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: Franklin, TN
Age: 11 years (Feb, 2008 exact DOB unknown)
Weight: 20 lbs
Kids: Yes! Dog-Savvy/Gentle
Cats: Maybe, Unknown
Dogs: Maybe - non confrontational, calm dogs
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Lana came to SNAFU Rescue via a private party to ensure she received the medical care needed and to ensure she found the best home possible as her forever home!
Lana is a sweet little lady who is looking for a calm, easy going home to live out the rest of her days as a princess. She truly adores hanging out with her people, snuggling with her people and following her people around in order to stay by their side. Did we mention she loves being with her people?! Be ready for snuggles and a shadow dog with this girl! She loves to be around her family *all* the time, as much as she possibly can be! She would love a family who are homebodies, like her. When her foster family have gone out of town she does miss her people and typically does not eat as well while they are away. Lana's happiest time is bedtime! She loves snuggling in her foster parents bed and gets very excited and gives lots of kisses. Lana is a smart girl and will come (slowly) when you call her name and responds to no if she needs any corrections. She occasionally shows interest in toys, but overall not very often. Like most of us who are a bit older and stuck in our ways, Lana likes to boss other dogs a bit, mostly when it comes to food. Due to this she will need a home with either no other dogs or another dog or two who are extremely low key/non confrontational and easy going. Lana does get along pretty well with the other dogs in her foster home, as long as no food around. Lana is fed away from the other dogs in her foster home due to some food aggression. Lana also loves to be at her people's feet in the kitchen (and pretty much everywhere else, too) but if she thinks another dog is getting a little morsel of food or knows food will be served soon, she has no qualms about going after the other dog when she gets over excited about possible food. Same situation goes with treats, so treats must be limited and, again, she must be fed in her kennel or away from the other dogs during feeding time(s) to avoid issues. As long as this routine is consistently and strictly followed, her issues with other dogs are very minimal. Lana seems to get along well with every human she meets, including calm and easy going dog savvy children, however, Lana can also be protective of her people from time to time. She has not bitten but has lunged at people if she feels someone is hurting another person/dog/her foster mama. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions between dogs AND children when introducing a new dog to the household. She should always supervised when she is around kids (and other animals) to ensure both she and they are kept safe. While in foster care, she has not been exposed to cats homes with very dog savvy cats may be considered for her.
As for potty training, Lana is urine and bowel incontinent. Lana stays in diapers when her people are home and she is out and about in the house. While she has some control over bladder, she still leaks urine from time to time and has to have some help expressing her bladder. Her foster family keeps a puppy pad between her bed and her blanket to avoid soiling her bed. Lana is also bowel incontinent so has to stay out of diapers after eating for a little while or when her foster family is not at home so she doesn't have poop in her diaper all day. Her poops are solid and when she goes, her family just picks it up with a tissue and flushes it for a quick clean up. Any adopter will need to have patience with her and be able to and willing to continue this routine with her. She has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night or when her foster family happens to leave the 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, or unsupervised. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Lana seems to be in decent health for her age but does have a few issues her adoptive family will need to be aware of. She has IVDD (Intervertebral Disk Disease) with partial loss of control of her back legs (she can walk but is a bit wobbly) and, as previously mentioned, is urine and bowel incontinent. She was previously treated for a resistant UTI and while that has been cleared now, she will need to continue to be monitored for any recurring UTI's in the future. She also had an issue with a recurring toe infection but that toe has now been removed (by our veterinarian's recommendation) to hopefully avoid any future issues with it. She also has some mild acid reflux and takes daily meds (tums) to help manage this currently. She has been spayed, had a dental, is microchipped, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian!
Lana would do well in almost any type of home but would prefer a family that loves to spend time at home and will shower her with attention and cuddles. However, if her family works away from the home she is fine being home alone so long as it’s not an extended period of time (more than 6-8hrs). Lana would also need a home with little or no stairs to manage due to her wobbly/weaker back legs. no steps. She cannot go down steps, so would need to be carried up and down stairs if there were stairs for her to manage in her adoptive home. Her foster family has only seen her climb the doggie stairs to their bed once, all other times she is lifted up and down and supervised closely when allowed on the furniture. Lana does fine meeting new people and would be excited to go to work with her family if they wanted to take her with them to the office as long as it was an easy going, dog-friendly work environment! If not, no problem at all - she will be happy to sleep away the day in her kennel with a soft blankie and a good chew toy as long as her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break or two for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Lana, please submit an adoption application for her today!!