French Bulldog

Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 4 years (12/9/2014) 
Sex: Male
Weight: 34lbs
Kids: 14 years and older, no exceptions!
Cats: Unknown
Dogs: Passive and Playful Short Nosed dogs
Adoption fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred

Please read Benny's below bio very carefully before submitting an application!! 

Benny was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue due to behavioral issues.   Benny has random, unprevoked aggression issues in his home with other dogs and humans.   

Despite his quirks,Benny is a great dog, who is happy, loving, friendly and playful (he really likes to lounge, snuggle and be lazy too, of course!). Benny's foster home reports he is almost a perfect dog.  His behavior issues appear occasionally, which is why he needs to find a home willing to deal with them.  Benny sometimes zones out and "sees red" and has aggression towards dogs and humans in his home.  Benny has bitten and drawn blood.  After he snaps out of it he tries to comfort the human he went after, although it's a bit unnerving.  Sometimes this is food/treat/toy related and other times he seems to just be having an off day.  Some of this behavior stems from fear relating to insecurity. He MUST have a firm consistent leadership in his adoptive home, just as he does with his foster family.  With firm, consistent leadership he seems to do amazingly well and his issues are occasional with with his foster family.  Benny's outbursts have improved greatly with 10mg of Prozac 2x a day.  It is imperative that his adoptive home will keep him on medication to help him.  Benny thrives on attention and play time.  He LOVES attention, and does like to play when he is in the mood.  Otherwise he is content to snuggle with his people and watch some TV.  He sometimes does not appreciate other dogs attempting to play with what he has determined to be 'his toys'.  Due to his random but minimal (1% of the time maybe) outbursts that can result in bites, he will not be able to be placed in a household with young children under the age of 14 years old.  Some of Benny's outbursts have been possibly linked to the angle of what he sees.  His vision may be a bit different due to his eyes not always looking in the same direction (strabismus/wall eyed) and some of the times he has bitten he has reacted to action behind and to the side of him.  Benny enjoys playing with other dogs but would need an extremely submissive dog who does not test him as a fur sibling.  When his foster home has had another dog with a strong personality as a foster they have had to deal with fighting.  

Benny is 100% house trained.  He has not had any potty accidents since coming to his foster family's home.   As with any dog, a regular and consistent schedule will help with continuing his potty training success in his new home. Benny is crate aggressive.  His foster family has found that leaving him loose in the living room causes less stress than putting him in his crate when they are away.  He will go in a crate but creates quite a scene upon doing so.  For his safety, we recommend that be kept in a room without any dangers or other dogs (due to his unpredictability) with something soft to lay in.   

Medically, Benny is in good health. He is on a daily joint supplement as previous to this when stretching his back he would occasionally yelp.  This completely goes away when he is on something with  Hyaluronic Acid in it. His foster home uses Dogzymes Phyto Flex. Benny has no diagnosed/health issues. He has been neutered, HW tested, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! 

Benny would do well in almost any type of home, as long as there are no dogs with strong personalities or young children present.  He seems to do fine with stairs.  Benny really enjoys having a doggie door to the back yard (with a privacy fence) to use when his family is home.  He is often found outside sunning himself.  He may be able to go to work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office IF it was a quiet, calm, dog friendly environment and he had his own space to hang out in without other dogs or strangers approaching him frequently. If not, he's completely happy sleeping the day away in something soft as long as he has a nylabone or two to chew on and his people can arrange a mid day potty break for him!      

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Benny please fill out an adoption application for him today!

Click here to apply for Benny!