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.
Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 3 years old DOB: 11-14-18
Kids: Yes, 16yrs or older
Dogs: Yes, balanced
Adoption Fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Jolie came into the SNAFU Rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving home and spend the rest of her years being a spoiled pet living out her life as happy as she can be!
Jolie is a sweet, shy, quiet little Frenchie girl that loves to be cuddled and snuggled. She seeks attention and prefers to be everywhere and anywhere her foster family is. She has bursts of energy and excitement when she is comfortable but is reserved around new people and in new situations. Nap time is her favorite time! There is not a couch or lap that Jolie won’t lay on during her many daily naps or even when tuning into her favorite TV shows. She will even curl up in her favorite bed when it is time for her foster family to work in their home office. Jolie’s spunky side will shine through when she finds her favorite plush toy and runs around and shakes it like it is her job! Jolie is a dog of contradictions. She is equal parts silly and anxious. She is equal parts loving and aloof. She will sit so patiently and quietly for her food to be served, but will bark relentlessly and loudly when someone comes into the house. She may growl at you when you approach her, but flop down and show you her belly so you will tickle it. When Jolie first arrived at the rescue, she was very nervous and timid. She lived most of her life in a commercial breeding kennel and is slowly learning to live her life as a cherished pet. Although she is slowly gaining confidence and becoming more comfortable everyday, it is important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family. She currently lives with several furry foster siblings. Jolie takes great pleasure in watching their playtime from the sidelines. Even though she gets along well with her furry friends she would much rather cuddle up in her plush bed than partake in their shenanigans. She is still learning the ways of pet life and finds comfort in being with her human. Jolie would likely flourish in a home as an only dog, or with a group of dogs with an established Alpha. Jolie does not do well with just one dog. She is currently on Prozac, which will likely alleviate some of her anxiety symptoms. That said, Jolie needs obedience training ASAP and firm guidance from owners who are willing to put in the work with her training. Without that guidance, she will rule the house in very spoiled, diva-like way. It will also be critical for her to have VERY SLOW introductions to other dogs in the home. Jolie has resource guarded her humans attention letting out a bark or even a growl; this unwanted behavior is being addressed and she is making improvements daily! As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must and again absolutely required for Jolie. Although she has not been around small children, Jolie bark is bigger than her bite and often will let out a menacing growl when nervous but due to her overall timid nature we feel she would do just best around dog savvy, respectful children over the age of 16 or with no children at all. She should always be supervised when she is around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Jolie’s foster family happily reports she is nearly potty trained! She is probably 90% potty trained. She is pretty good about doing her business every two to three hours. However, Jolie is a modest lady, so don’t peek! She made fast progress and picked it up quickly emulating that of her foster siblings! Her adoptive family will need to be patient, willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. Jolie does not prefer her crate and is trusted in a small dog safe area while her foster family happens to be away from the home. For her safety, we recommend 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 while no one is at home. Jolie does not know danger and is still learning how to be a pet. Jolie sleeps in bed at night with her foster family and would love to continue to share a bed and snuggle her adoptive family.
Medically, Jolie seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian.
Jolie would do best in a house with a fenced yard since she is still learning to walk on a leash, working on perfecting potty training and is timid; running if startled. A home with little stairs is okay as Jolie is a champ going up a small amount of stairs but does have some trouble/apprehension going down. We also feel that Jolie would be a good pet for a multiple floor apartment style home as she is a quiet dog but due to her apprehension of walking/potty on a leash we think a ground level apartment with an attached fenced-in yard/area would be best. Work from home or a stay at home parent? Jolie would absolutely love that!!! Eventually, once she gains some confidence around new people/environments, we think she'd love to go work with her new family (low-key quite office would be ideal) if they wanted to take her with them to the office as she prefers not to be away from her people! Jolie is a great work-from-home dog. She loves hanging out in the office and sleeping to the sounds of boring Zoom meetings and typing on a keyboard. As long as the Amazon driver doesn’t ring the doorbell, she won’t interfere with calls or work. Jolie is such a love. She is looking for a patient family to call her very own, one that is willing to work with her learning how to “pet”, one with a quiet lifestyle and one that will offer her unlimited snuggles.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Jolie, please submit an adoption application for her today!!