Foster Location: Denison, IA
Age: 4 years old (2014 - exact DOB unknown)
Kids: Yes (Dog savvy)
Cats: No, Unknown
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Simone was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Simone is a sweet gal who loves napping in the sun, snuggles with her people, chewing on nylabones, and playing with stuffed toys. Simone absolutely adores people! Simone gets along very well with the other dogs in her foster home and loves to play. She has been around a 12yr old boy, and we feel she would do fine with calm, easy going dog savvy kids. She should always be supervised when she is around kids, to make sure both she and they are kept safe. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions with both other pets *and* children when introducing a new dog to the household. She hasn't been around cats while in foster care, so to err on the side of caution, she will need a home with no kitty siblings.
Simone is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing a great job with going potty outside, and has made progress as time passes, she is not 100% yet. A regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. Simone doesn't know to signal her humans yet to alert them that she has to go but once she gets outside she will go. She will go out on command to go potty. Patience, persistence and consistency MUST be able to be given to her and will be the best tools for helping her succeed in her adoptive 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 has also done great with crate training with a plastic crate and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night or when her foster family happens to leave the home. 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, Simone seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, had a dental, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, and has been given a clean the all clear for adoption by our veterinarian!
Simone would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training and does not know how to potty on a leash at this time, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She has done pretty well with learning stairs so far but usually needs some encouragement and isn't 100% confident with them yet. She should be monitored closely when going up and down stairs so she doesn't stumble or fall. Please keep this in mind if you have multiple stairs she would need to manage on a daily basis. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! If not, no problem at all - she will be happy to sleep away the day in her kennel with a chew toy to keep her busy as long as her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Simone, 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.