French Bulldog/Pekingese Mix
Foster Location: Lowell, IN (Chicagoland area)
Kids: Yes - 12 years or older
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Foxy came into the SNAFU Rescue via owner surrender. Her owner fell ill and was no longer able to take care of her. She wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to continued to be spoiled and to live out her life as a cherished pet!
Foxy is a sweet, warm-hearted, playful and affectionate little girl. She engages in play with her humans and most certainly loves cuddle time. You can find Foxy curled up right next to you during her nap time. Foxy isn’t much of a chewer but would rather play a game of tug of war or fetch with her beloved tennis ball. Toys are just her favorite things and she can entertain herself for hours with just about any one of them! Foxy is quite adventuresome. She is quick to meet you at the door when it is time to go outside. Once outside, Foxy will be sure to take a jaunt around the yard and explore her surroundings before, and after, taking a nice leisurely roll around in the grass. After a rendezvous around the yard, Foxy is back for some much desired attention and snuggles. She truly is the happiest and calmest when she is the center of attention, getting her desired scratches and snuggles. Foxy would be best suited as an only pet, as she does have some anxiety and tends to guard her food/toys when around other animals. She is definitely sweet on her humans and shows it while she beams her sweet little pupper dog eyes at you! Although she can be extremely playful and loving, Foxy is experiencing a big transition and as such will require a patient family to allow her time to adapt to her new surroundings. She does great around children 12years and older and we quickly found out she is not a fan of cats! As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised when around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Foxy is potty trained and has not had any accidents in her foster home. She will let you know when she has to potty by pawing at the door to go outside or doing a cute prance in front of the door. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on her potty training success as she acclimates to her new home and surroundings. Foxy is crate trained and her foster family happily reports she loves her crate and will retreat to it for naps if her human is busy or away at work. For her safety, we recommend that she keeps a similar crate schedule when her humans are away and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Foxy is in great health! She has been spayed, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Foxy would do great in any type of home. She is a pro with the stairs and follows her foster family up and down for laundry time religiously, so a home with stairs to manage would be no issue for her! A fenced yard will be preferred for her due to her explorative nature, but it is not a requirement for adoption. Ultimately, she is sweet and lovable and will do great in a home that has the time to give her the much needed attention and love she requires and deserves. She would love to go to work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office. Please keep in mind that an office environment would need to be a dog friendly and that she would need to have her own space to hang out in without other dogs being able to approach her. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she will happily sleep the day away in her kennel with a soft blankie and maybe a nylabone or two 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 Foxy, 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.