French Bulldog

Foster Location: Earlham, IA
Age: 4 years (DOB: 07-19-18)
Sex: Male
Weight: 33lbs
Kids: Yes, 10yrs or older
Cats: Yes, dog savvy
Dogs: Yes
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred 

 Vito came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party.  His surrendering family wanted him to be placed in a loving home that has the time to and can help manage his allergies.  

Vito has a relaxed, laidback and reserved disposition.  He is initially shy when meeting new people or when in new situations but quite affectionate and excitable once trust is developed.  Once he develops confidence in his surroundings/relationships, Vito’s loveable side really shines front and center!  He enjoys cuddling and will often put his head on his favorite human's chest and nuzzle in for affection/attention.  His favorite pastimes include following around his humans, sitting on the lap of his humans, scouting out the available lap scene to find one available to cuddle up in for some TV time!  Vito can be very much a clingy Frenchie!!!  He is such a content, sweet boy who loves to relax and be snuggled.  When Vito is feeling a bit “sparky” he will run those “Frenchie” zoomies to show his playful and joyful side.  He does fancy the outdoors and cannot wait for his daily walks to show off his improving leash skills.  After a good romp outside, Vito is ready for a bulldog snooze!  Did we mention he enjoys watching TV all snuggled on the couch?  Vito will always look for his people to partake in a cuddle session during his snooze.  He truly just wants to be with his people all the time as he finds comfort in their presence if they happen to be in the same room as he is.  Even though Vito isn’t much for playing with toys there is a little stuffed cow that seems to grab his attention! He also a BIG fan of tennis balls... this boy will chase them around for hours. Vito’s overall lighthearted disposition allows him to get along with his furry foster siblings. He has a very mild “back seat” temperament which is favorable when he is around other dogs.  He does have an older furry friend in his home that didn’t take well to his arrival and Vito tolerated the jealousy and gave the resident dog the space they require.  After the shyness wears off, Vito has yet to meet any human that he hasn’t been crazy for!  Vito has not been around small children, but because of his lighthearted disposition, we feel Vito will do perfectly well with other passive, balanced dogs and with dog savvy, gentle, respectful children 10 years or older (he is still working on jumping and can knock down the littles).  We also feel he would be equally okay as the only dog in the household as he enjoys all the human attention/affection to himself.  Vito gets overly excited when he sees cats and although his overall behavior around them has improved we feel he would do best in a home without furry felines.  Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and he should always be supervised to make sure both he and they are kept safe.

Vito is fully potty trained!  As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on his potty training success as he acclimates to his new home and surroundings.  He 100% does not like his crate!  Vito is trusted in a dog safe gated area in his foster home without any issues or accidents.  He sleeps quietly when his foster family happens to be away from the home as he has a plush warm blanket/comfy bed to provide him comfort.  Because we know Vito loves to snuggle, we know he would much rather share a bed and offer many cuddles with his new family! 

Medically, Vito is in good health.  He has been neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian. Vito suffers from extreme allergies.  He will need DAILY care when it comes to administration of allergy meds, offered cytopoint shots as needed (monthly during high allergy months), frequent bathing, medicated cleaning of folds/feet, weekly baths and a wipe down after being outdoors.  Vito will need to be kept on a very strict diet and needs to avoid any allergens that can impact his health and skin.  Vito reportedly had seizures in the past (no records of this was reported via a veterinarian to SNAFU). Upon his arrival into rescue he had one episode of which he lost his balance and was drooling. He could have had a seizure (a seizure was not witnessed). He is not currently on any medication to manage seizures however he should be closely monitored for this condition.  A veterinarian should be consulted for further care regarding this matter if seizures should occur in the future.  

Vito would do great in any type of home that has the time needed to allow him to be the center of attention!  He is a master at stairs so a multi-level home would be a-okay for him.  Although a fence is not required for Vito as he does not wander far from his human, a home with a fully fenced is always preferred for their ongoing safety.  A multiple floor apartment style dwelling would be okay for Vito as long as he is offered an ample amount of outdoor time and exercise.  Since he is a quiet, chill little boy, we think he would love to go to work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office.  He would really love it if his family had a work from home or stay at home parent as he enjoys the company of his humans.  If his adoptive family is not not able to take him to work or stay at home with him, no problem at all - he's completely happy sleeping the day away as long as he has a warm area, a soft blanket and his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him!  Vito is a snuggle bug looking for a family that can offer unlimited lap time, short walks when the mood strikes him and a STRONG human to dog ratio as he loves and lots and lots of attention. He will repay all the love with his unwavering loyalty!  Vito is such a gentle soul in need of a family that has the willingness to ensure those pesky “Frenchie” ongoing allergy issues are properly maintained and addressed at all times.  (a family that has allergy experience is a huge plus). Vito just wants to be the center of his adoptive family's world!  Who wouldn’t want to be greeted by his cute, excited little face?!?!

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Vito, please submit an adoption application for him.  


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.  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.