Foster Location: Fremont, NE
Age: 5 years old (2013 - exact DOB unknown)
Kids: Yes (Dog savvy & gentle)
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Annie came to SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure Annie, Marge and Tulip!
Annies's foster family reports that she is a very sweet, quiet, calm and observant dog. She seems to charm everyone she comes into contact with! She does great meeting new people as long as they are calm and gentle with her and will provide lots of pets and belly rubs! Annie also does well with gentle children under supervision and lets all of her foster family’s children pet and play with her. She is a bit cautious around the youngest one (who is 4 years old) but still does a great job with him. She should always be supervised when she is around kids, to make sure both she and they are kept safe. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions with both other pets *and* children when introducing a new dog to the household. She has not been around any other pets while in her foster home but we feel she would do fine with other calm and easy going dogs. Annie is also furniture trained and does not jump on or sleep on the human furniture. If she can’t get someone to pet her and rub her belly, Annie’s go to spot is snuggling into her dog bed! She also loves loves loves getting new chewy bones and will be entertained for hours with them. This has helped tremendously with her anxiety/uncertainty when her foster family leaves the home. She does get anxious when her foster family leaves the house and would prefer to go everywhere that her foster family goes! Due to this, we feel she would do best with a family who are more "homebodies" or a family that can frequently take her with them when they go out. She rarely barks except when her foster family leaves the home. They report that while this is the only time they have ever heard her bark, she would probably bark if she couldn’t follow her people from room to room or see them when they were home. While she seems to be adjusting to her foster families routine pretty well and has not been barking when left lately, she may need time in her new adoptive home to get past any anxiousness due to learning a new environment and new routine.
She is doing remarkably well on potty training but because she is so quiet, her adoptive family will need to keep an eye open for her queues. She is not a huge fan of the cold and prefers to make it a quick trip outside. Her foster family reports that she does wonderfully when let out regularly and is currently working with her on letting her humans know exactly when she needs to go outside. A regular, consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new 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. Annie does great with her crate and has no issues sleeping in her kennel 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 that she is kept 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, Annie seems to be in good health! She has been treated for some skin infections upon coming into the rescue and is currently on her road to recovery! She has been spayed, had a dental, is micro-chipped, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been cleared by our veterinarian for adoption!
Annie would do well in almost any type of home. Again, she prefers to go everywhere that her foster family goes so we feel she would do best with a family who are more "homebodies" or a family that can frequently take her with them when they go out. She is used to going out for potty breaks in a fenced yard and does not know how to potty on a leash. Due to this, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling), though this is not a requirement for adoption. Her foster family reports that she manages stairs pretty well, so a home with stairs would be just fine for her. If her people wanted to take her to work with them, she would *love* to go with them! She would do best in a calm, easy going work environment with a nice soft dog bed to snuggle in while her people work. If her people aren't able to take her to work with them, no problem - she is completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel with a good chew toy to keep her busy as long as her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Annie, 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.