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.



‚ÄčFoster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age: 6 months(DOB: 08-12-2018)
Sex: Male
Weight: 12lbs
Kids: Dog Savvy & Respectful
Cats: Yes!
Dogs: Yes!
Adoption Fee: $700

Fenced Yard: Preferred

Joey came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 19 dogs, now nicknamed the #ValentineOne9. 

Joey is a very sweet, loving boy whose favorite past times are zooming around the backyard, snuggling with his humans, and playing with toys!  He is a very inquisitive puppy, and will roam around for hours if there is not a human to snuggle with or lap to sit on.  Joey was a little quiet at first coming into his foster home but he quickly found his playfulness and silly puppy personality. He is not afraid to let you know when he wants to be picked up and absolutely loves snuggles. Joey gets along great with the other dogs in his foster home and has gotten along with cats wonderfully as well. He is not currently living in a home with children, but we think he'd be just fine with dog savvy, respectful kids as he seems to be great at getting along with everyone. Joey has yet to meet anyone he doesn't like!

Joey still has much work to be done with potty training, but he is has been making slow improvements with time.   A regular and consistent schedule will help with him with his continued potty training in his 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 him.  Joey is also working crate training and after a few minutes of quiet protest, sleeps quietly in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. 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.  He does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of him inside the home. 

Medically, Joey seems to be in wonderful health.  He is neutered, heartworm tested, is up to date on vaccinations/deworming and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!

Joey would do well in almost any type of home but as he loves running & zooming around the yard, a house with a fenced yard and a family who can make sure he will get a lot of playtime will be preferred for him.  He does not let stairs slow him down! He is able to maneuver them with ease so he would be happy in a home with or without stairs.  He would love to go to work with his new family, if allowed.  Do keep in mind his ornery puppy antics and energy though!!  If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem at all - he's completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel as long as his people can arrange a mid-day potty break for him!  

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