Foster Location: Lincoln, NE
Age: 5.5 years (DOB: 09-01-13)
Kids: 6yrs or older, dog savvy, respectful kids
Dogs: Yes - Easy going, respectful dogs
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Hoppy 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!
Just like a little bunny rabbit, Hoppy is a sweet, bouncy, outgoing girl that loves to be cuddled, give snuggles, request attention and be everywhere and anywhere her foster family is. She begs to be held, and if she doesn't thinks she needs to be snuggled longer, she refuses to put her feet down when you're putting her down! When she isn’t begging to be held in her foster families arms or watching her favorite TV show (she also is an avid TV watcher, and thankfully doesn't have a preference as to which show is on!), Hoppy can be found jumping around gathering all the socks from the laundry pile! Hoppy shows little interest in the other dogs in her foster home. She doesn't mind other dogs, but doesn't really want to play with them either and has no problem letting them know when she's had enough. Although Hoppy is currently living with several pets, she would also be fine as the only dog in the household too. She loves to have all of the attention on her! As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must and we feel if her adoptive family does have other dogs in the home, that she would do best in a home with maybe one or two other easy going, low key, respectful dogs. She currently lives with a dog savvy, respectful 7 yr old child in her foster home and has done very well with him! She has growled at children (not the one in her foster home) when she felt insecure and wanted some space, so due to this, we feel she would do best around older, gentle, dog savvy and respectful children 6 years or older. As with all dogs, she should always supervised when she is around children and other pets to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Hoppy is still working on potty training. She is making amazing progress and her foster family reports only one accident since her arrival. She currently doesn't signal or go to the door to ask to be let out so her adoptive family will need find a signal for potty in addition to being patient and willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent 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. Hoppy is crate trained and will settle in quickly for a good nap as long as she has a comfy 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.
Medically, Hoppy seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, had a dental, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Hoppy would prefer a home with a fenced yard, however, an apartment would be just fine if she is taken out regularly using a harness and leash. She does great with stairs, so a home with stairs would be no problem for her. Ultimately, she is sweet and lovable and will do great in any home that can play with her and give her the attention and love she needs. 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 crate as long she has a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Hoppy, 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.