Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: Est 3-4 years (DOB Unknown)
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Blanche was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a private party. Her previous owner wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home and to live the rest of her life as a loved and cherished pet.
Blanche literally is a dream girl! She is a huge sweetheart who is mellow, laid back, calm, lazy and social (once she warms up). Blanche may be initially shy when meeting new people but once you crouch down to rub her belly you are her instant new BFF. She loves soft beds, napping, snuggle time and unlimited belly rubs and scratchies. Blanche will drop to the ground at any given moment and patiently wait for her victim to stop whatever it is they may be doing and demand belly rubs and tickles! She enjoys sleeping with, near and attached to her humans for an afternoon snooze and at bedtime. Blanche also enjoys her self-appointed duties as the bark alarm for anyone who may come to the door. She has been known to bark at the door even though no one is there and claims she is merely practicing her watchdog skills. Blanchie-baby likes to romp around with a toy here and there but what she really prefers is to show her toy when humans walk through the door. It is a gift from her to them. She enjoys the outdoors and will poke around the backyard ultimately to seek out the neighbor dogs. Blanche will find her wild side and run back and forth like a maniac along the fence line to see who tires first; she is the last dog standing! She much prefers the company of her humans especially if that means a fun car ride or just running errands with her foster mom. She currently lives with a few very spirited furry foster siblings and has a very passive attitude when in their presence. Blanche has been around other dogs and prefers the company of those closer to her size even though she really doesn't pay much mind to them. We feel Blanche would do best in a home with another furry friend close to her size with a mild temperament and dog experience or equally okay as an only dog. She is experiencing a big change and will need a patient and understanding family that is willing to offer her what she needs to develop into pet life and to learn what is expected of her in the home. Blanche seems to get along well with every human she meets (big or small)! She is very patient and sweet around children (insert the needs for belly rubs) and we feel Blanche would do best with children who are calm, gentle and dog savvy. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to both other dogs and children are must to ensure everyone is kept safe.
Blanche is doing amazingly well with potty training in her foster home because she is kept on a consistent outside schedule. She will sit by the back door when she needs to be let outside and often will take her sweet time to go. Her adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule and watch for a signal for her continued potty training success. Blanche is crate trained but does not prefer her crate. She is carried into her crate when her foster family happens to leave during the day for short periods of time (all the while offering a cold shoulder and even refusing a cookie). Given she loves soft comfy spots, she would love nothing more than to have her crate appointed with a soft crate pad and blanket for those times she is in there. Blanche currently shares a bed with her foster family and requests this luxury in her adoptive home. 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 she is 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, Blanche is in great health. Upon entering the rescue, Blanche had a severe UTI and a bladder stone. The stone has been removed and her need to potty constantly has stopped since the pressure has been removed. She will NEED to be kept on a special prescription diet to help avoid developing future stones. (Royal Canin Urinary SO in addition to a Cranberry Relief Chew). Blanche has been spayed, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and has been given the ok for adoption by our veterinarian.
Blanche would do well in almost any type of home but a house with a fenced in backyard is preferred for her because of her desire to run the fence line, sniff, explore every inch of the yard and sun her cute little buns! She will sit outside (in the proper temperature) as long as you let her. She has not mastered leash skills but does well on a leash for a brief moment. Blanche is not a fan of walks and will flop down on the grass and refuse to move. She does GREAT with stairs but a multiple floor apartment style dwelling is not a good choice for Blanche as she often barks at the doors. She adores the company of her humans and a work from home or stay at home family member would be ideal for her! If her adoptive family cannot be at home, we do think she'd love to go to work with her new family! Blanche is very chill and loves to lounge all day long in her comfy bed and would thrive in an office environment as long as she is offered a few potty breaks throughout the day.
Blanche is a super sweet girl and just brings so much joy to everyone she meets. She loves people (big and small), other dogs her size and is always up for an adventure (except walks!!). Blanche is looking for a family to call her very own to be spoiled with belly rubs, naps and cuddles.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Blanche, please submit 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.