NOTE: Please note that it may be at LEAST a 3-4 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.
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: 4 Years (7/2/2015)
Kids: Yes, dog savvy 12 years or older
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Margaux came into the SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to our generous donors we were able to rescue her so she can live the life of cherished pet.
Margaux (pronounced Margo) means “pearl” in French. She truly is a pearl! Margaux is a very sweet and loving girl. She can be shy at times and does take a while to warm up to new people and new situations. She is starting to discover toys, chews and the finer things about her new life! She is very kind, gentle and loving however gets overwhelmed easily around new experiences and noises. While Marqaux is making progress daily, it is important to remember she is dealing with a big transition and will need a patient and understanding family as she continues to enjoy pet life. She does live with other dogs in the household. Marqaux took her to time her get to know her foster dog sisters and her foster family reports that she would enjoy to be adopted into a home with a dog sibiling. Margaux also been living with a few cats and hasn’t been phased by their presence. Given her shy nature, we feel she would do best in a home with a calm, low-key submissive dog . She hasn’t been around small children however Marqaux is kind and mild-mannered so we feel she would ok with older, calm, dog-savvy children. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions to other dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog to the household to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Margaux is doing very well with potty training and is currently working on letting her humans know exactly when she needs to go outside. Patience, persistence and consistency MUST be given to her in order for success! As with all of our dogs. Any adopter will need to be able and willing to continue working on potty training. She sleeps quietly in her crate and knows it is her safe spot when she is starting to feel shy. For her safety, Marqaux is crated whenever she is home alone or unsupervised. She doesn’t know danger and it is important for her that her new family understands that she is still learning how to be a pet and what is expected from her.
Medically, Marqaux seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been cleared for adoption by our veterinarian.
Marqaux would do well in any type of home but would do best in a home with a big fenced yard. She really enjoys basking in the sun and running around in the grass so a fenced yard would allow her to spend a lot of time outside when spring finally arrives. Marqaux would be happy going to the office with her new family as long as the space was quite. If she can’t go to the office, no problem! She would be happy at home napping the day away in her crate with a soft blanket and comfy bed. Marqaux’s new family would have to arrange a mid-day potty break for her.
If you feel your family would be the perfect forever home for Marqaux, please submit an adoption application for her today!!