Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age:4.5 years DOB: 1-4-15
Weight: 23 lbs
Cats: Unknown, probably not
Dogs: Easy going, non-confrontational
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Meatloaf came into SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her placed in a loving home to live the rest of her life as a cherished pet.
Meatloaf is an ambivalent but social girl that loves to be cuddled, play with her favorite rubber and plush toys and run continuous circles around her foster home. After all this fun, she will finally settle in with a good chew on her beloved nylabone. After she exhausts all the fun she can possibly handle, you can find Meatloaf asking for a snuggle on your lap. Yes, this girl is a little lap frenchie! She relies solely on her foster family for all the love and attention she desires. Meatloaf is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet and is dealing with a big transition and because of this Meatloaf will need a patient and understanding family that will allow her to gain the confidence and guide her into what is expected in the home. She can get into items in the home that could cause her danger (power cords) and due to this she should always be supervised in the home as she does not know what could harm her. She is currently living with a foster English Bulldog. Meatloaf does not initiate play with her foster sibling and acts pretty aloof around her. If she happens to be sharing the same space or relaxing on the couch, Meatloaf may snuggle up to her foster sibiling. Meatloaf will be a faithful friend and although she is currently living with a furry sibling, she would also thrive and be very happy as an only dog. She truly loves all the attention on her! As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must and we feel if she isn’t the only dog in the home she would do best around another easy-going dog. Although she has not been around children, Meatloaf has not shown any aggression towards humans and we feel she would do just wonderful around gentle, dog savvy and respectful children. She should always supervised when she is around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Meatloaf is still working on potty and leash training. She is making amazing progress and her foster family reports her accidents are few and far between. Her adoptive family will need to be patient and willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued training. Meatloaf is completely crate trained and will settle in for a good nap as long as she has a comfy soft bed to lay on (after being bribed with a treat of course). For her safety, she will need to keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home. She does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet.
Medically, Meatloaf seems to be in great health. She is still in need of losing a few more pounds. Meatloaf will need to be kept on a strict diet and offered daily exercise by her adoptive family. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Meatloaf would do best in a house with a fenced yard as she is still learning how to walk and potty on a leash. However, an apartment on the ground or first floor with a fenced in area would be just fine if she is taken out regularly as small amounts of stairs are no problem for this sweet girl! 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 nothing more than to be the center of attention! 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 crate as long as she plush toys 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 Meatloaf, 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.