now accepting applications
Please carefully review the information below. If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Dumpling, please submit an adoption application!
4 months old [DOB: 11/30/2022]
Dumpling came to SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her placed in a loving home to live the rest of her life as a cherished pet.
Dumpling is an outgoing, active, playful, energetic, social, curious Boston Terrier puppy who enjoys playing with other dogs (big and small), going on walks, and entertaining herself with a toy and a comfy blanket, bed, or lap for nap time. She has the enthusiasm of a typical puppy for playtime and naptime; a ping-pong ball of energy who occasionally needs to snuggle up on the couch to recharge her battery. You can often find her exploring every inch of her foster home, looking for the two resident Boston Terriers to engage in a game of chase or a good game of tug-of-war (rope toys are among her favorites!). If her furry friends are romping around the home showing off their playful nature, that is a cue for Dumpling to join in! She is extremely brave playing keep away, chase, and tug-of-war with the resident Boston Terriers and follows along with whatever her foster dog siblings do. After a fun (and exhausting) play session, Dumpling will again snuggle up on the couch to recharge for the next play session. Dumpling, as stated above, is quite brave and inquisitive. She wants to know where everything is in the home and where noises are coming from so she must be supervised when wandering indoors as she doesn’t know danger. She ALWAYS wants to be with her people and other dogs! Dumpling is just a puppy, is experiencing a big transition, and will need firm leadership, and consistent correction to help her learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners, and know what is expected in her adoptive home. She is extremely treat-motivated and eager to please her humans so we know she will catch on very quickly! Dumpling also walks well on a leash and will follow along with whatever her foster siblings do. Dumpling seems to fall head over paws for every human she meets. Her foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle children of any age, as well as a home with a playful furry friend (or two!). Dumpling is indifferent to the cats, ignoring them for the most part, so we think she would do fine in a home with feline friends as well. Dumpling is adaptable and can have fun with her friends or her beloved humans! As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Dumpling is still working on potty training and occasionally has accidents when she is roaming the house. She quickly picks up on things, mimics her foster sibling’s behavior, adapts well to routines, and prefers to eat breakfast first thing in the morning before she is asked to do her business. Dumpling is still a puppy and as with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her, offering her a consistent schedule and working with her on a signal for potty/going outside. She is 100% crate trained and is keeping her crate clean and dry on her current routine. Dumpling does sleep quietly in her crate when her foster family happens to leave the home and as well at night, but we think she would love to share a bed with her adoptive family! She is such a snuggle bug and will sleep 8 hours straight through the night. For her safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule be kept for her.
Medically, Dumpling seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian.
Dumpling would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to her curious, explorative nature and because she is still potty-training (as opposed to a multiple-floor apartment-style dwelling with no yard). She does not yet understand boundaries, so she must be supervised while romping around the yard. Overall, Dumpling is the best little Boston girl! She enjoys any and all attention, snuggle hour, bath time, car rides, playtime, furry friends, and all people (big and small). This energetic and fearless girl is looking for a family that can offer her the stimulation she needs and the guidance to help her develop into an adult dog. Ultimately, she is looking for a home that has the time and patience to help her guide her into a balanced adult dog, a home with another furry sibling or two and one that isn’t gone long hours. Be prepared for the needs and requirements of a young dog; Dumpling will make it worth it!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Dumpling please submit an adoption application for her today!!
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 cannot 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.
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