Snooty Forever Fosters

SUPER SNOOTIES with Super Powers

Thank you so much for being a Santa to one of our many Super Snooties.  

Super Snooty forever fosters are dogs in our program who have extensive medical or special needs, are hospice, or are extreme seniors (15 and over).  We prefer to consider their “special needs”, superpowers instead, as they inspire us and save us on a daily basis. They live inside an SGDR foster home for the entirety of their lives and we cover all of their medical and supply needs for that lifetime. 

 These dogs on average, AFTER initial surgeries and treatments (which can range anywhere from $1500 to $8000), cost us approximately  $1000 each to care for yearly, while providing the best vet care, excellent nutrition, medications/preventatives, and supplements.  We generally have around 50 Super Snooties in our program at any given time.  This is the part of our rescue that we are the most proud of and obviously, the part that requires the most money to fund.  

There are so many amazing Super Snooties, we know you will find one whose story connects with you!

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Verb “Percy

Percy is a 7-month-old paralyzed Schnoodle who is a long-term foster. His favorite buddies are Pomopossum and Franklin. They run and play so well together. Pomopposum is trying to teach Percy how to dance like a whirling dervish but Percy tends to get all tangled up in the twirling when his back legs get mixed up with the front. Percy’s SuperPower is believing there is nothing he can’t do if he tries hard enough. One day he will whirl and twirl. Just you wait and see!


QUEU “WILLIAM TELL OVERTURE” Possum is a super sweet Pom-husky mix that is fecal and urinary incontinent due to hemivertabrae. He is a talented dervish dancer, whirling and twirling around the yard always to a melody that only he can hear. He instantly brings smiles to everyone that meets him as he dances through life. His SuperPower is always having the Best. Day. Ever.

Avocado Joe

If you need to know…. ask Avocado Joe!!! Avocado Joe is a senior long-haired chihuahua who is a forever foster due to age and medical. Avocado has no lower jaw which makes mealtime a little messy, but hey…. he gets to eat his fave canned food and kettle chips twice!!!! He has a bit of arthritis and spondylosis in his back that requires quite a bit of management. He has some very strong opinions on pretty much everything and is not afraid to voice it. His SuperPower is keeping the household running in good order…or he’ll tell you about it!


Hey it’s me Lucien!! I have Wobblers which is pretty common in my Doberman breed, and most dogs with Wobblers don’t survive greater than a year after diagnosis. But here I am, about to celebrate my THIRD year with my forever family! I’ve been a good boy this year… well, at least a better boy this year. I’ve chewed less things that didn’t belong to me, so I have been trying real hard!

Kodak Dancing Dawn

Kodak is a Senior Forever Foster of 11.5 years with some medical issues that are kidney related. He was semi-feral when he was first brought into his Forever Foster home which means he was a wild child who was caught raising a ruckus in all the wrong places. Kodak has come to the realization that siblings can be a lot of fun and he enjoys mixing it up in the backyard with his bruhs: keeps his skills up and honed. Kodak’s SuperPower is the ability to be resilient in new situations and pivot when things change up. Otherwise, he can be found on the windowsill dreaming of the old days of debauchery and parties.

Nimzy & BoBo

If there were ever a dog who deserves to be just downright depressed, it’s Nimzy. Nimzy came to us as a tiny puppy struggling to walk. She was born with a deformity in her spine that required a very intense 6-hour surgery to get her moving again!!!  Yet, nothing stops her. Every day is a new adventure, and she rocks a dog cart. Nimzy’s SuperPower is pure excitement and curiosity with a side of comedy relief. We hope she inspires you as much as she inspires us!!Bobo came to us as a sausage disguised as a Dachshund. He could barely walk due to being so overweight, yet due to the special love and dietary care of his foster mama, he lost those extra pounds and now bounds happily alongside Nimzy on every adventure eager to explore and stick that talented nose into every nook and cranny. Bobo’s SuperPower is leaving behind the old ways and surging into the future, though he wouldn’t mind an extra cookie now and then!

Franklin Cannonball

Franklin Cannonball has grown up as a Super Snooty, due to paralysis, and chronic UTI’s which are common in down dogs. Ears flapping and nose out the window baying at the world from his car, Franklin will win the hearts of anyone he meets just by melting them with those big brown eyes. Humans are unable to resist touching his soft velvety ears. Franklin’s SuperPower is the charm he wields which makes the very sun come out from behind the clouds.

