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: 5.5 years (10-08-2012)
Cats: No, Unknown
Adoption fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Required
Mavis came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased from a rehoming ad in order to ensure she found the best home possible as her forever home!
Mavis is a timid but sweet little lady who truly adores her people time. Be ready for snuggles and a dog who likes to be around her people! Did we mention she loves to snuggle?! Mavis seems to get along well with every human she meets, including children, and has done very well with the other dogs she meets! In her foster home she is currently residing with an English Bulldog and a Standard Poodle and seems to do great with them. She has also been around children in her foster home and has done wonderfully with them! So a home with dog savvy, respectful children would be just fine with her! As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household and also supervising any dog when they are around children to ensure they are both kept safe. She hasn't been around cats in her foster home so we are saying no to any households with feline friends present, to err on the side of caution.
Mavis is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing well with going potty outside, a regular and 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 when her foster family happens to leave the home. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Mavis seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/deworming’s, has had a dental and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Mavis would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training, and does not know how to potty on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as she has a couple of bones to keep her busy and her people can arrange a mid- day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Mavis, please submit an adoption application for her today!!