Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 5 years (DOB: 02-04-2014)
Weight: 23 lbs
Kids: Yes! Gentle, dog savvy
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Agnes (Aggie) came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeding auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 19 dogs, now nicknamed the #ValentineOne9.
Agnes, lovingly referred to as "Aggie" by her foster family is a happy, playful, curious Frenchie who loves cuddles, playtime with her foster brothers and investigating the house. When Aggie isn’t monopolizing her all her foster families attention, she enjoys every toy and bone in the house! At times, she sneaks her foster dads socks and initiates a great game of keep away. She has yet to meet a human or dog she hasn’t liked. Aggie's favorite time of the day is dinner time! She has no problem letting her foster brothers know which food is hers and during meal time, we suggest Aggie is separated from the other dogs to help avoid an issues with possible food aggression. She hasn’t been around small dogs or any cats while with her foster family, but given her sweet nature her foster family thinks she wouldn’t have any problems. She has been around children ages 1-11 years old and has done wonderfully with them, so a house with gentle, dog savvy kiddos would be just fine for her. 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 she and they are kept safe.
As for potty training, Aggie is a quick learner thanks to her foster brothers! She isn’t left in her crate for more than a few hours at a time as her foster family comes home at lunch to let her outside. Aggie is NOT a fan of the cold weather and insists to be accompanied outside. Aggie will need to maintain a regular, consistent routine/schedule to help with continuing potty training in her new home. She has done great with crate training and her foster family reports she is accident free in her crate. At night, she quietly and comfortably sleeps the night away in her crate knowing her foster family is in the same room. For her safety, we recommend to keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and must be protected when her humans are not able to supervise her.
Medically, Aggie is in great health! She has been spayed, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, had a growth removed from her vulva and has been given the all clear for adoption by our veterinarian!
Agnes would do well in almost any type of home but would prefer a family that will shower her with cuddles and lots of attention! Although not required, she would love a home with a dog sibling to play with. As always, a fenced in yard would be preferred, but is not a requirement for adotpion. Aggie has successfully learned to go up the stairs, but will not go down them. Her new family will need to be willing to continue to work on stairs with her. No, stairs in your house? Well, this girl wouldn’t be happier! Since, Aggie loves everyone she meets, she would be excited to join her family if they wanted to take her to the office. If not, no problem at all! She is happy to sleep the day away in her crate with a soft blanket knowing her family will arrange a mid-day potty break for her.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Agnes, please submit an application for her today!!
NOTE: 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 can not 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.
We are no longer accepting applications for Martha, they are under review. Please check out our other dogs accepting applications!