Foster Location: St. Louis, MO
Age: 2.5 years (11-12-2014)
Kids: Dog Savvy kids 12yrs or older
Cats: No - Unknown
Dogs: Yes - maybe one other submissive dog
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
May 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!
May is a sweet little lady who truly adores some lovin' and her people time. Initially may 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. Her foster mom lovingly calls her "Maybe" b/c she is still learning what it means to live the life of a pet! She seems to be a typical loafer frenchie but does get the occassional urge to do a few crazy, silly zoomies around the livingroom or backyard! She also likes to "steal" things from time to time. She does not seem to chew on shoes or human objects but she has been known to take them in her mouth and move them to where she thinks they should be! May seems to get along well with the adult humans she meets, but will need a home that is quieter and easy going. Young children seem to make her uneasy. She currently lives with young children in her foster home and has snapped at and lightly bitten the youngest child a couple of times. She is always diligently watched with the children in her foster home and when she is around them but, due to her past behaviors, she will need to be placed a home with kids 12 yrs and older with no young children present. This would include young visiting children (i.e. grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc). For her safety, exceptions will *not* be made when it comes to this. She has done well with the other dogs she meets as long as they are easy going and non confrontational! She would probably be fine sharing her home with maybe one other submissive and easy going dog but she would also not mind being an only dog as she loves to be the center of attention! As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household. She has not been around/exposed cats while in our care so we will not place her in a home with cats due to simply not knowing how she would react to them being around.
May is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing a pretty good job with going potty outside, and has made progress as time passes, she is not quite 100% yet and a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. Her foster mom reports that she is probably approx 90% potty trained but still has poop accidents inside from time to time. 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 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. She will bark in the mornings if she thinks it is time to go outside and wants her humans to wakeup! 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 is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.M
Medically, May seems to be in great health! She had a bit of a prolapsed uterus when she first came into the rescue which thankfully had not caused her any major issues beforehand but was, ultimately, the reason she was surrendered to rescue. She has since been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
May 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 at this time, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She has done pretty well with learning stairs so far and seems to do okay with them. She sometimes thinks she has to jump down the last two, however! A home with fewer stairs will be preferred for her, but that is not a requirement for adoption. We also think she'd be fine going to work with her new family if it was a quiet and easy going work environment. 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 with a nylabone to chew on as long as her people can arrange a mid day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for May, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be a 2-3 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. :-)