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.
Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: Approx 7yrs (Estimated DOB: 06-01-2012)
Kids: Yes, dog savvy, 12 years or older
Adoption Fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Thor was surrendered to SNAFU rescue from an animal shelter for aggression toward other dogs in the shelter environment. He is suspected to be a former commercial breeder stud who was found by the shelter as a stray.
Thor is a happy, silly, clumsy and goofy frenchie always ready for some fun! He can be found following his people everywhere they go, requesting lots of belly rubs and butt scratchies, playtime with any toy that squeaks (the louder the better!!), chewing on his favorite nylabones, short walks and plenty of outside backyard time. Thor is an active boy who loves to play! After all that action, he is taking one of his many short naps throughout the day. When he is rested, he is begging to spend some more time smelling and scoping out every inch of the yard. Thor loves to frolic in the backyard and watch the neighborhood action through the fence. Because Thor is so curious and loves to explore, he tends to get into things if he is left unsupervised, so his people must be able to supervise him when he is out and about. He does not know danger and is still learning what pet life is all about in addition to what is expected of him inside the home. Thor seems to get along well with every human he meets. He is not a big fan of other dogs and occasionally will growl or challenge them. Due to this, we feel he would do best in a home with no other dogs. Thor can be very loving but he's not a huge cuddler, as he would rather play than snuggle! He does tend to play rough at times. Thor gets so excited during play time and occasionally will nibble love bites on his foster mom's arms and hands (we are working on training to stop this) so for this reason it is recommended he not go to a home with small children. Continued training with a consistent, firm leader in the house is a must! Thor would be fine with older, dog savvy respectful children. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to children in the household is a must and he should always be supervised when around children to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Thor is currently still working on potty training. While he has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help him with continued potty training in his new home. His foster home happily reports Thor is down to about 2 accidents per week! When let out in the yard, he will immediately pee outside, but he will occasionally mark in the house so he has been wearing a belly band to nip that behavior. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him. Thor has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly (except for snoring, typical frenchie trait!) in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. He also will sleep soundly on a doggie bed next to his foster mom's bed. 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.
Medically, Thor seems to be in good health! Thor has some spring/summer allergies, another typical frenchie trait. During this season, Thor is given a daily Zyrtec to help with the symptoms. . He has been neutered, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, had his teeth cleaned and has been given the all clear for adoption by our veterinarian!
Thor 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 well on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). He only has a few stairs at his foster mom's house but he seems fine with them. 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 but do keep in mind his silly, stubborn personality and that he will absolutely need to be supervised when he is in the office and would likely need a space that of his own that was separate from other dogs. 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 he has a soft comfy blanket to lay on, a few nylabones 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 Thor, please submit an adoption application for him today!!