Foster Location: North Sioux City, SD
Age: 17 months (DOB: 11-19-19)
Dogs: Yes, submissive
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Strongly Preferred
Babe found her way into the SNAFU Rescue via a private party. Her family wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Babe is a VERY active, playful, social, outgoing, friendly little Pug. She enjoys running zoomies all around the house and the yard. Babe is interested in every inch of her surroundings making sure she knows where all of her toys are stashed. She is obsessed with toys, all toys and can quite literally keep herself occupied with a plush squeaky toy for a long time. Babe has an affinity for the outdoors and often requests time outside to take in all the smells. Most of her outdoor time is spent on walks or just exploring every inch of her fenced yard. She fancies jaunts around the neighborhood stopping every so often to take in the new scenery and new people. Babe must be supervised at all times while outside as she has a tendency to want to run and jump! Oh boy is she a high jumper! She is a little girl that can sneak through small spaces, scale gates, couches and anything under 5 feet. After a perfectly suited walk for her size, Babe will search for her beloved chew and snuggle up in any comfy spot she can find for a much needed nap (even searching for her human for a snuggle). After a much needed puppy nap, she is off to the races running zoomies looking for her toys to start up the fun. Babe’s high energy disposition can be overwhelming for other dogs who are more on the chill side. She gets along with her one passive furry foster sibling but Babe insists on picking on the smaller dog (in a playful way) and proves to be too much for her. Babe does resource guard her high valued items from other dogs; not humans (food and bones). Babe does not know danger and should always be supervised as she has a tendency to protect her items and could cause issues with other animals in the home (she will protect and has caused fights with animals previously). She is in need of a patient family and firm leader to help her learn proper pet manners and what is expected in her adoptive home. She has a very sweet and kind temperament which is favorable when she is around other humans. Babe is very selective with other dogs she likes and we think she would be great with a VERY submissive dog (that can match/tolerate her energy level) or equally as great as an only pet! Babe has a VERY high prey drive so no cats, chickens or any other small animal can be in the home. Because of her puppy tendencies, we feel Babe will do best with dog savvy, gentle, respectful children 6 years or older. Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Babe, if kept on a regular schedule, is fully potty trained!. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on her potty training success as she acclimates to her new home and surroundings. Babe flourishes with a consistent outside routine and would benefit from a signal for potty. She is 100% crate trained, does not have any accidents while crated but doesn’t prefer her crate. She sleeps quietly when her foster family happens to be away from the home as she has a comfy blanket and her favorite plush toy to keep her company. Babe does sleep in her crate in the evening but would much rather share a bed and offer many cuddles with her new family!
Medically, Babe is in great health! She has been spayed, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! She does have pigment art keratitis in her left eye. Babe is not in need of any current treatment and does not bother her. This condition could cause dry eyes and reduce vision in the future. Her eye should be monitored and seek veterinary treatment if it starts to cause her issues.
Babe would do great in any type of home since she is a champ at going up and down the stairs and is leash trained. Since she does love to explore the yard and has a tendency to run, jump and be VERY vocal, a house with a completely closed fenced yard will be preferred for her (as opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). Since Babe is quite vocal, we don’t think she would be a great pet to take to the office. Since she loves her people sooooo much, she would much prefer a stay at home or work from home parent. If that isn’t possible she's completely happy sleeping the day away as long as she has a warm soft blanket, a safe chew toy and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her! Babe is a little sweetie pie looking for a home that has an active lifestyle, one that she can be included in most family outdoor activities, can offer her daily walks, lots of play time and most importantly lots of love and attention.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Babe, please submit an adoption 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.