Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 1 years old DOB: 02-27-21
Cats: Yes, dog savvy
Dogs: Maybe, Submissive, Balanced
Adoption Fee: $800
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Bentleigh found her way into SNAFU Rescue via a private party. Her family wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved and live life as a cherished pet.
Bentleigh is an outgoing, smart, loving, attention seeking, stage 5 clinger Boston Terrier who is looking for her BFF. She truly is the cuddliest girl and she loves to love and shadow her foster family wherever they may go! She craves to be the center of attention and relentlessly begs for pets offering her favorite humans an unlimited amount of kisses in return. After running off some energy and dragging out all the toys, her favorite way to spend the evening is cuddled in a lap watching TV. She fancies all the dog toys and can quickly de-stuff a soft toy to spread more fluffy fun around the house. Nylabones are her absolute favorite and will take each one she finds to her crate for safekeeping and a little nibble. This girl likes variety throughout the day and having a bone collection in her safe space suits her needs. Bentleigh is learning the ways of pet life and can get a little overwhelmed by other animals. She wants to be the head boss in charge and we think she’d love being the princess of the house and enjoying all of her family's attention to herself. Bentleigh is slowly learning where she fits in a pack and can be VERY choosy about her furry friends. Bentleigh does get along with other dogs; slow introductions will be an absolute must for her as she is extremely picky about her dog friends. Bentleigh lives with a cat in her foster home and while she is curious about the cat, she could live in a home with a dog savvy cat. We feel Bentleigh would thrive in a home where she can be the only dog due her being very particular on choosing her friends and the fact she is fond of commandeering all the attention being offered. Bentleigh has shown some resource guarding tendencies with human attention, toys, and her crate. This unwanted behavior is immediately corrected and something that will need continued work. Her adoptive family must be willing to exercise firm, consistent leadership to address any unwanted behaviors and help her acclimate to life as a pet. She is still a puppy and is still learning manners and what is expected of her in the home. Bentleigh is extremely intelligent and quickly picks up on new tricks as well as routine. She seems to love every human she meets (big or small) and we think she’d do well in a home with dog savvy children of any age and equally okay in a home without children. Again, slow intros to both other dogs and children will be absolutely required to help Bentleigh integrate into her adoptive home.
Bentleigh has done wonderful with potty training. She has not had an accident in her crate or inside the home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue to reinforce potty training with her by offering her a consistent schedule. Bentleigh is crate trained but can be vocal if she isn’t in the mood for it. She has also proven to exercise some mad Houdini skills and has escaped from her crate in the past. She can be trusted in a small, dog-proof space for short periods of time. She is still a young dog and does not know danger; her adoptive family will need to continue to positively reinforce crate training or provide a small safe area for her if they are gone for longer periods of time. Bentleigh does sleep quietly through the night in her kennel in her foster family’s bedroom. We are positively sure she would rather snuggle in the big bed with her humans.
Medically, Bentleigh is in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/deworming, is microchipped, heartworm tested and been given a clean bill of health for adoption by our veterinarian.
Bentleigh would do best in a home with a fenced in yard due to her young age, her high energy level and her desire to soak up all the sun on a nice day. Because she’s not afraid to tell her humans about her displeasure with a kennel, she isn’t the best candidate for life in a home with shared walls. Bentleigh is a quick learner, quickly mastered the stairs so a multi-level home is okay for her. She has done extremely well working on leash manners and enjoys time outside walking to burn off all that puppy energy! Ideally, Bentleigh would love a family who works from home or has a stay at home parent. We do think she’d also love to go to work with her new family; she is a perfect traveler in the car and thrives being the center of human attention! If she is not able to tag along to the office she is content staying home to keep an eye on things as long as she has a soft cozy bed and a Nylabone to keep her occupied. Ultimately Bentleigh is looking for a family that is willing to provide daily exercise, one with a yard to run/play and sun her buns and most importantly a home with a comfy couch so she can snuggle up next to her beloved humans to Netflix and chill!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Bentleigh, please submit an 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.