Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 5.5 Years (DOB: 01/28/13)
Cats: No, Unknown
Adoption fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred, but not required
Addy came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 14 dogs, now aptly nicknamed the #Fab14.
Addy is a very happy and sweet foster puppy, her foster family reports! Addy loves to play with her foster brother and sister pups but also loves to be a bum and sleeping on the couch and loves loves cuddling with her humans. Addy seems to take a liking to people and tends to follow her humans around, so be ready for a shadow dog! In her foster home she has done well with meeting visitors, including children, so a home with dog savvy, respectful children should be just fine for her. She has not been introduced to cats while with her foster family so, to err on the side of caution, we will be looking for a home without feline friends in the household. She is really starting to explore, play more and loves toys! Five years into life she is finally experiencing puppy life and play time and seems to be embracing it! She currently still needs some supervision when out and about the house because if she is not being watched closely she will sometimes mistake a slipper, shoe, or item of clothing for a toy that she can “play” with.
Addy came to us not knowing anything about pet life, such as potty training or even the simple things of going up and down a couple of stairs. After a little time in her foster home she is now jumping off the porch steps and running a couple laps, zooming around the yard! Addy is still working on potty training but has been doing very well. She knows that outside is where to go potty, but still has accidents by the back door if not monitored. Keeping Addy on a routine and consistent schedule will help continue her potty training in her new forever home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her. She is crate trained and does well with her kennel, but is currently only kenneled when her foster family is away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Addy is in good health! Addy has no known health issues. She has been spayed, had a dental, is microchipped, is UTD on all of her vaccinations/dewormings and has been given the all clear from our veterinarian for adoption!
Addy would do well in almost any type of loving home but since she is still working on potty training, and does not know how to potty on a leash at this time, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She has done great with learning stairs so far and doesn't seem to have any issues with them, so a home with stairs will be just fine for her. We also think she'd love going to work with her new family if it was a dog friendly and easy going work environment. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel with a nylabone or two to keep her busy between naps and as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Addy please fill out an adoption application for her today!
NOTE: 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 can not 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.