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Introducing, Walter!

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


Adoption Fee



Omaha, NE


English Bulldog




4 years old [DOB: 11/04/2019]


49 lbs







Fenced Yard



Walter’s Story

Walter was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a private party. His owner wanted him to find a loving home where he could be spoiled being the ONLY pet.

Walter is a huge gentle sweetheart!  He is quite the Velcro Bulldog who is a bit laid-back but NOT lazy! He has an active side which usually comes out first thing in the mornings.  Wally Bear (as he is affectionately referred to) scarfs down his yummy breakfast and requests his morning neighborhood stroll followed by some laps around the fenced-in yard and a brief snooze in the sun.  He loves his head scratched, back rubs, numerous naps on the couch, soft beds, short walks, and lots of outdoor time.  Walter is the ultimate shadow dog who has a strong need to be near his trusted human at all times.  If his trusted humans are cooking, doing laundry, or watching TV you can rest assured Walter is right there to make sure he is part of the action, forming his own personal conga line behind his humans.  He really has a very sweet, loving disposition and just wants to be loved and surrounded by his people at all times. When Walter isn’t taking one of his many naps throughout the day he is requesting a bulldog-appropriate walk followed by a walk near the bushes so his back can be appropriately scratched by the limbs.  Whenever he is sleepy, you can find Walter begging his human to relax with him on the couch to tune into his favorite TV shows.  Walter also loves his weekly car rides!  He will visit dog-approved places taking in all the attention he can.  Lowe’s is his absolute favorite place to visit; he loves the new smells and the new people who stop to greet him.  He does request that face-to-face contact is made with a friendly hand near his face so he can smell.  Walter is deaf and therefore easily gets startled when approached from the side.  Although Walter cannot hear the words on the show, he is just happy to be next to his human pal.  Walter is deaf but this does not stop him!  He is able to pick up on non-verbal queues to know what is expected of him.  Walter is insecure and therefore is unable to tolerate being in the presence of other known and unknown dogs.  He will attack another dog for an unprovoked, unknown reason (this behavior was known in his previous home AND in his foster home).  HE HAS NEVER ACTED OUT TOWARDS A HUMAN.  Even though this unwanted behavior is immediately corrected we strongly feel Walter will need to be the only pet in his home.  Walter has been able to cohabitate in certain circumstances with his foster sister but he is strictly supervised during those brief encounters.  He is experiencing a big change and will need a patient and understanding family that is willing to help him manage through his insecurities and anxiety as he needs this in order to adjust into another new home and to learn what is expected of him in his adoptive home. Walter seems to get along well with every human he meets (big or small).  He is a very gentle boy who enjoys his time soaking up all the attention offered to him. Although Walter does great around children, but because Walter is deaf, a very sound sleeper and an overall clingy dog, we feel he would do best as an adult-only dog.   As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to both other dogs and children are must to ensure everyone is kept safe. 

Walter is 100% potty trained and is a VERY routined dog.  Walter does have time where he is separated from the resident dog.  When he is “in his room” Walter will have accidents specifically peeing on his bedding. He NEVER has any accidents while having free roam of the house; it is specific to his time alone which he does not appreciate.  His adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep him on a regular and consistent schedule for his continued potty training success.  Walter is crate trained but does not prefer his crate at all.  He is trusted in a small dog-safe place when his family leaves the home.  Given Walter loves soft comfy spots, he would love nothing more than to have his sleeping area appointed with a soft bed and blanket. Wally Bear shares a human bed at night with his foster family and requests the same appointment in his adoptive home.  He feels VERY safe and secure with his human nearby.  For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or when he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home. 

Medically, Walter is in good health!  He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health for adoption by our veterinarian! Walter has hypoparathyroidism (low calcium).  He will need to remain on daily vitamin D drops in perpetuity (cost is $56 for a 60+ day supply).  He will also need his calcium levels checked every 90 days to ensure his levels remain stable.  He may be required to have some TUMS added to his diet for continued regulation.  If Walter’s levels are not maintained he will itch his face and paws until they are raw.  In addition, he is a on Sensitive Skin & Stomach food to help as well (OTC food, no RX is required).  

Walter would do well in almost any type of home but a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style) for his ongoing safety.  Because Walter is deaf, if he runs off he cannot hear his name being called and also for the safety of other dogs as he is unable to tolerate their presence.  He would prefer either an active or quiet/relaxed family as long as they have time to spend with him offering all of his favorite activities.  He does demand extra time, attention and effort from his loved ones.  He promises to win those over with his unwavering loyalty and offering his bid head on a warm lap or chest to show his adoration.  Walter is looking for a family to watch TV with,go on walks, car rides and shopping adventures!  Oh, and also  be okay with 24/7 togetherness!  He loves adventures and desperately wants to be included in his adoptive families day to day activities.  We think he’d love to go to work with his new family as Walter enjoys a car ride, prefers being around his people as long as the office environment allows for him to be the only dog.  Walter would be ecstatic with a work from home/stay at home parent so he can spend all day following them around (he really does not like to be alone)!  He thrives being with his people and that is when Wally Bear is the happiest.  He has been shuffled around a lot and needs stability; he will have a period when he needs to learn to trust someone new again. Walter is an absolute sweetheart who is looking for someone to spoil him with all the attention he deserves!  He will 100% return all the love he is offered.  

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