NOTE: Please note that it will likely be a 2-3 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, for any reason, and 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.
Lily's applications are currently under review.
We are no longer accepting
new applications for her at this time.
Foster Location: Overland Park, KS
Age: 7 years (09-27-2010)
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Lily came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased from a rehoming ad on facebook/craigslist in order to ensure she found the best home possible as her forever home!
The namesake “Lily” means motherhood, which is appropriate given Lily originally came from a commercial breeding kennel. An even more appropriate namesake is “Tiger Lily” which means, “I dare you to love me!” This couldn’t be more fitting for this girl given every single person she meets, falls in love with her. Lily has had a bit of an unstable life prior to coming into rescue. She had been sold three times on Craigslist due to no fault of her own. Luckily, SNAFU Rescue was able to step in and bring this little lady into rescue so that she could finally find her true forever home.
During her time in foster care, her foster mom has reported that she has been the ideal canine citizen. She is a very happy, mellow and playful girl. She loves to instigate play with her three foster siblings, and chew on bones, but she’s also just as happy snoozing the day away. Lily seems to get along well with other dogs (male and female) that she's met to date. She's also had a playdate with a cat and had no interest in him at all other than trying to eat his food and wanting to cozy up in his bed. Lily is a bit of a velcro Frenchie and will follow her person from room to room. She is also an expert lap warmer and loves to snuggle.
Lily seems to be potty trained and has not had any accidents in her foster home thus far. She is also crate trained and willingly goes into her crate when her foster family has to leave for a few hours. She also sleeps quietly in her kennel through the night. It was reported in her previous home that she did not like to be left alone. While her foster family has not experienced any issues with her while away from the home or during the night while she is sleeping in her kennel, for her safety, we strongly recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away.
Medically, Lily seems to be in good health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, has had a heartworm test, has been treated for an ear infection, and has been allergy tested through ACTT. As with so many Bulldogs, Lily has some food and environmental allergies and must remain on a no grain, high quality diet. She has a history of skin infections due to allergens so her new family must be able to and willing to monitor her skin diligently. Lily also receives occasional foot soaks in iodine to aid in preventing itchy/yeasty tootsies. Lily did test positive for allergies to tobacco leaf and will need to be placed in a smoke-free home. Last but not least, Lily also has some cloudiness in her left eye likely due to scarring from an old injury. While that does not currently cause her any issues, our vet suspects her of only having peripheral vision in the left eye due to the scarring. Lily is very food motivated and could gain weight very easily given her small stature. Her food and treats *must* be monitored diligently for her to stay at a healthy weight.
While Lily’s temperament and preferences would allow her to adjust to most home environments, one with little or no stairs will be preferred since she has short little legs and is a bit older. One exception to this would be that her new family is 100% committed to carrying her up and down any sets of stairs that might happen to be part of her day to day routine. She has limited experience walking on a leash, so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). Like all Frenchies (and really all dogs in general), Lily would be thrilled to have her human at home during the day to give her ALL of the attention she feels she deserves. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! If either of those options are not available for her, she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel, as long as her family can arrange a mid-day potty break for her and provide her with a couple nylabones to keep her busy between naps!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Lily, please submit an adoption application for her today!!