No Exceptions!!
Dogs: Yes - submissive/easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Roman 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!
Roman is an active, happy, social, playful, sweet Frenchie who adores his people. His foster family reports that he is a ball of energy and full of fun! Also, be ready for snuggles and a dog who follows you around like your shadow because he just loves to hang out and be near his people! Roman desperately wants to please his people. He is extremely responsive to many commands, loves encouragement and will do just about anything for a treat! When Roman isn’t glued to his humans, you can find him exploring the yard, asking for a long walk or chewing on a bone. Himalayan Chews and Pig Ears are his favorites but he has found a love for all toys, especially if they speak! Roman enjoys a good game of tug of war and chase with his Frenchie foster brothers but seems to plays gently with them. He loves to follow them all around the house and the yard. He has shown aggression ONLY with the alpha dog in his foster home and ONLY around food/food bowls. His food aggression is very intermittent and while it does not happen every time food is present, for Roman’s safety and the safety of other pets in the home, we suggest he is fed separately and/or in his crate in order to avoid any issues relating to food aggression. Roman seems to get along well with every human he meets! He gets uncomfortable around small children. Roman does not like small animals (rabbits, hamsters etc.) or cats. He WILL chase and he will not be adopted into a home that has any small animals/cats in the home. His foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children 12 year or older. If his adoptive home has other dogs, they will need to be very submissive and easy going dogs. 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 when around other pets and children to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Roman is 100% potty trained. In order to continue his potty training success, his new family must be willing to work with him on a signal for potty. Currently, Roman paces or stands by the door when he needs to go outside. Roman is crate trained but doesn’t really prefer being in his crate. However, he does sleep in his crate just fine when his foster family happens to leave the home for work, only quietly barking when he hears the door open upon their arrival home. He does sleep quietly in his foster families bed at night. Boy is he is a great snuggler! He seems to have separation anxiety when left alone and for his safety, we recommend that he is only crated when his humans are away from the home and a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for him so he is safe and secure while no one is home.
Medically, Roman seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, is microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Like so many Bulldogs, Roman seems to have spring/summer allergies. During this season Roman is given a daily Zyrtec (generic) and a daily allergy chew (Allergy Immune Bite; $26 for a 90 day supply).
Roman is an active boy and would do well in a home with a yard, a family that can spend a lot of time with him and a family who is willing to take him on several walks a week (he does amazing on a leash and loves walks). A house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) as he is very active and loves being out in the yard to play and explore. He craves exercise and a large yard to run and play would be the best fit for this active boy! We also think he'd love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him to the office. He is a quiet boy and loves to meet new people! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem - he can sleep the day away in his crate with a his comfy blanket 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 Roman, 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.