Foster Location: Cedar Rapids,IA
Age:1.5 Years Old (5/23/17)
Adoption fee: $700
Panchero came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 19 dogs, now nicknamed the #ValentineOne9.
Panchero is the sweetest little boy. He loves to snuggle most of the day and nap the other half. He has bonded with the fosters 15 yr. Lab mix , so he has picked up on the napping schedule of a senior canine. He loves nothing more then making his people happy. He gets along really well with kids of all ages. He does play and interact well with the other dogs in his foster home! Panchero gets along with every human he meets, he's just a little submissive at first. His foster home has 3 children from 12 yrs. to 4 yrs. of age and he really enjoys being around kids and giving them kisses! He is still working on his manners, he catches on fast as long as you're consistent. Panchero has not been exposed to cats, so it is unknown how he would react to them. He loves to greet you with his wiggle butt when you get home! He is a very laid back boy. He listens well, knows a few commands. He drops it, comes, and leaves the toy alone if you tell him to "Leave It.” He's a simple man, just wants to be a humans companion.
When Panchero came into the rescue he was an intact male and was marking everything in sight. Now there is an occasional leg rise, although with correction he stops right away. He will still urinate in the house without his belly band on. With some work he will catch on, he is somewhat subtle with his indicator that he needs to go he will go stand at the door when he needs to go out. As with all dogs, a regular and consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training success in his new home. Panchero goes in the crate when fosters leave the home. Although he isn't a very big fan of being kenneled. He prefers to sleep next to your bed side and doesn't wake until you get up. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from home and/or when he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home. He does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of him inside of a home and must be protected when his humans are not able to supervise him.
Medically, Panchero seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian.
Panchero would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still working on potty training, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). Panchero isn't a huge fan of walking on a leash, it's too cold out to work with him right now. He will be a good walking buddy with some work. We think he would love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem – he is completely happy snoozing the day in his kennel with a good chew toy or two as long as his people can arrange a mid day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Panchero, please submit an adoption application for him 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.