Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: Est 6yrs old (DOB: unknown)
Kids: Yes, 12yrs or older
Adoption Fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Estelle came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party. Her previous owner wanted her placed in a loving home and for a family that has the time to spend with her.
Estelle is a sweet, shy, quiet little Frenchie girl that loves to be cuddled and snuggled. She seeks attention and prefers to be everywhere and anywhere her foster family is. Nap time is her favorite time! There is not a couch or lap that Estelle won’t lay on during her many daily naps or even when tuning into her favorite TV show. When Estelle first arrived at the rescue, she was very timid. Estelle lived most of her life in a commercial breeding kennel and is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet. Although she is slowly gaining confidence and becoming more comfortable everyday, it is important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family. She currently lives with several furry foster siblings. Estelle takes great pleasure in watching their playtime from the sidelines. Even though she gets along well with her furry friends she would much rather cuddle up in her plush bed than partake in their shenanigans. She is still learning the ways of pet life and finds comfort in being with her human and because of this we feel she would thrive and be very happy in a home as an only pet or one with other dogs. Her laid-back nature allows her to peacefully coexist with furry friends. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must. Although she has not been around children, Estelle has not shown any aggression towards humans but due to her overall timid nature we feel she would do just best around dog savvy, respectful children over the age of 12. She should always be supervised when she is around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Estelle’s foster family happily reports she is completely potty trained! She made fast progress and picked it up quickly! Her adoptive family will need to be patient, willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. Estelle is fully crate trained and sleeps quietly in her crate completely accident free! For her safety, we recommend a similar crating arrangement is suggested when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home. Estelle does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet.
Medically, Estelle seems to be in good health. Estelle had 17 teeth removed during her dental and a mammary tumor removed. She should be closely monitored for growths, especially in the mammary areas and a veterinarian should be consulted for removal if any growth(s) should present in the future. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian.
Estelle would do best in a house with a fenced yard since she is still learning to walk on a leash. A home with stairs is okay as Estelle is a champ with stairs.. We also feel that Estelle would be a good pet for a multiple floor apartment style home as she is a quiet dog but due to her apprehension of walking/potty on a leash we think an apartment with an attached fenced-in yard/area would be best. Work from home or a stay at home parent? Estelle would love that!!! Otherwise, we think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office as she prefers not to be away from her people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away as long a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her! Estelle is looking for a family to call her very own, one with a quiet lifestyle and one that will offer her unlimited snuggles.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Estelle, 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.