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.
Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 3 months (DOB: 7-30-19)
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred but not required
Ariel came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet.
Ariel is a typical happy-go-lucky, silly, goofy, playful puppy who loves anyone and everyone she meets! You wouldn’t know anything is wrong with her until a vet listened to her little heart during a physical examination. She was diagnosed with a grade 4-5 heart murmur and was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue for help in finding a wonderful home for her even though her heart will need some extra monitoring by a cardiologist throughout her lifetime. True to her name, she is an airy and mischievous spirit. Ariel absolutely loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home; she has also tried to engage the cat in play! She fancies the outdoors and has quite and explorative nature. Ariel is a typical cute clumsy Frenchie puppy… it is all fun and games all the time! She bounces around her foster home flirting with her furry foster siblings begging for attention or a cue from them that they want to monkey around! Ariel adores all people, pretty much anyone she can find to entertain. There is not a face she won’t offer her puppy kisses to! As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Ariel is still a puppy; potty training is a work in progress. She has been doing amazingly well going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help with 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. In addition to her normal routine, her foster family makes sure to take her out immediately after she wakes up from her naps and within 30 minutes after eating. Ariel has had only a few accidents in her crate. She sleeps quietly in the crate when her foster family happens to be away from the home as long as she has a comfy blanket and a chewy to occupy her time. Ariel does sleep in her crate in the evening but would likely prefer share a bed and cuddles with her forever family!
Medically, Ariel is in good health other than the grade 4-5 heart murmur. She has had an echocardiogram (ultrasound) done on her heart. Ariel has been diagnosed with Valvular Pulmonary Stenosis, a deformity on the pulmonary valve which narrows the opening and slows the blood flow. This deformity causes her heart to beat with an irregularity. She does not currently need any type of heart medication and shows no symptoms (fatigue, fainting, etc.) that indicate she has any issues with her heart. She will need to be monitored for any signs of heart disease or congestive heart failure as she ages (fatigue, weakness, lethargy, shortness of breath, fainting, etc.) Her condition may require a balloon valvuloplasty (a balloon is inserted to widen the valve) in the future. She will need a follow up echocardiogram at 1 year of age to reevaluate and determine if intervention is required. Ariel is currently a happy, active puppy, but her heart absolutely *must* continue to be monitored by both a veterinarian *and* a veterinary cardiologist for life The cost of one echocardiogram ranges from approximately $400 at K-State in Kansas to approximately $600 in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Please research cardiologists in your area to check on prices for future echocardiograms for her in the future as they will absolutely be required for her and can be more or less costly depending on the area in which you live! Potential adopters will need to have a veterinary cardiologist within reasonable driving distance in order to be approved to adopt her (3-4 hours max driving time). Since her lifespan could possibly be shorter than a "regular" dog, we want her to have the best life she could possibly have, but that goes for all our foster dogs, of course! We will be very strict with "vetting" any potential adopters for her, as we want to make sure she is very loved and has the best life and care (both in home care and vet care) that she possibly can during her lifetime.
Please see this link for more information on Pulmonary Stenosis:
Ariel would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training and learning to walk on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She would also love to go to work with her new family if they wanted to take her to the office! As mentioned, she loves all people and will quickly become fast friends with everyone at the office. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem! She is completely happy sleeping the day away in her crate as long as she has a couple of bones to keep her occupied and her new family can arrange a potty break or two for her throughout the day!
Ariel is a very active, typical energetic puppy, so please be ready for the needs and care requirements of a young dog (and a special needs one, at that). If you are looking for an addition to your family that needs and wants your undivided attention, then Ariel is your girl!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Ariel, please submit an adoption application for her today!!