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: Denison, IA
Age: 5 years (DOB: 4/20/2013)
Weight: 20 lbs
Kids: Yes! Dog-Savvy/Gentle
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Mabel 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.
Mabel is a SUPER SWEET GIRL! She is easy going and a little intrusive sometimes. She loves any attention. She loves her neck and back scratched. At first she would just wander through the house and explore things, now she has found the couch and is loving the snuggle life! While Mabel 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. She likes to chew on stuffed toys; she is missing a few teeth but is starting to chew on nyla bones and is now eating dry dog food. She gets along with the teenagers in her home but has not been exposed to small children or cats. Ideally we think a home with older, slow moving, quieter children would be best. Fast sudden movements tend to startle and scare her.
Mabel is still working on potty training. Her foster family reports that while she consistently goes outside, she is having maybe 1-2 accidents inside while exploring. 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 been working on crate training; she will whine and cry for a few minutes after being put in her crate. 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.
Medically Mabel 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!
Mabel 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. Mabel 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, Mabel 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 Mabel, please submit an adoption application for her today!!