Boston Terrier

Foster Location: Sioux City, IA
Age: 6 years old DOB: 02-20-16
Sex: Male
Weight: 20lbs
Kids: Yes, older
Cats: Unknown
Dogs: Submissive, Balanced
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred

Levi came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out his life as a cherished pet.

Levi is an overly shy but sweet, quiet, relaxed, timid and reserved Boston boy.  He has an overall scared and anxious personality, especially around new/loud downs and sudden movements.  Every day he is making strides in the right direction and is learning to trust.  This mellow boy is learning that exploring his surroundings is FUN and running the perimeter of the fenced-in yard with his furry pals is pure joy.  His favorite pastimes include taking many naps throughout the day, flipping to scratch his back on the ground, finding his way onto the couch to catch up on his favorite TV series, jumping on the big bed to be near his foster family and most recently discovering toys and bones.  Levi has moments where he is truly a velcro dog always wanting to be near his people as he finds great comfort in their presence but also has an independent side where he can relax in his favorite spot and watch the neighborhood happenings from afar.  He takes a passive and cautious approach to life as he is still building his confidence in finding his way into pet life. Levi currently lives with 3 furry foster siblings and really enjoys their company. On occasion, he will romp around the house with them, run to the door to go outside and enjoy a treat when everyone finishes their dinner.   Levi is quite apprehensive and nervous, requiring an ample amount of time to warm up.  He recently attended a SNAFU Rescue meet and greet event and he did wonderfully in a chaotic environment but did stay close to his trusted humans.   Levi is quite the snuggle bug (especially at bedtime) seeking attention and cuddles from his foster family who will always offer him a warm lap to jump into.  Levi has such a mild and sweet disposition and everyone that meets him just cannot help but fall head over paws for him!  Levi is still learning the ways of pet life and will need a family who is willing to spend time with him, provide the space he requires, offer him patience and introduce him slowly to new things to help build his confidence as he grows into pet life. He is making improvements daily and his foster family could not be more proud of him!  Levi would most certainly do well in a house with a passive fur buddy and equally as well as an only dog.  His sweet but nervous personality would fit best with calm, gentle, dog-savvy children over the age of 12.  As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household are a must and he should always be supervised to make sure he and they are kept safe. 

Levi is 100% potty trained. His foster family reports NO accidents in over a month.  His adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep him on a regular and consistent schedule for his continued potty training success.  Levi is very responsive when it is time to go “outside” and willingly does all of his business especially if his furry foster friends are with him as he looks to them for cues.  His foster family reports he is crate trained even though he was scared of the crate at first.  Levi is offered a small dog-safe room and he often seeks out his space when he needs to decompress.  He will sleep in his crate however, we KNOW Levi would rather continue to share a bed with his adoptive family for unlimited bedtime snuggles.  For her safety, a similar dog-safe space arrangement is suggested when his humans are away from the home and/or when he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure.  

Medically, Levi is in great health!  He has been neutered, had a dental, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!  Levi does take daily anti-anxiety medication and it really has helped him overcome some of the fear he has.  

Levi would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to his need for speed, his desire to wander the yard while outside, because he is still working on leash skills  and because of his overall timid nature; he will run if startled.  He would do just fine in an apartment-style home (he does great with stairs and is an overall quiet dog) as long as the unit/complex is VERY quiet, has an attached fenced-in area and if his adoptive family would be willing to give him ample time he needs outside. Levi would do best in a quiet house with a family that is patient, and willing to help him overcome his shy nature and help him develop his sweetness into greatness!    We also think Levi would do best in a home that has at least a part-time stay-at-home parent or a work-from-home parent.  He finds comfort in being with his people.  At this time, we don’t think he would be a great dog to take to the office due to his timid nature, especially around men. Their deeper voices can cause him pause.  Levi would be much happier sleeping the day away in his comfy bed with his family near.

Levi has such a beautiful soul that needs a home that understands he will need a lot of extra patience to help him learn to trust and adjust to pet life.  He is just in need of some love, direction and this kind-hearted boy will be forever a loyal friend to a family he can call his own!  He is ready to be spoiled and pampered for the rest of his life!

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