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: North Sioux City, SD
Age: 1.5years old DOB:04-8-20
Kids: Yes, dog savvy
Cats: Unknown, probably not
Adoption Fee: $800
Fenced Yard: Preferred
London found her way into the SNAFU rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet!
London is the perfect balance of active and laidback. She is a playful, social, lighthearted, easy-going, excitable, happy Frenchie girl who loves to snuggle her people. You can often find her running from room to room making sure she keeps her foster family in sight. London loves to be with her people at all times! You can often find her bouncing around the house or yard, grabbing a random toy here and there and then settling in with her favorite bone; water buffalo horns and Nylabone’s are her absolute favorites! London also enjoys showing off her perfected leash skills on a perfectly suited Frenchie walk. When London tires herself out from such a busy body, she is ready to settle down for a quick snooze. Her absolute favorite place is on the lap of her humans. She loves to be held, offered lots of attention and to cuddle, cuddle and cuddle some more. She will stop immediately whatever she is doing if she finds her human with an open lap. London will dash over, jump up (she may be part kangaroo) and plop right down. It is about the sweetest thing you will ever see! She is constantly looking for comfort and protection from her humans. She enjoys most of the attention offered just for herself but is slowly learning to share it with her furry friends. London took some time to adjust to another female dog in the home however took immediately to the resident males. London will often share her nap time with them but not her toys. When she is hogging her beloved possessions, her unwanted behavior is immediately corrected. She is very smart and picks up on commands and adjusts her behavior quickly. London currently lives with several furry foster siblings. She has made friends with each of them in her own time and is learning quickly from shadowing them and mocking their behavior as to what it’s like to truly be a pet! London is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help her learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected in her adoptive home. She is smart, a fast learner and eager to please so we know London will be quick to adapt to pet life with the proper leadership! She seems to get along well with every human she meets as she is quite spirited and lovable around her trusted people. She has not been around small children but does easily get bothered by loud, sudden and abrupt noises. Because of this her foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children 8 years or older. We also feel she will flourish in a home with other furry members. As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs and supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
London is doing extremely well potty training and her foster family reports she is 95% trained. She quickly picked up going outside as she mimicked the other dogs in the home. She sure does love the company of her humans while she is outside. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her, offering her a consistent schedule and working with her on a signal for potty. London is 100% crate trained (although she doesn't prefer her crate) and has not had any accidents. She does not prefer her crate and reluctantly will go in and share her voice for her distaste for the time she spends in there but will calm down within minutes and snooze away. We think, since London loves to cuddle and snuggle, that she would love to continue to share a bed with her adoptive family. For her safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for her as she doesn’t know danger.
Medically, London seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, heartworm tested and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! She does suffer from some seasonal allergies (what Frenchie doesn’t) and would benefit from a daily allergy pill (Benadryl or Zyrtec) in addition to cytopoint shots during high allergy months.
London would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to her love for the outdoors, rolling in the grass and because she is still potty training. (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling home). We do think London would be okay in an apartment as she does well with stairs but would prefer a ground level apartment with an attached fenced in area. We also think London would love a family with many family members, even one with dog savvy children as she loves as much attention as she can get and she adores being anywhere and everywhere her people are. She loves all people that will offer her unlimited amounts of attention. London has small bouts of separation anxiety (she loves her humans soooo much) and would thrive in a home with a work from home or a stay at home parent. We also think she would love to go to the office with her new family! She will quietly chew on a bone, find some sunshine to bask in or happily sleep the day away in her bed or on a soft comfy blanket and as long as her people are near. Ultimately, London is a sweet, silly girl who will make a family happy. She is a true velcro dog that loves the company of her humans and will reciprocate all the love and affection she is offered.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for London, please submit an adoption application for her today!!