Foster Location: Fremont, NE
Age: 6 years (2/28/2012)
Cats: Yes, Dog Savvy
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Percy 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 16 dogs, now nicknamed the #SweetSixteen.
Percy the adorable pug is a very sweet and soft boy. His foster mom thinks he is the cutest pug ever! He is slowly adapting to pet life. He does enjoy cuddling on the couch for hours with his foster family and seems to find comfort in the other pets in the home. It does make him nervous when he is on the floor and people are walking around, also strangers are a little scary. He truly does get better everyday trusting his foster family. He has the absolute most sweetest face and little soul. His foster family has never heard him bark yet. While he has made amazing progress in his foster home his forever family will need to understand he is still very timid and shy, so with work and time he will continue his progress at his forever home. That being said he would prefer a quieter home with or without other pets. He gets along fine in his foster home with a large old lab, a couple French bulldogs, 2 cats and 2 teenagers. He is such a good little boy.
He is doing a fantastic job with his potty training routine. He gets carried outside, set in the grass and he does his business. Percy is not quite 100% potty trained, but is almost there. A regular and consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his 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 him. He has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. Since he does well in his crate, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home so he is safe and secure while no one is home.
Medically, Percy is in great health. He has been neutered, dewormed, updated on shots and heartworm preventive, is microchipped, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Percy would do well in almost any type of home. He is used to going out with a fenced yard for potty breaks and does not know how to potty on a leash so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling), though this is not a requirement for adoption. Percy is slowly learning stairs, but still is carried most of the time up or down them. He is completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel with a blanket and toy or two to keep him busy as long as his family can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Percy please fill out an adoption application for him today!
NOTE: Please note that it may 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.