Foster Location: Cedar Rapids,IA
Age: 5 years old (2013 - exact DOB unknown)
Weight: 22 lbs
Cats: No, Unknown
Adoption fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Yes!
Drusilla 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!
Drusilla is a very laid back lady who loves belly rubs and playing fetch, basking in the sun and napping for the majority of her day. She is also a big fan of fetch, she loves to bring you back the toy! She listens well and has learned a few commands so far. She knows "drop it", "come", and leaves the toy alone if you tell her to "Leave It". So far, shes not a fan of sitting, though! Drusilla (aka Dru) seems to get along with every human she meets, including children of all ages. She also plays and interacts very well with the other dogs in her foster home! She does like to act like she's boss, but has not shown any signs of aggression. She has not been around cats while in foster care so we will be looking for a home without feline friends in her forever home, to err on the side of caution.
Drusilla has had a couple accidents in the house since shes been placed with her foster. She is somewhat subtle with her indicator that she needs to go, but she will go stand at the door when she needs to go out. As with all dogs, a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training success in her new home. Dru is crate trained and simply goes to kennel on command after her foster family palces a treat in there. She actually loves her quiet space and often goes to her kennel on her own for naps. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger, is still learning what is expected of her inside of a home and must be protected when her humans are not able to supervise her.
Medically, Dru is in good health and has no currently known health issues. It should be noted that she had some anesthesia sensitivities when she went under for her spay and a hernia repair. Dru is not a good candidate for anesthesia. She should be monitored very closely by her vet if she were to need future surgical procedures for any reason and her people should avoid putting her under general anesthesia, if at all possible. She did not have a dental done while under (which is part of our normal vetting protocol) as her blood pressure dropped suddenly and she needed to be woken up quickly. The vet said that her teeth were not in a condition to currently require going back under for a dental and recommended that her teeth be monitored by her adoptive family for future dental/teeth cleaning procedures. She recovered well from her spay and hernia repair. She is also microchipped, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Drusilla would do well in almost any type of home, but since she is still working on potty training, a house will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). She is not a huge fan of walking on a leash and she is content with being a homebody! She has recently learned to go up and down stairs and while going up is the easy part, she is still learning to master the going down part. Please keep this in mind if you have multiple stairs she would need to manage on a daily basis.She will require a fenced in yard, as she doesn't like the leash and is not yet leashed trained. This is an area that her adoptive family will need to continue working with her on. 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 not, no problem at all - she will be happy to sleep away the day in her kennel with a chew toy to keep her busy as long as her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Drusilla, please fill out 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.