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: 6 Months (DOB: 8/25/2018)
Weight: 14 lbs
Kids: Yes! Dog-Savvy/Gentle
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Marlee 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.
Marlee has made great strides in adjusting to the pet life! Marlee is very outgoing and loves being with her foster family! She loves having a play mate, and will play for hours with the other dogs in her foster home. Marlee is your typical active puppy who loves staying busy whether it’s chewing on toys, playing or working on her manners. It is important to remember is still a puppy so still has a lot of puppy ornery-ness that she's ready to share! She does well with older dog savvy kids. She is still a curious puppy, so she should always be supervised when she is around kids; to make sure both they are kept safe. Marlee has not been around cats but being a young puppy, with the right guidance, could more than likely adjust. Marlee is young and does still need guidance with such things as what to chew on and what not to chew on, she corrects well and is eager to please her foster family.
Marlee is currently still working on potty training but doing amazingly well! A regular, consistent schedule will help with she 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. She is still working on crate training, she isn't thrilled with going into the crate, but it is for her own safety when her foster family cannot be around to keep an eye on her. She occasionally has accidents in her crate when left in it overnight. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating 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. She does not know danger and must be protected when her humans are not able to supervise her.
Medically, Marlee seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, microchipped, is up to date on all of her vaccinations/dewormings and has been cleared by our vet for adoption!
Marlee 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 in her kennel 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 Marlee please submit an adoption application for her today!L
Applications Under Review - We are no longer accepting applications for Marlee. Please check out our other dogs looking for forever homes!