Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 3 years (DOB: 05-13-2015)
Kids: Respectful, Dog Savvy kids 10yrs or older
Dogs: Yes, very calm, easy going dogs approx her size
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Asia was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue due to her picking on/bullying and ultimately not getting along with the Boxer in her former home.
Asia is a beautiful, sweet girl whose favorite past times are napping, hanging out near her people, chewing on plastic water bottles (she can destroy them quickly so she has to be supervised when she gets one!), being outside (which also includes getting dirty-digging and rolling from time to time!) and, last but not least, walks (she walks beautifully on a lead and likes to ride in a stroller, too). Sometimes she will bark at her her people for attention but will quiet down with a firm verbal correction. Initially, Asia was very timid, scared and insecure when first coming into her foster home. Her foster family has been diligently working with her to build confidence through routine and structure. She has slowly been making progress and seems to be coming out of her shell more and more as time passes. Asia is a very anxious dog and that anxiety comes out as growling and shaking. She can be a curmudgeon - her foster Mom has learned to just ignore her grumpiness as have her Frenchie foster sisters. Asia will need work on socialization and her forever family will need to be very patient with her as she takes a long time to warm up to new people and new situations. We feel this will get better with time as she continues to go more and more places. She is currently not on any medication for her anxiety as it seems to be managed well with a regular, consistent schedule with clearly set rules, boundaries and expectations within her foster family. Like her foster family, Asia's adoptive family will need to be one with a fairly regular consistent schedule with a firm leadership and structure in place within the home. Asia's new family will also need to understand that she will need more work on socializing in unfamiliar environments as well as someone who will be patient with her when she is scared/unsure. She needs time to learn about her new surroundings and come into her own. She will need a family who can provide consistency and work with her on building confidence. Asia seems to do okay with dogs that are near her own size and does just fine with her Frenchie foster siblings in her foster home. She has not shown any aggression toward her foster siblings to date. She may or may not be a Frenchie Snob (a Frenchie who only likes other Frenchies?) but regardless, she does *not* do well with dogs that are larger in size/stature than her and is reactive towards them - growling and snapping at them. In her foster home all dogs eat separately in securely separate areas to avoid any food aggression issues and she seems to do very well with that routine. She has a couple of dog savvy cats in her foster home and seems to do just fine with them. She hasn't been around kids much but we feel that she would do fine with calm, respectful, easy going, dog savvy kids over 10 years old.
Asia is 100% potty trained! She has had no accidents inside while with her foster family! As with all of our dogs, a regular, consistent schedule will help ensure her continued success with potty training in her new home.. Asia seems to do best with a secured kennlel or dog xpen/playpen when no one is home. She does enjoy sleeping in bed with just her people but she tends to growl at the other dogs if they move around too much during the night so she currently sleeps in her kennel during the night and seems to do well with that. During the day, when her foster family happens to leave the home, she hangs out in/sleeps in her xpen/playpen. For her safety, we recommend that she 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, especially if there are other pets present inside the home.
Medically, Asia seems to be in great health! She is spayed, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Asia would do well in almost any type of home but will likely not be suited to apartment style dwellings. A house with a fenced yard will be required for her in order for her to have multiple opportunities throughout the day to run off energy. A family that goes on lots of walks will also be preferred for her...a tired dog is a happy dog and this especially applies toward Asia! She is still working on stairs and will need a bit more work with them in her adoptive home but a house with stairs should be just fine for her. She is happy to be carried up and down the stairs while she works on getting better with them. She currently goes to work with her foster mom from time to time and does very well, so she would be great dog to take along to the office as long as it was a quiet and easy going work environment. Her foster mom reports she’s pretty awesome in the office - quiet and mostly just naps! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her pen with a nylabone or two to chew on, as long as her people can arrange a mid day potty break for her.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Asia, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
Click here to apply for Asia!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be a 2-3 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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, for any reason, and 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.
Asia's applications are currently under review.
We are no longer accepting new applications for her at this time.