Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 9 months (DOB: 03-21-18)Sex: Male
Kids: Yes! (Dog-savvy)
Cats: Unknown but probably ok
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Strongly Preferred
Hank came into rescue through no fault of his own. He was surrendered with his sister (Millie) when their owner was no longer able to care for them.
From the moment you wake up in the morning to the moment you go to bed at night, Hank is nothing but pure joy! He loves nothing more than to make his people happy. Hank is a very happy, outgoing little boy who loves to play with the dogs in his foster home. He also gets along really well with kids of all ages. Hank seems to love every human he meets, including children. He should always be supervised when he is around kids, to make sure both he and they are kept safe. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions with both other pets *and* children when introducing a new dog to the household. He loves to bask in the sun and play fetch! One of his favorite things to do is bring you his toy! He is still working on his puppy manners but has caught on fast as long as you're consistent. He also knows a few commands such as “Drop it”, “Come”, and “Leave it.” Hank has not been exposed to cats, but would probably be ok with them.
Given he is still a puppy, potty training is still a work-in-progress. Hank is trying hard to be a good boy and has made great strides going potty outside and has had only a couple accidents. He is somewhat subtle with indicating when he needs to go, but he will stand at the door when he wants to go out. 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 him. He has also done great with crate training and sleeps 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 danger and is still learning what is expected of him inside the home.
Medically, Hank seems to be in great health. He has been neutered, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Hank would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still working on potty training and is still learning how to walk on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). We also think he would love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office! He loves to meet new people! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem – he is completely happy spending the day in his kennel as long as his people can arrange a mid-day potty break for him.
Again,Hank is very energetic, active, playful, inquisitive Pug puppy! Please be prepared for the needs and care requirements of an active, ornery, puppy if you apply for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Hank, please submit an adoption application for him 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.