Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 5.5 years (DOB: 01-29-2014)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Magnolia came into SNAFU Rescue via a commercial breeder release. Her breeder wanted her placed in a loving home to live the rest of her life as a cherished pet.
When Magnolia first arrived in rescue she was shy and very timid. In such a short time her personality started to shine right through. Magnolia is a smart, playful, social, fast, curious, outgoing Frenchton who loves being around her people and her furry friends. You can often find Magnolia running all around the fenced-in yard and exploring all the new smells of the outdoors. When Magnolia isn’t enjoying basking in the sun outside, you can find her shadowing her foster family around the house, grabbing a few of her favorite chew toys and laying down for a fun play session with her foster siblings. After a fun play and chew session, Magnolia will find a soft comfy bed to lay on or even better, cuddling all of her furry friends. When Magnolia isn’t following her humans all around the house you can find her exploring every inch of her foster home. She is quite smart and extremely curious so Magnolia must be supervised when wandering the home as she doesn’t know danger and doesn't know what is an acceptable item to chew on. She is quite bright, a fast learner, responds well to to the word NO (she immediately stops and knows that her action is not appropriate) and is mastering the command “come” (not necessarily by her name, just the word "come"). She currently lives with several furry foster siblings. Magnolia made fast friends with each of them and is thriving learning what it is like to be a pet! Although she absolutely adores her foster siblings she can get quite cranky when they play with /take her toys. Magnolia is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help her learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected in her adoptive home. She is extremely smart, quick to pick up on things and has a desire to please her humans. Magnolia seems to get along well with every human (big or small) she meets but is skittish at first. Her foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children of any age and would thrive in a home with other furry members. Magnolia has been around cats and is generally disinterested in them so a home with cats is okay for her. As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between all household animals and supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Magnolia is doing well with potty training. She quickly picked up going outside as she mimicked the other dogs in the 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, offering her a consistent schedule and work with her on a signal for potty. Magnolia is 100% crate trained, has not had any accidents while in her crate and sleeps quietly when his foster family happens to leave the home and as well at night. Magnolia has shared a human bed in her foster home and we believe she would love to continue to share a bed with her adoptive family. For her safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for her as she doesn’t know danger.
Medically, Magnolia seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Magnolia would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to her explorative/curious nature, her ability to jump/climb and her love for the outdoors opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard as she is still trying to master the stairs. She craves exercise and would love a large yard to run and play! We also think Magnolia would love an active family with children to play with and pay her lots of attention, one that would take her on many walks and spend time with her out in the yard. We think she would love to go to the office with her new family since she loves all people but due to her initial shy nature a quieter workplace would be best. You can’t take her to the office- that’s okay! She will happily sleep the day away in her crate as long as she has a furry buddy to keep her company, has a soft comfy blanket and as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Magnolia, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
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.