Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age: 4 yrs (DOB: 01-01-2015 Estimated)
Weight: 42 lbs
Kids: Yes (12 & older)
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Marigold was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Marigold is a happy, silly, sweet girl who truly adores naps, some lovin'; and her people time. Be ready for snuggles and a dog who likes to be around her people! Marigold is on cloud nine if she is able to convince someone/anyone to lift her onto the couch and snuggle with her! While she can appreciate a good nap, she is also a very excitable goofball who has a lot to learn about life as a pet. Marigold seems to get along well with every human she meets, and has done great with the resident dog in her foster home. She does not quite understand how to play yet, but she doesn’t mind her foster sister bouncing and rolling around her in attempt to initiate play. While Marigold is thrilled with her new experiences, it’s important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such, she will need a patient and understanding family. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household. Marigold has not been exposed to cats in her foster home so cats are unknown. She has also not met any children under the age of 16. While she is very sweet and loves everyone, she is a typical English Bulldog and can be a bit clumsy and likes to barrel around on occasion. A home with older children would be preferred so she doesn’t risk knocking smaller children over by accident.
Marigold is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, a regular and 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 to and willing to continue working on potty training with her. While she is not a big fan of her kennel, she stays in there at night and when her foster family is away. However she seems to be much more relaxed outside of it. While she doesn’t have accidents when she is out and about, she will have accidents in her kennel at night and when her foster parents go to work. She may prefer an x-pen situation to her kennel but this has not yet been tested. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar schedule 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, or unsupervised. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Marigold seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Marigold would do well in almost any type of home but 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). We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away at home as long as she has a toy and a bone 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 Marigold, 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.