now accepting applications
Please carefully review the information below. If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Otto, please submit an adoption application!
8 months old [DOB: 06/28/2022]
Yes – IT IS A MUST
Example: Otto came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving home and spend the rest of his years being a spoiled pet.
Otto came into SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. His breeder wanted him placed in a loving home to live the rest of his life as a cherished pet.
Otto is a smart, active, playful, clumsy, energetic, curious Frenchie puppy who enjoys the activity of playtime and a comfy spot for naptime. Upon arrival into rescue, Otto was extremely unsure and timid. His shy disposition is waning and he is learning to trust more and more every day! His confidence is building daily and becoming more comfortable in his new surroundings. This adorably clumsy little boy is constantly exploring every inch of his foster home. He is quite inquisitive and wants to know where everything is in the home so he must be supervised when wandering indoors as he doesn’t know danger. Otto will come across items that he thinks are toys (he is still learning); he will grab any shoe, or clothing items (especially those with ties or strings) and run around so proud of his new found treasure! He is easily redirected to a “dog-approved” item when he gets his little paws on something that isn’t meant for him. He is still figuring out what are dog-approved toys; Otto is proving to be a quick study! When he isn’t burning off some energy inside he will run outside (really adorably bounce like a bunny) with his foster brothers and mimic everything they do. He isn’t a fan of the colder weather but that will not stop him from being part of the pack. Once he burns off some puppy energy, you can find Otto searching for his beloved bone to settle in for a chew session. There is not a bone he will refuse! His favorites are puppy benebones, a yummy beef knuckle, and No Hide Chews; he can nibble for hours!! If his furry friends are romping around the home showing off their playful nature, that is a cue for Otto to join in! He is extremely cautious when he enters the Frenchie scrum. He watches for his “in” and will enter in the wresting ring and bounce around with his friends. Otto is unsure of his place and is quite awkward around his VERY confident foster brothers and looks for their lead and cue for him to participate. Once his much older foster siblings are done playing, Otto will again take a little snooze this time looking for the comfort of a warm lap on the couch or nestle right in with his furry friends. He takes great comfort around his humans and prefers their company over most things. Otto is truly a velcro puppy! He likes to be cuddled with purpose and can snooze for hours with his favorite human to keep him safe and warm. Otto will often curl himself into a little ball just to fit into any crevice that will get him as close to his human for comfort and warmth. He currently lives with two French Bulldog foster siblings. He gets along famously with them as he follows their lead. Otto is a VERY passive, docile dog and quickly figured out his place in the pack! Such a smart boy! Otto is just a puppy, is experiencing a big transition, and will need leadership, and consistent positive 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, receptive to correction, treat motivated, and eager to please his humans (and his furry friends) so we know he will catch on very quickly! Otto seems to fall head over paws for every human he meets (after showing a little apprehension but quickly warms up). His foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle children of any age, a home with a balanced playful friend(s) that can help Otto learn what pet life is all about. He needs a furry leader! Otto CANNOT be the only dog in the home as he would thrive in a multi-dog household. 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.
Otto is still working on potty training but is making great improvements! He is still a puppy so training is a work in progress; his foster family reports his accidents are few and far between. He quickly picks up on things, mimics his foster sibling’s behavior, adapts well to routines, and does his business outside when he is asked. Otto is still a puppy and with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him, offering him a consistent schedule and working with him on a signal for potty (he currently signals by waiting at the back door). He is crate trained but has EXTREME crate anxiety if he is not safely crated with a furry sibling. Otto does amazing in a crate as long as he has a furry pal to keep him company. Since Otto does NOT have accidents overnight, he has been invited to share the big bed in his foster home and we know he would love to share a bed with his adoptive family! He is such a snuggle bug and will sleep 8 hours straight through the night only moving to snuggle in closer to his humans or his furry foster brothers. Otto loves the softer things in life so a human bed would be ideal for this little snuggle bug (this is not optional for Otto)! For his safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule be kept for him.
Medically, Otto seems to be in great health. He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian! Otto does seem to suffer from some seasonal allergies and would benefit from a daily allergy pill.
Otto would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to his explorative nature and because he is still potty training and working on leash training (he loves going for pack walks). A multiple-floor apartment-style dwelling with a fenced-in area would be okay for Otto as well as a shared-wall-style home. He does have a voice but doesn’t use it often. Once Otto is fully trained we believe he would love to go to the office with his new family since this sweet boy loves to always be around his people! You can’t take him to the office- that’s okay! He will happily sleep part of the day away in his crate with his comfy blanket a furry friend as long as his people can arrange a few mid-day potty breaks for him. Otto would very much LOVE a part-time or full-time stay-at-home or work-from-home parent. He does have some anxiety when he isn’t around those he loves. Overall, Otto is an amazing little boy! He enjoys car rides, bathtime, snuggle hour, playtime, furry friends, and all people. He needs extra patience to help him overcome his shyness; once he is comfortable he is a stage 5 clinger! This clumsy, silly boy is looking for a family that can offer him the stimulation he needs and the guidance to help him develop into a confident adult dog. Be prepared for the needs and requirements of a young dog; Otto will make it worth it!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Otto, 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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