Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age: 4 years (8/7/2014)
Kids: Maybe, easy going, dog savvy
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Izzy was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Izzy is a sweet soul who's favorite past times are napping, snuggles with her people, food, chewing on bones, head scratches and napping on the couch. She is very mild-mannered and just wants to be your best friend. Izzy’s foster home reports that she has really started to come out of her shell. She went from napping the day away to finding anything and everything she can to use as a chew toy. She says the house is her playground and she is only a little naughty sometimes! Izzy would love a home with fur siblings who want to play! She bounces and rolls around her foster sister in attempt to initiate play. She says she is ready to find her furrrrever home with other dogs to play with because silly foster sister doesn’t know how to play. Izzy seems to get along well with every human she meets and has done very well with the other dogs she has met! As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household. While in foster care, she has not been exposed to cats or children but homes with very dog savvy cats & children may be considered for her. She should always supervised when she is around kids (and other animals) to ensure they are gentle and to make sure both she and they are kept safe. Overall, she is a laid-back gal who would just need time to adjust to an environment with new things like cats or kids.
Izzy is currently still working on potty training. She will go potty when you take her out, but regardless of how often she gets potty breaks she still tends to have small accidents inside at this time. 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. Izzy will need patience, persistence, a regular/consistent routine and most of all time to learn. 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. Izzy has yet to have an accident in her crate or bed. 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, Izzy seems to be in great health! As with many Bulldogs, she does seem to have some allergies that are managed by a daily Zyrtec (generic). She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, has had a dental and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Izzy 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, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). 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 she has a bone or toy to keep her busy and her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Izzy, 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.