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 give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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.
Foster Location: Ward, AR
Age: 9.5 yrs (DOB: 03-10-2009)
Kids: Yes (Dog savvy)
Cats: No, Unknown
Adoption Fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Fiona was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue by a private owner due to dog aggression and attacking another dog in her previous home. Her previous owner to find a home that was a better fit for her where she would thrive.
Fiona is a very sweet girl with a big personality. She is a care free, gentle soul with lots of love to give. She loves her people and wants to be where they are at all times. She is very active for her age and she LOVES to play. She loves balls, especially tennis balls and soccer balls. She likes to play fetch and nurse on her tennis balls and stuffed toys. She likes to go outside with her people, but she isn’t particularly fond of grass. She doesn’t sleep much during the day, but does like to sleep late in the mornings. Fiona is not good with other dogs therefore she will need to be the only dog in her adoptive home home. She will attack other dogs and start fights. She hasn't been around cats in her foster home, so we will also be looking for an adoptive home for her with no feline friends present in the home.
Fiona is potty trained. She has never had a pee accident while with her foster home but has been known to poop in the house if you don’t get her outside in time. She sometimes goes to the back door when she needs to go potty, but she is basically on a potty schedule and her foster parents can tell when she needs to go out. A regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training success in her adoptive home. Fiona is also still working on crate training. She will whine if she is kenneled at night when her people are home. She doesn't really like to be left alone and also prefers to sleep with her foster family during the night, if they will let her! She is crated when her foster family isn’t home because she gets anxious while left in the bathroom or bedroom. She seems to do best in her crate when they aren’t 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.
Medically, Fiona seems to be in good health for her age! Fiona did have a high liver panel in August, 2018, so she was put on a supplement (Dogzymes Liver Support). Her liver panel was rechecked in October, 2018 and was within normal range, so she will need to stay on the liver supplement for the remainder of her lifetime. She had bladder stones in July, 2018, which have been treated. She is on a supplement (Dogzymes Cran-Tri-C) to maintain her urinary tract health and she will need to stay on this supplement for the remainder of her lifetime, as well. Fiona has not been diagnosed with epilepsy, but she has had seizures in the past. She has not had a seizure reported in about 4 years. She was on phenobarbital, but has been off of it for approximately 6 months. She has no other current known health issues at this time. She is spayed, had a dental, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given the all clear for adoption by our veterinarian!
Fiona would do best with a home that has a fenced in yard. She loves to run around the yard and one of her favorite past times is to play ball outside. She can’t go to dog parks due to her dog aggression, so it would make it difficult to play ball without a fenced in yard. She seems to do okay with minimal stairs, and she does great with her 2 stair step stool she uses to get on and off the couch and bed. She would do best in a home with fewer to no stairs due to her age. She would do great going to work with her owner as long as there weren’t other dogs in the work space she would be hanging out in. She does have some minor separation anxiety, so a home where someone is home during the day or only works part time would be the ideal home for her. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, she can hang in her kennel with a bone or a stuffed frozen Kong to keep herself entertained and her people would need to be able to make arrangements for a mid-day potty break for her when they are away from the home for work. Again Fiona, is a very active Frenchie, who loves to play, run around the yard, explore and investigate what her people might be doing. Be ready for an active, outgoing, playful Frenchie if you apply for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Fiona, please fill out an adoption application for her today.