Foster Location: Lees Summit, MO
Age: 3 years (DOB: 02-20-16)
Kids: Yes! 6 years or older
Cats: Unknown, probably not
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred but not required
Parrot came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction.
Parrot is a happy, derpy and silly girl. She is a very energetic Frenchie and loves going outside for a short romp in the yard when it's nice weather out and enjoys sunbathing and soaking up the sunshine BUT only when her people are out with her. If she is left outside alone she will scratch at the back door and wait right by the door for her people to let her back in. Parrot is still learning what it means to be a pet and live in a household so her household manners are somewhat lacking. She is just super happy and derpy and is sometimes similar to a bull in a china shop. She will need a family who will be patient with her and will be able to and willing to continue teaching her manners and what it means to be a cherished pet living in a pet household. She loves to follow her foster family around the house and be right where they are. If she realizes her people are busy, she is happy to grab a nylabone on her dog bed and chew and hang out for a while. While Parrot LOVES human attention, she isn't quite sure what to do with it yet so gets VERY VERY excitable when her people go to pet her. She seems to enjoy her belly being rubbed and ear scratches but she will also jump up on people and her foster family to get attention and if she thinks they are going to give her attention. Her foster family has been working with her on jumping up but due to this, she probably wouldn't be the best match for a home with young kids with whom she could easily knock over by accident. As with all of our dogs, she should always be supervised when around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe. Parrot is also SUPER awkward with other dogs and seems to want to dominant and "be the boss" of most other dogs and animals she meets. Due to this rude behavior, she does not typically make a great impression on new dogs and fights can very easily occur b/c she will not back down if they get upset with her. She also has shown some resource guarding toward the other very easy going dogs in her foster home and while they do not challenge her, she still gets bossy and pushy with them from time to time. Due to this behavior, we feel she would ultimately do best in a home with no other dogs. She could MAYBE co-exist one other dog who is SUPER submissive and easy going after a very long slow introduction period, but ultimately we will be looking for homes for her with no other pets in the household. She has not been around cats in her foster home, so to err on the side of caution, a home with no cats in the home will be required for her.
Parrot is currently still working on potty training. Although she has been doing really well, this world is new to her and a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. She also seems to do best if her people walk out with her each and every time she goes out, so this will also be a requirement for her family members in her adoptive home. This way, her people can ensure she is pottying when she goes out, as she will not always go if her people do not go out with her - she will stand by the back door, scratch at it and will wait for her people to return. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able and willing to continue working on potty training with her. In addition to her normal routine, her foster family makes sure to take her out immediately after she wakes in the morning and/or wakes up from a nap and within 30 minutes after eating. She receives immediate praise when she pottys outside. Parrot is crate trained and she quietly and comfortably sleeps the night away in her crate and when her people are away from the home. She feels most comfortable in her crate and is often found laying in her crate for a daytime nap. 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. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Parrot is in good health. She did have an ear infection when she came into the rescue and has been treated for that. Her ears will require regular monitoring and cleaning to avoid issues with ear infections in the future. She has been spayed, had a dental, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, is microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Parrot would do well in almost any type of home! She handles stairs pretty easily (she is still learning them but seems to be doing well) so a home with stairs should be just fine for her. A fenced yard would be preferred but she seems to do pretty well on a leash and given she prefers her human(s) to accompany her outside, a fenced yard will not be required for her. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! Her people would need to keep in mind that she is very energetic and inquisitive and she would likely need her own space to hang out in, separated from any other dogs in the office. BUT she does love to meet new people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as her people can provide a soft blankie, a good nylabone chew and can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Parrot, 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.