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Introducing, Lila!

Please carefully review the information below. If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Lila, please submit an adoption application!


Adoption Fee



Waterloo, WI


Boston Terrier




8years old [DOB: 06-19-2016]


13 lbs







Fenced Yard



Lila’s Story

Lila came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home and spend the rest of her years being a spoiled pet.

Lila is a laid-back, overall lazy, lighthearted, chill Boston Terrier who loves being able to snuggle her people. This girl is a true old soul.  She would gladly sleep away in bed or be carried around for her entire life!  You can often find Lila watching her foster sibling’s shenanigans from the sidelines as she is WAY too mature to participate in such silly banter.  She would rather grab a spot on the couch or in a comfy bed and judge the mischievous ways of those younger pups.  Lila is fearless!  She is not at all intimidated by any dog (big or small) and is willing to jump in to break up any playtime shenanigans that appear to need a referee.  After her guard dog duties are over, Lila is quick to grab a little snooze on the fluffiest bed she can find.  Lila enjoys daily walks around the home only to follow her humans around the home. She is a true Velcro dog that will not leave the side of those she adores the most.  If her foster mom decides to nestle in with her computer to get some work done,  Lila will find a soft comfy bed to lay on to watch her foster mom with adoration.  She really is an overall content girl who goes with the flow, beats to her drum, and can make those who love her most giggle throughout the day with her mama-bear antics.  As mentioned, Lila currently lives with several furry foster siblings.  She can fit right into a pack as long as they are respectful. This sweet senior isn’t one to tolerate rambunctious behavior and she can get a little annoyed with child-like antics.  If she is resting and one of the pups bumps into her while taking one of her many naps throughout the day, she will display her tiny crabby side and let them know that she is not appreciative of the behavior.  She is quick to move on from her all-bark no bite attitude!  This pint-sized little nugget is the princess of her own little world and would much rather sleep in some peace with her humans.  Again, she does get along with her furry friends; she would just rather watch them from afar.  Lila 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 Lila will be quick to adapt to yet another new home with the proper leadership!  Lila 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 but given her desire for a calm environment,  her foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, older children.  Lila wants to relax and enjoy retirement so she would much rather the little kids be visitors rather than permanent residents.  We think Lila would enjoy a home with other balanced, relaxed (senior) furry members or equally as good as an only pet.  Lila has a strong prey drive so no cats, birds, or other small animals would be good for her in her adoptive home.  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.  

Lila is doing extremely well with potty training and is nearly trained; she will have an occasional accident but they truly are VERY few and far between. She quickly picked up going outside as she mimicked the other dogs in the home.  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.  Lila is crate-trained, has not had any accidents, and does well when she is placed in her crate. When her family happens to be away from the home, she is safely secure in her crate.  She does not appreciate being in the crate when she can hear her people moving about the home; it causes her some anxiety and it is not advised she be placed in a crate while family members are home.  We think since Lila loves to cuddle and snuggle her people, that she would love to continue 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, Lila seems to be in good health.  She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, had a dental with many extractions, heartworm tested, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Lila’s diet is softened to help assist with the dental work she had done. She is offered a daily joint supplement and multivitamin to help with her older joints.

 Lila would do great in almost any single-family home with a few stairs and a fenced yard.  She has mastered a small amount of stairs so a multiple-floor style dwelling home would be ok for her as long as a pair of loving arms are available when she needs them.   A home with a fenced yard is preferred for Lila as she has a bit of a prey drive and although she is not fast could wander off if not secured.  Lila is not overly active but should ALWAYS be secure in a leash and harness while outside if a fenced-in yard is not available to her.  We also think Lila would love a low-key family that isn’t one for the hustle and bustle of a busy lifestyle.  Lila just wants to be anywhere and everywhere her people are and would love a mom/dad that will allow many naps, outside time, couch time, nap time, and cuddle time. She just really loves all the people that will offer her attention.  We think she would love to go to the office with her new family!  She would be very happy to be near her humans and would relax in a comfy bed and snooze 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.  She definitely is a stage 5 clinger and wants to be with her people as much as possible!  Truly, Lila is just looking for a family who will love and care for her and wants a shadow following them around 24/7.  Lila is a super sweet senior pup who is entering her retirement years and wants to keep things chill and be best friends! This strong-willed pup has gone through so much and she desires the plush, soft, gentle ways of pet life from here on out!  

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Lila, 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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