Foster Location: Overland Park, KS
Age: 5 years (DOB: 5-27-14 estimate)
Weight: 21 lbs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Zippy came into SNAFU Rescue through a private party.
Zippy is a sweet, gentle soul whose favorite past times are snuggling with his people, belly rubs and napping on the couch or bed. Zippy wants to be wherever his people are at any given moment, so don't expect to go to the bathroom by yourself! Zippy has gotten along with every human he meets, including small children, and coexists well with the resident Frenchies in his foster home. Thus far, Zippy hasn't really shown any interest in interacting with the other dogs or playing with toys. He prefers to be with his human most of the time but over time we think this may change as he becomes more comfortable in his adoptive home. He has not been exposed to cats while in foster care, so they are unknown at this time.
Zippy is currently still working on potty training. He will mark in the house if he is not wearing a belly band but we are hopeful that his recent neuter will help with reducing this over time. However, he does consistently go potty when taken outside and he does not pee in his crate, nor his human's bed at night when he is not wearing a belly band (he LOVES to sleep in bed with his people, if allowed!). A regular and consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him. He has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised, so he is safe and secure while no one is home.
Medically, Zippy seems to be in great health! He has been neutered, heartworm tested, microchipped, is updated on vaccinations/dewormings and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Zippy would do well in almost any type of home! He currently has a fenced in yard to roam around in and is still learning how to walk on a leash. Stairs are no issue for him, so a home with stairs would be just fine. We also think he would love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office! He loves to meet new people! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem - he's completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel as long as his people can arrange a mid-day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Zippy, please submit an adoption application for him 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.