Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 3.5 Years (DOB: 4/26/2015)
Cats: Probably Not
Dogs: Maybe one other submissive dog over 10lbs
Adoption fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Yes!
Karlie came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party.
Karlie is a very happy, sweet Frenchie who looooves her people! Be ready for snuggles and a dog who follows you like a shadow. She absolutely has to be where her people are and in the know of everything they are doing. She does play and interact well with the other dogs in her foster home, but people are mostly her thing! Karlie seems to get along with every human she meets, including children. She would do best if placed in a home with another submissive dog over 10 lbs who wouldn't mind letting her be the boss. Karlie has a high prey drive so a home with small dogs under 10 lbs will not be a great match for her. She's not a fan of the dog friendly cat in her foster home, so a home with no cats will be preferred for her.
To date, Karlie has not had any potty accidents in her foster home. She is somewhat subtle with her indicator that she needs to go, but she will go stand at the door when she needs to go out. As with all dogs, a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training success in her new home. Karlie is crate trained and while she may try to convince you she doesn't need to be in the crate, she will go in with a treat bribe and is calm and relaxed during time inside her kennel. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger, is still learning what is expected of her inside of a home and must be protected when her humans are not able to supervise her.
Medically, Karlie seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, has had a dental, has been updated on vaccinations/deworming’s, is microchipped, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Because of Karlie's high prey drive, a home with a very secure fence will be preferred with her. If your fence is not secure, she will show you exactly where it isn't! She is a smart girl and knows how to find the weaknesses in any fence she comes across. She thinks any squirrel, bunny, walking neighbor, and even sometimes shadow is the enemy and will try to find a way out to chase them. We do think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as she has a couple of bones to keep her busy and her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Karlie, 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 give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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.