Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Age: 7.5 years (DOB: 03-14-2012)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy
Dogs: Yes - submissive/easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Thea came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party surrender. To no fault of her own, Thea’s family could no longer properly care for her and wanted her to be placed in a loving home to be spoiled and loved!
Thea is a playful, energetic, active, outgoing, snuggle bug Frenchie who at times resembles the energizer bunny! You can often find Thea searching the entire house looking for every toy she can possibly play with. She has yet to find one that she doesn’t love. When Thea isn’t burning off some calories wrestling her plush squeaky toys, you can find her looking for a soft place to lay her head. She truly is content grabbing a snooze all by herself but she would much rather find her humans to share some snuggle time with. This little girl is quite the cuddler! After a much desired nap, Thea will look for her humans to follow them all around the house in hopes they will engage her in some play time. Unfortunately, Thea has had a few families in her past so she can be a bit protective of her surroundings when in the company of other dogs. She currently lives with one foster furry sibling and often thinks she is the boss and tries to rule the home. Thea is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help her learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected of her in her adoptive home. She is extremely smart and after proper slow introductions Thea is willing to let her guard down and welcome her foster sibling into one of her cuddle sessions. She seems to get along well with every human she meets (big or small)! Her foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children of any age, a home with a submissive dog or equally as well as an only dog. As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions (this is 100% required for Thea) between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Thea is 100% potty trained! As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to offer her a consistent schedule to continue her potty training success. Thea is 100% crate trained and has not had any accidents in her crate. She does sleep quietly in her crate when her foster family happens to leave the home and as well at night. We do think Thea would love to share a bed with her adoptive family! She loves the softer things in life and adores the plush nature of her crate and blanket but a human bed would be ideal for this adorable little snuggler! For her safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for her.
Medically, Thea seems to be 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!
Thea would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to her curious nature, her need to be active (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) but because Thea does great with stairs an apartment on the ground level or a few floors up that offers a fenced-in area would be okay too as long as her adoptive family is willing to offer Thea daily exercise via a leash and harness. We think Thea would love to go to the office with her new family since this love bug loves to be aroudn her people and can be extremely happy with a toy snuggled up in a soft bed. You can’t take her to the office- that’s okay! She will happily sleep the day away in her crate with a comfy blanket as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her.
Thea had to begin her life over many times and deserves a family to call her very own! If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Thea, 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.