Foster Location: Carthage, MO
Age: 4 years DOB: 9-24-15
Kids: Yes, 10yrs or older
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Sookie came into the 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.
Sookie is shy but sweet, quiet, timid and reserved Frenchie girl. Her favorite pastimes include taking many naps throughout the day, chewing on her favorite yak chew and occasionally finding a plush squeaky toy to bounce around. She takes a gentle and cautious approach to life only seeking attention from her furry foster siblings when her confidence is present. Sookie is quite apprehensive and nervous requiring ample time to warm up to adult strangers and children. She often retreats to her “safe” spot in her crate for a time out when she is feeling uncomfortable and things become too overwhelming. Sookie is still learning the ways of pet life and will need a family who is willing to spend time with her, provide the space she requires, offer her patience and introduce her to slowly to new things to build her confidence. She is making improvements daily and is her foster family is hopeful her fun frenchie personality soon shines through! Sookie currently lives with two foster furry siblings. She gets along well with them however when it comes to dinner time Sookie can be a bit grumpy and can resource guard her food. Sookie will need firm and consistent leadership in order to correct this behavior and be fed separately from other pets in the home to ensure safety. Sookie would most certainly do well in a house with a passive fur buddy and equally as well as an only dog. Sookie's sweet but anxious personality would fit best with calm, gentle, dog savvy children over the age of 10. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Sookie is nearly 100% potty trained. Her foster family reports only two accidents since she has arrived. Her adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. Her apprehensive personality shines through while outside and often has to be coaxed to come in resulting in her foster family picking her up to come inside! Her foster family reports she is completely crate trained and often willingly chooses her crate to seek safety. For her safety, a similar crating arrangement is suggested when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure.
Medically, Sookie is in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Sookie would do best in a home with a fenced in yard due to her unwillingness to walk on a leash, her uneasiness with stairs and her skittish personality . She would do best in a quiet house with a family that is patient, willing to help her overcome her shy nature and help her develop her sweetness into greatness! We think Sookie would be a great dog to take to the office due to her calm nature and ability to sleep the day away in her comfy bed! If she is unable to go to the office? That is okay- as she is completely happy sleeping the day away as long as she has a comfy bed in her crate to lay her head on and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!
Sookie has such a kind heart and a soft soul; she will captivate you with her sweetness. She is just in need of some patience, direction and this lovable girl will be forever loyal to a family she can call her own!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Sookie, 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.