Foster Location: North Sioux City, SD
Age: 5 years (DOB: 12-22-15)
Kids: Yes, 5 years or older
Cats: Unknown, most likely
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Reba found her way into the SNAFU rescue via a 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!
Reba is an energetic, outgoing, playful and just the sweetest frenchie girl. She is extremely fond of playtime which includes emptying her entire toy box full of squeaky toys. You can find Reba with the loudest squeaky plush toy firmly attached to her mouth at all times. She will prance around the house so very proud of her beloved toy. Hide your shoes… she is a shoe thief! Reba will zoom from room to room only stopping to try and engage her foster siblings in some play! Play, play and more play; that is Reba’s jam! Sounds exhausting? No way! Don’t let her bountiful energy fool you… this girl will absolutely be looking for somewhere to nap and grab a snuggle. Reba fancies the couch for a frenchie snooze with her favorite human. When she is finished with nap time but is still looking to chill, she will seek out her favorite durable toy and settle in for some chew time. She truly enjoys the warmer outdoors and can be found galloping around her fenced in soaking up all the smells! Reba currently lives with a few furry siblings. They get along famously! Reba just adores playing with them; gentle wrestling- yes please. Running around the house with toys- sign Reba up! She would most certainly do well in a house with a fur buddy and actually would prefer the company of a furry friend. She is still learning the warning signals of her foster friends as to when they have had enough play and need some space. Reba LOVES other dogs and is learning to share all the attention. With a little direction, consistent leadership Reba will very quickly learn how to properly “dog”. She has not been around cats but given her playful nature we think she would do just fine with dog savvy cats. Reba has a sweet personality however she gets very excited and has yet to learn personal space and will jump when she is excited and because of that we feel we would fit best with gentle, dog savvy children over the age of 5. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Reba is still working on potty training. Her adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. Her foster family reports she is about 50% trained. Her foster family reports she is completely crate trained (accident free) although she doesn’t willingly choose her crate. Reba is crated when her foster family happens to be away from the home. Once she hears her foster mom enter the home, she will immediately become vocal demanding her immediate exit! Reba does peacefully share her human bed with her foster siblings and we know she would love to continue that in her adoptive home. For her safety, a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure.
Medically, Reba is in good health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Reba has partial cataract in one eye that does not cause her any issues. She has ongoing ear infections that will need to be watched, her ears cleaned regularly and treated. Reba has been allergy tested and has some food and environmental allergies. The results will be shared with her adoptive family. Her skin is recovering from a skin infection and allergies; her skin will need to be monitored for any growths forming and excessive scratching. Reba would benefit from a monthly cytopoint shot, specific food and medicated baths when needed.
Reba would do great in a house with a fenced in yard due still working on potty training; although a fence is not required for her.. We also think she’d love a family with another furry companion, one willing to offer tons of playtime, belly rubs for hours, daily walks and one with multiple members for the household so she could soak up tons of attention from multiple people. We also think Reba would love to go to work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office knowing that she would be interested in seeking attention from every co-worker! Reba would not prefer to be left alone for long periods of time so a work from home or stay at home family member would be ideal for this girl. Ultimately, Reba’s personality is that of a fun-loving puppy. She has the silliest, most innocent, playful loving personality. She is looking for a patience and understanding family that will take the time to help her acclimate into pet life. Reba is such a smart girl who loves to please her humans!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Reba, 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.