Foster Location: North Sioux City, SD
Age: 10 years (DOB: 08-18-2009)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy teenagers or older
Dogs: Yes - submissive/older easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Chandler was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home and to live the rest of his life as a loved and cherished pet.
Chandler is a huge sweetheart who is a bit timid but loves soft beds, blankets, napping, chewing on his favorite bones, barking at a squeaky toy (yes he thinks it will reciprocate the noise) and napping on his comfy dog bed (yes we said napping twice!). Chandler is the ultimate couch potato but don’t be fooled by his age as he is young at heart! Chandler has a very sweet, kind loving disposition and just wants to be loved and surrounded by his people with some peace and quiet. Chandler really has yet to discover toys outside of barking at them as he would much rather settle in for a quick snooze. He currently lives with several furry foster siblings and tolerates their rambunctious behavior quite well unless they invade his personal space. Their rowdy nature, when impeding his living and sleeping area, causes Chandler to get a bit grumpy which results in a little growl. Chandler’s mature personality doesn’t allow him to waste time and energy on being child-like. He is experiencing a big change and will need a patient and understanding family that is willing to offer him the space he needs to develop into pet life and to learn what is expected of him in the home. Chandler seems to get along well with every adult human he meets and has done very well with every other dog he meets as long as they want him to play. He has yet to be around children but given his need to be in a calm environment we feel Chandler would do best with teenagers who are calm, gentle and dog savvy. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to both dogs and children are must to ensure everyone is kept safe.
Chandler is doing amazingly well with potty training. He wore a belly band to prevent marking and with that assistance his marking behavior has ceased. Chandler has been nearly accident-free in his foster home because is kept on a consistent outside schedule. His adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep him on a regular and consistent schedule for his continued potty training success. Chandler will finish his business quickly so that he can find his way back inside to a soft comfy spot to snuggle. He has also done great (actually perfect) with crate training and sleeps quietly in his crate during the day when his foster family happens to leave the home. Given Chandler loves soft comfy spots, he would love nothing more than to have his crate appointed with a soft crate pad and blanket. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home. He does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of him inside the home.
Medically, Chandler seems to be in good health. He has poor eye site and has a condition called Pigmentary Keratitis which a brown film grows over the lens of his eyes making it difficult for him to see. He also has dry eyes as he cannot produce natural tears and requires daily drops for the rest of his life. Chandler has been neutered, had a dental, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian.
Chandler would do well in almost any type of home but a house with a fenced yard with little to no stairs will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with many stairs) as he is too vocal for a shared wall apartment and due to Chandler’s poor eyesight using the stairs is a difficult task for him. He would prefer a quiet and relaxed family with older children that enjoys the calmer approach to life just like he does. We think he'd love to go to work with his new family as Chandler loves to be around his people as long the office environment is quiet. You are not able to take him to work- not a problem! He much enjoys the comfort of his space and bed at home. He is completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel as long as his people can arrange a mid-day potty break for him!
Chandler is a super sweet boy who is slowing down his lifestyle and is looking for a family to call his very own. He is learning to trust, accept affection and is searching for a patient family to teach him the spoiled ways of pet life!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Chandler, please submit an adoption application for him 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.