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: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 4.5 years (DOB: 06-23-2014)
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Martha 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.
Martha has been a great foster dog, her foster family reports! Initially Martha was a little timid when first coming into her foster home but has since been making improvements and seems to be coming out of her shell more and more as time passes. She is still learning what it means to live the life of a pet! Some of her favorite past times are snuggling, playing with her human foster brothers, playing with toys - she enjoys having a variety of toys to choose from with Nylabones being a favorite! In typical Bulldog fashion, Martha loves to sleep the majority of the day away on a big comfy couch. She does well with the dog savvy, gentle children in her foster home under supervision. As with all dogs, she should always supervised when she is around kids, to make sure both she and they are kept safe. She also does great with her foster families pet bunny and the other dogs in the home. She loves to play with the other puppy in her foster home - they play for hours!
Martha is currently still working on potty training but has been doing amazingly well! A regular, consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training success in her new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on potty training. She has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. For her safety, we recommend to 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, Martha is in good health! As with so many Bulldogs, she does have dry eyes which require daily lubricating drops to keep her eyes healthy. Her eyes will need to continue to be maintained and monitored for the remainder of her lifetime. Martha also came into the rescue with an ear infection, which has since been treated and cleared. She does have some "califlower ear"/thickened scar tissue on her left ear but it currently causes her no issues. Her ears will need to be cleaned and monitored on a weekly basis to remain proactive for preventing future ear infections. She has been spayed, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested and has been given the all clear for adoption by our veterinarian!
Martha 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 will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling), but is not a requirement for adoption. Stairs are no issue for her, so a home with stairs would be just fine for her. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as she has a good chew toy to keep her busy, a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break or two for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Martha please fill out an adoption application for her today!
We are no longer accepting applications for Martha, they are under review. Please check out our other dogs accepting applications!