NOTE: Please note that it will likely be a 2-3 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We usually 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. :-) All of our volunteers are non paid volunteers who generously donate their homes and time to help foster dogs in need. 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 do not 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. :-) We thank you for your patience and understanding! <3
Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 5 years (02-25-2011)
Dogs: Yes! Calm/easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Hanna was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Hanna is an outgoing, happy, silly, sweet little lady who truly adores some lovin' and her people time. While she loves her people time, she is not a super lazy frenchie and loves to explore, play with her toys (a lot!), play fetch (yes, a frenchie who knows how to play and enjoys fetch!) and wrestle with one of the resident dogs who also enjoys gentle playtime. Hanna seems to get along well with every human she meets, including children, and has done very well with the other dogs she meets as long as they are easy going and non confrontational! She does not instigate fights but she will stand up for herself if another dog is trying to push her around. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household. She has been around cats and has done wonderfully with them.
Hanna is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing a great job with going potty outside, she is not quite 100% yet and a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her 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. She has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night or when her foster family happens to leave the 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. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Hanna seems to be in great health! She was overweight when she first came into the rescue and has since lost approx 8lbs. Her adoptive family will need to be diligent with her diet and make sure she maintains a healthy weight for the remainder of her life. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, has had a dental and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Hanna would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training, and does not know how to potty on a leash at this time, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She has done great with learning stairs so far and seems to have no issues with them. A home with fewer stairs will be preferred for her, but that is not a requirement for adoption! We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel 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 Hanna, please submit an adoption application for her today!!