Foster Location: Fremont, NE
Age: 4.5 years (7-18-2013)
Kids: Calm, Dog Savvy kids 5yrs or older
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Cracker Jack was surrendered to 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!
Cracker Jack is a sweet soul whose favorite past times are napping, snuggles with her people on the couch, and chewing on Nylabones! Cracker Jack has been a little timid since first coming into her foster home and adjusting to life in a new home environment BUT she has been making progress and seems to be coming out of her shell more and more as time passes. Cracker Jack gets along with the other dogs in her foster home and seems to enjoy their company. She has a dog savvy cat in her foster home and seems to do just fine with him. She hasn't been around younger kids much but we feel that she would do fine with calm, easy going dog savvy kids over 5 years old. She does startle at loud noises and fast moments. She pancakes down or runs when she is scared/unsure, so any children (or adult for that matter) would need to be calm, patient and slower moving with her. Her new family will need to understand that she will need more work on socializing her in unfamiliar environments and someone that will be patient with her and understanding that she needs time to learn about her new surroundings and come into her own.
Cracker Jack is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing a great job with going potty outside, and has made progress as time passes, she is not 100% yet. As with all dogs, a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. Cracker Jack doesn't know to signal her humans yet to alert them that she has to go but once she gets outside she will go. Patience, persistence and consistency MUST be able to be given to her and will be the best tools for helping her succeed in her adoptive home! As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training. She has also done great with crate training with a wire crate and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night or when her foster family happens to leave the home. She is very happy when her people come home to let her out! 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, Cracker Jack seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, had a dental, HW Tested, updated on Vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Cracker Jack would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training, and does not know how to potty on a leash at this time, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She has done well with learning stairs and seems to do great with them now! We also think she'd be fine going to work with her new family as long as it was a quiet, calm and easy going work environment. 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 as long as her people can arrange a mid day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Cracker Jack, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be a 2-3 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, for any reason at all, an adopter can not keep one of our grads 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.
Cracker Jack's applications are currently under review. We are no longer accepting new applications for her at this time.