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Introducing, Moose!

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


Adoption Fee



Des Moines, IA


Boston Terrier




4 months old [DOB: 01/06/2023]


12 lbs







Fenced Yard



Moose’s Story

Moose came to the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release.  His breeder wanted him placed in a loving home to live the rest of his life as a cherished pet.


Moose is an active, playful, energetic, social, fun-loving, curious Boston Terrier puppy who enjoys playing with other dogs (big and small) and going on walks.  Moose often requests time outdoors to satisfy his curious side as he takes in all the new spring smells and prances around the neighborhood showing off his improving leash skills.  He has the enthusiasm of a typical puppy for playtime and naptime. You can often find him exploring every inch of his foster home and backyard. Moose loves to be outside when it’s nice and sunny as long as his people are with him! When it is time to come inside, he will search for the nearest comfy spot and grab a much-needed puppy snooze.  After a BIG stretch, Moose is ready for the game to begin (again).  If his furry friends are romping around the home showing off their playful nature, that is a cue for Moose to join in! A fun game of tug-of-war war is his go-to favorite activity.  He will also entertain himself with a bone or toy. Nibbling on a yummy bully stick can occupy him for quite some time.  Moose is truly content playing all by himself but very much welcomes others in his playtime.  He does have a curious nature and wants to know where everything is in the home and where noises are coming from so he must be supervised when wandering indoors as he doesn’t know danger.  He becomes a Velcro dog when he is sleepy and wants to cuddle!  His puppy cuddles are just the best! Moose is just a puppy, is experiencing a big transition, and will need firm leadership, and consistent correction to help him learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners, and know what is expected in his adoptive home. He is extremely smart, receptive to correction, treat motivated, and eager to please his humans so we know he will catch on very quickly!  Moose seems to fall head over paws for every human he meets (big or small). He still has a habit of jumping when greeting new people so caution is needed around very small children so they are not knocked over.  His foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children of any age, a home with a playful friend, or equally as well as an only dog. Moose has met a few neighborhood cats and seems interested in them as potential playmates.  Moose is adaptable and can have fun with his friends, his beloved humans, or all by himself!  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 he and they are kept safe.  

Moose is still working on potty training.  He is still a puppy so training is a work in progress.  He quickly picks up on things, mimics his foster sibling’s behavior, and adapts well to routines.  Moose is still a puppy and with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him, offering him a consistent schedule and working with him on a signal for potty/going outside. He is 100% crate trained and is consistently keeping his crate clean and dry on his current routine. Moose does sleep quietly in his crate when his foster family happens to leave the home and as well at night. He does show some displeasure when entering the crate.  He does much better with smaller amounts of crate time to keep his anxiety low.  Moose does NOT have accidents overnight and we think he would love to share a bed with his adoptive family!  He is such a snuggle bug!! For his safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule be kept for him.

Medically, Moose seems to be in great health.  He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian.

Moose would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to his explorative nature and because he is still potty-training (as opposed to a multiple-floor apartment-style dwelling with no yard).  Moose loves to spend time outdoors running around the backyard and is very active. He is still learning that stairs are not scary and has mastered going up them but is apprehensive about going down.  He would need a pair of loving arms to carry him down until he builds the confidence to conquer a staircase.  A nice size fully fenced-in yard or someone willing and committed to daily walks and activities would be best for him. He likes to be busy!  Overall, Moose is an amazing little boy!  He enjoys any and all attention, snuggle hour, playtime, furry friends, and all people. He would very much enjoy heading to the office with his family if they can take him. Moose is very content snuggling in his bed nibbling on a yummy bone.  If his people are not able to take him to the office, that’s okay!  He would much rather have a work-from-home or a full-time/part-time stay-at-home parent.  He enjoys his time with his people so much!  This adorable little boy is looking for an active family that can offer him the stimulation he needs and the guidance to help him develop from puppy to adult dog.  Be prepared for the needs and requirements of a young dog; Moose will make it worth it!

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Moose please submit an adoption application for him 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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