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: Oakland, IA
Age: 7 Months (2/14/2018)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy
Adoption fee: $700.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred, but not required
Fletcher came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of our generous supporters we were able to secure 14 dogs, now nicknamed the #Fab14
Fletcher is a sweet, curious boy who is gradually coming out of his shell and learning affection. He needs a family who is willing to be slow and quiet with him and let him adjust to the pet life. We believe he would do well with submissive fur-siblings of any size after slow introductions, but he tends to resource guard things likes. Fletcher is slowly learning about the pet life and how to be a cherished pet.
Fletcher is currently still working on potty training and has made progress. He still marks, but we are hopeful that will go away since he has been neutered. While he has been doing a great job with going potty outside, he is still learning and not quite a 100%. A regular and consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his 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. Fletcher just needs patience, persistence, a regular/consistent routine and most of all time to learn. He has also done very well with crate training and he will sleep quietly in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home. He does not know the dangers of a house hold quite yet and is still learning what is expected of him inside the home.
Medically, Fletcher seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/deworming’s, has had a dental and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Fletcher would do well in almost any type of home. A house with a fenced yard is preferred for him, but is not a requirement for adoption. He is perfectly happy sleeping the day away in his kennel while his family is at work as long as he has a couple of bones to keep him busy and hispeople can arrange a mid-day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Fletcher please submit an adoption application for him today!!