Foster Location: Waterloo, WI
Age: 1yrs old DOB: 02-18-21
Adoption Fee: $800
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Gigi found her way into the SNAFU Rescue via a private party. Her family wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home that had the time and energy for a young active dog and to be spoiled, loved, and live out her life as a cherished pet.
Gigi is a VERY active, playful, social, outgoing, friendly Frug. She enjoys running zoomies all around the house and the yard with her furry friends. Gigi is interested in every inch of her surroundings making sure she knows where all of her toys are stashed. She is obsessed with toys, really all toys, and can quite literally keep herself occupied with a plush squeaky toy for a long time (the toys MUST make noise!!!). Gigi has an affinity for the outdoors (it is really quite an obsession) and often requests (more like begs) for time outside to take in all the smells. Most of her outdoor time is spent chasing her foster siblings or just exploring every inch of her yard. She fancies jaunts around the very large backyard stopping every so often to take in the new scenery. Gigi should always be supervised at all times while outside as she doesn’t know danger. After some much-needed exercise to burn off that puppy energy, Gigi will search for her favorite toy and snuggle up in any comfy spot she can find for a much-needed nap (even searching for her human for a snuggle). After a much-needed puppy nap, she is off to the races running zoomies and looking for her toys to start up the fun. Gigi’s high-energy disposition can be overwhelming for other dogs who are more on the chill side. She gets along famously with her furry foster siblings and takes the passive approach with them. Gigi will share any and all toys (especially if it means a game of tug-of-war will ensue) and will NEVER resource guard her high-valued items from other dogs or humans. She is even cat friendly! Gigi cohabitates famously and has a warm demeanor. Her motto is run, play, nap… wash, rinse, repeat. Gigi is still a young dog and does not know the danger and should always be supervised. She requires a patient and firm leader to help her learn proper pet manners and what is expected in her adoptive home. She has a very sweet and kind temperament which is favorable when she is around other humans (both big and small). Gigi is not selective at all with other dogs as she likes them all the same (small, big, male or female) and we think she would be great with a VERY playful dog (that can match/tolerate her energy level) or equally as great as an only pet. Because of her puppy tendencies (she does play nibble and this behavior must continue to be corrected), we feel Gigi will do best with dog-savvy, gentle, respectful children 6 years or older (knowing she is a bigger dog and can knock over the littles). Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household are a must and she should always be supervised to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Gigi is fully potty trained! 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. Gigi flourishes with a consistent outside routine and would benefit from a signal for potty. She is 100% crate trained and does not have any accidents while crated but doesn’t prefer her crate(really has quite the distaste). She sleeps quietly when her foster family happens to be away from the home as she has a comfy blanket and her favorite plush toy to keep her company. Gigi does sleep with her favorite little human in the evening but would very much love to continue to share a bed and offer many cuddles with her new family!
Medically, Gigi 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! Gigi has bilateral medial luxating patellas both back legs). No surgery is needed at this time but they must be continued to be monitored for any discomfort. Her condition can be controlled by both keeping Gigi at a healthy weight and offering her high-quality joint supplements.
Gigi would do great in any type of home since she is a champ at going up and down the stairs and is leash trained! Since she does love to explore the yard and has a tendency to run around the yard, needing to burn off a TON of energy, a house with a completely closed-fenced yard will be preferred for her ongoing safety (as opposed to a multiple-floor apartment-style dwelling). Since Gigi really does not like to be without her humans and is a wonderful officemate, we do think she would be a great pet to take to the office. Since she loves her people sooooo much, she would very much love a stay-at-home or work-from-home parent. If that isn’t possible she's completely happy sleeping the day away as long as she has a warm soft blanket, a furry friend or two, a safe chew toy and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her! Gigi is a little sweetie pie looking for a home that has an active lifestyle, one that she can be included in most family outdoor activities, and can offer her daily walks, and car rides (she loves the car and will not so subtly wait to jump in), lots of playtime and most importantly tons of love and attention. She is VERY high energy and must have an outlet to burn it off and receive the stimulation she needs to maintain a very happy Gigi.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Gigi, 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.