Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 11 months (DOB: 11-17-20)
Kids: Yes, 5 years or older
Cats: Unknown, probably
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Strongly Preferred
Spark came into the SNAFU Rescue via a private party. His previous owners could no longer care for him and wanted him to be placed in a loving home and spend the rest of his years being a spoiled pet.
Spark is a handsome, sweet, silly, stubborn, playful French Bulldog who is 100% puppy! He is your typical spunky boy who is full of endless energy and loves to be on the constant go! He is a super social, excitable, happy dog who loves long walks, tug-of-war games and wrestling matches with his furry foster siblings. Spark enjoys the company of his humans but has not expressed much interest in being a lap dog. After Spark has exerted himself with countless hours of chew toy fun, he seeks the solitude of his crate. He enjoys a long nap on a soft, cozy bed in his own space with a durable safe chew-toy nearby to self-soothe. You often can often find him with his beloved nylabone in tow. Spark will bounce between running around with his foster siblings to abruptly changing course and settling in for a chew session. Be ready for the needs of of energetic puppy because Spark is all puppy all the time!! Spark has yet to meet a human that he hasn’t fallen head over paws for (and the feeling is mutual). He will graciously accept all attention from humans big or small. His previous home reported he did well with kids of all ages. We feel Spark would thrive in a home with little humans who can help him burn some of his energy and keep him active and spry. He is still very much a puppy and is learning that human hands and fingers are off limits from his baby shark teeth. For this reason, we think he would do best in a home with dog savvy kids over the age of 5. We also feel he would be a great addition to a family that has a balanced resident dog. Spark would greatly benefit from learning the ropes and what it is expected in the home by emulating proper dog behavior. He is seeking a dog that can match his energy level and willing to engage in some play time! He should always be supervised when he is around children to make sure he and they are kept safe. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to towers dogs in the household is a must!
Spark is doing well with potty training and his foster family reports he is about 95% trained. He quickly picked up going outside as he mimicked the other dogs in the 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, offering him a consistent schedule and working with him on a signal for potty. Spark is highly motivated by treats so we believe he will be a quick study! Spark is 100% crate trained. He remains accident free in his crate and often seeks it out when he’s feeling overwhelmed or ready for a snooze. He also quietly sleeps in his crate at night or when his foster family is away. A similar crating arrangement is suggested as spark doesn’t yet understand danger. In addition, we recommended that his adoptive family continue to use the crate for Spark until he is 100% potty trained.
Medically, Spark seems to be in great health! He entered the rescue due to issues with a prolapsed rectum. After the fix in August 2021, he has not had any further issues. At this time, a more complex surgery was NOT recommended however if complications arise, he may require a coloplexy or similar surgery in the future. Spark has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/deworming, Heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health for adoption by our veterinarian. Spark is given a daily dose of Zyrtec for those pesky Frenchie allergies. In addition, a cytopoint shot is recommended during high allergy months.
Spark would do well in any type of home as long as he is given enough exercise, stimulation and activity. Spark is still learning leash manners and has escaped from his leash a time or two, so a sturdy harness will be a must for him! Spark is an energetic, active, very playful Frenchie who loves to play, run around the yard, explore and investigate his surroundings. He would relish in a home with a BIG fenced-in backyard as we feel Spark might be a runner if let off leash. Spark is a really fun, sweet dog who will give your family lots of belly laughs. We think he’d love to go to work with his new family as Spark enjoys a car ride and being the center of human attention! If not, he is completely content being in his crate with a puzzle or chew toy as long as you have time to devote to him after work to use up some of his energy. He would also love a comfy bed and a furry sibling(s) to keep him company (in addition to a mid-day potty break). Spark desperately wants a life of adventure and being the center of his family’s world! We think he would enjoy a family who stays active together. A family who loves to spend their time outdoors (camping would be a plus) would be a great fit for him as he enjoys an active lifestyle and would make the very best adventure buddy!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Spark, 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.