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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.
Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 6 months (06-11-2017)
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Atticus came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 7 puppies, now nicknamed the #Lucky7.
Atticus has been a great little foster puppy, his foster family reports! He is still learning what it means to live the life of a pet! He loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home loves every single person he meets! He is still a puppy so still has a lot of puppy ornery-ness that he's ready to share! He does well with children (he is still a little boy, so he is always supervised when he is around kids, to make sure he is kept safe).
Being a puppy Atticus is currently still working on potty training but doing amazingly well! A regular, consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his new home. He has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home. He does not know danger and must be protected when his humans are not able to supervise him.
Medically, Atticus seems to be in great health! He did come to us with demodectic mange and is just finishing up with treatment on that. He has some patches of hair that are still growing back in so adopters should be aware of that and understand why he will have a few areas of thinner hair in certain places until his hair fully has time to fill back in. SNAFU Rescue will send him with enough medication (Bravecto) to finish out his treatment but he may require another skin scraping in the future. SNAFU Rescue will pay for that follow up (and what should be his last) skin scraping as long as our current veterinarian is used. He has no other known health issues currently, has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/wormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian.
Atticus would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still working on potty training, and does not know how to potty on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). If a prospective home has kids, we think that'd be just fine for him. He does live with children currently in his foster home (and loves him!), he has met children of all ages and did wonderful with them during their meeting/playtimes. We also think he'd love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office (but do keep in mind his not-yet-reliable potty training for office environments!). He loves to just hang out with his people and the other dogs in the home, explore and investigate what his people might be doing. He loves to bounce around the yard outside with the other dogs! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem - he's completely happy sleeping the day away with a couple nylabones to keep him occupied in his kennel as long as his people can arrange a mid day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Atticus, please submit an adoption application for him today!!