Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 5 Years (DOB: 10-09-2013)
Kids: Yes – 8 yrs or older
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Maple came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home, be spoiled, and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Maple (a.k.a. Maple Syrup) is true to her name - she is a sweet, sweet, sweet little girl! When you hold her or pet her, she makes an adorable snorting sound, which sounds like a cat purring. She likes to be held and will rest her head against the side of your face or on the top of your shoulder. She loves going outside and running around in the backyard. One of her favorite activities is finding a random stick and running back and forth with her new found treasure. Maple loves a good chew…dog chew, nylabone, beef knuckle or any other chew she can get her paws on. She does need chews/toys to keep her occupied - when she gets bored, she likes to pick up random things and carry them around in her mouth as if it’s a little game she likes to play…“Hey, look what I found!” Maple loves everyone she meets and isn’t shy about getting ‘petties’ from anyone and everyone. She hasn’t been around small children but has done well with a visiting 8 year- and resident 12 year-old. Her foster family reports that she is a MAJOR sweetheart! While Maple has made great strides, it’s important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and, as such, will need a family who will continue to be patient and show her what being a loved pet is all about. She has done really with the resident Chihuahua who is pretty submissive, although she has not been exposed to cats.
Maple's foster family reports that she has been performing very well with potty training. Although she is not quite 100% yet, she does do some signaling when she needs to go out. She will prance around the kitchen and get excited; however, if you don’t catch her doing this, she will have an accident in the house. During the day while her foster family is away from the home or at night time, she stays in her x-pen with her dog bed and hasn’t yet had any accidents there. A regular, consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able and willing to continue working on potty training with her. Maple prefers to hang out on her dog bed during the day and to sleep there at night. We have tried to get her to sleep with us, but she prefers her own bed.
Maple is in good health with no known medical issues. Her nose tends to get dry from time to time but her foster family has applied nose butter as needed. She has been spayed, had a dental, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Maple would do well in almost any type of home. A home with a fenced yard is preferred as Maple is still learning how to walk on a leash. Her foster family reports that she manages stairs pretty well, but she has not been exposed to a lot of them. If her people want to take her to work with them, she would *love* to go with them! She would do best in a calm, easygoing work environment with a nice soft dog bed to snuggle in while her people work. She does prefer her x-pen so she can feel safe and secure. If her people aren't able to take her to work with them, no problem - she is completely happy sleeping the day away in her x-pen with 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 Maple, please fill out an adoption application for her today!
Applications are under review. We are no longer accepting applications for Maple.
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.