Foster Location: Fort Calhoun, NE
Age: 11 years (DOB: 06-15-09)
Kids: YES, calm, dog savvy
Dogs: YES, calm, small, respectful dogs
Adoption Fee: $350
Fenced Yard: No Preference
Josie was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home and to live the rest of her life as a loved and cherished pet.
Josie is a huge sweetheart who is laid back, calm and very social. She loves soft beds, blankets, napping, chewing on her favorite bones/hard toys and napping on her favorite comfy pawsh dog bed (yes we said napping twice!). Josie enjoys the outdoors and will poke around the backyard ultimately to roll around in the cool grass. She gets a small burst of energy when she sees her furry pal outside and insists on running to her kitty friend to slowly romp around the yard. She is extremely curious around small animals such as toads, squirrels and rabbits and once they grab her attention she will jaunt towards them thinking she will catch them. After a fun time outside, Josie will start a search for her yak chew or nylabone and will curl up in her plush bed for a little chew session before she lays her precious head down for a much needed nap. Josie is truly the ultimate travel partner. She much prefers the company of her humans especially if that means a fun car ride to the lake or just running errands with her foster mom. Josie will watch every move her foster family makes from the comfort of her favorite spots around the home. Don’t be fooled by her age as she is young at heart, full of life and spirit! Josie has a very sweet loving disposition and just wants to be loved and surrounded by her people and some peace and quiet. She currently lives with a furry foster sibling and gets very excited when the kitty is in her presence. Josie has been around other dogs and prefers the company of those closer to her size even though she really doesn't pay much mind to them. We feel Josie would do best in a home with another furry friend close to her size, best with a cat with a mild temperament and dog experience or equally okay as an only dog. She is experiencing a big change and will need a patient and understanding family that is willing to offer her what she needs to develop into pet life and to learn what is expected of her in the home. Josie seems to get along well with every human she meets (big or small)! She is very patient and calm around small children but given her need to be in a peaceful environment we feel Josie would do best with children who are calm, gentle and dog savvy. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to both other dogs and children are must to ensure everyone is kept safe.
Josie is doing amazingly well with potty training in her foster home because she is kept on a consistent outside schedule. Josie, from time to time, will sneak off to tinkle in the home if she is left unsupervised or if she thinks no one is watching. Josie’s adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule and watch for a signal for her continued potty training success. Josie is trusted and has been given the liberty of a small dog proof room in the home when her foster family happens to leave during the day for short periods of time. She has done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her crate when it is time for bed. Josie often seeks her crate throughout the day for comfort and a safe space. Given she loves soft comfy spots, she would love nothing more than to have her crate appointed with a soft crate pad and blanket. 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, Josie seems to be in good health. She has hip dysplasia in her right hip. She underwent surgery for her left hip to correct the hip dysplasia and has healed wonderfully! She continues to have stiffness in her joints and it is recommended that Josie remains on a joint supplement for the remainder of her life. She is currently on Dogzymes Phyto-Flex that can be found on www.chewy.com. Josie has been spayed, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, is microchipped and has been given the ok for adoption by our veterinarian.
Josie would do well in almost any type of home but a house with little to no stairs will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with many stairs) as she has difficulty going up and down stairs. She would prefer a quiet and relaxed family with a small furry friend to spend her retirement years with. Josie adores the company of her humans and a work from home or stay at home family member would be ideal for her! If her adoptive family cannot be at home, we do think she'd love to go to work with her new family! Josie is very chill and loves to lounge all day long in her comfy bed and would thrive in a quiet office environment as long as he is offered a few potty breaks throughout the day.
Josie is a super sweet girl who is slowing down her lifestyle and is looking for a family to call her very own! She is learning to trust, accept affection and is searching for a patient family to teach her the spoiled ways of pet life!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Josie, 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.