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Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 4 Months (DOB: 4/18/18)
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Reagan came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased from a rehoming ad on craigslist at 5 weeks old in order to ensure she was provided the care she needed at such a young age, spay her and find the best home possible for a forever home!
Reagan is a happy, silly, sweet little lady who truly adores play time and snuggles. Be ready for a dog who likes to roughhouse with any person or animal who is willing play and then crashes in your lap for some relaxing naptime! Reagan seems to get along well with every human she meets, including children (she loves snuggling with the four boys in her foster home), and has done very well with the other dogs she meets! In her foster home she is currently residing with two French Bulldogs and a large Golden Retriever with who she is extremely gentle and respectful of. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household. She is still a young pup, so she is very playful and curious. She wants to be friends with every person and animal she meets, even if they don't want to be friends with her! She has done a great job learning cues from other animals when they don't want to partake in playtime and will leave them alone when corrected. Reagan does not seem to be a chewer, which her foster family appreciates!
Reagan is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. She will go to the door and whine when she needs to go out, but her new owner must act quickly to get her out before she has an accident. Her foster family makes sure to take her out immediately when she wakes up from her puppy naps, immediately and 30 minutes after eating, and every hour to hour and a half throughout the day to keep accidents to a minimum. As she grows older this schedule will be able to be relaxed. 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, Reagan seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Reagan would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). 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 she has a couple of bones to keep her busy and her people can arrange a couple potty breaks for her throughout the day!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Reagan, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
Reagan's applications are currently under review.
We are no longer accepting applications for her at this time.
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.