Foster Location: Lincoln, NE
Age: 11 years (DOB: 05-26-2009)
Dogs: Maybe - submissive/older easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Annabelle was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a private party. Her owner fell ill and wanted her to be placed in a loving home and to live out her retirement years.
Annabelle is a huge sweetheart who is a bit lazy! She loves to snuggle, soft beds, blankets, napping, chewing on her favorite nylabones, snacktime and napping on her comfy dog bed (yes we said napping twice!). Anna is the ultimate couch potato but don’t be fooled by her age as she is young at heart! She has a very sweet loving disposition and just wants to be loved and surrounded by her people and some peace and quiet. Anna really has yet to discover toys as she would much rather settle in for a quick snooze. She currently lives with several furry foster siblings and tolerates their rambunctious behavior unless they invade her personal space. Their rowdy nature, when impeding her living and sleeping area, causes Annabelle to get a bit grumpy especially if they are near her food bowl. She will charge the other dog if she thinks they are too close to her bowl. Anna’s mature personality doesn’t allow her to waste time and energy to be open to alpha behaviors. She is experiencing a big change and will need a patient and understanding family that is willing to offer her the space she needs to adjust into another new home and to learn what is expected of her in her adoptive home. Anna seems to get along well with every adult human she meets and will tolerate another submissive dog but truly would rather be the only dog. She does GREAT around children. Anna is calm and gentle and prefers her 8 year old human over anyone. We feel she would do best with children of any age who are calm, gentle and dog savvy. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to both other dogs and children are must to ensure everyone is kept safe.
Annabelle is doing amazingly well with potty training. She has been nearly accident-free in her foster home because she is kept on a strict consistent outside schedule. Anna’s adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. She has done great with crate training but does not prefer her crate. She is trusted in her foster home in a small gated area. She will sleep quietly in her own space during the day when his foster family happens to leave the home. Given Anna loves soft comfy spots, she would love nothing more than to have her special area appointed with a soft bed and blanket. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar 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, Annabelle seems to be in good health. She had chronic ear issues/infections in her past which resulted in a total ear ablation surgery. Her ears are pain free! Annabelle has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and has been given the ok for adoption by our veterinarian!
Annabelle would do well in almost any type of home but a house with a fenced yard with little to no stairs will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with many stairs) as she does well going down the stairs but needs assistance going back up them. She would prefer a quiet and relaxed family that are slowing down their lifestyle as she is. Anna is looking for a family to snuggle with, watch TV and offers her her most favorite snacks (she is treat motivated). We think she'd love to go to work with her new family as Anna loves to ride in the car, prefers being around her people as long the office environment is quiet. You are not able to take her to work -no problem! She very much enjoys the comfort of her space and bed at home. She is completely happy sleeping the day away in her gated area as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
Anna is a super sweet girl who is slowing down her lifestyle and is looking for a family to call her very own! If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for her, please submit an adoption application for Annabelle 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.