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.
Applications Are Under Review. We are no longer accepting applications for Peanut.
Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age: 5 years (9/1/2013)
Cats: Maybe, dog saavy cats only
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred but not required.
Peanut was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Peanut is just the sweetest little girl. She is a extremely active and adorably curious. Peanut has yet to find a toy she hasn’t loved and generously shares those toys with the other dogs in her foster home. Playtime you say? Peanut says yes please!! More playtime the better for this little “peanut”. She just loves all humans she meets (big and small). When she isn’t being her silly self with her toys or stealing the attention from her dog foster siblings, she will follow her foster family around wondering at all times what they are doing. Peanut will sweetly ask for lots of attention, pets and scratchies from her foster family. She just loves all the attention she can get!
Peanut is still learning the ways of a household pet and doesn't realize danger. She will try and chew on things that she shouldn't (like cords). Although Peanut is very easily corrected, she should not be left unsupervised in the household. Peanut shows just a bit of curiousness toward the cats in her foster home, so a home with a dog saavy cat would be okay for her as long as the cat had a safe place to escape to.
Peanut has been working on potty training since arriving at her foster home and her foster family reports she has learned very quickly! A regular, consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. She is also does wonderfully in her crate and is crate trained. She will sleep quietly in her crate while her foster family is away from home and during the night as long as she has a comfy blanket!
Medically, Peanut is in great health! She has been spayed, had a dental, and has been updated on her vaccinations. She is ready to find her forever family!
Peanut is still learning to walk with a leash. She does not potty on a leash, so a home with a fenced yard is preferred. She has short little legs and seems to be a little clumsy with stairs (especially going down them). This determined girl can tackle the stairs if she puts her mind to it and is supervised but often asks to be carried either up or down. A home with few to no stairs will be preferred for her due to her current uncertainty with stairs and her new family must be willing to lift her up and down as needed.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Peanut please fill out an adoption
application for her today!