Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 5 years (DOB: 5/8/13)
Weight: 14 lbs
Kids: Yes, 8 yrs or older
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Cheesecake 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!
Cheesecake is loving life! She is happy, silly, outgoing and fearless! Within her tiny frame resides a big, bold personality. She can be a bit bossy at times with her Frenchie foster sisters and she is really hard on toys, but just loves them. She currently sleeps in the bed with her foster mom and sisters and is a real snuggler. She is the last to fall asleep each night and sleeps soundly until morning. She is a pretty quiet girl, but she is starting to find her voice if she wants out of her x-pen or is bored. Cheesecake has had limited exposure to children but has been great with everyone she meets so far. She has lived with cats in her foster home and does just fine with them as well.
Cheesecake is currently still working on potty training but is getting better each and every day. Potty training has been a bit of a challenge as she doesn’t signal to go out, but she will use puppy pads. Due to this, she will require 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 still supervised when out of her x-pen inside the home, but has not had any accidents at night when sleeping with her foster family. Cheesecake has been kept in a crate or x-pen when she cannot be supervised and during the day when her foster mom is not at home. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating/x-pen schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure. She does not know danger and must be protected when her humans are not able to supervise her.
Medically, Cheesecake is in good health! Cheesecake has no known health issues. She is a somewhat fussy eater and needs to gain a pound or two. She likes to dump her bowl and eat her kibble off the floor and will also dump her water dish if she is not closely supervised. She has been spayed, had a dental, is up -to-date on all of her vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian.
Cheesecake would do well in almost any home but since she is still working on potty training, and does not know how to potty on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She bonds quickly and easily to most people she meets. She really just wants to be touched, loved on and held when she’s not ripping the stuffing out of a toy. She has loved going to work with her foster Mom and was very happy, quiet and well-behaved while at the office so her new family could easily take her with them to the office. If not, she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as she has a couple of bones to keep her busy and her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Cheesecake please fill out an adoption application for her today!
NOTE: Please note that it may 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, for any reason, and 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.