Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 2 years (DOB: 09-05-17)
Cats: Unknown, probably OK
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Strongly Preferred
Mack found his way into SNAFU via a private party. His family wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved and live out his life as a cherished pet!
Mack is an active, playful and outgoing Pug that enjoys romping around the house with his favorite plush bear in tow. He has a passion for the outdoors and often requests time outside to take in all the smells. Most of his outdoor time is spent on walks or just exploring every inch of his fenced in yard. Mack fancies jaunts around the neighborhood stopping every so often to take in the new scenery and new people. Mack must be supervised at all times while outside as he has a tendency to want to run! After a perfectly suited walk for his size, Mack will search for his beloved bear and snuggle up in any comfy spot he can find for a much needed nap. Mack will always look for his people to partake in a cuddle session during his snooze. He truly just wants to be with his people all the time as he finds comfort in their presence. Mack’s overall fun disposition allows him to get along with his furry foster siblings. He has a very kind temperament which is favorable when he is around other dogs. Mack seems to get along with any dog of any size; he thinks he is much bigger than he really is! Mack has yet to meet any human, big or small, that he hasn’t liked! Because of his lighthearted disposition, we feel Mack will do perfectly well with other dogs and with dog savvy, respectful children of any age. No other dogs in your home? That’s ok, Mack would do just great being an only dog making sure all the love and attention is directed his way. Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and he should always be supervised to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Mack is still working on potty training and his accidents are becoming fewer and further between. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on his potty training success as he acclimates to his new home and surroundings. Mack often wears a belly band for those “just in case” situations. We feel over time that a belly band will not be necessary once he settles into his routine. Mack is 100% crate trained and does not have any accidents while crated. He sleeps quietly when his foster family happens to be away from the home as he has a comfy blanket and his favorite plush bear to keep him company. Mack does sleep in his crate in the evening but would much rather share a bed and offer many cuddles with his new family!
Medically, Mack is in great health! He has been neutered , microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Mack would do great in any type of home since he is an expert at going up and down the stairs and is completely leash trained! Since he does love to explore and has a tendency to run, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (as opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). Since Mack is quite a people's pug, we think he would love to go to work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office. If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem at all - he's completely happy sleeping the day away as long as he has a warm soft blanket, plush bear and his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him! Mack is a little snuggle bug looking for a home that has children to dote on him, can offer him short daily walks and lots of love and attention.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Mack, please submit an adoption application for him.
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.