Foster Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Age: 1.5 years (1/28/18)
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Sawyer came into SNAFU Rescue through no fault of her own. Her previous owner's home situation changed and Sawyer had what her previous owner thought was a bad skin allergy that she was unable to get under control.
Sawyer is a very happy, energetic, outgoing Bulldog. Be ready for playtime, walks and outside backyard time with this girl because she is not your typical couch potato English Bulldog! Sawyer seems to get along well with every human she meets and has done great with all other dogs she has met! Sawyer is still a puppy and doesn't always know when other dogs (or humans for that matter) are finished playing, but responds well to correction when she appears to be annoying the older dogs in her foster home. She absolutely LOVES to wrestle and play with her foster brother and sister dogs! She plays with her foster humans too! She loves stuffed animals and chewing her NylaBones. Sawyer doesn't know her size and thinks she is a lap dog. She loves to be snuggled up with a human or dog friend when she's not running around playing.
Sawyer is still working on potty training. She is doing very well, but does occasionally have an accident. She spent a lot of her time in a kennel before coming into the rescue, so we don't know if she was ever fully potty trained. She did very well with potty training in her foster home for a few weeks, then began going in her kennel overnight. Her foster mom has since kept her out of the crate in a closed off area of the house and she hasn't had an accident since. It seems she has a hatred for the kennel and would rather sleep in bed with her family and roam freely in a larger safe space when home alone. While she has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her. She strongly dislikes the crate, so an area where she can be enclosed to keep her safe from chewing hazards would be best for when Sawyer spends time home alone for her safety. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Sawyer seems to be in great health now! When she came into the rescue she tested positive for Demodectic Mange and multiple strains of Staph (skin infection). She has been successfully treated by our veterinarian for both issues! Sawyer had cherry eye removal in both eyes which may result in the lifetime need/use of eye lubricant in order to prevent any issues with dry eyes. She has been spayed, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian!
Sawyer would do well in almost any type of home, but a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She does very well with stairs and they do not phase her one bit! She loves to go places with her foster family, so 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 car ride and meeting new people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away at home as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her! Again, she is an energetic, active, very playful girl, and loves to play, run around the yard, explore and investigate what her people might be doing. She loves to bounce around the yard outside so, again, be ready for an active, outgoing, playful Bulldog if you apply for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Sawyer, 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.