Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age: 4 months (DOB: 3-23-21)
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Mimi found her way into SNAFU via a private party. Her family wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Mimi is an active, playful, attention seeking, social, outgoing and friendly Pug. She enjoys romping around the house and exploring every inch of her surroundings. Mimi has an affinity for the outdoors and often requests time outside to take in all the smells. Most of her outdoor time is spent on walks or just exploring every inch of her fenced yard. She fancies jaunts around the neighborhood, stopping every so often to take in the new scenery and new people (even picking up a stick or two to proudly walk with!). Mimi must be supervised at all times while outside as she is just a petite little girl and can fit through small spaces! After a perfectly suited walk for her size, she will request a game of tug-of-war, fetch or even a little gentle wrestling around. Yes, Mimi is all play, play and more play! Once the fun and excitement is over, Mimi will search for his beloved bone and snuggle up in any comfy spot she can find for a much needed chew session with her beloved bone. Mimi will always look for her people to be near but she truly is just begging for more attention! She truly just wants to be with her people all the time as she finds them to be her main source of entertainment. After a much needed relaxing moment, she is off circling the house following her foster siblings around, mimicking their behaviors and stealing their toys. Mimi’s overall fun, happy disposition allows her to get along with his furry foster siblings that are similar in size (bigger dogs give her pause). Mimi does not know danger and should always be supervised as she has a tendency to find items she is not supposed to jump on or put in her mouth! She has a very lovable and docile temperament which is favorable when she is around other dogs. She has yet to meet any human, big or small, that she hasn’t fallen head over paws for. Because of her lighthearted disposition, we feel Mimi will do perfectly well with smaller dogs and with dog savvy, gentle, respectful children of any age. Mimi is still a young puppy and she comes with all the puppy tendencies; finger nibbles, jumping, etc. She is in need of some basic puppy training to learn what is expected of her in the home. We also feel Mimi would thrive in a multi-dog household as she emulates other dog behaviors and picks up quickly on what is expected in the home and proper dog manners. Mimi would also do great as an only dog ASSUMING her adoptive owners is ready to play and keep her busy. Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Mimi is still working on potty training. She is progressing but will need a consistent schedule to help. As with all of our dogs, any adopter must be patient and willing to continue working on his potty training success as she acclimates to her new home and surroundings. Mimi is in need of an outside routine, positive reinforcement and a signal for potty. She is 100% crate trained and does not have any accidents in her crate. She sleeps quietly when her foster family happens to be away from the home and adorably will rest her little head on a comfy blanket. Mimi does sleep in her crate in the evening but would much rather share a bed and offer snuggles to her new family!
Medically, Mimi is in great health! She has been spayed, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Mimi would do great in any type of home since she is a champ at going up and down the small amounts of stairs and is leash trained! Since she does love to explore the yard, has a tendency to run and play, a house with a completely closed fenced yard will be preferred for her (as opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). An apartment with a ground level unit with a fenced yard would be okay for Mimi. She is in need of space to let her energy out! Since Mimi is quite a people's Pug, we think she would love to eventually go to work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office. She is in need of some basic training before entering the work space but with some consistent work she would do just fine (eventually)! 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 as long as she has a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break or two for her! Mimi is a little wild child looking for a home that has an active family to dote on her, can be included in most family outdoor activities, can offer her the exercise she desires and lots of love and attention. Mimi is such a goofy little girl that will offer a family so much joy, love and happiness. Please be prepared for the ongoing care requirements that are needed to take care of a young dog. Mimi is full of energy and needs a family that is willing and able to match her levels!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Mimi, 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.