Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 3 years (6/27/2014)
Dogs: Yes, easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Mia 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!
Mia is a sweet soul who's favorite past times are napping, snuggles with her people, food, chewing on nylabones and enjoying the beautiful weather in her backyard! While she has and does co-exist peacefully with the other dogs in her foster home, she has that common Frenchie quality of trying to "fun police" the other dogs in her home from time to time. Of course she is corrected by her foster family when this occurs, and she is very easily corrected with just verbal correction only. Due to this behavior, we feel she would likely do best in a home with other laid back or lazy dogs or as a spoiled single dog in her forever home. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household.
Mia is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing a great job with going potty outside, and has made progress as time passes, she is not quite 100% yet. As with all dogs, a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. Her foster mom reports that she is probably approx 90% potty trained but still has an accident inside from time to time. Mia doesn't always signal her humans yet to alert them that she has to go but once she gets outside she will go. Patience, persistence and consistency MUST be able to be given to her and will be the best tools for helping her succeed in her adoptive 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 is crate trained and goes in it willingly when her foster parents leave the house. 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, Mia 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!
Mia would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She has done pretty well with learning stairs so far and seems to do okay with them. We also think she'd LOVE going to work with her new family if it was a quiet and easy going work environment. 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 with a nylabone to chew on 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 Mia, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
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. :-)
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.
Click here to apply for Mia!
Mia's applications are currently under review.
We are no longer accepting new applications for her at this time.