Thistle Day

Thistle Day is an American Eskimo who has grown up as a Super Snooty, due to brain injury caused most likely by toxoplasmosis exposure without treatment as a tiny puppy. Sometimes we humans are just blessed with a Thistle Day whose SuperPower is healing a sador discouraged heart through cuddles and love. Her soul shines simple and pure through play and wonderment that all is right with the world.

Burlie Jack

Burlie Jack is an 8-year-old Pomeranian who is a Forever Foster because of mitral valve disease. He’s just chill, man. Burlie Jack likes hanging out in a hammock on warm days, rocking out to ZZ top and R&B while drinking a cold water straight from the tap, lounging around while his other siblings race and run. Burlie Jack’s SuperPower is being completely comfortable in his own skin and letting everyone else do their own thing. He’s a loner but loves his Mama and snuggles and warm blankies.

Winnie & Blu

Winnie is in the “sweet old girl” club and is a Pyr/Border Collie mix.  She was originally adopted by her Snooty foster mom.  She had been so shy and struggled to adjust to being a “real dog” and once she did, her foster mom knew it would be a difficult transition into another home.  We were thrilled because Winnie was so happy and her human was so happy.  Years later, however, Winnie’s adoptive mom passed away from cancer and we were quite fortunate that another Snooty foster mom stepped up and agreed to take her in as a forever foster without thinking twice.  Once a Snooty….always a Snooty.  By this time Winnie was a senior and had a messy thyroid.  Her initial move wasn’t super easy, but she adjusted and has done beautifully.

Blu has cancer. To most of us, these are dire words, but Blu just took it in stride and decided that he would use it to his advantage. Pulling on his Foster Mama’s heart strings is so easy. Blu’s SuperPower is the ability to set himself up exactly how he prefers to live out his best days: FOOD, belly and ear rubs, FOOD, short strolls to announce his presence in the neighborhood where he receives more ear rubs, FOOD, soft blanket, FOOD, cushy bed, FOOD…well, you get the idea.

Blini Bee

Blini Bee was found on the side of the road blind, in terrible condition, thumbing for a ride! Apparently, she had heard of Snooty Giggles Dog rescue, ditched the puppy mill, and decided to go for it! She has diabetes and her body had adjusted and survived on its own all those years without medical assistance. The introduction to insulin and diabetic diet was quite a shock. Blini Bee fought science hard!!  Her Forever Foster family fought harder, and she has become quite the survival story.  The ultimate Diva, Blini Bee’s SuperPower teaches us to never give up, never give in and to strut a tutu like you own it.

Huey Ramone & Rizzo

Huey is a senior Pomeranian mix who came to us from an area shelter.  Huey loves his senior mama, going for walks in the yard and riding in the car for all the important errands!! It takes a SuperPower of greater proportion to choose to go slower in life, savor the moments, the beauty to be found in the Elderly, the unconditional love to receive and give.

Rizzo has a thing for textiles especially blankets. It has become obvious to her Forever Foster Mama that her job in her earlier days was blanket inspector at one of the finer textile mills. Her SuperPower is her ability to discern just which blankie provides the proper texture and degree of softness. Nothing else will do! Rizzo is a Senior Snooty, 15 years young with a deep appreciation for warm laps,cuddles, and comfort…above all, comfort.


Sometimes a dog just must stand up for what he wants. When you are in a tiny body and know what you want, sometimes you just have plant your feet and make sure everyone gets the message. Some interpret this as “mean ass Chi” but we know this is his SuperPower. Danza knew exactly what he needs and wants, so he provided himself with it by selecting his Forever Foster family. Their training is complete now, and there is no need for further discussion.


Riley is a paralyzed Forever Foster and if there is one universal truth about paralyzed dogs, nothing gets them down because they don’t view themselves as paralyzed. Look at those eyes… within that body and deceptively captivating eyes lies the ability to be a real mess. Riley’s SuperPower is her ability to participate in everything going on around her and give it her very best. (Her secret ambition is to own her own park someday where she will organize and operate dog races complete with betting.)


Yumi is a Senior Forever Foster. It is very apparent she attended Doggie Charm School in her early years. Her posture is superb and when she walks into a room, she sucks out all the oxygen. Yumi’s SuperPowers of instigating mischief came to light when she moved into her Forever home. There, she found the siblings she had missed and has abandoned her Doggie Charm School training, enjoying her days playing and running with them and generally wreaking havoc in her old lady ways around the house.


Nadya is good ole Tennessee Brown dog that was semi-feral when she came into the program. Her forever foster’s have worked tirelessly to help her emotional needs while she took the time she needed to learn to trust again. She has come so far and is a beautiful girl that has adapted into a wonderful dog that loves and trusts her foster family.