Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 2 years 4 mo (9/1/2016)
Weight: 20 lbs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Cricket came into SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home, be spoiled, and live our her life as a cherished pet.
Cricket has a zest for life! She is interested in everything and thinks the world is her playground! She gets along well with the resident dogs and seems to get along with all types of dog personalities given her playful nature. If she thinks that she has a potential playmate or wrestle partner she will bounce in front of them until she gets a reaction. She does not understand non-verbals from other dogs who are not interested in playing with her, so she is really wanting some playful fur siblings! She likes to re-decorate and will do so in minutes with all of the toys from the baskets strewn throughout the house and possibly the yard (her foster family has a doggie door). Some of her favorite pastimes include running through the house shaking her toy of the minute and looking for more things to play with! Her foster family can get her to cuddle a bit, but she's not a couch potato and if you are looking for one you will want to pass on her (we will have plenty more couch potatoes available)! Cricket is very inquisitive and could potentially get herself into trouble if left unattended for too long, at least for now.
Cricket is almost fully potty trained. Her foster family reports that she is working well with going potty outside and has only has an issue if she is sidetracked with fun and suddenly decides she has to go. She will need to be on a regular and consistent potty schedule. Maintaining this routine will be required to ensure her continued success with potty training in her new home. She has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night or when her foster family happens to leave the home. For her safety, she will need to keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home. She does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet.
Medically, Cricket seems to be in great health. She is spayed, heartworm tested negative, and is up to date on vaccinations/deworming. She has been given the go ahead for adoption by our veterinarian!
Cricket would do well in almost any type of home. She is used to going out with a fenced yard for potty breaks and does not know how to potty on a leash so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling) in addition to accommodating her energy level. She would be fine going to work with her people, as long as she could be supervised and the area was dog proofed for her. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel. And she would always appreciate if her family can arrange a mid-day potty break for her, but she would be fine if not possible.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Cricket, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
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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.