Foster Dennison, IA
Age: 2.5 years (DOB: 3-4-2017)
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Roscoe came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased from a rehoming ad on craigslist in order to ensure he finds the best home possible as his forever home!
Roscoe is a playful but laid back lap dog that enjoy his humans every single moment he can. He can often be found searching every inch of his foster home for a bouncy ball or stuffed animal to romp around the house with. Roscoe frequently begs anyone and everyone for a fun game of chase with his beloved ball. After all the fun and games subside, he will look for his furry foster siblings to gently wrestle with as he gets along famously with other dogs in the home. The ONLY thing that stops him for his playful activities is if he sees someones lap has just become available! Roscoe doesn't know personal space and at times can be clingy with his humans. He is still learning what is expected of him in the home therefore will need a patient and understanding family to help guide him to all the appropriate social aspects of being a pet. Roscoe seeks out cuddle time and loves to snuggle as much as he loves to plays! You love movies or TV shows? Roscoe says yes please!!! He would take great pleasure in joining on the couch to tune into his favorite shows! He does great with children of all ages but as with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children are a must and he should always be supervised when he is around dogs and children to make sure he and they are kept safe.
Roscoe is currently still working on potty training. His foster family happily reports he has been doing amazingly well, aside from an occasional nervous accident. A regular and consistent schedule will help with him continued potty training in his new home. Patience, persistence and consistency MUST be given to him and will be the best tools for helping him succeed in his forever home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training. Roscoe has also done great with crate training. He happily will enter his crate (when asked by using the command "in") when his family happens to leave the home. Roscoe seems to have separation anxiety when left alone and for his safety, we recommend that he is only crated when his humans are away from the home, for no more than 3 hours and a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for him so he is safe and secure while no one is home. He does not know danger and must be protected when his humans are not able to supervise him.
Medically, Roscoe is in great health. He has been neutered, heartworm tested, has been updated on Vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Roscoe would do best with a family that spends time at home, has other dogs and children of any ages (that would be a huge bonus)! A house with a fenced yard is preferred (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling) for this active boy as he is still working on potty training. He seems to do great with stairs and we do not feel any amount of stairs would be an issue for him to manage. We also think he'd love a family that has a stay at home or work from home parent due to his anxiety. Roscoe is an overall great, loyal dog that has a lot of love to give and deserves a lot of love and attention in return.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Roscoe please fill out an adoption application for him 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, for any reason, and 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.