Foster Location: Overland Park, KS
Age: 2 years (DOB: 08/28/2016)
Weight: 42 pounds
Kids: Yes! (kids 5yrs or older)
Dogs: Yes! (will require slow introduction)
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Polly came to SNAFU Rescue via private party to ensure she found the best forever home possible!
Polly has just been great little foster girl, her foster family reports! She is a typical English Bulldog--
happy go lucky and full of lots of silly energy! She loves everyone she meets and would love nothing more than to have a lap of her own to lay on! After doing a slow introduction, she also now loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home. She does best if she is given at least a few days to slowly meet new dogs in the household and get to know them through babygates and non confrontational/non "in your face" introductions. While in foster care she has also been great with children, under supervision. She still has a lot of puppy energy and isn’t aware of her size (she is not aware of how big she is and will knock over small children when playing) so she is always and should always be supervised when she is around kids, to make sure both she and they are kept safe. Polly was reported to resource guard/be a bit possessive of her people before coming to the rescue. Her foster parents have been observing her behavior around their dogs and children in the house and have only had 1 resource guarding incident in the first couple of days that involved a nylabone where her and another dog wanted it at the same time. This was quickly and easily corrected without any harm to anyone. All the dogs are now separated when given toys/bones and there have not been any further incidents. Polly will require supervision and firm consistent leadership as she becomes accustomed to the pet life. She is very eager to please her humans and her foster parents believe she will become the perfect little lady with the correct structure and leadership in place in her adoptive home.
Polly is housebroken; however, she is not a fan of the snow/ice, and sometimes requires extra
encouragement to do her business outside. Patience, persistence and consistency MUST be given to her and will be the best tools for helping her succeed in her forever home. As with all our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training. She is kennel trained and sleeps all night with no whining or accidents, if she has a nice fluffy bed to lay on. 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 must be protected when her humans are not able to supervise her.
Medically, Polly seems to be in great health!! She has been spayed, HW tested, has been updated on Vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Polly would do well in almost any type of home. A home with a fenced yar will be preferred for her but it is not a requirement for adoption. She seems to do fine with stairs, and we do not feel they would be an issue for her to manage. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office. If not, she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel if she has a nylabone or two to chew on and her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Polly, please fill out 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.
Applications Under Review - We are no longer accepting applications for Polly. Please check out our other dogs looking for forever homes!