Foster Location: Sioux City, IA
Age: 6.5years old DOB: August 2015
Kids: Yes, young adult
Dogs: Yes, submissive
Adoption Fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Heidi was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue as she was being rehomed to no fault of her own. Her surrendering family wanted her to be placed in a loving home to be spoiled and live out her life as happy as she can be!
Heidi is a laid back, sweet, shy little frenchie girl who relishes in all the comforts pet life has to offer. She finds bursts of energy throughout the day around those that have earned her trust. Heidi takes the cautious approach to Life taking ample time to warm up to new people and in new situations. She is very food motivated and she will come out of her shell with time, treats and patience. When Heidi isn’t taking one of her many naps throughout the day, you can find her nibbling on a bone to pass the time. She isn’t one for toys as she much prefers to be fed yummy snacks while lounging on her favorite soft bed. Heidi is starting to come out of her shell more and more every day! She will confidently find herself napping on a soft blanket on the couch requesting you turn on her favorite TV show. Heidi definitely is a Netflix and chill kind of gal! She truly enjoys relaxing most of the time and is absolutely content sharing the couch with her favorite humans but isn’t one to snuggle or cuddle. Although Heidi has adjusted well into her foster home she still finds herself unsure of what is expected of her. She responds very well when she is talked to and often will show her sweet smile of excitement and offer a wiggle butt of gratitude! Heidi has some pesky environmental allergies but still enjoys her time outdoors; no walks please! She would much rather run zoomies around the fenced in yard than take a boring walk! Heidi is QUEEN of air conditioning, naps, comfy beds and soft blankets. She currently resides with another furry foster pal. Heidi does get along well with them but she is still learning that sharing is caring. She isn’t one to share food or yummy snacks. Heidi is experiencing a big change and is in need of a patient and understanding family that will gently guide her into the ways of pet life and what is expected of her in her adoptive home. Although Heidi has a sweet, kind and gentle disposition she still is very shy and unsure. Because of this we feel she would do best with respectful, dog savvy children that are quiet, older or in a home with no children at all . She should be supervised when she is around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must. Due to her relaxed nature andher desire to nap, we feel she would do best around easy-going, submissive dogs or preferably as an only pet.
Heidi is completely potty trained. Her adoptive family will need to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. Heidi is completely crate trained but would rather spend her time away from her family in a larger playpen in a dog safe room as long as it is appointed with her favorite comedy bed! She is fully trustworthy and remains accident free when her foster family happens to be away from the home and at night.
Medically, Heidi seems to be in good health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian. Heidi suffers from those pesky Frenchie allergies and responds well to daily allergy meds, daily fish oil supplements and cytopoint during high allergy months.
Heidi would do best in a house with a fenced yard as she is not one to enjoy walks in general or walk on leash. However, a ground level apartment with minimal stairs (she is uneasy with more than 2-3 stairs at a time) would be just fine if there is an adjacent fenced-in area. Heidi is ideally looking for an adult-only home. She would enjoy the quiet nature of just adults, lots of TV time and attention. She really enjoys the comfort of knowing her people are around her so a family that enjoys spending time at home (indoor or outdoor) would make for a very happy Heidi! Given her calm and sweet nature, we also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to their quiet office as long as she has her comfy bed along for the ride! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she would much rather have a work from home or stay at home family member to keep her company all day long! Heidi had a bit of a rough start to life and deserves to be spoiled with unconditional love and patience! She is such a sweetheart who is looking for a soft place to land to receive unlimited belly scratches, soft yummy snacks and endless love for exactly who she is.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Heidi, 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.