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: 9 months (DOB: 03-21-18)
Kids: Yes! (Dog-savvy)
Cats: Unknown (but most likely yes!)
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Strongly Preferred
Mille came into rescue through no fault of her own. She was surrendered with her brother (Hank) when their former owner was no longer able to care for them.
Millie is a very happy, energetic, outgoing puppy. Be ready for playtime, walks and outside/backyard play time with this girl! She is very outgoing and especially loves to explore, play and bounce around outside in the backyard. She also loves to investigate what her people might be doing and is always looking for some snuggles. Millie has a lot of puppy energy and in typical Pug fashion, crashes hard when it's time for a nap. She loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home and absolutely loves all the children in her foster home as well. Millie seems to get along well with every human and dog she meets and loves attention from anyone and everyone! Her energy level may be a little high at times for smaller children, but when it’s time to calm down and relax, she is perfectly fine snuggling up and napping with anyone who will let her. She has not been tested with cats but we think she would be fine with them.
Given she is still a puppy, potty training is still a work-in-progress. Millie is trying hard to be a good girl and has made great strides going potty outside and has had only two accidents. 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. 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. 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.
Medically, Millie seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Millie would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training and absolutely LOVES to run and play in her foster family's backyard, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She does very well with stairs and they do not phase her one bit! We also think she would 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 is completely happy spending the day in her kennel as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her.
Again, Millie is very energetic, active, playful, inquisitive Pug puppy! Please be prepared for the needs and care requirements of an active, ornery, puppy if you apply for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Millie, please submit an adoption application for her today!!