Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 2 years (DOB: 07-12-2016)
Kids: Yes - 10yrs or older
Cats: Maybe - MUST be dog savvy!!! See bio
Dogs: Maybe - Submissive, non-confrontational
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Elsa came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors, we were able to secure 19 short-nosed dogs, now nicknamed the #ValentineOne9.
Elsa is a little spitfire that loves to be the boss and receive all of the attention from her people - she will even dance on her back legs to get it! She loves to give kisses, receiving scratches on her head, and just enjoys spending time with her humans in general. While Elsa is thrilled with her new life, it’s important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family. Each day she is gaining confidence and becoming more playful. Elsa’s current foster family consists of 2 adults, 2 teenagers, 1 child (10 yr+), 1 male Frenchie (1 yr old), 1 female Frenchie (6 yrs), 1 male cat (~10 yrs). She has done fine with children ages 10+ but it is unknown how Elsa is around children younger than 10. We feel a home with older, gentle, dog savvy & respectful children would likely be okay for her as she has not once shown any aggression towards any human she's met to date. As with all dogs, she should always supervised when she is around kids, to make sure both she and they are kept safe. Elsa gets along with her foster dog brother and sister and she especially enjoys sunbathing with her foster sister, often puppy stacking on top of her for an afternoon snooze! Her foster brother, tries desperately to get her to chase him and wrestle. She is still learning how to trust and appropriately play with other dogs. In the meantime, she has no problems telling her foster siblings when she’s had enough rough housing. It is important to note that she is cautious around new dogs and it takes her time to warm up to them. Prospective families with dogs should be prepared to follow slow introductions with her (over a few weeks time frame - not hours, not days) and should only apply if their current dog(s) is submissive and easy going. Elsa’s current foster family has a dog savvy cat and Elsa seems fine around him, however, her temporary foster home at intake noted aggression towards their resident cat. Only dog savvy, confident cats are best to co-habitate with Miss Elsa. Although Elsa is currently living with multiple humans and pets, she could thrive as an only pet. She is both affectionate and cuddly one minute and little miss independent the next. She enjoys chewing small stuffed toys and raw marrow bones.
Elsa is still working on potty training and learning to walk with a leash. She still has an occasional accident inside while exploring. Her adoptive family will need to be patient and willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent routine/potty schedule for her continued training. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her. Elsa is completely crate trained and will settle in quickly for a good nap as long as she has a nice soft bed to lay on. For her safety, she will need to keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home. She does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet.
Medically, Elsa seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, had a dental, had elongated soft pallet correction, an umbilical hernia corrected, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Elsa would do best in a house with a fenced yard. However, an apartment would be permitted if she is taken out regularly using a harness and leash. Stairs are no issue for her, so a home with stairs would be just fine for her. We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as she has a good chew toy to keep her busy, a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break or two for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Elsa, 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.