Foster Location: Webb City, MO
Age: 3yrs DOB 02-01-2018
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Sausage was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home and to live the rest of her life as a loved and cherished pet.
Sausage is a super social, wild, playful, mischievously adorable Frenchie girl. Everyone who meets Saucy instantly falls head over paws for her! She is a big sweetheart who has a special desire to be the life of the party! Saucy (as her foster family often refers to her) has a very lazy side ONLY if that means she can lay on a lap for as long as possible! Sausage loves snuggles, scratches behind her ears, unlimited playtime and constant attention. She will repay the affection by offering up lots of chin kisses while she warms your lap. Saucy is a shadow pup! She follows her foster mama around the house making sure her movements include a few pets. Her very favorite activity is soaking up all the attention from any willing human. Did we mention Sausage loves attention??? In fact, she loves human attention so much that she occasionally needs to be reminded that the attention must be shared among all dogs in the house. She is easily corrected when the unwanted jealous behavior surfaces and her adoptive home will need to actively work with her when her jealousy arises over humans to nip this behavior in the bud and allow Sausage to maintain her carefree attitude. Sausage can be a lap potato but don’t be fooled… she is still young in age and young at heart! She has a very playful side and can entertain herself for hours on end. She has three foster (Frenchie) sisters and loves to romp around the yard with all of them. Every day is the main event at Wrestlemania when Sausage is with her foster siblings. If the pack isn’t wrestling, they are sure to be found chasing each other through the backyard making sure to test the stability of the landscaping! Sausage is a curious dog that often leads to a mischievous side. If she is not at your side, you better go see what that silly girl is up to. Saucy has been known to steal a shoe or a sock and then run zoomies in excitement showing off her stolen treasure. She also sometimes likes to nibble things that shouldn’t really be nibbled (like the deck steps, the legs of furniture, etc.) Sausage is easily corrected and has not destroyed anything in her foster home; however, because of her curious disposition, it is important that she is placed in a home where she can have toys and nylabones to keep her busy. Sausage is experiencing a big change and she will need a patient and understanding family that is willing to help her understand pet life and the necessary boundaries. Sausage gets along well with every human she meets (big or small) and would do well with kids of all ages! Because of her need for activity and her desire to be with other dogs, we strongly believe Saucy would benefit from having another playful, balanced dog in her adoptive home. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions and supervision around children when introducing a new dog to the household to make sure both they and she are kept safe.
Sausage is doing great potty training. She has been nearly accident free and doing wonderful with going potty outside. A regular and consistent schedule will help her carry on this success in her new home. Since Sausage is still learning her leash manners, walking her on a leash for potty breaks will take more patience versus continuing her potty training with a fenced in yard. Sausage has also done great with crate training. She prefers to have her crate cozy with a soft crate mat or a bed. She sleeps in her crate at night but given she is such a snuggle bug and loves to be around her people, we think she would love to share a bed with her adoptive family. She also sleeps very quietly in her kennel during the day when her foster family is at work. She has been accident free in the crate so far. 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, Sausage seems to be in great health! She has had her nares widened, a dental, been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Sausage would do well in almost any type but a fenced in yard is always preferred! As long as she gets plenty of attention, she will adapt and be happy in most environments. Although Sausage figured out the stairs to the couch and bed very quickly, it is preferred that she doesn’t have a lot of them in her new home (so an apartment style home wouldn’t be ideal for her). Her short squatty body type and little legs would tire easily as she followed her family everywhere if stairs were abundant. Sausage would prefer a low-key family that loves to spend time at home and enjoys the goings-on of a fun, playful pup. She is looking for a family/person to spend her life relaxing with and being spoiled with unlimited pets and attention. 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 and does great in the car! 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 crate as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her, has a furry buddy to keep her company and she isn’t left for too long. Ultimately, Sausage is looking to shadow her best friend and enjoy her years as a spoiled, loved pet! She is loyal, loving and will be an amazing addition to a special person/family.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Sausage, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
Applications for Sausage are closed
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.