NOTE: Please note that it may be at LEAST a 3-4 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 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.
Foster Location: Oakland, IA
Age: 3 years (8/10/2015)
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Beau Diddley 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 16 dogs, now nicknamed the #SweetSixteen.
Beau is a happy playful Boston who loves anyone and everyone. Beau loves to snuggle or lay around on a bed or pillow. He loves everyone he meets, and he especially loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home. He is still learning how to play with toys. He isn’t great at being gentle with little children, as he is very curious and gets very excited to meet new people in general, under supervision he would learn to adapt. He loves to lie outside or explore the yard and bask in the sun! He would do great in a home with another dog that is not very dominant or bossy. He loves being where the foster parents and foster siblings are. He also sleeps very well in his crate at night and when the grown ups are away. He absolutely loves being able to be just a dog! Beau is still working on being calm and collective, and not being so skittish.
Beau is currently working on not marking and while he is not 100% yet, he is trying and making fast improvements. A regular and consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him. 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. Since he does well in his crate, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home so he is safe and secure while no one is home. Beau does not know danger and what is okay and not okay to chew on at this point!
Medically, Beau is in great health. He has no known health issues. He has been neutered and dewormed is up to date on shots and heartworm preventive.
Beau would do well in almost any type of home. He is used to going out with a fenced yard for potty breaks and does not know how to potty on a leash so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling), though this is not a requirement for adoption. He doesn’t go up and down stairs very easily, so a home without stairs would also be preferred or at least where the majority of the time is spent on one level, but he is learning. He is completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel with a blanket and toy or two to keep him busy as long as his family can arrange for a mid-day potty break.
Beau is a very active, energetic, but switches gears quickly to cuddle and be laid back and loving. If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Beau please fill out an adoption application for him today!