Boston Terrier

Foster Location: Glenwood, IA
Age: 1 years old DOB: 04-19-21
Sex: Male
Weight: 17lbs
Kids: Yes
Cats: NO
Dogs: Submissive, Balanced
Adoption Fee: $800
Fenced Yard: Preferred

Banksy came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party.  His owner wanted him placed in a loving home to live the rest of his life as a cherished pet.

Banksy is a smart, active, sweet, playful, energetic, social, curious Boston Terrier who enjoys the constant activity of playtime and a comfy spot for naptime (albeit short naps) . He has the endless enthusiasm of a Boston Terrier puppy but once all his energy has been exhausted you can find Banks looking for a welcoming lap to take a much needed nap. You can often find Banks exploring every inch of the fenced-in yard, sniffing all the trees and plants, weaving in and out of landscaped foliage and constantly engaging his furry foster pals in some play.  Banks is still a very young dog in need of some basic training… he lacks the sense to approach other dogs slowly and can be up in their faces, barking at them to play, bouncing off them in hopes he is just too cute to refuse!  When he isn’t burning off some energy outside or adorably annoying the resident pack, you can find him searching for his beloved bone to settle in for a chew session (deer horns are his favorite!).  If his bone is occupied by one of his pals, Banks will not hesitate to steal his prized possession from any pup that may have it!  Although this is NOT done in an aggressive manner, Banks must be monitored closely and this unwanted behavior must be immediately corrected.  He truly is content playing all by himself but also welcomes his foster siblings in his playtime (if they are in the mood for his exuberant ways).  After a fun(and exhausting) game of fetch with his bouncy ball, Banksy will take a little snooze on a soft comfy bed or preferably on his human's lap.  He can be mid-play and if he sees his humans sit down he will immediately run to them and request their lap to lay his precious little head.  Banksy can be such a velcro puppy!  He is quite inquisitive and wants to know where everything is in the home so Banks must be supervised when wandering the indoors as he doesn’t know danger.  He currently lives with 5 foster siblings (big and small). He doesn’t always have the best sense of an appropriate dog introduction but he does allow other dogs to correct him if what he is doing is unwanted.  Banks, at times, will ignore their social cues and will continue to coax and antagonize them into some play.  His awesome puppy energy can be too much for other dogs to handle. Banks is just a puppy, is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help him learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected in his adoptive home. He is extremely smart and eager to please his humans so we know he will catch on to corrections very quickly (he is very food motivated)!  Banks seems to get along well with every human he meets (big or small).  His foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children of any age, a home with a calm, balanced, easy-going dog or equally as well as an only dog.  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 he and they are kept safe.  

Banks is still working on potty training.  He is still a young dog so training is a work in progress.  Belly bands are intermittently used when he does not have open access to a door.  Banksy quickly picks up on things, mimics his foster siblings behavior, adapts well to routines and does his business outside when he is asked.  Banks is still a puppy and with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him, offering him a consistent schedule and work with him on a signal for potty.  Banks does not like his crate but will eventually settle down when his foster family happens to be away from the home.  He does sleep quietly in his foster families bed at night.  We do think Banks  would love to continue to share a bed with his adoptive family!  He loves the softer things in life so a human bed would be ideal for this little snuggle bug!  For his safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for him. 

Medically, Banks seems to be in great health.  He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian!  Prior to entering rescue, Banksy had FHO surgery to repair a hip injury.  He is as good as new and has absolutely no issues now.  

Banksy would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to his explorative nature, his overall love for the outdoors, his ability to jump VERY high (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) but because he is great with stairs, a ground level apartment with a tall fenced-in area would be okay too as long as his adoptive family is willing to offer him lots of daily exercise. Banks can be a very vocal dog so the shared walls must be kept to a minimum.  Banks begs for exercise (has a lot of energy to burn) so a large yard to run and play would be the best fit for this fun-loving boy!  Once Banks is fully trained (potty and obedience) we believe he would love to go to the office with his new family since this sweet boy loves to always be around his people!  You can’t take him to the office- that’s okay!  He would much rather have a stay at home or work from home parent.  Ideally Banks is looking for an active family that will include them in their daily activities, properly socializing him with people and other dogs.  He desperately needs a consistent and firm leader who will not allow him to rule the house.  He desires rules, boundaries and limitations.  Banks exhibits overconfidence with other dogs that can pose issues if he is not taught to back off with other dogs and show signs that his behavior is unwanted.  He is VERY intelligent and knows when he is doing something that he isn’t supposed to but often will test the boundaries.  Banks has a love for all people and he will reciprocate all love and attention he is offered.  Be prepared for the needs of a young and VERY active dog!  He requires daily exercise, constant stimulation, human touch and unlimited snuggles.  

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Banksy, please submit an adoption application for him 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.