Foster Location: Kansas City, MO
Age: 3.5 years (DOB: 11-23-15)
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Kat came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her placed in a loving home to live the rest of her life as an adored and cherished pet.
Kat is a smart, sweet, shy yet playful Frenchie girl that loves to be cuddled and snuggled. She seeks attention and prefers to be everywhere and anywhere her foster family is and her furry foster siblings are. Nap time is her favorite time! There is not a couch or lap that Kat won’t lay on during her many daily naps or even when tuning into her favorite TV show. When Kat first arrived at the rescue, she was very shy and timid. She is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet. Although Kat is gaining confidence and becoming more playful 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 is living with several furry foster siblings. Kat takes great pleasure in initiating playtime by running up to them, pawing at them to get the gentle game of wrestling in action! She is still learning how to appropriately seek attention from other dogs and hasn’t quite figured out that she is much smaller than them and because of this she should be supervised during playtime. Kat mimics much of what her foster siblings do (a total copy-KAT) and finds comfort in their presence and because of this we feel she would thrive and be very happy in a home with other dogs. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must. Although she has not been around children, Kat has not shown any aggression towards humans and we feel she would do just wonderful around dog savvy and respectful children. She should always supervised when she is around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Kat’s foster family happily reports she is potty trained! She made fast progress and picked it up quickly with the use of a doggy dog and the help of her frenchie foster sister. Her adoptive family will need to be patient and willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. Kat is crate trained but does not prefer her crate. She is trusted in the home and quickly learned the house rules. For her safety, she will need to be kept in a secure space/crate 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. Kat does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet.
Medically, Kat seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Kat would do best in a house with a fenced yard since she is still learning to walk on a leash. A home with little to no stairs is required as Kat is a bit wobbly using the small amount of stairs (including pet stairs) she uses on a daily basis. We don’t feel Kat would be a good pet for a multiple floor apartment style home because of her lack of confidence with stairs, her apprehension of walking on a leash as well as her voice (she will bark when people enter the home!) Work from home or a stay at home parent? Kat 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 as she has a furry sibling(s) to keep her company, a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break or two for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Kat, 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.