Snort

Location: California
Age: Estimated to be 5 years old
Sex: Female/Spayed
Weight: 18 lbs
Kids: Yes, but only dog savvy children
Cats: Yes
Other Dogs: Yes, but not small dogs
Birds & Other Small Animals: Yes
Available As Of: 5/31/2018
Adoption Fee: $350

Snort is a beautiful, female Frenchie that is approximately 5 years old. She came into rescue after she was left at a vet’s office. She has been in foster care for a while so that her foster Momma can really nail down her behavior issues (luckily they are not that bad!).

She has a deformed (curved) spine; this is a birth defect and is not something that can medically be corrected. Keeping Snort strong through walks and exercise are imperative to enable her to compensate for her deformity. Snort is fed a diet of Grandma Lucy’s dehydrated food and cooked turkey. Her food must be moist, and treats should be soft and small. She has a pronounced smushy face and has had previous surgery for an elongated palate. Extra attention must be paid to make sure she doesn’t overheat. Walks in the cooler evenings or mornings are best.

Snort is a sweetheart of a girl. She’s a petite size which makes snuggling pleasant. She is a sassy female Frenchie who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to let her people and other pets in the household know what that is. Luckily her desires are not huge. Snort would be happiest to have her very own basket full of toys and bones and a person that could be home with her during the day. A person who works and could take her to work would also be a great fit. Did we mention she would really like her own basket of toys and chews?

We think Snort would be good around mature/sensitive kids. A child who wants to roughhouse would not be a good fit and could potentially injure Snort’s sensitive back. Snort also gets nervous when being picked up. She cannot be crated. However, she rides well in the car; she just gets a little nervous at first. Snort is housebroken. She is used to using a doggie door and her foster mom reports that Snort is excellent at house training! She does not require a fenced yard but will require leash walking if the adopter does not have a fenced yard.

She is quite the character. She is not a biter or nasty. However, Snort is very, very possessive of toys, food and bones or chews. If she is not allowed to have these items, she becomes very obnoxious to the other animals in the household. Incessant barking and lunging will occur, and Snort will become anxious and not settle down. This behavior is not cute and should never be encouraged. Thankfully, this is a manageable issue. Feeding Snort in a totally separate room is necessary as she becomes very uncomfortable and anxious otherwise. Keeping toys and chews picked up if there are other dogs around is a must. Things will become complicated if there is another dog in the household that wants chews, bones, toys or food. If Snort is paired with another dog who is oblivious to these items or very submissive, we don’t think there will be an issue. Obviously if Snort was a single dog that would be great too. As a heads up, Snort will allow her person to remove food items and toys from her possession without issue.

Snort loves toys and chews (just in case you forgot)!! She also loves sleeping in the big bed with her humans and being near and included in whatever is going on. With her small stature, she would be a perfect pup to put under your arm and take to the local scene! Snort just wants to be involved and loved. She’s a pretty simple lady in that regard.

Snort’s perfect home would be where she is the center of attention; a home where she does not have to compete for toys or chewies; a home where she is NOT crated (she hates crating); and a home where keeping her strong and healthy is a top priority. A retired person, a person that works from home OR someone that can take her to work would be ideal. Her person should understand that she does get nervous when she’s picked up and to be patient with her. If you feel like this little darling is just the girl for you, then please click “apply” below to submit an application!

  • WE DO NOT SHIP DOGS.
  • APPLICATIONS FROM CALIFORNIA, OUT-OF-STATE AND CANADA WILL BE CONSIDERED.
  • ALL ADOPTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO A HOME VISIT. 
  • WE REQUIRE THE DOG TO BE PICKED UP IN PERSON IN THE STATE SPECIFIED ABOVE. 
  • IF A DOG IS LISTED ON “OUR AVAILABLE DOGS” PAGE AND IT IS POSSIBLE TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, THEN THAT FRENCHIE IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION. 
  • FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR FOSTER HOMES, WE DO NOT ALLOW MEET AND GREETS PRIOR TO ADOPTION. 
  • PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT SOME REGRESSION IN BEHAVIOR AND POTTY HABITS IS TO EXPECTED WHILE A DOG IS ADJUSTING TO A NEW HOME.

If you are interested in adopting Snort, please fill out an online application. There is a non-refundable $10 application fee.  

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