Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 4 years (DOB: 08-06-14)
Weight: 28 (?) pounds
Kids: Probably, dog savvy, gentle
Dogs: Probably, Easy going, non-confrontational
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
BonBon 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 19 dogs, now nicknamed the #ValentineOne9.
Scrumptiously delicious Bon Bon is a lovely girl with a very sweet personality. Be ready for snuggles and a dog who will be your shadow as this girl is a true Velcro Frenchie! BonBon is starting to figure toys out and loves to spend time chewing on a good bone. She bounces happily out of her play pen (x-pen) and her crate to greet the day and to greet her foster family after work. BonBon currently lives with two dog savvy cats. She has not shown much interest in them and does very well with having them around. She also does pretty well with the other dogs in her foster home but she does tend to resource guard her foster families laps (she won't allow the other dogs to join them if she was there first). This behavior has been easily corrected with a firm reprimand and some time out time in her crate to cool off. This routine has helped her learn to share but we strongly recommend that she not be allowed on the couch/furniture at all in her adoptive home if other dogs are in the household, especially during the slow introduction period and while her new family and her build trust and get to know one another. If there are other dogs in the household of her adoptive home, she will require and firm and consistent leader and routine to help avoid issues with the other dogs in her household. BonBon hasn't had much exposure to children while in her foster home but we feel she would probably do well with gentle children under supervision. As with all dogs, she should always supervised when she is around kids, to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Potty training is still a work in progress for BonBon. She does not ask to go out so sending her outside every few hours and when she wakes up from naps is best. She also does best if her people go out with her when she goes outside to ensure she actually goes. A regular, consistent schedule will help with her continue potty training in her new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on potty training. BonBon is currently sleeping in a crate during the night. While she is a bit reluctant to go into her crate initially, she will settle in quickly and sleeps through the night. During the daytime when her foster family is at work, she is in an ex-pen with pee pads to use if needed, which she does seem to use pretty reliably. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating/x-pen schedule when her humans are away and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure. She does not know danger (what is okay to chew on or not) and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, BonBon seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, has had a dental, has been updated on vaccinations/de-wormings, has been heart worm tested, is microchipped, and has been given the all clear for adoption by our veterinarian!
BonBon would do well in almost any type of home. She has mastered stairs (both going up and down) and is learning to walk on a leash. She does not currently know how to potty on a leash but will use pee pads indoors so "city life" in an apartment is a possibility for her as well as a suburban home with a fenced yard. She could also stand to lose a few pounds (true of many of us!) so her adoptive family will need to keep a close eye on her diet/weight to ensure she loses those extra pounds along with maintaining her at a healthy weight once that goal has been met. We also think she would love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! BonBon has gone to work with her Foster Mom and loved it! She greeted everyone who came by her office to say hello. She loves to meet new people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem – she is just finesnoozing the day in her x-pen with a comfy bed and a good chew toy or two as long as her people can arrange a mid day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for BonBon, 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.