Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 4.5 years (DOB: 01-28-17)
Kids: Yes, 8yrs or older
Dogs: Yes, balanced
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Brandy came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home and spend the rest of her years being a spoiled pet living out her life as happy as she can be!
Brandy is a sweet but timid, laidback, calm, lazy little Frenchie girl that has small bouts of excitement and energy. She enjoys Kong toys with a secret compartment for treats and can be found searching for them when the mood strikes her. She isn’t one for toys (yet) but fancies ones that produce yummy snacks! On occasion you can find Brandy running zoomies but most often can be found lounging on the couch catching up on her favorite Netflix shows. She is truly a stage 5 clinger as her happy place is in the presence of her people; wherever they may be! If her beloved foster family makes any move out of the room where she resides, you can absolutely rest assured Brandy will jump right up and be right behind them. She is unsure of loud noises, new situations and new people. Brandy will slowly warm up to new people but her timid nature sometimes gets the best of her. Brandy is in need of a patient, low key/calm and understanding family that can help her build confidence in a new environment. She will also need a family who is willing to spend extra time with her, providing the space she requires, offer her ongoing patience and introduce her slowly to new things to build her confidence. There is one thing Brandy is VERY sure of… napping and snuggles! She is guaranteed to be napping morning, noon and night! She currently lives with a furry foster sibling and will occasionally interact with him. Brandy is experiencing a big change and because of that she is in need of firm and consistent leadership, positive reinforcement (she is treat motivated) to help her to learn proper dog manners in her adoptive home. Brandy must be supervised as she doesn't know danger. She has been known to find any cords (computer, chargers, vacuum; you name) to nibble on. Brandy seems to get along well with every human she meets (big or small). Brandy is shy at first but can easily be won over with some pets. However, due to her nervous disposition around loud/abrupt noises, we think she would do best in a home that has dog savvy, calm, gentle children 8 years or older. Slow introductions and supervision around children is a must to be sure they and she are kept safe. She is slowly learning proper dog manners and we think she would have the best success being placed in a home with a balanced dog to help show her the ropes of pet life!
Brandy’s foster family reports she is still working on potty training. She is a stubborn one as she would rather bolt to the door than potty outside in the cold weather. Her adoptive family must be willing to continue to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule to help with her work on potty training in her new home. Brandy is fully crate trained and happily sleeps there while her foster family happens to be away from the home and at night. For her safety, we recommend that she is offered a similar secure space as she does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home. Since Brandy is such a snuggle bug, we know she would love to share a bed with her adoptive family!
Medically, Brandy is in great health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, heartworm tested and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian.
Brandy would be happiest in a house with a fenced yard due to her skittish nature, the fact she is still potty training, her inability to proficiently walk on a leash, her uneasiness with stairs (she has short and squatty legs which makes stairs difficult for her) and because she is super quick and if scared by a loud noise she will run. She recently conquered a few stairs going up but will still need a pair of loving arms to carry her down. A first floor apartment style home with an adjacent fenced-in yard would be great for Brandy as well as she is a quiet pup and would do well in a shared wall environment We do think she would be a great candidate to take to the office as she loves being around her people all day, is very quiet and will happily accept extra pets and scratchies. Cannot take Brandy to the office or do not have an office...that is okay as she ideally is searching for a family that has a work from home or stay at home parent as that would make her the happiest. Again, Brandy is still learning the ways of pet life, learning to trust and is in need of a calm family to help build her confidence. She would love a family that can offer her companionship, unlimited pets/scratchies and an opportunity to be a loved and cherished part of the family.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Brandy, 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. 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.