Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 6 Months (DOB: 6/1/2018)
Cats: Unknown but probably fine
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Scooter came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. His breeder wanted the rescue to find him a wonderful home as a cherished pet.
Scooter is a very playful & active dog but also is a typical Frenchie who loves to snuggle and take naps. Some of his favorite things are chewing on bones, playing with his toys and snuggling with his people! He loves to be a lap dog and when tired cuddles with his foster fur siblings or foster humans. He seems to love everyone he meets! He does very well with kids of all ages and he especially loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home! They love to run, wrestle and play for 20-30 mins and then in true Frenchie fashion, it is nap time! He is very demanding of holdies if he has a human available when he becomes tired and is soon fast asleep in someones arms. When he’s not napping, he is always looking for something to do or something new to explore! He finds great joy in de-stuffing toys, but the durable ones are holding up to him so far. He has not been introduced to cats while in foster care, but due to his laid back attitude we think he would be just fine with a dog savvy cat.
Scooter is currently still working on potty training. While he has been doing really well with going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his new home. His foster family makes sure to take him out immediately after he wakes up from any naps, within 30 minutes after eating and then every few hours when they are home. He has been doing very well, as long as he goes out routinely on his own with a doggie door when his family is home. 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 a typical puppy, so he is crated when his foster family leaves. They make sure he always has his favorite chew bone, and settles down and seems to be relaxed in his crate when needed.
Medically, Scooter seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, had his nares widened (while under for the neuter) to help with his breathing as they were quite pinched, heartworm tested, is microchipped and has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Scooter 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 or a house without a fenced in yard) as he loves to go outside and just explore and relax in the sun. 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 at least one or two mid day potty breaks for him throughout the day!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Scooter, please submit 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, 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.