Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Age: 6 years(Almost) (DOB: 06-26-14)
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Brooklyn 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 12 dogs, now nicknamed the #DarlingDozen
Brooklyn is a sweet, shy, and loving girl. Brooklyn loves playing with tennis ball. She is happy and playful towards other dogs and cats that she has had time to warm up too. Once she is familiar with other dogs and cats, she likes spend a lot of time making noise chasing the other dogs she lives with. After a great game with her ball and her dog friends, this princess, enjoys to relax in the a/c watching her foster parents. Brooklyn does have a voice that only comes out when she thinks you have forgotten her. She does get vocal when someone first comes into the home. Brooklyn is anxious around strangers and prefers to be around her people for reassurance. She will need a firm, consistent leader(s) in her adoptive home to help her build confidence and learn trust with strangers. She has some separation anxiety and is most comfortable in her kennel or in arms of someone she trusts. Brooklyn prefers not to be left in a room alone instead she would rather find her favorite spot and snuggle in her kennel. Although Brooklyn is gaining confidence and becoming more playful everyday, it is important to remember she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family. Brooklyn lives with a Mini Australia Sheppard, Board Collie/Australia Sheppard and a cat. They get along great and enjoy each other company. She would most certainly do well in a house with another easy going fur buddy. Brooklyn does well with children, she will act shy until she is ready to come out and say hi. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised when around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Brooklyn is still working on potty training and has not had an accident for over 2 weeks! While she doesn't have accidents in her kennel, carpet seems to call her name even after a trip outside. 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. Brooklyn is crate trained and currently sleeps in her crate during the night and during the daytime when her foster family is at work. 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, Brooklyn Is being treated for an ear infection and a cyst on her toe! Other then what she is being treated for she is completely healthy. She has been spayed, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Brooklyn would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training and does not currently do well on leases, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard), but it is not a requirement for adoption. Ultimately, she is sweet and lovable and will do great in any home that can play with her and give her the attention and love she needs and deserves. Brooklyn is still learning to walk on a leash...she would rather roll on her back than take a jaunt on her leash!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Brooklyn, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
Applications Are Under Review. We are no longer accepting applications for Brooklyn.
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.