now accepting applications

Introducing, Bandit!

Please carefully review the information below. If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Bandit, please submit an adoption application!


Adoption Fee



Des Moines, IA






1 year old [DOB: 09/22/2021]


22 lbs


Yes, 6 years and up





Fenced Yard



Bandit’s Story

Bandit came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party release. To no fault of his own, his owner wanted him placed in a loving home that can properly care for a young dog and the energy that comes along with a puppy.

Bandit is a smart, playful, active, social, loving energetic Frenchton (French Bulldog/Boston Terrier) puppy. He is overly enthusiastic when meeting new people and thinks everyone is his best friend! You can often find Bandit searching his foster home for his beloved toys in hopes someone will engage him in play. He fancies all toys and adores his chew bone whilst sitting in the window nibbling away as he watches the goings on of the neighborhood. Bandit can entertain himself for hours dragging all his toys around but would love a family that is willing to play with him (constantly).

When he isn’t burning off some energy indoors, you can find Bandit requesting some nap time on his favorite chair with his foster mama. He often takes cues from the resident furry creature when it is time to relax. Bandit settles for a snuggle session, belly rub, or just chilling on a comfy spot watching his favorite TV shows. After some cuddle time with his humans, you can occupy his time in the backyard with some backyard zoomies, some neighborhood watching, sniffing all the smells in the yard looking for his favorite sticks. When he isn’t following his humans around the house, you can locate him quietly exploring every inch of his foster home.

He is quite smart, and curious, and wants to know where everything is so Bandit must be supervised when wandering the home as he doesn’t know danger. Bandit is still a young puppy and will need firm leadership, and consistent correction to help him learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners, and know what is expected in his adoptive home. He is extremely smart so we know Bandit will be eager to learn and receptive to positive reinforcement. Bandit is very receptive to the alpha LEADER in the house and needs to know that he is NOT in charge. We do think that he would greatly benefit from a structured training class to perfect his learning skills. Bandit absolutely gets along well with every human he meets! He still does the “puppy nibbles” so redirecting this unwanted behavior is imperative. He corrects well and is eager to please!

Bandit’s foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children 6 years or older and one where he can be the only resident pet. He does well with the resident pup in his foster home as he is VERY passive and balanced but Bandit has not shared the same reaction to other pets. It is not optional; Bandit MUST BE AN ONLY DOG. 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.

Bandit is fully potty trained! He quickly picks up on things and does his business when he is asked and will even let out a whine when he desires something (i.e. sitting by the door when he needs to go outside). As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to offer him a consistent schedule and work with him on a proper signal for potty. Bandit is fully crate trained. He is crated when his humans are away from the home for work, errands, and at night. Bandit is a MASTER cuddle bug. He does so well in a human bed showing love to each of those he cuddles with. For his safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule be kept for him. 

Medically, Bandit seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, microchipped, nares widened, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Bandit has a sensitivity to rice and should not be fed food with that ingredient.  

Bandit would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to his explorative curiosity, his desire to run/chase things, and his nosey nature about the goings on of the neighborhood (as opposed to a multiple-floor apartment-style dwelling with no yard). He begs for exercise to burn off his endless energy and a large yard to run and play would be the best fit for this fun-loving boy! Bandit enjoys a jaunt around the neighborhood to show off his mastered leash skills; the colder weather will not stop him! He loves to get out and about to burn off some energy! We know he would thrive in an active home with lots of people to love on him, one with an overall busy family that can include him in all their adventures. We also think Bandit would love to go to the office with his new family (assuming the car ride is short as he can get a little car sick but this is improving as he gets more acclimated to car rides).

Bandit will need some proper training before entering an office environment as we think at this time he may be too energetic and social for a quiet office setting. Even better, Bandit would love a family that has a family member with a flexible home/work schedule as he desires to be around his people as much as possible! You can’t take him to the office or you don’t have the availability to stay at home all work day- that’s okay! He would happily sleep the day away in his crate as long as he has a comfy blanket to lay his head on, and a safe chew bone to nibble on as long as his people can arrange a mid-day potty break for him.

Ultimately, Bandit is quick to make friends, super affectionate, playful, enthusiastic, and a little mischievous. He thrives in a structured environment. He is looking for a family that will guide him into proper dog manners/behaviors, including him in family activities, vacations, and day-to-day adventures. Bandit will forever be a loyal, loving companion to any family! If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Bandit, please submit an adoption application for him today!!


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 cannot 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.

SNAFU Rescue Logo

​SNAFU Rescue is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and rehomes all short-nosed breeds in need.   |   wishlist   |    donate   |    volunteer   |    adopted dogs

© Copyright 2023, SNAFU Rescue (Short Noses and Friends United Rescue). All Rights Reserved.