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.
No longer accepting applications, they are under review. Please check out the other dogs available for adoption.
Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 4 years (DOB: 11-9-14)
Weight: 20 lbs
Kids: Yes! Dog-Savvy/Gentle
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Ava came into SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home, be spoiled, and live our her life as a cherished pet.
Ava is exploring her new world cautiously and patiently. She is inquisitive and curious but takes her time engaging in new activities until she has studied them thoroughly. Ava is a shy girl and is slowing learning to live the life of a pampered pet. While Ava is thrilled with her new life, it’s important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such, she is a bit reserved and will need a patient and understanding family. She loves sitting on the landing of the stairs and watching everything around her. Each day she is gaining confidence and becoming more playful. She will now wrestle and chase her foster fur brothers on a consistent basis and occasionally instigates play with them. She will seek out toys, especially those she can chew. Car rides and couch cuddles are some of her favorite pastimes. She gets along well with the teenagers in her home but has not been exposed to small children or cats but she would probably be okay with them given her gentle nature. She is a very loving and affectionate soul.
Ava is still working on potty training. Her foster family reports that while she consistently goes outside, she is having 1-2 accidents inside while exploring. She will need to be on a regular and consistent potty schedule and a patient approach to her continued training. Maintaining this routine will be required to ensure her continued success. She has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night or when her foster family happens to leave the home. For her safety, she will need to keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home. She does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet.
Medically, Ava seems to be in great health. She is spayed, had a dental, heartworm tested and is up to date on vaccinations/deworming. She has been given the go ahead for adoption by our veterinarian!
Ava would do well in almost any type of home. She is used to going potty within a fenced yard and does not know how to potty on a leash so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). She would be fine going to work with her people, as long as she could be supervised and the area is dog proofed for her. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as she has something to chew on and her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Ava, please submit an adoption application for her today!!