Foster Location: Cedar Falls, IA
Age: 2.5 years old DOB: 06-17-19
Kids: Yes, dog savvy
Adoption Fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Etta came into 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.
Etta is a playful, active, social, lighthearted, goofy Frenchie girl who loves being able to snuggle her people and play with her furry friends. You can often find Etta running to greet her humans as they enter the room and will greet them accordingly. She has a chill side and has a very happy disposition. She prefers to hang with her trusted people and especially loves relaxing on the couch next to her furry foster friends. If there is a lap available, Etta will be the first one in line trying to snuggle in it. When she isn’t being her silly flirtatious self, you can find her grabbing a few of her favorite chews (nylabones are her favorite) and lying down for some quiet time with her beloved bones. After a much desired chew session, Etta will find a soft comfy bed to lay on or even better, snuggling one of her furry friends. Etta loves the company of her Frenchie foster brother and those two can engage in some great play sessions. They are quite adorable together. She has a curious/sneaky side and will attempt to steal some of the cat's food so she must be supervised at all times when wandering the home as she doesn’t know danger and is still learning what is proper dog behavior and what things are “Etta friendly”. She is smart and knows when she does something she isn't supposed to; she rolls on her back thinking she will become invisible or is showing off her cuteness so no one gets upset. It is the most darling thing ever. Etta currently lives with several furry foster siblings. She has made fast friends with each of them and is learning quickly from shadowing them and mocking their behavior as to what it’s like to truly be a pet! Etta is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help her learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected in her adoptive home. She is smart, a fast learner and a people pleaser so we know Etta will be quick to adapt to pet life with the proper leadership! Etta seems to get along well with every human (after slow introductions) as she finds the most joy being around her people. She is timid/shy around loud/abrupt noises so we believe she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children 10 years or older (knowing she will take time to warm up) and would greatly benefit from a home with other furry members. Etta is cat friendly and may think she is part cat as she squeezes through the cat door in the baby gate. Oh Etta; such a silly girl!!! As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs and supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Etta did extremely well potty training and is 100% trained! She quickly picked up going outside as she mimicked the other dog in the 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, offering her a consistent schedule and work with her on a signal for potty. Etta is 100% crate trained, has not had any recent accidents and sleeps quietly when his foster family happens to leave the home and as well at night. We think, since Etta loves to cuddle and snuggle, that she would love to share a bed with her adoptive family. For her safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for her as she doesn’t know danger.
Medically, Etta seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, had a dental, heartworm tested and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! She does have a small bone chip in her back left knee that our veterinarian is not concerned about and it does not cause her any issues. We suggest ongoing monitoring for any potential discomfort.
Etta would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to her curious nature and for her safety as she is timid around loud noises in a new environment and could run (but this is not a requirement as Etta does great on a leash and would do okay without a fenced in area). She has mastered the stairs so a multiple floor apartment style shared wall dwelling home (she rarely barks) would be ok for her as long as she is properly secured at all times with a leash and harness. We also think Etta would love an active family that would include her in family outings and walks around the neighborhood. She is happy to be anywhere and everywhere her people are. She loves all people that will offer her attention and a lap to snuggle in. We think she would love to go to the office with her new family as she loves car rides, meeting new people and has a curiosity about her that loves to investigate new places! You can’t take her to the office- that’s okay! She will happily sleep the day away in her crate as long as she has a furry buddy to keep her company, a soft comfy blanket and as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her. Etta is a big love bug with bouts of energy and the ability to snuggle all day. She will be a loving, loyal family member!!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Etta, 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.