Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 7.5 years (DOB: 05-01-2012)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy 7yrs or older
Dogs: Yes - submissive/easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred but not required
Dorothy 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.
Dorothy is shy but sweet, relaxed, gentle, delightful, timid and reserved Frenchie girl. Her favorite pastimes include taking many naps throughout the day, jumping on the couch to be near her foster family and taking in a good snuggle with her people. Dorothy is truly a patient velcro Frenchie girl always wanting to be near her people as she finds great comfort in their presence. She takes a passive and cautious approach to life as she is still building her confidence finding her way into pet life. Dorothy is currently living with 3 furry foster siblings and is completely ambivalent to them. She would much rather follow around her humans all around the house than engage in any kind of activity with the furry creatures! Dorothy is quite apprehensive and nervous requiring a little bit of time to warm up to adults and children but once she does she falls head over paws in love with everyone she meets! She has taken a special liking to the young children in the neighborhood and to the teenagers in her foster home. Dorothy is quite the snuggle bug seeking attention and cuddles from all people who will offer her a warm lap to jump into. Dorothy 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 to 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! Dorothy would most certainly do well in a house with a passive fur buddy and equally as well as an only dog. Her sweet but nervous personality would fit best with calm, gentle, dog savvy children over the age of 7. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Dorothy is nearly 100% potty trained. Her foster family reports NO 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. Dorothy is very responsive when it is time to go “outside” and willingly does all of her business but requires a little time to walk around afterwards. Her foster family reports she is crate trained and at times will seek her crate for comfort or a time out. She doesn’t love when she is put in the crate when her foster family leaves for work or at night for bedtime. She often will cry for a bit and because of this we think Dorothy would rather share a bed with her adoptive for unlimited bedtime snuggles. 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, Dorothy is in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Dorothy would do great in a home with a fenced in yard due to her need to wander the yard while outside but isn’t required. She would also do just fine in an apartment style home (she does great with stairs) as long as her adoptive family would be willing to give her ample time she needs outside. She thrive in a quiet house with a family that is patient, willing to help her overcome her shy nature and help her develop her kindness into greatness! We also think Dorothy would do best in a home that has a stay at home parent or a work from home parent. She finds comfort in being with her people at all times. We don’t think she would be a great dog to take to the office due to timid nature especially around men. Dorothy would be much happier sleeping the day away on the couch with her family near.
Dorothy is a beautiful girl that needs a home that understands she has a need to be the queen of the couch by day and a diva of the bed by night. She is just in need of some patience, direction and this lovable girl will be forever a loyal companion to a family she can call her own!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Dorothy , 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 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.