NOTE: Please note that it may 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.
Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 6 years (10/14/2012)
Adoption fee: $500.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred, but not necessary
Ladybug came to SNAFU Rescue through a private party.
Ladybug loves people, and people love her! She loves to chew on nylabones and antlers but her favorite past time is pets and snuggles from her humans. She mainly just wants to be where her people are! She bonds extremely easily with adults and children (especially children that drop little morsels for her to find later). She’s been especially patient with little kids (including a special needs child) in her current foster family and is very careful not to jump on or bulldoze them over. While Ladybug is very sweet with humans, she is a insecure around other dogs and will start fights with other dogs when she is feeling threatened or insecure. Due to this, we feel she would do best to be the only dog in her new family’s home. She has been around a dog savvy cat and has done just fine with him. She enjoys going outside with her people and will potty loose or on a leash, and she’s always sure to tell you exactly when she’s ready to come back in. Otherwise, she isn’t a barker and snorty snuffly snores are the only peep you’ll likely hear her make!
Ladybug has been doing absolutely wonderfully with potty training and is crate trained! As with all dogs, a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training success in her new home. 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.
Medically, Ladybug’s health is very good for her age, but like any typical bulldog, she does have some mild allergies and deals with some mild arthritis. Luckily these minor issues are very easy and affordable to treat. Daily generic zytec or benadryl seems to help significantly with any allergies along with a high quality diet. Our vet recommends that she be kept on a daily joint supplement for the remainder of her lifetime. She is currently on Dogzymes Phytoflex which can be found at www.chewy.com and she has been doing very very well with that supplement. She has been spayed, had a dental, updated on vaccinations, dewormings and has been given the all clear for adoption by our veterinarian!
Ladybug would do well in almost any type of home but since she loves to be outside, a house with a fenced yard would be preferred for her, however, with daily walks she could also be an excellent multiple floor apartment pet. She goes up and down stairs like she was born to and currently has no issues with stairs at all. She is an AMAZING companion dog and loves to snuggle or lay down next to you. Ladybug is an independent woman and would be okay in a family with working adults but we also think she’d LOVE going to work with her new family if it was an easy going work environment and she had a separate area, away from any other doggies that might be present. If her people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel with a nylabone to chew on as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Ladybug, please submit an adoption application for her today!!