Foster Location: Kansas City, KS
Age: 5 months (06/18)
Kids: Yes! Dog Savvy
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Caroline was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet!
This little ball of puppy cuteness arrived in rescue a bit timid but has since come out of her shell and has been a wonderful house guest. Being a puppy, Caroline is going through the typical stages of puppyhood, and while that certainly has its charms, it also has its challenges. She is still learning her puppy manners and will need a home with tolerant dogs and a family who is willing to continue her puppy & obedience training. She is currently fed separate from other dogs, so we do not know if she would guard her food or not. She does fine around other dogs when treats are being handed out but watch your fingers! She is very enthusiastic about her food and treats and sometimes doesn’t realize your fingers are in the way. She does well with gentle children, under supervision (she is still a little girl, so she is always supervised when she is around kids, to make sure both she and they are kept safe). She lives in a home with 4 dog-savvy cats and does not bother them at all. She does enjoy the company of other dogs, but she doesn’t really seem to like to wrestle or play rough as she is quite the little lady!
Given she is still a puppy, potty training is still a work in progress and Caroline is trying hard to be a good girl. She seems to do best if her people go out into the yard with her for potty breaks. A regular, consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her. She is also still working on crate training. She will cry and bark when she is first kenneled as she doesn't really like to be left alone and also prefers to sleep with her foster family during the night, if they will let her! She still has accidents in her crate if she is left for a longer amount of time, so she will need a mid-day potty break if her people are away from the home for work during the daytime. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised, so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Caroline is in good health and has no known health issues. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Caroline would do well in almost any type of home, but since she is still a puppy and working on potty training a house will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). A home without shared walls is also preferred due to her potential to bark and whine when first crated. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She does have puppy energy, so she requires physical and mental stimulation to work off her puppy energy. A nice walk before and/or after work would be great for her. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, she can hang in her kennel with a bone or a stuffed frozen Kong is also great to be left with her during the day so she can keep herself entertained! Again, her people will be to make arrangements for a mid-day potty break for her when they are away from the home for work. Caroline is a typical energetic, active, very playful Frenchie puppy, and loves to play, run around the yard, explore and investigate what her people might be doing. She loves to bounce around the yard outside so, again, be ready for an active, outgoing, playful Frenchie if you apply for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Caroline, please fill out 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, 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.