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Introducing, Pearl!

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


Adoption Fee



Des Moines, IA


French Bulldog




6years old [DOB: 12/23/2016]


32 lbs






Yes – Passive

Fenced Yard



Pearl’s Story

Pearl 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.

Pearl is an active girl who fancies playing, overall being active and most of all being near her people!  Be ready for indoor cuddle time and some outside backyard time as she loves to explore around the fenced-in backyard. She’s a big goofball who always has her tongue on point ready to give many kisses. Belly rubs and cuddle time are her jam!  Pearl adores all people and desires to be with her people doing whatever they are doing at all times. She positively feeds off their energy and will relax when they relax and will play when they want to play!   Pearl is a demanding snuggler for sure.  She will immediately grab an open spot on the couch; she will affectionately thank her beloved humans with some kisses during her cuddle time!  Pearl isn’t always a total couch potato!  She most certainly can be active, but when playtime is over, she will be all cuddled up in the corner (with her human close of course) catching a much-desired snooze.  She is a social butterfly as she enjoys all company that comes through the front door!  The more people who pay her attention the better!  Pearl does seem to get along well with every human she meets (big and small.)  We think she would do great in a home with children of any age as long as they are calm and respectful.  Slow introductions and supervision around children are a must to be sure they and she are kept safe.  Pearl has done well with other dogs, but she has started to show signs of resource guarding of food, high valued items, and those she feels are “her humans.” With a little redirection and support her foster family has had success with curbing her resource-guarding behaviors.  Pearl is still learning dog manners. She has just started to show that she thinks other dogs want “her things” which can be considered rude dog behavior, especially to more dominant dogs.  She is slowly learning manners and has reacted well to the consistent direction from her foster family, showing her inappropriate behavior isn’t tolerated. Having a furry friend would be good for her, especially with consistent, calm, and assertive human pack leaders who will set the ground rules.  Pearl needs a family willing to work with her on learning manners, and the ways of pet life and will need a family who is willing to spend extra time with her and offer her patience and introduce her slowly to new things to build her confidence.  

Pearl’s foster family reports she is still working on potty training.  A regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty-training success in her new home.  She seems to be better about going potty outside but is less willing to poop outside, so she’ll need to continue to work on that. Pearl is in her crate at bedtime and when her foster family is gone. She does have a strong dislike for the crate but does eventually settle down.  Pearl has severe separation anxiety and just started to  take Prozac to help her with that. Although the effects of the medication are unknown at this time, we suggest she stay the course. It can take some time for her anxiety to show some improvement. Due to Pearl’s dislike of the crate, we’re hoping her adoptive family can allow her to be trusted in a dog-safe area that can be gated off instead of behind a closed door as long as there’s a comfy bed that she can snuggle up in.  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. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home. Pearl loves her humans so much that we believe she would like to show off her snuggling abilities and share her human’s bed in her adoptive home.

Medically, Pearl seems to be in great health!  She is currently taking Prozac to help with her separation anxiety and would need to continue that medication. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped, had a dental, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!

Pearl would be happiest in a house with a yard but could also do well in an apartment as long as she can be taken out frequently to continue her potty training. She is a champ at stairs and they do not phase her one bit, so a multi-level home is no problem for this girl.  She does well on a leash so a fence would not be required for her but is always preferred.  We also think she’d love to go to work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people and will soak up all the extra attention that is offered!  Her foster family says she has the softest coat they’ve ever felt, so soft you’d think she was still a puppy. Pearl loves to play with her plush toys, explore around the yard, and explore and investigate what her people might be doing at all times.  Pearl is an expert cuddle bug seeking attention and adoration from her loved ones and would love to spend the evenings snuggled up on the couch, receiving a few belly rubs, and relaxing with her loving family.  

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Pearl, 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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