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 give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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: Fremont, NE
Age: 10 months (DOB: 12/27/17)
Kids: Yes, 8 yrs or older
Cats: Yes - dog savvy
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Ruxin came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 14 dogs, now aptly nicknamed the #Fab14.
Ruxin has been a great little foster boy & he is super easy to love, his foster family reports! Ruxin is very outgoing and loves to explore. He has a lot of energy but crashes hard when it's time for naps, in typical French Bulldog fashion. He loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home and tries to engage the cats in play as well. If you have a cat, it needs to be dog savvy - if the cat runs he will chase. The cats in his foster home put him in his place and hold their ground. Overall, he is a pretty quiet boy but he is still a puppy so he has a lot of puppy ornery-ness that he's ready to share! He does well with gentle children under supervision and loves the teenagers in his foster home. He also enjoys squirrel watching and keeping a watchful eye on the backyard with his lab foster brother. Together they are great protectors. He may just think he is a lab, too! He is such a fun little guy!
Being a puppy, Ruxin is currently still working on potty training but is doing amazingly well! A regular, consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his new home. 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 when his foster family happens to leave the home. He sleeps in their bed at night and is a super snuggler. 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. He does not know danger and must be protected when his humans are not able to supervise him.
Medically, Ruxin is in good health and has no known health issues. He has been neutered, has been updated on all of his vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian.
Ruxin 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). Again, while Ruxin is not a super high maintenance dog, potential adopters will still need to be prepared for the care requirements and needs of a puppy! We also think he would love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office. If not, he is perfectly happy sleeping the day away in his kennel while his family is at work as long as he has a couple of bones 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 Ruxin please submit an adoption application for him today!!