Foster Location: Carthage, MO
Age: 2 years (DOB: 11-11-2016)
Weight: 20 lbs
Dogs: Yes- submissive dog would be best
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Amelia 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 19 dogs, now nicknamed the #ValentineOne9.
Amelia is a very happy, playful Frenchie who loooves her people time and her toys. Be ready for snuggles and a dog who often follows you around because she loooves to hang out and be near her people! Amelia seems to get along well with every human she meets including children and has done okay with the other dogs she meets as long as she is able to have slow introductions! She tends to resource guard her humans and toys a bit but corrects well with a firm "No". Her resource guarding could be an issue with a more dominant dog, so she would do best if placed in a home with maybe one other very submissive dog who wouldn't mind letting her be the boss. Her foster home has no cats, so it is unknown how Amelia would coexist with a cat. She briefly saw one at the vet and did not react to it, but there was no interaction.
Amelia is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her 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 her. She has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her x-pen during the night or in her crate when her foster family happens to leave the home. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Amelia seems to be in great health! As with many Frenchies, she may have mild allergies so will need to remain on a limited ingredient diet to maintain and avoid any food related itchies. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/deworming, has had a dental cleaning and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Amelia would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training and she is also still learning to walk on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her but is not a requirement for adoption. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's okay sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Amelia, 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.