NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at least a 2-3 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. :-)Type your paragraph here.
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, for any reason, and 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: 6 months (10/28/2017)
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred, not required
Lina was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via 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!
Lina is a typical happy go lucky, silly, goofy, playful, ornery puppy who loves anyone and everyone. You wouldn't know anything was wrong with her until a vet listened to her little heart during a physical examination. She was diagnosed with a grade 4 heart murmur so was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue for help in finding a wonderful home for her despite the fact that her heart will need some extra monitoring by a cardiologist throughout her lifetime. Lina loves *everyone* she meets including cats, kids, and she especially loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home. She is great with gentle children, under supervision (she is a puppy, so as with any dog should always supervised when she is around kids, to make sure she is kept safe). Lina is a very active, energetic puppy, so please be ready for the needs and care requirements of a puppy if you think she will make a good addition to your family!
Lina is currently working on potty training. While she has been doing a great job with going potty outside, she is a puppy and still learning, she is not 100% yet. A regular, consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training 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. Since she does well in her crate, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and what is okay and not okay to chew on at this point!
Medically, Lina is in good health other than some seasonal allergies and a grade 4 heart murmur. She has had an echocardiogram (ultrasound) done on her heart by a veterinary cardiologist, and she has been diagnosed with two defects: Pulmonic Stenosis and Tricuspid Valve Displasia. Pulmonic Stenosis is a defect characterized by the narrowing and obstruction of blood through the heart's pulmonary valve, which connects the pulmonary artery to the right ventricle (one of the heart's four chambers). Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia (TVD) is defined as congenital malformation of the tricuspid valve leaflets, chordae tendineae, and/or papillary muscles within the heart. Both of these conditions cause her heart to beat with an irregularly and are the cause of her heart murmur. We will be happy to provide her echocardiogram report to her potential adopters and their vet for review before moving forward with her adoption. Lina has been placed on a heart medication (Atenolol 1mg) which she currently takes twice a day. This is a proactive measure to hopefully help slow the progression of her condition. She will likely need to remain on this medication for life (approx cost is $45/month) and will need to have the dosage adjusted monthly as she grows. At this time she is completely asymptomatic and does not currently show any signs of having issues with her heart, however, she will need to be closely monitored for any signs of heart disease or failure as she ages (fatigue, weakness, lethargy, shortness of breath, fainting, etc). If any of these symptoms do happen to be noticed in the future, her veterinarian and veterinary cardiologist should be contacted immediately. Lina is currently a happy, active puppy, but her heart absolutely *must* be monitored by a veterinarian *and* a veterinary cardiologist as she continues to grow. Her next echocardiogram is recommended to take place when she reaches 9 months of age. The cost of one echocardiogram ranges from approx $400 at K-State in Kansas to $600 in the Omaha, Nebraska area. Please research cardiologists in your area to check on prices for future echocardiograms for her in the future as they will absolutely be required for her and can be more or less costly depending on the area in which you live!Potential adopters will need to have a veterinary cardiologist within reasonable driving distance in order to be approved to adopt her (3-4 hours max driving time). Since her lifespan could possibly be shorter than a "regular" dog, we want her to have the best life she could possibly have, but that goes for all of our foster dogs, of course! We will be very strict with "vetting" any potential adopters for her, as we want to make sure she is very loved and has the best life and care (both in home care and vet care) that she possibly can during her lifetime.
Please see this link for more information on Pulmonic Stenosis:
Please see this link for more information on Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia:
Lina has been exhibiting some symptoms of seasonal allergies as the seasons have changed. This is currently controlled with daily Zyrtec. Our vet did not recommend other treatment at this time, but her allergies should also be monitored as she grows. Lina has been spayed and is UTD on all of her vaccinations/heartworm prevention/dewormings and given the OK for adoption by our veterinarian(s).
Lina would do well in almost any type of home. She is used to going out with a fenced yard for potty breaks and does not know how to potty on a leash so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling), though this is not a requirement for adoption. She goes up and down stairs like a pro and has no issues with them. We also think she'd do fine if her new family wanted to take her with them to the office, but her adoptive family will need to keep in mind that she is a puppy and still has lots of ornery puppy energy though if they are interested in taking her to work with them! If not, she’s completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel with a nylabone or two to keep her busy as long as her family can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!!
Again, Lina is a very active, energetic puppy, so please be ready for the needs and care requirements of a puppy if you think she will make a good addition to your family!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Lina please fill out an adoption application for her today!
Click here to apply for Lina!
Lina's applications are currently under review.
We are no longer accepting new applications for her at this time.