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 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: Des Moines
Age: 4 yrs (exact DOB unknown)
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred but not required
Brendie came into SNAFU Rescue via a commercial breeder release. Her breeder wanted her placed in a loving home to live the rest of her life as a cherished pet.
Brendie is a sophisticated, quiet, sluggish and reserved lady. Given her simple approach to life, it shouldn’t be a surprise that she passes each day enjoying many Bulldog snoozes, watching her foster family move around the home, take in a good movie from her favorite spot on the floor and allowing her little foster human siblings read her a book. Brendie is very patient when storytime occurs and takes great delight in all the scratches and pets that happen while the whole book is being read. After soaking up all the happenings in her home, Brendie will demonstrate her musical abilities through her perfectly synchronized snores; they really are adorbull! Brendie does not take to loud noises such as motorcycles, fireworks, and other abrupt noises that are not part of daily routine (kids, TV & normal household noises are okay!) as she seeks the safety of her kennel when she is startled. Brendie is experiencing a big change and therefore will need a patient and understanding family to help her find comfort in new surroundings and around new people. Brendie is calm and gentle around other dogs and children of all ages. She graciously sits and allows her foster sisters to pet and snuggle up right next to her. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Brendie is a perfect little lady and is 100% potty-trained!!! Her foster family happily reports she is accident free in her foster home. Brendie is fully crate-trained and finds comfort in her safe space. She is thoroughly content sleeping during the day in her kennel when her foster family happens to be away from the home. Brendie prefers to eat her meals from the comfort of her kennel. For her safety, a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure.
Medically, Brendie is a good health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/deworming, heartworm tested and had bi-lateral entropion surgery to correct inward rolling eyelids. The eye lid surgery fixed the issue and should not need additional treatment. Like many bulldogs, she needs a joint supplement to lubricate her joints (Dogzymes Phyto-flex), this daily supplement can be found on chewy.com or smile.amazon.com. She does have a little limp in her gait but it does not seem to hurt or limit her. Brendie doesn’t do well with stairs (either up or down) but will aqueous when she needs to go outside.
Brendie would do best in a home with a family that appreciates her lazier pace in life and one that allows a routine environment. A home with a fenced yard or an apartment style home (she doesn’t bark at all!) with little stairs would be okay for her as Brendie avoids exercise in any format! She probably isn’t a candidate for someone who wants to take her to the office as she would rather sleep the day away in her crate as long as she has a comfy blanket to lay her head on. Brendie does not need a mid-day potty break but always appreciates it when schedules allow.
If you are or are preparing to slow your life down, Brendie might be the perfect fit for your family. Please submit an application for her today!