Foster Location: Lincoln, NE
Age: 4 years (DOB: 07-01-17)
Kids: Yes, 10yrs or older
Dogs: Yes, submissive and balanced
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Cindy 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.
Cindy is a calm, relaxed, laidback and reserved Frenchie girl with a little bit of a fun side! Her favorite pastimes include taking many naps throughout the day, watching the goings ons of her furry foster brother and sister, relaxing on a comfy surface and receiving extra attentions and pets. Cindy is mostly a chill, slow paced Frenchie girl that will get bursts of energy especially when her curiosity gets the best of her. She will channel her inner bucking horse and kick up her heels as she decides to explore the house. Cindy typically will sniff everything in sight and enjoys climbing on Cindy suited things to grab a better view! When she is ready to relax, Cindy searches for a nearby dog bed/crate and will grab a bone to nibble on. After a little chew session, she is off searching for her furry foster friends to see if he has anything of value she may want to steal. Oh Cindy! She loves to gather all the toys in the house and make a big pile to ensure no one else has anything to play with. She takes a passive approach to life as she is still building her confidence finding her way into pet life. Cindy currently lives with two furry foster siblings and took some time to warm up to them. She starts off very guarded and needs proper introductions to ensure harmony. Cindy is still learning social cues and is kind of bossy. Although she can get along well with the resident dogs, she can get a little cranky at times wanting her space. Cindy will give her furry friends a little snarl or quick movement to let him know she is in need of space especially around mealtime. She has a tendency to resource guard both her food and toys. She will need firm and consistent leadership to help her learn proper dog behavior. It is also best she is fed separately to ensure to avoid conflict. 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! Cindy 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 (that is not required). Her timid nature and overall nervous personality would fit best with calm, gentle, dog savvy over the age of 10 or no children at all. 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.
Cindy is nearly 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. Cindy is very responsive when it is time to go “outside” and picks up good outside behaviors with the help of her foster siblings albeit she is not enjoying the colder weather. 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, Cindy is in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, had a dental, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Cindy would do best in a home with a fenced yard due to the fact she is still learning how to walk on a leash and she is still potty training; although a fenced yard is not required but always encouraged. 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 Cindy would do best in a quiet home that doesn’t have a ton of hustle and bustle. Cindy is such a sweet girl that is looking for a home that understands she is still learning how to be a pet. We do think once Cindy gains her confidence that she would enjoy going to the office with her family. Can’t take her to the office, no problem! Cindy 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 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 Cindy, 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.