Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 1.5 years (DOB: 11-04-19)
Kids: Yes, 10yrs or older
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Walter was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a private party. His owner wanted him to find a loving home where he can be spoiled being the ONLY pet.
Walter is a huge gentle sweetheart! He is quite the Velcro Bulldog who is a bit laid-back but NOT lazy! He loves his head scratched, back rubs, numerous naps on the couch, soft beds, short walks and lots of outdoor time. Walter is the ultimate shadow dog that has a strong need to be near his trusted human at all times. He really has a very sweet, loving disposition and just wants to be loved and surrounded by his people at all times. When Walter isn’t taking one of his many naps throughout the day he is requesting a bulldog appropriate walk followed by a walk near the bushes so his back can be appropriately scratched by the limbs. After he tires out from all his favorite outdoor activities, Walter is searching for his toy box to empty all the bones out to find his favorite one to nibble on. After a much needed chewing session, you can find Walter begging his human to relax with him on the couch to tune into his favorite TV shows. Although Walter cannot hear the words on the show, he is just happy to be next to his human pal laying his big head on their lap. He often will find a burst of energy and decide to run zoomies on the couch so fast that it often turns into repeated summersaults! He really is just a silly boy! Although Walter is deaf, he is 100% able to manage normal day to day dog activities A few small accommodations will have to be made for him in his adoptive home (allowing him to wake up slowing as example). He is able to pick up on non-verbal queues to know what is expected of him. Walter is a bit insecure and therefore is unable to tolerate being in the presence of other known and unknown dogs. He will attack another dog for an unprovoked, unknown reason (this behavior was known in his previous home AND in his foster home). HE HAS NEVER ACTED OUT TOWARDS A HUMAN. Even though this unwanted behavior is immediately corrected we strongly feel Walter will need to be the only pet in his home. He is experiencing a big change and will need a patient and understanding family that is willing to help him manage through his insecurities and anxiety as he needs this in order to adjust into another new home and to learn what is expected of him in his adoptive home. Walter seems to get along well with every human he meets (big or small; young or old). He is a very gentle boy who enjoys his time at a senior center soaking up all the attention offered to him. He instinctively takes turns sitting at the feet of each resident ensuring each of them feel the love he has to offer. He does GREAT around children. Because Walter is deaf and a very sound sleeper we feel he would do best with children 10 years or older who are calm, gentle and dog savvy. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to both other dogs and children are must to ensure everyone is kept safe.
Walter is 100% potty trained. His adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep him on a regular and consistent schedule for his continued potty training success. Walter is 100% crate trained and often prefers his crate when he is in need of some relaxation. He will randomly, for no apparent reason, have an occasional potty accident in his crate. Given Walter loves soft comfy spots, he would love nothing more than to have his sleeping area appointed with a soft bed and blanket. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or when he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home.
Medically, Walter is in great health! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health for adoption by our veterinarian!
Walter would do well in almost any type of home but a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style) for his ongoing safety. Because Walter is deaf, if he runs off he cannot hear his name being called and also for the safety of other dogs as he is unable to tolerate their presence. He would prefer either an active or quiet/relaxed family as long as they have time to spend with him offering all of his favorite activities. Walter is looking for a family to Netflix and chill with, one who likes ice cream (bulldog appropriate servings) and be okay with 24/7 togetherness! He loves adventures and desperately wants to be included in his adoptive families day to day activities. We think he'd love to go to work with his new family as Walter enjoys a car ride, prefers being around his people as long as the office environment allows for him to be the only dog. Walter would be ecstatic with a work from home/stay at home parent so he can spend all day following them around! Walter is an absolute sweetheart who is looking for someone to spoil him with all the attention he deserves! He will 100% return all the love he is offered.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Walter, 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.