Foster Location: Akron, IA
Age: 3 years (DOB: 10-07-18)
Dogs: Yes, balanced
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Waffles was surrendered to the SNAFU rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved and cherished for the rest of her life.
Waffles is an overly sweet and curious little Frenchie girl. She is a silly, social, lighthearted, excitable, happy pup who loves to snuggle her people. Waffles has love for all people (big and small) and it especially shines through when first meeting new humans as she has excitement in her eyes however she is a bit slow to warm up. Once Waffles is comfortable, she is off to the races desperate to endlessly follow those she trusts the most. She is such a shadow Frenchie that’s must know what you are doing at all times! When Waffles isn’t begging for some cuddle time on the couch she occasionally will whip around a soft toy or take a nibble on her favorite bone. Waffles isn’t much for chewing on items she is supposed to as she would rather show her mischievous side and chomp on something that is not dog friendly. Waffles is redirected but should not be left unattended in the home as she is still learning what is an acceptable chew toy. Waffles secretly adores her three English Bulldog foster siblings from afar. They are quite rowdy and wild and she thinks at ½ their size she can hold her own. Oh Waffles! She would much rather be with her humans than fully participate in their childish shenanigans. When Waffles tires herself out from following around her humans, she is ready to settle down for a quick snooze. Her absolute favorite place is on the lap or chest of her trusted humans. She loves to be held (not a fan of being picked up), giving unlimited kisses, offered lots of attention and to cuddle. She will stop immediately whatever she is doing if she finds her human with an open lap. Waffles is fiercely loyal to her chosen human and follows them around like it is her job! Because of that, Waffles can get anxious when not around her people. She 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 in her adoptive home. She is smart, a fast learner, food motivated and eager to please so we know Waffles will be quick to adapt to pet life with the proper leadership! Waffles gets along famously with every human (big or small) as she is quite spirited and loving around her trusted people. Due to her gentle disposition we believe she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children of any age. We also feel she will flourish in a home with another balanced furry member similar in size or equally okay as an only pet. As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs and supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Waffles is doing well potty training and her foster family reports she responds well to a strict schedule. She is picking up going outside as she mimicks the other dog in the home. She occasionally will have an accident at night but never if sleeping in a bed with a foster family. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her, offering her a consistent schedule and working with her on a signal for potty. Waffles is crate trained but does not prefer her crate. She will throw a little fit when crated but will calm down after some time passes. We think since Waffles loves to cuddle and snuggle, that she would much rather share a bed with her adoptive family. For her safety, we recommend a similar sleeping schedule is kept for her as she doesn’t know danger.
Medically, Waffles seems to be in GREAT health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, heartworm tested and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian.
Waffles would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard because she is still potty training, enjoys the outdoors, has a tendency to run quickly if given the chance and is still working on her leash skills (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling home). She does like to bark (cutest little squeaky bark ever) at strange noises and get vocal when in her kennel so a shared walled home is not ideal for her. Waffles has short little legs and conquering the stairs has been a challenge so Waffles is looking for a home with a few amount of stairs. We also think Waffles would love an active family with children to play with as she is ridiculously social and happy to be anywhere and everywhere her people are. She loves all trusted people that will offer her attention. As mentioned, Waffles has bouts of separation anxiety (she loves her humans soooo much) and would thrive in a home with a work from home or a stay at home parent. We also think she would love to go to the office with her new family! She will happily sleep the day away in her bed or on a soft comfy blanket and as long as her people are near. Ultimately, Waffles is a sweet, loving girl who will make a family happy. She is a true velcro dog that loves the company of her humans and will reciprocate all the love and affection she is offered. She beams with sunshine 24/7 and will instantly melt your heart.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Waffles, 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. 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.