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: Springfield, MO
Age: 1.5 years (DOB: 08-19-2019)
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Mochi came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party release. To no fault of her own, her owner wanted her placed in a loving home that can properly care for a young dog and the energy that comes along with a young dog.
Mochi is a smart, playful, active, social, loving energetic Boston Terrier puppy. She is overly enthusiastic when meeting new people and thinks everyone is her best friend (including all furry friends)! You can often find Mochi searching her foster home for her beloved toys in hopes someone will engage her in play. She fancies all toys, playing fetch with her bouncy balls but her absolute favorite is smaller ones she can easily fit in her mouth to proudly prance around her foster home. Mochi can entertain herself for hours dragging all her toys around but would love nothing more than another furry friend to play with. When she isn’t burning off some energy indoors, you can find Mochi requesting some nap time. She often takes cues for the resident furries when it is time to relax. Mochi is often the first to jump up on the couch, grab any available lap to cuddle in to settle into a much desired snuggle session, belly rub or just settle in and watch her favorite TV shows. After her cuddle time with her humans, you can occupy her time with one of her favorite chews. She can quite literally chew on her Benebone forever! When Mochi isn’t following her humans around the house (she has MAJOR FOMO), you can locate her quietly exploring every inch of her foster home. She is quite smart, curious and wanting to know where everything is so Mochi must be supervised when wandering the home as she doesn’t know danger. Mochi is still a young puppy and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help her learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected in her adoptive home. She is extremely smart so we know Mochi will be eager to learn and receptive to positive reinforcement . Mochi absolutely gets along well with every human she meets (big or small)! She has interacted with children of many ages and did great with all of them. She still does the “puppy nibbles” so redirecting this unwanted behavior is imperative. Mochi’s foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children 4 years or older and a home with a balanced dog to learn the ropes from. She mimics the behaviors of the resident dog but can act like an annoying little sister and can be toddler-like. Mochi is learning to read social cues and a well-balanced canine companion would be key to learn proper socialization. Mochi has been around cats and is very interested in them so we believe she would do just fine with a home that has dog savvy cats (she is very desperate to make her kitty friend her best friend!). As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Mochi is doing amazingly well with potty training. She quickly picks up on things and does her business when she is asked. Mochi is in need of a signal for potty as she will have an occasional accident if she cannot quickly grab the attention of her humans when she needs to go. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her, offering her a consistent schedule and working with her on a signal for potty. Mochi is crate trained, and has had just a few accidents in her crate (they are few and far between). She often seeks her crate to relax on her plush bedding as she likes to dig in the blankets to make her “nest”. Mochi is a Houdini! She has been known to escape her crate… oh Mochi. She is crated when her humans are away from the home for work or errands and at night. Mochi does prefer her crate to be near her humans at night BUT we know she would much rather share a human bed and snuggle in with her adoptive family. For her safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for her.
Medically, Mochi seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Mochi has some minor seasonal allergies and occasional regurgitation that can be helped by a daily allergy pill, an antacid and an elevated bowl to eat out of.
Mochi would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to her explorative nature, her need to run zoomies along the fence line, her overall speed and her love for the outdoor sprinklers (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She begs for exercise and a large yard to run and play would be the best fit for this fun-loving girl! Mochi is still learning proper leash skills but is making great progress. We know Mochi would thrive in an active home with lots of people to love on her and one with another dog for her to play with. We also think Mochi would love to go to the office with her new family after some proper training but we think at this time she is too energetic and social for a quiet office setting. Even better, Mochi would love a family that has a stay at home/work from home parent as she really desires to be around her people as much as possible! You can’t take her to the office or you don’t have the availability to stay at home - that’s okay! She would happily sleep the day away in her crate with a furry buddy to keep her company, a comfy blanket to lay her head on and a plush toy to play with as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her. Ultimately, Mochi is quick to make friends, super affectionate, playful, enthusiastic and a little mischievous. She is looking for a family that will include her in family activities, vacations and day-to-day adventures (she loves car rides!!).
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Mochi, please submit an adoption application for her today!!