Foster Location: Lincoln, NE
Age: 6yrs old DOB: Exact date unknown
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Penelope came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved, and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Penelope is an active, playful, social yet lazy little Frenchie girl. Her favorite pastime is “moving”. She will pull everything out of her kennel as if she is accounting for her items, or moving out! Penelope is most happy when she is settling in with one of her many toys. She prefers those that crinkle and squeak and usually will choose the one with the loudest squeaker and squeaks squeaks away! The squeakers inside the plush toys do give her so much joy but so does settling in quietly with her beloved Nylabone. Penelope adores all people and desires to be with her people doing whatever they are doing at all times. She positively feeds off their energy and will relax when they relax and will play when they want to play. She is an equal-opportunity attention seeker! Big or small she loves them all! Penelope is still learning that cuddling is a joy and won’t admit to napping with her foster mom on the couch but pictures are proof! In all seriousness, she does love a plush spot and if her human happens to share her space she will aqueous and push up ever so gently against them and snooze away! Penelope can be quite active but don’t be fooled by all her activity… she does have quite a chill side and can be a Frenchie couch potato. She is a social butterfly (she has yet to meet a stranger) and seems to get along well with every human she meets (big or small). Because she is such a gentle dog with a sweet disposition we think she would do best in a home with children of any age (she would really do well with kids in her adoptive home). Slow introductions and supervision around children are a must to be sure they and she are kept safe. Penelope really doesn't show much interest in the resident pup. Her furry foster sibling is trying to show her how to “dog” and she has not shown any interest in engaging them in play. She does cohabitate well with the other dog in the home and that is why we think she would do well with another balanced dog to learn the ropes from and could also do really well if placed in a home as an only dog. Penelope needs a family willing to work with her on learning manners, the ways of pet life and will need a family who is willing to spend extra time with her and offer her patience and introduce her slowly to new things to build her confidence.
Penelope’s foster family reports she has been working on potty training and it is a work in progress. She will happily go outside when taken but doesn’t offer a signal to indicate when she has to go. A regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training success in her new home. Penelope is crate trained but doesn’t desire her crate (when she first goes in). She is bribed with a little “cookie” to coax her inside. She will voice her displeasure for a few minutes but will settle in for a snooze once everyone has left the home or gone to bed for the evening. For her safety, we recommend that she is kept on a similar crating schedule when her family is away at work or leaves the home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Penelope seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, had her palate shortened, nares widened, had a dental, heartworm tested, microchipped, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Penelope would be happiest in a house with a yard (as opposed to a multiple-floor apartment-style dwelling with no yard) since she is still working on potty training and is still learning on walking on a leash. She does not do very well with stairs as she has super squatty legs and demands she be carried up and down them! We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her! Again, she is a fun, energetic, adorably sweet, playful Frenchie that wants to be part of her human's everyday activities. She loves to play, explore and investigate what her people might be doing at all times. Penelope is a true dream girl that has such a goofy personality she would love to share! She seeks the attention and adoration of her loved humans and would love a LARGE family with children to dote on her; the more hands to pet the better!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Penelope, 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 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.