Morton

Pug


Foster Location: Weston, MO
Age: 9 months (DOB: 12-09-19)
Sex: Male
Weight: 16lbs
Kids: Yes, 6 years or older
Cats: Unknown
Dogs: Yes, smaller in size
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Strongly Preferred



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Morton found his way into SNAFU via a private party. His family wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved and live out his life as a cherished pet!

Morton is an active, playful, attention seeking, social, outgoing and friendly Pug.  He enjoys romping around the house and exploring every inch of his surroundings.  Morton has an affinity for the outdoors, chasing squirrels, often requests time outside to take in all the smells and to chase squirrels (yes we said that twice!).  Most of his outdoor time is spent on walks or just exploring every inch of his fenced yard.  He fancies jaunts around the neighborhood stopping every so often to take in the new scenery and new people. Morton must be supervised at all times while outside as he has a tendency to want to escape and run!  Oh boy is this little Houdini fast!  He is a little guy that can sneak through VERY small spaces.  After a perfectly suited walk for his size, he will request a game of fetch.  Yes, this little cutie fetches like a retriever.  Once the fun and excitement is over, Morton will search for his beloved raw bone and snuggle up in any comfy spot he can find for a much needed nap.  Morton will always look for his people to partake in a cuddle session during his snooze.  He truly just wants to be with his people all the time as he finds comfort in their presence and the attention he is offered.  After a much needed puppy nap, he is off circling the house following his foster sibling around, mimicking their behaviors and stealing all his toys.  Morton’s overall fun, happy disposition allows him to get along with his furry foster siblings that is similar in size. Morton does not know danger and should always be supervised as he has a tendency to find items he is not supposed to jump on!  He has a very lovable and docile temperament which is favorable when he is around other dogs.  Morton seems to get along with any dog of his size or just slightly larger; he thinks he is much bigger than he really is!  He has yet to meet any human, big or small, that he hasn’t fallen head over paws for.  Because of his lighthearted disposition, we feel Morton will do perfectly well with smaller dogs and with dog savvy, gentle, respectful children 6 years or older.  We also feel Morton would thrive in a multi-dog household as he emulates other dog behaviors and picks up quickly on what is expected in the home and proper dog manners.  Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure both he and they are kept safe.

Morton is still working on potty training, his accidents are becoming fewer and further between and his foster family happily reports he has been accident free for a few weeks.  As with all of our dogs, any adopter must be patient and willing to continue working on his potty training success as he acclimates to his new home and surroundings. Morton is in need of a consistent outside routine and a signal for potty.  He is 100% crate trained and does not have any accidents in his crate.  He sleeps quietly when his foster family happens to be away from the rest resting his little head on a comfy blanket.  Morton does sleep in his crate in the evening but would much rather share a bed and offer snuggles to his new family! 

Medically, Morton is in great health!  He has been neutered, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!

Morton would do great in any type of home since he is a champ at going up and down the stairs and is leash trained!  Since he does love to explore the yard, has a tendency to run, and is a master escape artist, a house with a completely closed fenced yard will be preferred for him (as opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling).  Since Morton is quite a people's Pug, we think he would love to eventually go to work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office.  He is in need of some basic training before entering the work space but with some consistent work he would do just fine!  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 a warm soft blanket and his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him!  Morton is a little snuggle bug looking for a home that has an active family to dote on him, can be included in most family outdoor activities, can offer him the exercise he desires and lots of love and attention.
 
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Morton, please submit an adoption application for him.

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.