Foster Location: Springfield, MO
Age: 9yrs DOB: 01-04-14
Adoption Fee: $400
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Dilly was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue as she was being rehomed to no fault of her own. Her surrendering family wanted her to be placed in a loving home to be spoiled and live out her life as happily as can be!
Dilly is a delightful, exuberant, snuggly senior Pug! She is a social butterfly and you can often find her searching for much-needed attention from her humans as she offers her overly exaggerated tail wag or a favorite plush toy (sometimes even a cat toy!). Oftentimes, Dilly will hop up onto the couch or chair next to her humans in hopes of getting some snuggles or belly rubs and she especially likes to be cradled like a baby! When Dilly isn’t being doted on by her beloved humans, you can find her surveying the room for her foster sister and mimicking her every move. Nap time? Dilly is there! Doorbell rings and the resident dog barks? Dilly is there! Searching for crumbs by the food bowl or when her humans are cooking? Dilly is there! Snuggling with the kitty? You guessed it - Dilly is there! This Velcro pug wants nothing more than to be part of the pack, to love, and be loved by all members of her pack.
Dilly gets along with everyone! She loves all humans (big and small), gets along well with dogs of all sizes, and even enjoys the company of the resident cat! She is a very happy girl who is gentle, submissive, and eager to make friends. Dilly would thrive in a home with a similar-sized, well-balanced furry friend (or two!) to show her the ropes and keep her company when a lap is not available for cuddling. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other pets and children in the household are a must and she should always be supervised to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Dilly is fully potty-trained and crate trained. While she doesn’t enjoy being left behind by her humans and can vocalize her displeasure, she will eventually concede to snoozing the day away in her safe space, filled with snuggly blankets, while her humans are away at work or running errands as long as a midday potty break/ play session is provided. She also loves to go on walks and car rides! Because she can be quite vocal when crated (especially when her humans return and she is ecstatic to see them!) she would do best in a single-family dwelling (as opposed to a multi-family residence or apartment-style dwelling). Dilly sleeps in her dog bed or shares a dog bed with her resident sister most nights, but we know she would much rather share a bed with her humans!
Medically, Dilly is in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/ deworming, heartworm tested, microchipped, updated on dental (15 teeth extracted), nares widened, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Dilly does benefit from bladder and joint supplements (she has some mild hip dysplasia), as well as daily allergy medication (Zyrtec) to manage seasonal allergies, but does not require prescribed medication or food.
Dilly would do well in a home with a fenced-in yard, so she can explore and sunbathe at her leisure. We think she would integrate well into any pack or environment, but know she would thrive in a home with more than one person to love on her and at least one other dog for her to cuddle and shadow. Ideally, she is searching for a family that has a work-from-home or stay-at-home parent since she really desires to be around her people as much as possible, and the more time the better. Can’t stay home? No problem! We think Dilly would love to go to the office with her new family. She is a very social dog and loves meeting and greeting new people once she is familiar with her environment.
Dilly is looking for a family that will include her in family activities, vacations, and day-to-day adventures. She would love for her adoptive family to spoil her with cuddles, belly rubs, treats, and most importantly; their time. This sweet and silly girl is persistent in attention and wants nothing more than to be part of the pack! And don’t let Dilly’s age fool you - this adorable senior is as spunky as she is sweet and is sure to be a devoted companion!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Dilly, 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.