Foster Location: North Sioux City, SD
Age: 8 years (DOB: 06-24-13)
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Not Required
Tanker was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home and to live the rest of his life as a loved and cherished pet.
Tanker is a super handsome, laid back, social and loving Frenchie boy. He is so sweet and so very lazy! Tanker loves snuggles, napping, extra pets, following his foster mama’s every move, offering unlimited kisses, napping (yes we said napping twice!) Tanker is the ultimate couch potato but don’t be fooled by his age as he is young at heart! He has a very sweet loving nature and just wants to be adored and be around his people. His ABSOLUTE favorite activity includes soaking up all the attention from his foster mom and super gluing himself to her 24/7. Tanker has yet to discover toys but would rather romp around the yard to grab just enough exercise to tire him out. He has such an adorable curious disposition as he is extremely interested in the constant activity of his furry foster siblings. He loves other dogs SO much (maybe a little too much) and tries to join in on all their happenings. Tanker is a bit socially awkward around them and doesn’t understand space or boundaries. His furry foster sisters often tell him when they are in their personal space and even boss him around a little and he is overall unfazed by their demands. Tanker is experiencing a big change and will need a patient and understanding family that is willing to slowly guide him into the joys of pet life. Tanker seems to get along well with every human he meets (big or small) and has done well around every dog he meets (big or small). We think Tanker would benefit from a well-balanced furry sibling to help show him the ropes of pet life (but not required). As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions and supervision around children when introducing a new dog to the household to make sure both they and he are kept safe. He has not been around cats but given his overall chill disposition we feel he would be okay with them.
Tanker is doing amazingly well on potty training. He has been nearly accident free and doing wonderful with going potty outside. A regular and consistent schedule will help with him continuing 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 (actually perfect) with crate training and sleeps very quietly in his kennel during the day when his foster family happens to leave the home (accident free). He would love nothing more than to have his crate appointed with a soft crate mat and blanket. Tanker does sleep in his crate and night but given he is such a snuggle bug and loves to be around his people, we think we would love to share a bed with his adoptive family. 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 is still learning what is expected of him inside the home.
Medically, Tanker seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, had his nares widened, a dental, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Tanker would do well in almost any type of home! He is a quiet dog (unless he is demanding attention) and because he is such a Velcro dog and is not very quick, a fenced-in yard is not required (but always preferred). We think Tanker would do great as an apartment dog as long as the unit is on the first floor as his short squatty body type and little legs do not allow him to utilize stairs very well. Tanker would prefer a low-key family that loves to spend time at home. He is looking for someone to spend his golden years relaxing and being spoiled with unlimited attention. 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! 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 his people can arrange a mid-day potty break for him and they don’t leave him too long. Ultimately, Tanker is looking to shadow his best friend and to enjoy his years as a spoiled, loved pet! He is loyal, loving and will be an amazing addition to a special person/family.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Tanker, 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..