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 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, 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: 4 years (DOB: 10/5/2014)
Kids: Yes! Dog Savvy/Gentle
Cats: Unknown but probably ok
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Maggie Moo came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased from a breeder rehoming ad in order to ensure she found the best home possible for her forever home!
Maggie Moo is a very gentle and sweet girl who loves being around her people and foster siblings. She wiggles and wiggles when she is introduced to new people and seems to love every human she meets including children and babies. She gets along well with the resident dogs in her foster home and seems to get along with all types of dog personalities given her gentle nature. Although she doesn’t live with a cat, she did encounter one at the vet’s office and didn’t seem the least bit interested in it. She has interacted with some bigger dogs at the vet’s office and was a bit nervous around them. She does great at meal time but she sometimes like to wander over to the other dog bowls if she is not being supervised closely. Some of her favorite pastimes include running and exploring all the rooms in her foster home, wrestling with her foster siblings, chewing on Nylabones, following her foster mom around from room to room, and cuddling next to foster mom on the couch.
Maggie is almost fully potty trained. Her foster family reports that she has done great with going potty outside and has only had an issue if she went too long without being let outside. She is on a regular and consistent potty schedule. Maintaining this routine will be required to ensure her continued success with potty training in her new home. She indicates she has to go potty by pacing back and forth to get your attention. She has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night 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 WILL get into things/chew things she is not supposed to if she is left unsupervised and but does correct unwanted behaviors easily. Again, she absolutely cannot be left out while unsupervised! She does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet.
Medically, Maggie seems to be in great health. It is suspected that Maggie may have a mild form of Pica. Pica is a medical issue referring to a dog's "craving" of a non-food item and the subsequent eating of said item. After coming into our care, Maggie did have to have surgery to remove foreign objects in her stomach that she had eaten prior to coming into rescue/her current foster home. She *will* chew on and eat small things she can get to that are left down on the ground or small pieces of dog toys that she can chew off (if she isn't being watched closely). Due to her history, She MUST be supervised very closely when out and about in the house. Think of it as a baby putting random things in their mouth and chewing on them and sometimes swallowing them. That is exactly what Maggie does/will do if she's able. Her adoptive home will have to make sure that things are picked up off of the floors and all areas that she has access to are dog proofed. IF she were to eat something and it were to cause a rupture or impaction, she would have to have surgery to remove any foreign items that were obstructing her stomach/intestines and a rupture could ultimately lead to her death. (Again, she has already had surgery once for this issue.) This is why monitoring and diligence is extremely important for her safety. Again, she *absolutely* cannot be left out while unsupervised and will need to be monitored very closely when her people are home and she is out and about!
Maggie is spayed, heartworm tested, up to date on vaccinations/deworming, microchipped and has been given the go ahead for adoption by our veterinarian!
Maggie would do well in almost any type of home except one that has small children. Due to her suspected Pica a home with children would not be ideal for her due to small toys being present, etc. She is used to going out with a fenced yard for potty breaks and does not know how to potty on a leash so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling.) She would be fine going to work with her people, as long as she could be supervised and the area was dog proofed for her possible pica. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as she has a couple of large nylabone to keep her busy and her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Maggie, please submit an adoption application for her today!!