now accepting applications
Please carefully review the information below. If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Josie, please submit an adoption application!
4 years old [DOB: 06/04/2018]
Unknown – probably not
Josie came to the SNAFU Rescue via a private party. Her previous owners wanted her placed in a loving home to live the rest of her life as a cherished pet.
Josie is a laid-back, social, lighthearted, chill Frenchie who loves being able to snuggle her people. Josie loves to grab a spot on the couch or in a comfy bed and nibble away on her favorite bone and quickly fall into a quick frenchie snooze. After a little snooze, Josie is once again grabbing a few of her favorite chews (bones and crinkle toys are her favorites) to start the process all over again. Josie enjoys a daily (short) stroll around the block to show off her perfected leash skills. After exhausting herself walking, Josie will find a soft comfy bed to lay on or even better; she will snuggle with one of her furry friends. Josie hasn’t found a furry friend or human that she hasn’t adored. She really is an overall content girl that goes with the flow, beats to her drum, and can make those that love her most giggle throughout the day. She can fit right into a pack as long as they are respectful. Josie is a social butterfly and needs at least one furry brother or sister in her forever family. Josie is experiencing a big transition and will need proper leadership and guidance to know what is expected in her adoptive home. She is smart, a fast learner, and is motivated so we know Josie will be quick to adapt to yet another new home with the proper leadership! Josie seems to get along well with every human (big or small) as she is happiest when she is around her people. She is very gentle with the littles and offers lots of love. Her foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy and gentle children of any age and a home with at least one other balanced, relaxed furry members. 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.
Josie is doing extremely well with potty training and is 95% trained; she will have an occasional accident but they truly are VERY few and far between. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to offer her a consistent schedule and possibly work with her on a signal for potty. Josie is crate trained, has not had any accidents but is not a huge fan of her crate. She overall does not like to be alone much and the separation from her people causes some anxiety. When her family happens to be away from the home, she is safely secure in her crate. We think since Josie loves to cuddle and snuggle her people, that she would love to share a bed with her adoptive family. For her safety, we recommend a similar schedule is kept for her when her people are away from the home and at night as she doesn’t know danger.
Medically, Josie seems to be in good health! She does have moderate pulmonic stenosis (asymptomatic) that has caused a small heart murmur. (Pulmonic stenosis is one of the most common congenital heart defects in dogs. It consists of a malformation of the Pulmonic valve leading to obstruction to the flow of blood from the heart into the lungs.) Her adoptive home will want to follow up with a cardiologist in one year to ensure that the murmur has remained stable. If stable, then no follow-up is needed. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, had a dental, nares widened, microchipped, heartworm tested, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Josie would do great in most types of homes. She doesn’t bark much, so an apartment with shared walls would be fine for her. She has mastered stairs so a multiple-floor style dwelling home would be ok for her. A home with or without a fenced yard would be okay for Josie as she is not overly active but should ALWAYS be secure in a leash and harness while outside. We also think Josie would love a low-key family that isn’t one for the hustle and bustle of a busy lifestyle. Josie just wants to be anywhere and everywhere her people are and would love a mom/dad that will allow morning kisses, short walks, couch time, nap time, and cuddle time. She just really loves all people that will offer her attention. We think she would love to go to the office with her new family! She is very happy to be near her humans and would relax in a comfy bed and chew a bone as the work hours pass. You can’t take her to the office- that’s okay; she would love a part-time or full-time work-from-home or stay-at-home family member. If she needs to be home all day alone she would need a mid-day potty break. Truly, Josie is just looking for a family who will love and care for her and wants a shadow following them around 24/7.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Josie, 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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