Foster Location: Fremont, NE
Age: 1 year (DOB: 08-13-19)
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Strongly Preferred
Aurora found her way into SNAFU via a private party. Her family wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Aurora is a VERY active, playful, energetic and smart Pug/Bulldog that enjoys romping around the house with her favorite indestructible red rubber ball in tow. She has a passion for the outdoors and often requests time outside to take in all the smells. Most of her outdoor time is spent on walks or just exploring every inch of her fenced yard. Aurora can be a little timid when meeting new people but her worries are quickly put aside as she gets to know you. Aurora fancies jaunts around the neighborhood stopping every so often to take in the new scenery, new people and to tell the pesky rabbits to leave her neighborhood! Aurora must be supervised at all times while outside as she has a tendency to want to chase! After a perfectly suited walk for her size, Aurora will search for her beloved humans and snuggle up in any comfy spot she can find for a much needed nap. Her absolute favorite is to cuddle her human in the family rocking chair and be rocked to sleep with the sweet sounds of a lullaby. Aurora will always look for her people to partake in a cuddle session during her snooze. She truly just wants to be with her people all the time as she finds comfort in their presence. Aurora is a fast learner and she is currently working on a few bits of training. She has a tendency to jump when meeting new people… with a quick one word command she quickly retreats. Aurora loves to chew up stuffed animals, get into things that she can ingest (small items on the floor, items on a nightstand or coffee table). She must be monitored very closely to ensure she is kept safe in her surroundings. Aurora’s overall fun disposition allows her to get along with any dog she meets (after a good sniff session of course). She has a very kind temperament which is favorable when she is around other dogs. Aurora has yet to meet any human, big or small, that she hasn’t liked! Because of her lighthearted disposition, we feel Aurora will do perfectly well with other dogs and with dog savvy, respectful children of any age. Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Aurora’s foster family happily reports she is 100% potty trained!!! As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on her potty training success as she acclimates to her new home and surroundings. Aurora is 100% crate trained and does not have any accidents while crated. She sleeps quietly when her foster family happens to be away from the home as she has a comfy blanket to keep her warm and cozy.. Aurora does sleep in her crate in the evening but would much rather share a bed and offer many cuddles with her new family!
Medically, Aurora seems to be in overall good health! He has been spayed, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! It is suspected that Aurora may have a form of Pica. Pica is a medical issue referring to a dog's "craving" of a non-food item and the subsequent eating of said item. Prior to coming into our care, Aurora had to have surgery to remove foreign objects in her stomach that she had eaten. She *will* chew on and eat small things that are accessible to her or that she can get to that are left down on the ground including small pieces of dog toys that she can chew off (if she isn't being watched closely). Due to her history, she MUST be supervised very closely when out and about in the house. Think of it as a baby putting random things in their mouth and chewing on them and sometimes swallowing them. That is exactly what Aurora will do if she's able. Her adoptive home will absolutely *have* to make sure that things are picked up off of the floors and all areas that she has access to are dog proofed. If she were to eat something and it were to cause a rupture or impaction, she would have to have surgery to remove any foreign items that were obstructing his stomach/intestines and a rupture could ultimately lead to her death. Again, she has already had surgery once for this issue. Monitoring and careful diligence is extremely important for her safety.
Aurora would do great in any type of home since she is an expert at going up and down the stairs and is completely leash trained! Since she does love to explore and has a tendency to run, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). Since Aurora is quite a people's pug/bulldog, we think she would love to go to work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office. 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 as long as she has a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her! Aurora is a little snuggle bug looking for a home that has an active lifestyle that can include her, one that can offer her daily walks, lots of love and attention.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Aurora, please submit an adoption application for her.
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.