Foster Location: St. Louis, MO
Age: 5 years (DOB: 09-28-15)
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Bill found his way to the SNAFU Rescue via a private party. His family was moving away and wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, adored and live out his life as a cherished pet!
Bill is a laid back, chill, people loving snuggle-pug. He has a passion for the cool temperatures of the outdoors and often requests time outside to take in all the smells. Most of his outdoor time is spent on longer pug-suited walks or just exploring every inch of his fenced yard. Bill fancies jaunts around the neighborhood stopping every so often to take in the new scenery and show off his leash skills (he is progressing just wonderfully). After a perfectly suited walk for his size, Bill will search for his beloved chew toy (he prefers hard chewies) and snuggle up in any comfy spot he can find for a much desired chew session. While enjoying his chewie, Bill will always look for his people in hopes an open lap is available. He is such a cuddler and would much rather have his person near and partake in a cuddle session. Bill will often bury himself under the blanket right next to his favorite humans and snooze away! He truly just wants to be with his people at all times as he finds comfort in their presence. Bill’s overall relaxed disposition allows him to get along with his furry foster siblings (as long as they are nice to him). He has a very kind temperament which is favorable when he is around other dogs. Bill seems to get along with any dog of any size and enjoys some play time galloping around the house! He has yet to meet any human, big or small, that he hasn’t liked! Because of his lighthearted disposition, we feel Bill will do perfectly well with other dogs and with dog savvy, respectful children of any age. No other dogs in your home? That’s ok, Bill would do just great being an only dog making sure all the love and attention is directed his way. Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Bill is completely potty trained however has been known to mark in some areas when in a new environment. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on “marking” as he acclimates to his new home and surroundings. Bill would benefit from wearing a belly band for those “just in case” situations. We feel over time that a belly band will not be necessary once he settles into his routine. Bill is 100% crate trained and does not have any accidents while crated. He sleeps quietly when his foster family happens to be away from the home as he has a comfy blanket and his favorite toy to keep him company. Bill does sleep in his crate in the evening but would much rather share a bed and offer many cuddles with his new family! This boy LOVES to snuggle!!!!
Medically, Bill is in great health! He has been neutered , microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Bill would do great in any type of home since he is an expert at going up and down the stairs and is completely leash trained (he does pull a bit, but with consistent correction he will master the leash)! He loves the outdoors but with consistent walks and exercise we feel a home without a fenced in yard would be okay but it is always preferred. BSince Bill is quite a people's pug, we think he would love to go to work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office. If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem at all - he's completely happy sleeping the day away as long as he has a warm soft blanket, plush toy and his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him! Bill is a little snuggle bug looking for a home that has children to dote on him, can offer him appropriate daily walks and lots of love and attention. If you are looking for a sweet boy to call your best friend and Netflix and chill… Bill is you PUG!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Bill, please submit an adoption application for him.
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.