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Introducing, Jolie!

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


Adoption Fee



Earlham, IA


French Bulldog




4 years old [DOB: 11/14/2018]


19 lbs







Fenced Yard



Jolie’s Story

Jolie came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home and spend the rest of her years being a spoiled pet.

Jolie is a sweet, shy, quiet little Frenchie girl that loves to be cuddled and snuggled.  Once comfortable in her environment, she seeks attention and prefers to be everywhere and anywhere her favorite person is. Jolie’s favorite pastimes include mealtime, naps in the sun, belly rubs, cuddles, car rides, and toys!  Jolie’s spunky side will shine through when she finds her favorite plush toy and runs around and shakes it like it is her job!  When Jolie first arrived at the rescue, she was very nervous and timid.  She had lived most of her life in a commercial breeding kennel and is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet.  Although she is slowly gaining confidence and becoming more comfortable every day, it is important to remember that she has dealt with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family.  At times her behaviros may regress due to her past.  Jolie is in need of consistent leadership that will not fall for her manipulative ways!  She is one smart cookie and will do anything to get her way!  She currently lives with several furry foster siblings.  Even though she tolerates her furry cohorts she would much rather cuddle up in her plush bed than partake in their shenanigans.  She is still learning the ways of pet life and finds comfort in being with her human and because of this, we feel she would thrive and be very happy in a home that has a pack to guide her and keep her company. In her past, Jolie has demonstrated resource guarding her human’s attention letting out a bark or even a growl; this unwanted behavior was addressed but if it regresses it will need to be corrected.  As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household are a must.  It may take sevreal weeks or even months for Jolie to fully trust.  She has been bounced around quite a bit so her guard up.  Although she has not been around small children, Jolie has not shown any aggression towards humans (she has snapped at the vet so she will need anti-anxiety meds before a vet visit), due to her overall timid nature we feel she would do just best around dog savvy, respectful children over the age of 7 or with no children at all.  She should always be supervised when she is around small children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.  

Jolie’s foster family happily reports she is fully potty trained!  She made fast progress but regresses when stressed or in a new enviroment.  She would pee on the floor/howling when she does not get her way so persistence is key with Jolie!  Her adoptive family will need to be patient, willing, and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success.  Jolie is not a fan of her crate at all.  She has access to a crate and occasionally will enter it freely but would rather be (once earned) the freedom of a small, dog-safe room when she is unsupervised.  Jolie enjoys a comfy bed on the floor in her human room in the evening and has been known to sneak into the big bed when desiring cuddles.  For her safety, we recommend a similar arrangement is suggested when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home.

Medically, Jolie seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, paravular episioplasty, microchipped, and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian. Jolie is on a daily anti-anxiety medication that she must remain on (most likely in perpetuity). 

Jolie would do best in a house with a fenced yard for her ongoing saefty.  She is timid in new environments and can run if startled if not properly secured with a harness and leash.  A home with stairs is okay as Jolie is a champ going up/down any amount of stairs.  We also feel that Jolie would NOT be a good pet for a multiple-floor apartment-style home as she can be very vocal when she is displeased.  Work from home or a stay-at-home parent? Jolie would absolutely love that!!! Otherwise, we think she’d love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office as she prefers not to be away from her people and is very content keeping to herself!  She is looking for a patient family to call her very own, one that is willing to work with her to learn how to “pet”, one with a quiet lifestyle, and one that will offer her unlimited snuggles.  Once you get through all the layers of her personality she really is a loving pup!

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Jolie, please submit an adoption application for her 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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