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: Des Moines, IA
Age: 3 years DOB: 4-06-18
Kids: Yes, 5yrs or older
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Mogli found his way to the SNAFU rescue via a private party. His owners wanted to find him a loving pet home to spend the rest of his life being a loved and spoiled pet.
Mogli finds a pep in his step when the time calls for it! He is a playful yet laid back frenchie boy. He is extremely fond of car rides, short walks and cuddling his beloved human. Mogli enjoys relaxing throughout the day and if the mood suits him, he will find a “toy of the moment” to keep nearby but will typically play with it only when encouraged. He much prefers to relax by chewing on his favorite bones. No hide chews and bully sticks are his absolute favorite! After an exhausting chew session, this adorable frenchie boy will be looking for somewhere to nap and grab a snuggle. Mogli fancies any dog bed for a frenchie snooze; prefers one with a pal in it to snuggle (as long as they don’t lay on top of him!!). However, if his humans are in sight and relaxing, he much prefers to find his way to them at any cost! He will nuzzle right into an open arm or on the side of their leg and immediately close his precious eyes for a much needed snooze. When he is finished with nap time but is still looking to chill, he will seek out his favorite bone for some chew time (yes, Mogli REALLY loves his bones!!!) . Mogli isn’t a child of the outdoors however he does enjoy running the yard and sunning his buns!. He currently lives with several furry siblings and really enjoys the company of other dogs (both big and small). They all seem to get along well! Mogli, at times, will guard his bones (not in an aggressive manner rather just protecting them) and is corrected when this behavior is present. Mogli is experiencing a big transition and will need leadership, consistent positive reinforcement to help him continue to learn proper dog behavior, learn dog manners and to know what is expected in his adoptive home. We feel he would prosper in a home with a playful furry pal (big or small) or equally as well as an only pet. Mogli truly loves to be the center of all attention (pets, belly rubs, snuggles, kisses etc). He has been around cats and is completely indifferent to them and accepts them with open arms. Mogli’s overly sweet personality would fit best with gentle, dog savvy children over the age of 5 (because Mogli often will offer love nibbles). As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and he should always be supervised to make sure he and they are kept safe.
Mogli is 100% potty trained. He will signal near the door when it is time to do his business. He is quick! Mogli much prefers the indoors to the outdoors! His adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep him on a regular and consistent schedule for his continued potty training success. His foster family reports he is completely crate trained. When signaled, he will retreat to his crate, is offered a treat and takes in a snooze when his family is away from the home. We feel, given Mogli’s desire (really demands LOL) for human affection and snuggles, that he would love to share his adoptive family’s bed at night. For his safety, a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or when he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure.
Medically, Mogli is in great health (outside some pesky allergies)! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Mogli has both food and seasonal allergies. He needs a regular cytopoint shot and is on a special food (available at most specialty pet stores or online at chewy.com; costs ~ $60 per month). It is imperative he is kept on this food to avoid any skin flare ups. A full allergy report will be available to the adoptive home. Mogli did have an impacted anal gland when he arrived into rescue. He has zero trouble with it however he will need to be monitored and have them expressed when needed (which is very rare).
Mogli, Moo as his foster family affectionately calls him, would do best in a house with a fenced yard (always preferred), however due to his disinterest in being outside (i unless he is sunning his buns), his desire to immediately run back indoors after doing his business we feel he would do okay without a fenced yard. He is a champ with the stairs so a multi-story home or a shared walled apartment unit would work just fine for him! We also think he’d love a family willing to offer tons of attention, short walks, one with kids to offer unlimited belly rubs and one that has the time to spend with him (he very much loves the company of his people). We also think Mogli would love a stay at home/work from home parent or even one he could accompany to the office . Mogli is content resting in his comfy bed as long as his human is near! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem at all - he's completely happy sleeping the day away as long as he has his comfy blanket, a safe bone to chew on and his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him! Ultimately, Mogli is seeking an active loving home that can offer affection, attention and cuddles. He is really easy-going, adjusts well to new surroundings and would be a loyal family companion.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Mogli, please submit an adoption application for him today!!