NOTE: Please note that it may be at LEAST a 3-4 week *minimum* before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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.
Foster Location: Kansas City, MO
Age: 2 years (DOB: 7-22-2016)
Weight: 15 lbs
Kids: Unknown, Maybe dog savvy respectful kids
Adoption fee: 600.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Trudy came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 16 dogs, now nicknamed the #SweetSixteen.
Trudy has been a sweetheart of a foster dog her foster family reports! Trudy was a very timid when first came to her foster home but has since has made great improvement! She seems to be really settling in and adjusting more and more as time passes. She loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home and they play for hours! She is full of energy and is afraid she will miss something! Trudy loves to explore and is very curious about everything and anything on the floor! The only thing that stops her is if she sees that a lap has become available or hears a snack bag opening. She loves to snuggle and be right next to you every second but she really wants to know what’s on the other side of the fence so she will need a human that can keep an eye on her when going in and out. She is young and has a lot of catching up to do so she’s has a lot of puppy ornery-ness that she’s ready to share! She hasn’t been around children in her foster home but her foster Mom doesn’t see that she would have a problem with them as she’s not shown any aggression towards anyone. She seems to love everyone she meets! She is still learning all appropriate social aspects of a pet home, so as with any dog, should always be supervised to make sure she is kept safe.
Trudy is still working on potty training but she’s very close to getting there! She goes straight out to potty, but forgets to go sometimes if she is playing. She will need a family that is very patient with her to avoid accidents. Patience, persistence and consistency MUST be given to her and will be the best tools for helping her succeed in her forever home. Trudy is very smart! In just a short time she has mastered basic commands: Sit. Stay and Wait are mastered. She’s very eager to please. She’s still a little clumsy on stairs at times but she is getting it. Trudy is not completely crate trained, but when she is crated she settles down quickly. She is comfortable and secure in her crate when left alone or no one is home. She sleeps in her crate quietly at night if she is put in the same room as her humans, but would love to be in bed snuggling up to share your pillow! We recommend that her human(s) continue to work on making her comfortable in her crate while also keeping a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and must be protected and kept safe when her humans are not able to supervise her.
Medically, Trudy is in great health! The vet did mention she may have some mild Luxating Patellas but they do not cause her any issues currently. Trudy has no other known health issues. She has been spayed; HW tested, has been updated on Vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Trudy would do well in almost any type of home but a house with a fenced will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling) since she is still working on potty training and loves to go out and run, play and explore in the fenced yard. However, a fenced yard is not a requirement for adoption as long as her new family can ensure she gets several potty break walks a day and can ensure she gets the daily exercise a normal young, active, dog would require. She is working on stairs and we do not feel they would be an issue for her to manage. 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 - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her and she has a couple of bones to keep her busy!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Trudy please fill out an adoption application for her today!