now accepting applications
Please carefully review the information below. If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Choppy, please submit an adoption application!
10 years old [DOB: 11-25-2013]
Choppy was surrendered to the SNAFU rescue to no fault of his own. His family was going through some life changes and wanted Choppy to find a loving retirement home that had time for him.
Choppy is a super relaxed, social, very chill, laid-back, trusting, and very loving Bulldog who adores his people more than anything. Be ready for lazy days in the sun, many naps throughout the day, and a dog who follows you around like your shadow because he just loves to hang out and be near his people at all times! Yes, Choppy is 100% a velcro dog. Choppy desperately wants to please his people but is as stubborn as they come. When he isn’t glued to his humans you can find him asking for a car ride, having his coat brushed (or vacuumed), exploring the yard, or sunning his cute buns outside as he watches the other animals from a distance. When Choppy is relaxing, he often searches for a yummy bone to nibble on; frozen butcher bones are his absolute favorite! After some time hanging outdoors, Choppy is looking for a comfy place to lay his head for one of his many naps throughout the day. Choppy has a furry foster sibling and he gets along wonderfully with him (and the cats too). He really isn’t interested in engaging them in any kind of socialization or play but can peacefully coexist. Choppy is truly the pawfect dog in his foster home… eat, sleep, cuddle, and accept pets…. Wash, rinse, and repeat! As mentioned, Choppy has a stubborn side. He displays that when he doesn’t want to move from a place he is sitting/sleeping. This grumpy behavior can cause him to snap, to say he doesn’t want to move… NOT to inflict harm. His foster family is working on correcting this unwanted behavior but true to Choppy’s stubborn ways, it has been a slow process. He is learning to be a gentleman, learning to take direction, and making vast improvements every day! Choppy is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, patience, and consistent correction to help him learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners, and know what is expected in his adoptive home. Although Choppy needs some coaxing and does push the limits, he does look to his leader for direction. Positive reinforcement, yummy snacks, and a lot of praise when positive behavior is present have really worked wonders for Choppy! He seems to get along well with every human (big or small) he meets! He is a very gentle giant and his foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children of any age. He would do great in a home with other dogs or equally as well as an only pet. 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.
Choppy is 100% potty trained without any current accidents in his foster home. He does well in his crate and he also does well with his bed in a special room. He is trusted in his foster home and has a dedicated area just for him. He is only left alone for about 4 hours at a time and will spend his time away from his beloved humans in his space and also when he is in need of some chill time. For his ongoing safety, we recommend that a similar arrangement be kept for him. Choppy is quite the snuggle bug and would love to share a bed with his adoptive family!
Medically, Choppy seems to be in good health! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, nares widened, palate shortened, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! He does have some mild seasonal allergies that can be treated with a daily allergy pill.
Choppy would do well in a ranch-style home with or without a fenced-in yard. He is not a flight risk however he should always be secured with a leash and harness if a fence is not available. Choppy desires a family that can spend a lot of time with him and is willing to take him on a few adventures in the car a week. This love bug adores his people and wants his retirement years spent glued to those he loves most. We do think Choppy would do well in a multiple-floor apartment-style dwelling with an attached fenced in yard if the unit was on the ground level OR had access to an elevator. He has a hard time (and no desire) to use many stairs. He does do well on a leash but prefers grass walks over concrete sidewalk walks. We do think he’d be a good office dog due to his desire to be with his humans. Choppy is a social butterfly and relishes attention, pets, and scratchies from all that have hands! Cannot take him to the office… that is okay! Choppy is okay to sleep a few hours of the day away in his favorite room as long as he has a comfy blanket, and his plush bed as long as his people don’t leave him for too long. Choppy is looking for a stable retirement home and he deserves a family to call his very own FOREVER! He is just about the sweetest boy looking for some extra TLC, guidance, and leadership. He is such a sweet, adventure-seeking cuddle bug who deserves a life full of love and attention.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Choppy, 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.
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