Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 5 years (DOB: 11-02-2015)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Sarge found himself at the SNAFU Rescue when his owner passed away. The family wanted him to find a loving home to live the rest of his life as a cherished and spoiled pet.
Sarge is an outgoing, playful, energetic, active and social English Bulldog. He is always ready to play with his beloved humans and his furry friends. He has endless enthusiasm and can be found repeatedly running the perimeter of the fenced yard when the frisbee is thrown. When Sarge isn’t burning off some energy outside, you can find him searching for his squeaky plush toys using them to engage his furry foster siblings. His absolute favorite activity is playing tug of war with his rope toy with his favorite human. After a fun play session emptying his toy box, Sarge will settle inside for some much needed chill time and snuggles with his humans. He is such a busy boy but don’t be fooled by his endless activity… he is true to his English Bulldog breed and enjoys a nap on the couch and even will settle in for some TV time! In between all his activity, he desires the company of his humans. Nothing makes him happier than his humans participating in all the things he loves and he will reciprocate that affection. Sarge loves his time with his people. He will take any pets and scratchies offered, watch his humans every movement as they move about the house and his favorite… snuggle time on the couch! He will inch up right next to his people for a much needed little snooze. Sarge is loyal, intelligent, obedient and protective of his humans (not at all in an aggressive manner). Sarge currently lives with a few furry foster siblings. He is VERY social, playful and interested in the companionship of other animals. Sarge is mostly uninterested in the resident cat however will chase it just for a little fun (again, not in an aggressive manner at all!). Sarge is experiencing a big transition and will need leadership and consistent positive reinforcement to help him adjust into his adoptive home. Sarge seems to get along well with every human he meets but due to his size he can be a bit much around small children if not supervised properly. Sarge has to be reminded to be “gentle” and he is responsive to that command as well as sit/stay. In addition, Sarge will eat anything off the floor (typical crumb catcher) so supervision around food and children is imperative. His foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children or any age and would thrive in a home with another furry, playful companion(s). As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Sarge is 100% potty trained! As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to offer him a consistent schedule to ensure continued success. Sarge does not favor his crate as he prefers to be with his human at all times. Sarge is trusted in the home to roam and is a perfect gentlemen. He does sleep quietly at the foot of his foster family's bed or on the floor in their room. We know Sarge would love to share a bed with his adoptive family! He loves the softer things in life and adores the plush nature of his so a human bed would be ideal for this boy! For his safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for him. We firmly believe that if trust to roam about his adoptive home that he is first trusted in small dog proof places before giving him full freedom.
Medically, Sarge seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Sarge would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to his love for the outdoors, his desire to play fetch/frisbee and his need to run the backyard (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) but because Sarge is obedient and doesn’t like to be far away from his humans, Sarge could be trained in a home without a fence (a fenced yard is always preferred for safety). He does great with stairs but he is much better going up than going down as he can get too excited, goes too fast for his short legs and can trip. He begs for exercise and a large yard to run and play would be the best fit for this fun-loving boy! Sarge is leashed trained and enjoys a jaunt around the neighborhood. We think he would eventually love to go to the office with his new family as long as he is offered slow introductions to new people as at times he can be shy around complete strangers. You can’t take him to the office- that is okay! He would much rather have a stay at home or work from home family member. If that is not an option, Sarge would prefer companionship from a furry family member while his humans are away from the home. Sarge desires a family with a very active lifestyle of which he can be included and one with a furry companion to play with! He is very eager to please, looking for leadership and love.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Sarge, 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.