Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 5 years (DOB: 6/9/2013)
Weight: 29 lbs
Kids: Yes! Dog-Savvy/Gentle
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Lyric came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 19 dogs, now nicknamed the #ValentineOne9.
Lyric is a sweet deaf girl who enjoys cuddles and making rounds through the house with a toy in her mouth. She is easy going but still guarded. She loves to be petted and knows how to do the head nudge to let you know that she doesn't appreciate it stopping. Lyric is a shy girl and is a bit slowing learning to live the life of a pampered pet, but she is making more and more progress each day and has come a long way in the short time she has been in her foster home. While Lyric is thrilled with her new life, it’s important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such, she is a bit reserved and will need a patient and understanding family. Each day she is gaining confidence and becoming more playful, both with toys and the other dogs in her home. She is quick to signal to some of her obnoxious foster siblings that she has had enough, so she potentially could have issues with overly dominant dog. She gets along with the kids in her home but is a bit taken aback by a lot of commotion. Lyric has not been around cats but based on her nature her foster family does not feel like she would have a problem with them.
Lyric is still working on potty training. Her foster family reports that while she consistently goes outside, she is having accidents if her foster family doesn't get her out quick enough or if people don't go out with her. She will need to be on a regular and consistent potty schedule and a patient approach to her continued training. Maintaining this routine will be required to ensure her continued success. She has also done great with crate training and sleeps in her kennel during the night (but does not prefer to do so) or when her foster family happens to leave the home. For her safety, she will need to keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home. She does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet.
Lyric is deaf but she is doing well responding to hand signals, and “listens” as good as most other Frenchies that can hear! She often looks for the expression on your face for direction. Lyric takes queues from the other dogs in his foster home and will likely do best in a home with another dog (who can hear) to help be her guide that she can continue to take queues from. Aside from that, medically, Lyric seems to be in great health. She is spayed, had a dental, heartworm tested and is up to date on vaccinations/deworming. She has been given the go ahead for adoption by our veterinarian!
Lyric would do well in almost any type of home. Since she is still working on potty training and does not know how to potty on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) but is not a requirement for adoption. Lyric would prefer a family that loves to spend time at home and will shower her with attention and cuddles but she is also fine being home alone so long as it’s not an extended period of time (more than 6-8hrs). Though she can be a bit timid initially, Lyric loves meeting new people and would be excited to go to work with her family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! If not, no problem at all - she will be happy to sleep away the day in her kennel with a blanket and a good chew toy to keep her busy as long as her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Lyric, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
Applications Are Under Review. We are no longer accepting applications for Lyric.
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.