Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 5 years
Weight: 15 lbs
Dogs: Easy going, non-confrontational
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Cupcake 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!
As sweet as her namesake, Cupcake is a delightful girl that loves to be cuddled, give kisses, play with her favorite plush toys, receive scratches on her back, be sprinkled with attention and be everywhere and anywhere is foster family is. When Cupcake first arrived at the rescue, she was a bit shy and timid. She is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet. Although Cupcake is gaining confidence and becoming more playful everyday, it is important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family. She currently is living with two dachshund siblings. Cupcake is still learning to how to appropriately initiate attention from other dogs. She has no problems being the boss and telling her foster siblings when she wants to play and that her toys are off limits! Cupcake is cautious around new dogs and it takes her time to warm up to them. Although Cupcake is currently living with multiple pets, she would also thrive and be very happy as the only dog. She loves all the attention on her! As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must and we feel she would do best around an easy-going, small submissive dog. Although she has not been around children, Cupcake has not shown any aggression towards humans and we feel she would do just wonderful around older, gentle, dog savvy and respectful children. She should always supervised when she is around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Cupcake is still working on potty training and learning how to walk on a leash. She is making amazing progress and her foster family reports her accidents are few and far between. Her adoptive family will need to be patient and willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued training. Cupcake is completely crate trained and will settle in quickly for a good nap as long as she has a comfy soft bed to lay on. 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, Cupcake seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, had a dental, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Cupcake would do best in a house with a fenced yard. However, an apartment would be just fine if she is taken out regularly using a harness and leash as stairs are no problem for this sweet girl! We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her crate as long as she plush toys to keep her busy, a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break or two for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Cupcake, please submit 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 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.