Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 5 years (4-8-2011)
Dogs: Yes - maybe 1 other submissive
dog over 10lbs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Dixie 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!
Dixie is a very happy, sweet Frenchie who loooves her people time. Be ready for snuggles and a dog who follows you around like your shadow with this girl because she loooves to hang out and be near her people! Dixie seems to get along well with every human she meets including children, and has done okay with the other dogs she meets as long as she is able to have slow introductions! She tends to resource guard her humans a bit, but corrects well with a squirt bottle and a firm "No". Her resource guarding could be an issue with a more dominant dog, so she would do best if placed in a home with maybe one other very submissive dog that is over 10lbs who wouldn't mind letting her be the boss. Dixie has a high prey drive so small dogs under 10lbs will not be a great match for her. She does great with the 15lb cat in her foster home and hasn't shown any issues with kitties or dogs over 10lbs.
Dixie is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, a regular and 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 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, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Dixie seems to be in great health! As with many frenchies, she may have mild allergies so will need to remain on a limited ingrediet diet to maintain and avoid any food related itchies. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, has had a dental and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Dixie would do well in almost any type of 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 is learning stairs but she is small and has short little legs, so a home with fewer stairs will be preferred for her! We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people! 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 as long as her people can arrange a mid day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Dixie, please submit an adoption application for her today!!