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. 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: Wright City, MO
Age: 2 years (DOB: 04-16-19)
Kids: Yes, 8yrs or older
Dogs: Yes, submissive and balanced
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Caramel is a sweet but shy, laidback little Frenchie girl that finds small bouts of excitement and energy. She enjoys squeaky toys, chewing on deer antlers and running zoomies around her foster home. Caramel has a bit of a timid side and might take a few moments to warm up/feel comfortable in new places and around new people. She doesn’t take long to make herself right at home and you can often find her running around showing off her speed and finding a toy to engage with. Caramel’s favorite past times include napping and lounging on the couch catching up on her favorite Netflix shows (if she had a motto it would be Netflix and Chill). Her favorite activities include offering unlimited doggy kisses, cuddling with her trusted people on the comfy couch, playing with every toy in sight and nibbling on her favoite bones. Caramel is quite the Velcro dog! If any of her beloved foster family members make a move out of the room she is occupying you can rest assured Caramel will be following right behind. In addition to being shy in new situations and around new people, she is unsure around loud, abrupt and sudden noises; she seeks reassurance from her foster family in those scary moments. Caramel is in need of a patient, calm and understanding family that can help her build confidence in a new environments. She will also need a family who is willing to spend extra time with her, providing the space she requires, offer her ongoing patience and introduce her slowly to new things to build her confidence. There is one thing Caramel cannot resist … unlimited napping and snuggling with those she adores most! Although she is not a lazy pup it’s pretty much guaranteed you will find her grabbing shorts naps morning, noon and night! She currently lives with a furry foster sibling and will occasionally interact with her when she feels up to it. They like to run around and play chase but Caramel isn’t one to share her belongings (yet). Caramel is experiencing a big change and because of that she is in need of firm and consistent leadership, positive reinforcement (she loves to be praised) to help her to learn proper dog manners in her adoptive home. Caramel seems to get along well with every human she meets (big or small). She is shy at first but can easily be won over with extra pets and scratchies. However, due to her nervous disposition around loud/abrupt noises, we think she would do best in a home that has dog savvy, calm, gentle children 8 years or older. Slow introductions and supervision around children is a must to be sure they and she are kept safe. She is slowly learning proper dog manners and we think she would have the best success being placed in a home with a balanced dog to help show her the ropes of pet life!
Caramel’s foster family reports she is doing well potty training but will need someone to continue the process. She is a stubborn one as she must be accompanied by her human otherwise she will protest by acknowledging every outdoor distraction in sight. Her adoptive family must be willing to continue to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule to help with her work on potty training in her new home. Caramel is fully crate trained and happily sleeps in there while her foster family happens to be away from the home and at night. For her safety, we recommend that she is offered a similar secure space as she does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home. Since Caramel is such a snuggle bug, we know she would love to share a bed with her adoptive family!
Medically, Caramel is in great health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, heartworm tested and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian.
Caramel would be happiest in a house with a fenced yard due to her skittish nature, her inability to proficiently walk on a leash, her uneasiness with stairs (she has short and squatty legs which makes stairs difficult for her) and because she is super quick and if scared by a loud noise (she will run). A first floor apartment style home with an adjacent fenced-in yard would be great for Caramel as she is a quiet pup and would do well in a shared wall environment We do think she would be a great candidate to take to the office as she loves being around her people all day, is very quiet and will happily accept extra pets and scratchies. If you are unable to take Carmel to the office or do not have an office...that is okay as she ideally is searching for a family that has a work from home or stay at home parent as that would make her the happiest. Again, Caramel is still learning the ways of pet life, learning to trust and is in need of a calm family to help build her confidence. She would love a family that can offer her companionship, unlimited pets/scratchies and an opportunity to be a loved and cherished part of the family (offering unlimited puppy kisses on command)!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Caramel, please submit an adoption application for her today!!