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: 2 years DOB: 10-30-17
Dogs: Yes, smaller submissive dogs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Leila found her way into the SNAFU rescue via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Lelia is a fun-loving, sweet, protective and playful frenchie girl. She loves nothing more than to shadow her favorite human wherever they go. Leila is often full of energy at the same time very chill, easy-going and extremely loyal. She has a shy side, slow to warm up to new people and takes her time to trust. Once you earn her trust she will forever be crazy glued to your side. You can often find her looking to her foster brothers for direction. If they are playing with their favorite squeaky toy, Leila will jump right in and try to be part of the pack. She will gently bite at the cheek of one of her foster brothers in hopes he rolls on his back so they can wrestle! They both will run zoomies around the great room picking up every toy in sight to try and engage each other into a game of tug-of-war. Leila loves when her human joins in on the fun by lying on the floor trying to steal the toys away! After her much desired playtime with her furry friends and toys, Leila will look for her beloved bone and settle in for a chew session. Bully sticks, Himalayan chews and buffalo tripe are her absolute favorites. She will sneak away and run into her plush bed in hopes her foster brothers don’t notice she has her bone. Leila will absolutely share her items but her pesky furry friend will try and steal them away! After a secluded chew session, Leila will look to her human for some much needed pets and cuddle time. She enjoys a good nap on the soft couch and truly prefers her person right next to her during her much needed snooze. Leila will look to you for head and belly scratchies. Those are her absolute favorite and they make her purr like a kitten. She can never receive too many! Leila is 100% a velcro Frenchie Girl. She has to be in the same room as her person at all times. If they try and leave, without fail she will follow wherever they go. Leila fancies the outdoors. You can find her sunning her frenchie buns on the patio or taking a quick jaunt around the yard playing the role of the neighborhood watchdog. Leila took a liking to floating on a pet safe raft in the pool (under strict supervision of course)! She really has a chill side and will relax if that is what her human is doing. Leila’s overly sweet disposition allows her to famously get along with her foster siblings. She is a total mama bear and will protect her furry friends if she thinks someone is trying to hurt them (mostly when someone is picking them up). Leila will let out her mama bear bark to make sure you know she is there and watching! She is still learning manners and her foster family has been working with her on some unwanted dog behaviors. As an example, Leila will try to steal all the pets if the pack is receiving scratchies that she thinks belong to her. She will push into the hand of the person offering pets, pushing the other dogs to the side and demand their hand pet her. The same behavior surfaces when treats are being offered. Leila thinks they are all for her! Although Leila does not resource guard her food, toys or bones she at times will resource guard her person. She is in need of some direction in the manner department and guidance as to what is expected in the home. Because of her high-spirited, soft-hearted personality, we feel Leila will do amazingly well with an equal to smaller sized submissive furry sibling and with gentle, dog savvy, respectful children of all ages. A furry pal with good manners would be wonderful as Leila emulates many behaviors of her foster brothers. We also feel that Leila would be equally okay in a home as the only dog as she surely loves all the attention all to herself. Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Leila’s foster family happily reports she is 99% potty trained. She will have an accident when she is unable to grab the attention of her human and then sneaks away to find her favorite spot on the rug. Leila is in need of a signal for potty. She is on a strict outside schedule which seems to work best for her to minimize the potential for an accident to occur. While doing her business outside, Leila prefers the company of her human providing her encouragement and the famous “go potty” words. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on her potty training success as she acclimates to her new home and surroundings. Leila is crate trained but absolutely does not prefer her crate. She has acclimated to her foster family's schedule and knows when it is time to go into her crate. She willingly goes in but a treat always helps! She will sit in her crate quietly when her foster family happens to be away from the home as she has a comfy blanket. Once she hears the sounds that you have arrived home she will immediately demand she be let out! Once out of her crate she will break out the happy tap dance. It is about the cutest thing you will ever see! Leila does have crate anxiety and should not EVER be crated when her adoptive family is in the home. Leila does sleep in her foster family's bed at night (she is the best snuggler) and a similar arrangement would be preferred in her adoptive home. Leila does not like to be hot! She will often use the doggy stairs to sleep briefly on the cold floor in the bedroom before she walks back up for more snuggles.
Medically, Leila is in good health. She has been spayed, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian! Leila came into the rescue testing positive for heartworms. She underwent treatment and we are happy to report she is heartworm free! She will have to be retested in January 2021. Leila suffers from food, seasonal and environmental allergies. She is on a daily allergy pill, will have to have her eye/nose folds and feet wiped down daily. Leila does benefit from a cytopoint shot during the summer months when pollen is high. Due to her allergies she can build up a little ear wax. A simple wipe every other day will manage it. The comprehensive allergy panel results will be provided and will include the foods Leila is able to eat (there are over 100 options!). Lastly, she suffers from a curved spine (think scoliosis for an adult). This impacts her ability to easily breathe when lying down as it kinks her trachea—which results in louder-than-normal, labored breathing (think snoring). Leila is on a bronchodilator that she most likely will have to be on for the rest of her life (theophylline). This daily med promotes the opening of her trachea and allows her to breathe much easier. The best part is Leila loves all the wipes and attention that comes with the extra TLC she needs! She looks for her pills every morning as they are covered in cream cheese. Leila is very food motivated!
Leila would do great in any type of home since she is a pro at going up and down the stairs and is completely leash trained (she loves to go on short walks)! She does love to explore, enjoys the outdoors and savors her time in the sun so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her. Leila does have a voice, especially when a new person enters the home or the doorbell rings and because of this a shared wall apartment would not be ideal for her. Leila would do best in a home that has a stay at home parent or one that works from home as she much prefers to be in the company of her human at all times. She will happily sleep the day away in the dedicated office space as long as her pawsh bed is available and her human is near. Unable to work from home, no problem! Since Leila gravitates to her humans, we think she would love to go to work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office. Leila can have separation anxiety and would greatly benefit if she is not left alone for more than 3-4 hours per day. She is the greatest passenger and loves the car. She would be the best little girl to take anywhere and everywhere her adoptive family goes. Ultimately, she is sweet, lovable and will do great in a home that allows her the extra time she needs to warm up, offers her a ton of attention, love and has the time for the additional care Leila desperately needs, desires and deserves. Leila will forever be fiercely loyal and reciprocate the all love she is offered.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Leila, please submit an adoption application for her.