Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age: 5 yrs DOB: 8-22-14
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred but not required
Peaches was surrendered to the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to live the rest of her life as a cherished and loved pet.
Peaches is as delightful as her namesake, just as sweet as a peach pie! She has an active, social and outgoing personality using her good looks to captivate any audience. Peaches is truly kind, loving and the most hilarious English Bulldog you can meet. She has a particularly funny personality when trying to grab the attention of her humans as she will move her blankets, drag her dog bed and any other item that gets in her way of soaking up all the attention just on her! She is such a ham! After an attention seeking session, Peaches needs a little walk around the block to burn off just a little more energy. Then it is off to nap land! Peaches can be a typical English Bulldog grabbing any chance she can to partake in a bulldog snooze on any soft comfy surface she can find. After her bulldog snooze, her energy is back and you can find Peaches engaging in some gentle play with her furry foster sister. They get along famously but when she wants space to herself or has had enough play Peaches can get a little irritated and demand her foster sibling to leave her be. She is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet and it is important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family to help her manage what is expected of her in her new home. Peaches is such a people person! She has yet to meet a human she hasn’t demanded attention from, greeted with a wiggling bulldog butt and wanted to receive some love and pets from. Due to Peaches being overly social, we feel she would do amazing and best in a home with a furry sibling. Given her very mild, gentle temperament, playful disposition and obsession for attention we feel she would be perfect in a home with children of any age as long as they are calm, gentle and dog savvy. Peaches should always be supervised when she is around children and other dogs to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Peaches is currently working on potty training. Her foster family reports she does not have any accidents inside crate. Peaches has an explorative nature and doesn’t complete her business when outside and that is when accidents occur. Patience, persistence, a consistent schedule and a signal for potty is a MUST in order for her continued success! As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able and willing to continue working on potty training. Peaches is completely crate trained and sleeps quietly while her foster family is away and also at night. A similar crating schedule is recommended as Peaches does not know danger and it is important for her that her new family understands that she is still learning how to be a pet and what is expected from her.
Medically, Peaches is in great health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Due to Peaches explorative nature, she would do best in a home with a fenced in yard as she is still working on potty training. Since she is a quiet bulldog and does great on a leash, she would do fine in an apartment if on the ground floor with a fenced-in area. Because she is such a people person, we also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her crate as long as she has furry brother or sister to keep her company, a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her! Peaches is a love-burrito, very playful, easy going and funny bulldog that wants nothing more than to be with her humans at all times. Peaches would be a lovable addition to any family!
If you are interested in Peaches and think you would be her perfect forever home, please submit an adoption application for her 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 give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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.