Foster Location: Lincoln, NE
Age: 4 years (DOB: 07-01-17)
Kids: Adult children or no children
Dogs: Yes, submissive and balanced
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Chrissy came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet.
Chrissy is a calm, timid, relaxed, laidback and reserved Frenchie girl with a little bit of a wild side! Her favorite pastimes include taking many naps throughout the day, watching the goings ons of her furry foster brother and relaxing on a comfy surface (preferably in her crate). Chrissy is nervous around new people especially children (typically with smaller children comes louder noises). When in a new situation, she will seek the comfort of her foster family often requesting to be picked up to safety. Chrissy is mostly a chill, slow paced Frenchie girl that will get bursts of energy especially when she is on a mission to find or get something she wants. She will search the whole house creating her own scavenger hunt and hide her treasures in her kennel! When she is ready to relax, Chrissy searches for a nearby dog bed/crate and will grab a nylabone to nibble on. After a little chew session, she is off searching for her furry foster friend to see if he has anything of value she may want to steal. Oh Chrissy! She takes a passive approach to life as she is still building her confidence finding her way into pet life. Chrissy currently lives with one furry foster sibling and took some time to warm up to him. She is still learning social cues and is kind of bossy. Although she does get along well with the resident dog, she can get a little cranky at times wanting her space. Chrissy will give her furry friend a little snarl or quick movement to let him know she is in charge especially around mealtime and around her toys. She is still learning the ways of pet life and will need a family who is willing to spend time with her, provide the space she requires, offer her patience and introduce her slowly to new things to build her confidence as she grows into pet life. She is making improvements daily and her foster family could not be more proud of her! Chrissy would most certainly do well in a house with a passive fur buddy and equally as well as an only dog but we feel she may like having a submissive furry friend to help her gain her confidence and learn the ropes of pet life. Her timid nature and overall nervous personality would fit best with calm, gentle, dog savvy adult children or no children at all. She is very scared around sudden/loud noises and the hustle and bustle of smaller children would not be ideal for her. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children outside the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Chrissy is 90% potty trained. Her foster family reports very few accidents since she has arrived. Her adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. Chrissy is very responsive when it is time to go “outside” and picks up good outside behaviors with the help of her foster brother.. Her foster family reports she is crate trained and often will seek out her crate when she is feeling shy or even sleepy. For her safety, a similar crating arrangement is suggested when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure.
Medically, Chrissy is in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, nares widened, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Chrissy would do best in a home with a fenced yard due to her timid nature, still learning how to walk on a leash and she is still potty training. She would do just fine in a ground level apartment style home with a fence as long as her adoptive family would be willing to give her ample time she needs outside. She would do best in a home with a family that is patient, willing to help her find the confidence in pet life and help her develop her sweetness into greatness! We also think Chrissy would do best in a quiet home that doesn’t have many people running in and out. Chrissy is such a beautiful girl that is looking for a home that understands she is still learning how to be a pet. We do think once Chrissy gains her confidence that she would enjoy going to the office with her family. Can’t take her to the office, no problem! Chrissy is happy to sleep the day away in her crate as long she has a nylabone to chew on and her family can let her out for a midday potty break. She is just in need of some patience, direction, some to help build her confidence and this lovable girl will be forever a loyal friend to a family she can call her very own!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Chrissy, 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.