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.
Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 8.5 yrs (DOB: 05-19-2010)
Weight: 20 lbs
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Judy was purchased from a commercial breeder to ensure her commercial breeding days were over and ensure that she was placed in a forever home to live the rest of her life as cherished pet.
Lovely Judy is sure to capture your heart with her looks. This sweet soul’s favorite past times are napping, snuggles with her people, food, and following her person around like a true Velcro Frenchie.
Judy seems to love all forms of interaction whether it be human, dog or cat, she gets along wonderfully with all! This gal is a sucker for children and loves them to pieces. She is always up for a snuggle and will use a small step stool to jump up onto the couch to snuggle next to you and would be fine using her person as her human pillow. Judy has been interested in the cat food/litter box, but she will correct easily and seems to be a VERY smart girl and a quick learner. While Judy is thrilled with her new life, it’s important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such, she will need a patient and understanding family.
Judy is currently still working on potty training. She is able to hold it overnight without an accident and will go outside if you go with her. She will roam freely as she is still trying to figure out the concept of 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, Judy seems to be in good health! She had a few teeth removed during her dental, which gives her the funniest expressions when her tongue sticks out occasionally. She has no problem eating small, grain-free dog food, but will try her best to convince you she needs to eat human food (which she doesn’t get)! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, has had a dental and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Judy would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training, does not know how to potty on a leash, and does not know how to use steps yet, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). A home with fewer stairs or without stairs would be preferred unless her family is willing to carry her up and down stairs until she is more confident with them. 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 nylabone or two 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 Judy, please fill out an adoption application for her today!
Applications Under Review - We are no longer accepting applications for Judy. Please check out our other dogs looking for forever homes!