Foster Location: North Sioux City, SD
Age: 4.5 years (2014 - exact DOB unknown)
Weight: 22 lbs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred, not required
Penny 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!
Penny is a very loving, happy, playful girl. She really loves everyone she meets, humans and other furry family members alike. Penny has done wonderfully with other dogs in her foster home. She does like to initiate play, but if they aren’t in the mood to play she will happily to entertain herself. She enjoys playing with toys and chewing on a good NylaBone or antler. Penny is very much a Velcro Frenchie who loves to be where her people are. She is quite content to just watch and follow her foster family around the house or yard. When everyone is ready to sit down and relax, she is very happy to find a lap to snuggle on. Penny has done wonderfully around children, as with all dogs she should always be supervised when she is around children and other pets to make sure both she and they are kept safe. We do always recommend slow introductions (with both other dogs and humans) when introducing a new dog to the household.
Penny is currently still working on potty training. Her foster family reports she has been doing very well with going potty outside. She does prefer to have someone accompany her to the yard. Once she is out there, she is happy to explore and take care of business. A regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her. She has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night or when her foster family happens to leave the home. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised, so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Penny seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, heartworm tested, microchipped, had a dental and is updated on vaccinations/dewormings and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Penny would do well in almost any type of home! She handles stairs easily so a home with stairs would be just fine for her. She does know how to potty on a leash and given she prefers her human accompany her outside she does not require a fenced yard. She does enjoy sunbathing on a nice day. If the yard is not fenced she would enjoy a secure patio to relax on. 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 in her kennel as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Penny, 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.