Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Age: 3 Years (DOB: 03-20-2015)
Weight: 15 lbs
Cats: No, Unknown
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Tater Tot came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out his life as a cherished pet!
This cute little easy going boy is learning to live the life of a pampered pet. While Tater Tot is thrilled with his new life, it’s important to remember that he is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a family who will continue to be patient and show him the ropes. Tater Tot loves human attention and will seek out his favorite person for holdies or a lap to lay in. Tater Tot is learning how to play with toys and chew on treats. One of his favorite things to do is go for a car ride and will get quite excited at the prospect of one and being to be able to go with his foster family somewhere. Tater Tot does not yet know any commands and did not learn his puppy manners, so his humans will need to provide firm, consistent leadership and guidance to make sure he learns how to be a pet and listen to commands. He does well with the other dogs in his foster home and seems to enjoy their company. Tater also does well with gentle children under supervision but he should always supervised when he is around kids, to make sure both he and they are kept safe. He has not been exposed to cats while in foster care so we will be looking for a home without feline friends for him, to err on the side of caution.
Tater Tot is struggling with his potty training, and now even more so with the recent cold front. A regular, consistent schedule will help with is 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. Tater Tot does great in his kennel and feels very comfortable and safe there. 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. He does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of him inside the home.
Medically, Tater Tot is in good health and has no known health issues. He has been neutered, is microchipped, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Tater Tot would do well in almost any type of home, but given he is not completely potty trained, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). Due to his short, stubby, legs we feel a home with fewer stairs would also be best for him. However, if his adoptive family were able to and willing to carry him up and down any stairs, if needed, that would work well for him as well. We also think he’d love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office! If not, no problem at all – he will be happy to sleep away the day in his kennel as long as her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Tater Tot, please fill out 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.