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.

Indigo

French Bulldog


Foster Location: Overland Park, KS
Age: 4 years old DOB: 09-20-17
Sex: Female
Weight: 24lbs
Kids: Yes. 7yrs or older
Cats: Unknown
Dogs: Yes, passive
Adoption Fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred






Indigo came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release.  Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home and spend the rest of her years being a spoiled pet living out her life as happy as she can be!

Indigo (affectionately called Indy) is a loving, sweet but nervous, laidback little Frenchie girl.  She takes a cautious approach to life as she is still building her confidence in her foster home.  Indy requires a little bit of time to warm up to new people/environments before she is comfortable sharing the same space with them.  Indy’s happy place is in the presence of her people requesting her precious head scratched and her tummy rubbed. If Indy had it her way she would spend every waking moment attached to her trusted humans; she really is turning into a Velcro Frenchie!.  When the mood strikes her or her humans are otherwise occupied, you can find Indy collecting her favorite toys/bones into one big gigantic pile.  She has this silly habit of hoarding; choosing to nibble on a bone from time to time.  She thinks they are all hers but will graciously share them if one of the resident Frenchies wants to “borrow” her treasure.  Because of Indy’s apprehension around new people/situations, she is in need of a patient, low key/calm and understanding family that can help her build confidence in a new environment and around strangers.  She will also need a family who is willing to spend extra time with her, providing the space she requires, offer her ongoing patience and introduce her slowly to new things to build her confidence.  Indy currently lives with several furry foster siblings and will occasionally interact with them but doesn’t quite understand the point of it yet.  She will watch the movements of her furry friends with her trusted human near her and will even join the pack when it is time to go outside. Overall, Indy is ambivalent to her furry friends as her preference would be to follow her humans around vs. engaging her foster siblings in some active play.  Indy can bulldoze her way to the front of the line when pets are being offered.  She cannot get enough human attention!  Indy is experiencing a big change and because of that she is in need of firm and consistent leadership, positive reinforcement to help her to learn proper dog manners in her adoptive home.  She seems to get along well with every human she meets after warming up to them.  Indy is shy at first but can easily be won over with some pets and belly rubs.  Due to her overall calm, sweet yet nervous disposition, we think she would do best in a home that has dog savvy, calm, gentle children 7 years or older.  Slow introductions and supervision around children is a must to be sure they and she are kept safe.  She is slowly learning manners and we believe should benefit from a balanced, passive fur buddy in her adoptive home and would do equally as well if placed in a home as an only dog. 

Indy’s foster family happily reports she is making great strides in potty training when kept on a consistent schedule and when taken out with the other resident dogs.  Her adoptive family must be willing to continue to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule to help with potty training in her new home.  Indy CANNOT be crated as she will injure herself trying to escape. She has slowly been given full reign of her foster home while her humans are away (she is offered potty pads as needed).  For her safety, we recommend that she is kept in a safe, secure space in her adoptive home offering her more and more space as she becomes acclimated to her surroundings.  She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.

Medically, Indigo seems to be in great health!  She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, nares widened, palate shortened and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian. She does have mild seasonal allergies and would benefit from a daily allergy pill and cytopoint during high allergy months.  Due to Indy’s nervous nature, she is given 10mg of Prozac once a day along with calming aids.  This medication should be continued given the improvements she has made.  She could however be weaned off if/when her pet personality develops further.  

Indigo would be happiest in a house with a fenced yard (opposed to a multiple floor, shared walled apartment style dwelling with no yard) due to her skittish nature, her need to find a “way out” and because she is still potty training. She has quickly mastered the stairs so a multi-level home would be okay for her.  Ideally, Indy is searching for a family that has a work from home or stay at home parent.  We don’t think she is a candidate for an office environment as she is very uneasy around new people/environments.  Cannot work from home? That is okay, she is completely happy sleeping the day away in her dog safe space as long as her people can arrange a mid day potty break for her.  Again, Indy is still learning the ways of pet life, learning to trust and is in need of a calm family to help build her confidence.  Indy would love a family that can offer her companionship, unlimited pets/scratchies and a quiet home to help her overcome her nervousness.  She has made tremendous daily improvements and just needs a little extra patience as she learns how to “pet”.  

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Indigo, please submit an adoption application for her today!!