Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 11 years (DOB: 09-15-2007)
Kids: Gentle, dog savvy 12+
Cats: Maybe - Adult, Dog Savvy Cats Only
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Preferred, but not required
Lucille was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue due to no fault of her own. Her previously owner had to move to a nursing home and was unable to bring her along. He wanted the best possible home for Lucille (Lucy) and surrendered her to SNAFU Rescue.
Lucille is a French Bulldog/Boston Terrier Mix. She is a sweet, happy, snuggly lady. She is friendly towards all people and pets. She is pretty easy going girl and nothing much phases her, though she was a little shy her first few days in her foster home. She is spunky for her age and her favorite past times are hanging out with her people (she is a little shadow dog and loves to follow her people around everywhere to see what they're up to!), being held, napping and fetching balls. She spends a lot of the day relaxing and she absolutely loves snuggling with her people on the couch. She is also a great traveler and loves to go on car rides! She does great with the other dogs in her foster home and has never had any issues with other dogs while in foster care. Lucille also seems to get along well with every human she meets! She has been around children in her foster home and does great with them! We suspect any dog savvy, respectful children would be just fine for her! She does get a little nervous around lots of commotion, so we feel a home with older children would probably be best for her. She loves gentle pets, hugs and kisses! As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household and supervising any dog when they are around children to ensure they are both kept safe.
Lucille is fully potty trained. As with any dog, a regular and consistent schedule will help with continuing her potty training success in her new home. As for crate training, Lucille can be kenneled but is new to being kenneled. She likes to be with others and has never been in a kennel in her previous home or her foster home. She is used to roaming free in a closed/gated off dog proofed space when her family leaves during the daytime and sleeps with one of her foster humans during the night. For her safety, we recommend that she is kenneled when alone or kept in a dog proofed enclosed space 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.
Medically, Lucille seems to be in great health overall for her age! Her previous vet said she is healthy as can be and has a lot of good years ahead of her! She has been spayed, had a dental, is microchipped, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian!
Lucille would do well in almost any type of home. She is currently used to pottying inside of a fenced yard for potty breaks and is not used to pottying on a leash at all, so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). Lucille would love to go to work with her mom/dad as long as they watch her for potty breaks and she has a comfy doggie bed to nap on throughout the day! If not, she is content sleeping the day away at home with a couple nylabones to keep her busy between naps, as long as her family can arrange a mid-day potty break for her! Lucille is looking for a home that will care for her and give her the attention and love that she deserves for the remainder of her lifetime. She truly just loves being a part of the family and she is a quiet, easy going girl that just loves to hang out and nap!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Lucille, please submit an adoption application for her 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.