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.

Moxie

French Bulldog


Foster Location: North Sioux City, SD
Age: 4 years DOB: 9-11-16
Sex: Female
Weight: 25lbs
Kids: Yes, 8yrs or older
Cats: Unknown
Dogs: Yes 
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred




Moxie found her way into the SNAFU rescue via a private party. Her owners were no longer able to care for her and wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet!

Moxie is the perfect balance of active and laidback.  She is a playful, social, lighthearted, active, excitable and happy Frenchie girl who loves to snuggle her people and play. Moxie’s favorite things in the whole entire world are belly rubs, food and a good game of fetch.  You can often find her running all around the house or yard, grabbing any bouncy ball in her path demanding a game of tug-of-war with her beloved ball.  Once Moxie has her ball she is often reluctant to give it back.  She also shows a little bossy behavior when playing with other dogs.  Moxie prefers to be the center of attention during playtime.  When she finally tires herself out from so much play she is ready to settle down for a quick snooze.  Her absolute favorite place is near her humans.  She loves to be offered an abundance of attention, cuddle or just sit on her favorite humans lap demanding her hourly belly rub.  Moxie currently lives with several furry foster siblings. Outside of her “boss babe” play behavior,  she gets along well with her furry friends (both big and small).  Moxie is experiencing a big transition 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 smart, a fast learner and eager to please so we know Moxie will be quick to adapt into her adoptive home with the proper leadership.  Moxie seems to get along well with every human (big or small) as she is quite spirited around her trusted people.  She gets very excited when taking a treat (food is her best friend) and when playing with her toys.  Moxie can take both a toy and treat in an abrupt manner and accidentally scrape her teeth on the hand offering her those items.  Because of this her foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children 8 years or older.  We also feel she will flourish in a home with another SUBMISSIVE furry member.  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.  

Moxie is 100% potty trained. YAY Moxie.  As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to keep her on a consistent outside schedule.  Moxie is 100% crate trained, has not had any accidents and sleeps quietly when his foster family happens to leave the home and as well at night. She does not prefer her crate and reluctantly will go in and share her voice for her distaste for the time she spends in there but will calm down within minutes and snooze away. We think, since Moxie loves to cuddle and snuggle, that she would love to share a bed with her adoptive family. For her safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for her as she doesn’t know danger. 

Medically, Moxie seems to be in good health!  She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, heartworm tested and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Moxie suffers from both hip dysplasia and a luxating patella.  They do not require any surgery at this time but it is imperative that Moxie’s use of stairs and jumping on/off furniture is limited.  She would benefit from a daily joint supplement like phyto-flex (can be found at chewy.com) or Trixsyn (can be found on smile.amazon.com).  In addition, Moxie has some allergies.  They will need to be monitored to see if they are seasonal or year round.  She currently receives a monthly cytopoint shot to manage her allergies and would benefit from a daily allergy pill such as Zyrtec or Benadryl.  

Moxie would do best in a home with limited stairs, one with a fenced-in yard due to her quickness, her love to run and play fetch, her love for the outdoors and her need to be vocal (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling home with shared walls).  We also think Moxie would love an active family with children and another furry friend  to play with as she is ridiculously social and happy to be anywhere and everywhere her people are. She loves all people that will offer her attention.  Moxie has bouts of separation anxiety (she loves her humans soooo much) and would thrive in a home with a work from home or a stay at home parent.  We also think she would love to go to the office with her new family!  She will happily sleep the day away in her bed or on a soft comfy blanket and as long as her people are near (just beware that she does have a loud bark and will use it to demand attention).  Ultimately, Moxie is a sweet, silly girl who will make any family happy.  She is a true velcro dog that loves the company of her humans and will reciprocate all the love and affection she is offered. 

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Moxie, please submit an adoption application for her today!!