Iris' applications are currently under review.  
We are no longer accepting new applications for her at this time.

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 typically 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.  :-)  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, for any reason, and 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.

Iris

French Bulldog


Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA

Age: 5 years (11/9/2012) 

Sex: Female

Weight: 22bs

Kids: Yes! 

Cats: Yes! 

Dogs: Yes!

Adoption fee: $600

Fenced Yard: Preferred




Iris 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! 

Iris is a sweet and happy little Frenchie.  She loves human attention but is still a little timid of the world around her.  Fast movements sometimes startle her, but she is getting much better about learning the movements of the people around her and the regular household routine.  She is learning to relax more and more and to just be a normal doggie.  She absolutely LOVES any dog bed that is out. She sits in her bed and watches the other dogs in her foster home play and roughhouse around and is also learning how to join in the play a little bit too!  She seems to like the other dogs in her foster home and gets along great with them. Iris seems to get along well with every human she meets and has done very well with any other dogs she meets!  As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household.  


Iris is currently still working on potty training and walking on a leash. While she has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, 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, Iris seems in good health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, has had a HW test, has had a dental, and has had her nares (nostrils) widened to help with her breathing.  One important note is that, while she seems to be in great health, Iris is deaf.  That may sound difficult for some but not for this girl!  She follows the other dogs outside for potty breaks and seems to watch them for queues and things she should be aware of, when she isn't napping away on one of her dog beds, that is!  Most would not even realize she is deaf, except that when she sleeps, she sleeps very soundly and other barking dogs or loud noises do not wake her up.  If her foster family needs to wake her, they gently pet her to wake her and she seems to do fine with that.  Her foster family has been working on some hand signals with her and she seems to be picking up on them with consistency. If her back is turned and you try to call her she, obviously, will not hear you BUT if you tap on the floor she does recognize vibrations, and will turn to see what is going on.  Other than being deaf, she has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! 


Iris would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training, and how to walk on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard).  Iris may be able to go to work with her mom/dad as long as they watch her for potty breaks often and she has a comfy doggie bed to nap on throughout the day! If not, she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel, as long as her family can arrange a mid-day potty break for her with a couple nylabones to keep her busy between naps! 


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