Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 1 year (DOB: 8/16/2017)
Cats: Dog Savvy
Dogs: Yes, submissive
Adoption fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred but not required
Cali came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased from a rehoming ad on Craigslist. It wasn't that her family didn't want her, but she is still very much a puppy and they were unable to dedicate the time and training she needs. Coming into Rescue we were able to ensure she was spayed and find the best possible home for her.
Cali is a lover! She loves being around her people, being the center of attention, and getting in on any action going on around the house. Cali will show her enthusiasm for her people and their attention with her non-stop booty wiggles. She loves butt and belly scratches and getting lots of attention. Cali loves spending as much time outside as she can. She will actually fetch and return a ball! She also loves water and would prefer a home with a puppy pool for her to lounge in. After a cool dip, she'll lay down in the grass for a nap in the sun. When her foster family relaxes for a movie on the couch, Cali expects to be right there, she snuggles as hard as she plays.
Cali is still very much a puppy in a full grown dog body. She would do best in a home that provides a firm, consistent routine and leadership. Cali does live with several other dogs in her foster home. While she gets along and will sometimes play with them, she doesn't seem to listen the best (center of attention) and can become clingy. When given one on one time with her foster family she is a model dog, so we feel she would be best as an only dog or with maybe one other submissive dog. She does live with 2 dog savvy cats in her foster home. While she does co-exist with them, she doesn't understand her size compared to theirs. Cali lives with an older child in her foster home (and loves him!). She is still a puppy, so as with any dog should always be supervised when she is around kids to be sure all are kept safe.
Cali is potty trained, she began going to the door to signal she had to potty after just a few days with her foster family. She will typically potty each time she is let outside. With any dog, a new environment may create a few accidents. But with guidance and praise she should quickly get back into her routine. Cali has done great with crate training with a wire crate. The crate is not always her favorite place to be, but she will go in without a struggle if her foster family leaves the house or at bedtime. 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. She doesn't yet know danger and what she can and can't get into.
Medically, Cali seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, heartworm tested, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Cali would do well in almost any type of home but since she is an energetic puppy, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). We also think she'd be fine going to work with her new family, she loves to be around people. 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 with a Nylabone to chew on.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Cali, 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 give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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.