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 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 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.
Jax's applications are currently under review.
We are no longer accepting new applications for him at this time.
Click here to apply for Jax!
Foster Location: Kansas City, MO
Age: 1 year (DOB: 5-24-2017)
Kids: 12 years or older, no exceptions!
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Jax came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased from a rehoming ad on craigslist in order to ensure he was neutered and found the best home possible as his forever home!
Jax has been a sweetheart of a dog his foster family reports! Initially, Jax was a little timid when he first came to his foster home but has since has made some great improvements. He seems to be settling in and adjusting more and more as time passes but still is a little insecure and fearful at times, particularly when it comes to men. He has snapped at the 16 year old in his foster home when he accidentally startled Jax and he has bitten a male family member that was visiting his foster families home. While Jax IS a very sweet boy, he will still need to be monitored very closely when any visitors come into the home (but especially with men) and remain either leashed under the close and immediate supervision of his owners or kenneled in a secure area. Male fear aggression will likely be an ongoing issue that his adoptive family will need to be willing and able to continue working with him on after adoption. As for other dogs, he loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home and they play for hours! He also loves just hanging out with a chew toy in his own little world. The only thing that stops him is if he sees that a lap has become available. He loves to snuggle and be right next to you every second so losing him won’t be a problem! He is young so he still has a lot of puppy ornery-ness that he's ready to share! He hasn’t been around young children and seems to have some fear aggression when he feels scared, so he will need a home with older dog savvy kids 12 years or older. He is still learning all appropriate social aspects of a pet home, so as with any dog, should always be supervised if he is around kids (of any age - inside and outside of the home) to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Jax is potty trained and will go to the door when he needs to go out. He has to have time to find the perfect spot before he goes potty so patience will be needed when he goes out, to avoid accidents inside later on. He has had a history of marking, but he since he was neutered that hasn’t been a problem. Patience, persistence and consistency MUST be given to him and will be the best tools for helping him succeed in his forever home. Jax is completely crate trained he is comfortable and secure when left alone or no one is home. He sleeps in his crate quietly at night if he is put in the same room as his people. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home. He does not know danger and must be protected when his humans are not able to supervise him.
Medically, Jax is in good health. Jax has no other known health issues. He has been neutered; heartworm tested, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings and has been given a clean bill of health by
Jax would do well in almost any type of home but a house with a yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling) due to his potty training needs. He is fine with stairs and we do not feel they would be an issue for him to manage. We also think he'd love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office. If not, he's completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel as long as he has a nylabone or two to chew on and his people can arrange a mid day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Jax please fill out an adoption application for him today!