Foster Location:Keokuk, IA
Age: 2 years DOB: 3-5-17
Weight: 21 lbs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Tugger came into SNAFU Rescue after being surrendered by his family. His family wanted him to placed in a loving home that had the much needed time to spend with him.
Tugger is a bright, charming, zestful, talented, curious & lighthearted boy. As with most boys, he loves all things sports! While he is still working on the mechanics of how the game of fetch works, (he doesn’t like to bring the ball back all the time) he is entertained by chasing tennis balls, sticks and frisbees! This Frenchton (French Bulldog/Boston Terrier mix) has a passion for all things water and his favorite, kiddie pools! It has become crystal clear to his foster family that there is no kiddie pool that he will not jump or splash around in! Tugger takes great pleasure in the outdoors. He is partial to a nice long walk in the cool breeze sniffing every ounce of nature along the way. Tugger’s energy levels do seem limitless! If he doesn’t find himself outdoors exploring his surroundings, he will spend his time horse-playing with his foster Frenchie siblings or playing keep away with all the squeaky toys. If his foster siblings are not intersted, he can be found running zoomies all around his foster home. His bountiful energy is intoxicating but once worn out, Tugger will find himself taking a long snooze on the comfy couch. One of Tugger’s greatest accomplishments is his patience and persistence when it comes to snack time. It is pure joy when he consistently catches his favorite snacks mid air when they are tossed to him! While Tugger is rather friendly, he can still sometimes be nervous and skittish around new people. His social anxieties get better everyday. He is experiencing a big change and therefore will need a patient and understanding family to help him find comfort in new surroundings and around new people. Tugger is well mannered, as he can heel & sit on command. Given his sweet and playful nature, we feel he would fo best in a home with another dog and with children of all ages. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and he should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Tugger is fully potty-trained! He will let you know if he needs to be let outside by moving in circles by the door and/or actually hitting the door to be let out. Smart dog!! Tugger does well in his crate (for short amounts of time) while his foster family is away but given his separation anxiety when he is away from his humans, it is preferred that he isn’t crated for more than 3-4 hours at a time and ONLY when his family is away from the home. For his safety, a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or when he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure.
Medically, Tugger is in great health! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Tugger would do best in a house with a fenced in yard due to his explorative nature. We also think he’d love a family that spends time at home, willing to offer tons of outdoor playtime and walks, a fun game of fetch for hours and one with children to offer up tons of attention! We also think Tugger would love to go to work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office knowing that he would be interested in grabbing attention from every co-worker and most likely begging for a snack throwing contest! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem at all - he's completely happy sleeping the day away as long as he has comfy blanket to lay on and if his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Tugger, 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 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.