Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 4 Months (DOB: 4/18/18)
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Reece came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased from a rehoming ad on craigslist at 5 weeks old in order to ensure he was provided the care he needed at such a young age, neuter him and find the best home possible for a forever home!
Reece is an energetic, spunky, handsome boy who loves playtime and snuggles. Be ready for a dog who likes to roughhouse with any person or animal who is willing play then crashes in your lap for some relaxing naptime! Reece loves everyone he meets! In his foster home he is currently residing with two young children, two other dogs, and 5 chickens. He is very respectful to the older dog and he is getting better at not chasing the chickens. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household. He is still a young pup, so he is very playful and curious. He wants to be friends with every person and animal he meets, even if they don't want to be friends with him! He 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. Reece is also a chewer! He will chew on just about anything so it is important for his foster home to provide him lots of fun toys. He especially loves soft and squeaky toys!
Reece is currently still working on potty training. While he has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help with continued potty training in his new home. His foster family makes sure to take him out immediately when he wakes up from his 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 with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him. He is getting better with crate training and usually sleeps quietly in his kennel for 5-6 hours during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home. Reese does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of him inside the home.
Medically, Reece seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Reece would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still working on potty training, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). We also think he'd love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office! He loves to meet new people! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem - he's completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel as long as he has a couple of bones to keep him busy and his people can arrange a couple potty breaks for him throughout the day!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Reece, please submit an adoption application for him today!!
Reece's applications are currently under review.
We are no longer accepting applications for him 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.
Click here to apply for Reece!