Foster Location: North Sioux City, SD
Age: 3 years old DOB 3-28-16
Kids: Yes, calm and dog savvy
Adoption Fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Sunny-Rae was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to live the rest of her life as a cherished and loved pet.
Sunny-Rae sure does live up to her name! She is just a ray of beautiful bright sunshine. From the minute she wakes up (her favorite time of day is the morning), Sunny is happy to see her foster mom offering her lots of morning kisses! She is adorably sweet, social, kind, loving and the most captivating English Bulldog you can meet. Sunny is a typical English Bulldog as she can be quite lazy, calm, silly and very playful. She enjoys a soft rubber squeaky toy and any bone she can get her little paws but also hoards her toys in her bed as she wants them all to herself. Sunny isn’t much for sharing her toys with her furry foster siblings and this something she is working on. In addition to hoarding toys, Sunny-Rae can be timid of loud noises and fast movements and is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet and it is important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family to help her manage what is expected in her new home. After all the excitement from playing with all her squeaky toys and her furry foster siblings, you can find Sunny seeking out her comfy bed for a bulldog snooze. Sunny takes great pleasure in the softer things in life. Who can blame her? Sunny is such a people person! She has yet to meet a human she hasn’t begged for attention from, greeted with kind eyes and of course a wiggling bulldog butt. Sunny would do amazing in a home with a calm furry sibling. No other dogs in the home? That’s okay! Sunny does take great pleasure in monopolizing all the attention from her humans. Given her mild temperament and playful disposition, we feel she would do great in a home with children 6 years or older that are calm, gentle and dog savvy. Sunny-Rae should always be supervised when she is around children and other dogs to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Sunny-Rae is currently working on potty training. Her foster family reports she does not have any accidents inside her foster home. Patience, persistence and a consistent schedule is a MUST in order for her continued success! As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able and willing to continue working on potty training. Sunny is completely crate trained and sleeps quietly while her foster family is away and also at night. We do think Sunny would love to share a bed in her new home with her family! A similar crating schedule is recommended as Sunny does not know danger and it is important for her that her new family understands that she is still learning how to be a pet and what is expected from her.
Medically, Sunny-Rae seems to be in good health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Sunny did have an eye ulcer that has since healed but we ask that it is watched to avoid future issues.
Sunny-Rae would do best in a home with a fenced in yard and in a home that offered very few stairs (she is apprehensive going down several stairs). Since she is a quiet bulldog and does great on a leash, she would do fine in an apartment if on the ground floor. 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 her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her crate as long as she has plush toys to keep her busy, a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her! Sunny is an extremely loyal, playful, easy going and funny bulldog that wants nothing more than to be with her humans at all times. Sunny-Rae would be a lovable addition to any family!
If you are interested in Sunny-Rae and think you would be her perfect forever home, 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.