Foster Location: North Sioux City, SD
Age: Approx 4 years (DOB: 06-01-2015 - Estimated)
Kids: Yes, calm and dog savvy
Adoption Fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Sweet Pea 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.
Sweet Pea sure does live up to her name! She is an adorably sweet, kind, loving and most dazzling English Bulldog you can meet. Sweet Pea wants to be loved on, petted and offered belly scratches at all times! If you stop offering her much desired affection, she will be sure to give you a gentle nudge with her paw to let you know she did not want you to stop! Although she can be timid of new surroundings, loud noises, and new people, she still will greet most with soft eyes and of course a wiggling bulldog butt. Sweet Pea 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. Sweet Pea does like to explore around her foster home. She will chew on items if she is left unsupervised, so her people must be able to supervise her when she is out and about in the home. Her goofy personality comes out more every day and is adapting well with the help of her two furry foster siblings. Sweet Pea would do best in a home with a furry sibling to boost her confidence and show her the ways of pet life. She relishes the attention from all humans and dogs but we feel she would do best in a home with children 12 years or older that are calm, gentle and dog savvy. Sweet Pea should always be supervised when she is around children and other pets to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Sweet Pea is currently working on potty training and has been doing spendidly. She does not typically have any accidents inside her foster home or in her crate, her foster family happily reports! Patience, persistence and consistency is a MUST in order for her continued potty training success. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able and willing to continue working on potty training. Because Sweet Pea loves to explore she will be required to be in a x-pen or crate for her safety while her owners are away. She 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. Sweet Pea is fully crate trained and often will make her way there when she is feeling shy or sleepy.
Medically, Sweet Pea seems to be in overall good health. Sweet Pea has mild hip dysplasia and it is receommended by our vet for her to remain a daily joint supplement for the rest of her life to help avoid discomfort and arthritis. She is currently taking Dogzymes Phyto-flex which can be found on chewy.com, whitedogbone.com or smile.amazon.com. She previously had a torn ACL in her back right leg, but this does not seem to cause her any pain or discomfort at this time. This previous injury will need to be monitored by her adoptive family for any signs of discomfort or pain in the future and is another reason why remaining on a high quality joint supplement will be so important for her. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped, had her nares (nostrils) widened for easier breathing, and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian!
Sweet Pea would do best in a home with a fenced in yard and in a home that has very few stairs for her to manage on a daily basis in order to help avoid flare-ups and exacerbating issues with arthritis and hip displasia as she continues to age. Although she doesn’t enjoy being outside for extended periods of time, she is a curious girl and long walks will probably not be ideal for her, so we feel a fenced yard would likely be most ideal for her long term. Since she is a quiet bulldog, she would do fine in an apartment if it was located on the ground floor and her people could take her out for short, leashed, potty breaks. Sweet Pea is happy sleeping the day away in her crate, so someone who works outside of the home would be okay for her as long as they are able to come home to let her out for a mid-day potty break. Sweet Pea is an extremely easy going and funny bulldog and would be a lovable addition to any family!
If you are interested in Sweet Pea 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.