Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 5 years old (2013 - exact DOB unknown)
Kids: Yes (Dog savvy)
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Jewel 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!
Much like a precious stone, Jewel radiates beauty on the outside and is just as beautiful on the inside. Jewel is a curious and cautious girl and is slowing learning to live the life of a pampered pet. While Jewel is thrilled with her new life, it’s important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such, she has been a little skittish and will tend to run away if you come towards her, but the minute you turn your back, she is right on your heels and is your little shadow. Jewel is also a bit reserved and on the quiet side. Her foster family reports that she has never made a sound other than lightly snoring or a few grunts and they have never heard her bark. Her foster mom works from home and during the day and Jewel will lay in the office relaxing and soaking up the sun. When not soaking up the sun, she loves to get her chew on and is happy with anything she can sink her teeth into. One of her favorite things to do, just for fun, is drag the blankets out of her kennel and run around the house with them. Jewel gets along well and is playful with the resident bulldog but prefers being outdoors and exploring. She also does well with gentle children, under supervision (like any precious jewel, she should always supervised when she is around kids, to make sure both she and they are kept safe).
Jewel's foster family estimates she is about 85% potty trained and is making great strides. She has had a couple of accidents in the house but most of the time, she waits to go until she is outdoors. A regular, consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her. Jewel does great in her kennel and feels very comfortable and safe there. She still chooses to eat and drink in the kennel rather than in the kitchen. Jewel sleeps in the kennel at night and tends to hang out in there at times during the day with the door open. 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, Jewel is in good health and has no known health issues. She has been spayed, had a dental, is microchipped, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Jewel would do well in almost any type of home, but since she is still working on potty training, a house will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). We feel she would do well with a fenced yard because she doesn’t come when called and is still learning how to walk on a leash. She has recently learned to go up and down stairs and while going up is the easy part, she is still learning to master the going down part. Please keep this in mind if you have multiple stairs she would need to manage on a daily basis. She would do well with a fenced yard because she doesn’t come when called and is still learning how to walk on a leash. 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 not, no problem at all - she will be happy to sleep away the day in her kennel with a chew toy to keep her busy as long as 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 our precious Jewel, please fill out 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.