Foster Location: North Sioux City, SD
Age: 6 months years (DOB: 07-26-19)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy 4 years or older
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Tessa came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet.
Tessa is just a total sweetheart! She is quite rambunctious when she is playing with her squeaky donut, her bouncy balls and her foster frenchie sister. Tessa loves nothing more than a good snuggle everywhere and anywhere her people are! She demands to be around and near her people at all times as Tessa is your typical velcro French Bulldog puppy! Who could ever resist that precious face? When she isn’t loving on her people, she loves to play with all of her foster siblings or curl up on the floor for a supervised chew session on a water buffalo horn. One of the most adorable things Tessa does is jumps into a pile of freshly dried clothes and burrows her little face in the warmth; it is just precious! Tessa is just a puppy and puppies get into everything! She loves to wander off and explore every inch of her home so she needs to be closely monitored so she does not find herself in harm’s way. Tessa loves the company of all dogs especially that of her frenchie foster sister therefore we feel she would flourish in a home with at least one other dog. She mimics the behavior of other dogs accelerating her development and proper dog manners. Tessa has not been in the company of small children for long periods of time but given her size we feel she would do best in a home with dog savvy, gentle children over the age of 4. As with all our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog into your home to make sure she and they are kept safe to ensure a smooth transition to her forever home.
Tessa’s is just a puppy and puppies take time to potty train. Her foster family keeps Tessa on a strict consistent schedule and has had great success with minimal accidents. Tessa will stand by the door when she needs to go outside or even when asked if she needs to go potty she will also run to the door! She is one smart cookie! As with all of our dogs her adopter must be willing and able to pick up on her cues and keep her on a consistent schedule in effort to maintain her potty-training success. Tessa has not spent a ton of time in a crate. She is crated only when her foster mom leaves the house and at night. Tessa is offered the BIG bed in her foster home early in the morning. We know Tessa would love to sleep in bed with her adoptive family as this girl is a snuggle-bug.
Medically, Tessa is overall in good health. She had two successful surgeries to remove the esophagus constriction. She has really started to blossom and grow after the second surgery as eating has become much easier for her. Tessa also has a hemivertebra. Her spine is congenitally deformed although this does not cause her any issues it should be monitored for any changes. Tessa has been spayed, is up-to-date on all vaccinations, heartworm tested, microchipped and given the ok to adopt by our veterinarian. Tessa takes a ½ tablet of Famotidine (10mg) once daily before her breakfast to control phlegm. She at times will cough up some phlegm and it is unknown if she will need this medication for the rest of her life. A two month supply is approximately $5. Her condition should be monitored to ensure it does not worsen. When Tessa easts slower she has had success controlling the excess phlegm.
Tessa would do well in almost any type of home but would prefer a house with a fenced yard as this tiny little girl fancies the outdoors. A home with few stairs is also preferred as Tessa is still so small and is hesitant around stairs. She also would be a-okay with a pair of loving arms to carry her up and down! You can often find Tessa exploring and running the perimeter of the backyard in a true Frenchie zoomie fashion. She loves a good walk on a leash and harness and her leash skills are improving everyday! We also think that Tessa would eventually love to go to the office with her new family! You cannot take her to the office- that is okay! She is happy to sleep the day away as long as she has her favorite toy, plush blanket and a furry companion to hang out with as long as her family can arrange one or two midday potty breaks for her!
If you feel your family might be the perfect forever home for Tessa, please submit an application for her 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.