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.
Foster Location: Augusta, KS
Age: 6yrs old DOB: Exact date unknown
Kids: Yes, 8yrs or older
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Ritzy came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home and spend the rest of her years being a spoiled pet living out her life as happily as she can be!
Ritzy is a sweet but timid, laidback, calm little Frenchie girl. She takes a cautious approach to life as she is still building her confidence in her foster home. Ritzy requires a little bit of time to warm up to new people/environments before she is comfortable sharing the same space with them. Ritzy’s happy place is in the presence of her people and around her furry friends! Although she is an overall reserved dog with a mellow temperament, she will partake in a bit of play with her foster sibling (she will not initiate play, however). She really is such a happy dog around those she loves the most. Like the princess she is, she requires plush beds, soft blankets, and many naps throughout the day. Nap time is her quiet time and she prefers to nap alone. Ritzy is learning to trust and therefore learning to cuddle. If belly rubs are on the menu, Ritzy is first in line! She is mostly a relaxed Frenchie girl and can often be found nibbling on a bone and relaxing in her comfy bed. Ritzy has such a passive disposition and willingly gives up her prized possession to another furry creature if they want it. Try to her princess ways, Ritzy would much rather be pushed in a stroller (or pulled in a wagon) than join in on the family romp around the neighborhood. She has yet to master leash skills and instead will freeze like a statue and dig her heels in rather than give it a whirl. Ritzy is still learning the joys of pet life and can be apprehensive around new people/situations, she requires a patient, low-key/calm, and understanding family that can help her build confidence in a new environment and around strangers. She will also need a family who is willing to spend extra time with her, provide the space she requires, offer her ongoing patience, and introduce her slowly to new things to build her confidence. Ritzy currently lives with several furry foster siblings and will occasionally interact with them. She likes all of them and gets along with them but would much rather catch up on her beauty sleep than play! Overall, Ritzy is ambivalent about her furry friends but does find comfort in their presence. Ritzy is experiencing a big change and because of that, she needs consistent leadership, and positive reinforcement to help her to learn proper dog manners in her adoptive home. She seems to get along well with every human she meets after warming up to them. Ritzy can be shy at first but can easily be won over with some pets and belly rubs. Due to her overall calm, sweet yet passive disposition, we think she would do best in a home that has dog-savvy, calm, gentle children 8 years or older. Slow introductions and supervision around children are a must to be sure they and she are kept safe. She is slowly learning manners and we believe should benefit from a balanced, passive fur buddy in her adoptive home and would do equally as well if placed in a home as an only pet.
Ritzy’s foster family happily reports she is making great strides in potty training when kept on a consistent schedule and when taken out with the other resident dogs. She will greatly benefit from a signal for potty. Her adoptive family must be willing to continue to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule to help with potty training in her new home. Ritzy is completely crate trained and is also trusted in a small dog-safe space for a short time if her foster family happens to leave the home. For her safety, we recommend a similar crating arrangement when her people happen to be away from the home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home. Ritzy enjoys the comfort of the human bed at night but does prefer a comfy pillow to lay her head on but when the mood strikes her she will lay beside her trusted human.
Medically, Ritzy seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, had a dental, and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian. She does have seasonal allergies and would benefit from a daily allergy pill and cytopoint during high allergy months In addition,
Ritzy would be happiest in a house with a fenced yard (as opposed to a multiple-floor, shared-walled apartment-style dwelling with no yard) due to her stubborn nature because she is still potty training and does not do well on a leash. Ritzy would prefer a home with minimal stairs as she is definitely not a fan of going down. She can master a few stairs going up however a pair of loving arms is required to go down! Ideally, Ritzy is searching for a family that has a work-from-home or stay-at-home parent (one that is gone a lot during the day) however we do think she is a candidate for an office environment as she loves being around her people all day! Cannot stay at home or take her to the office, but that is okay! Ritzy will be completely happy sleeping a few hours away in her crate or in her dog-proof area. Again, Ritzy is still learning the ways of pet life, and learning to trust, and needs a calm family to help build her confidence. She would love a family that can offer her companionship, unlimited pets/scratchies, and a quiet home to help her overcome the timidness that remains. She has made tremendous daily improvements and just needs a little extra patience as she learns how to “pet”. Ritzy is coming out of her shell more and more every day! This girl has a lot of love inside her and will make a loyal and loving companion.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Ritzy, please submit an adoption application for her today!!