Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 5 years (DOB: 2/24/14)
Weight: 20 lbs
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred but not required
Nala 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!
Nala is an incredibly trusting and sweet little girl and seems to get along well with every human she meets, including children! She has also done great with the dog that she is currently living with in her foster home and loves to follow him around. She has shown a bit of food or toy guarding but is being corrected and seems to be picking up on correcting that behavior quite well. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household and she should always supervised when she is around kids (and other animals) to ensure they are gentle and to make sure both she and they are kept safe. Her foster family doesn’t have cats so we aren’t sure how well she would do with them or not, but her curiosity is peaked with the pet rabbits in the home and, as much as she chases and plays with them, she does not seem to intend any harm. Nala is also perfectly content being picked up and taking a nap with her humans as she loves being held and cuddled!
Nala has picked up potty training quite well and now paws at the door when she needs to go outside for potty breaks. While she has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, she will still require a regular and consistent schedule to 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. It should also be noted that it is recommended that Nala sleep in her crate as she seems to have some incontinence issues when she is in a deep sleep, however, she has not had any issues with signs of incontinence when she is awake during the daytime. Nala is crate trained and is super calm in her crate. She is currently crated when her people are away from the home or she is not able to be supervised. 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, or unsupervised. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Nala seems to be in good health! Upon coming into the recue she had surgery on her ear for a large hematoma that she had required before coming to us and she will need to keep her mesh on for another few weeks. The vet also determined that she likely has no vision in her left eye. Her foster family thinks its possible she has little to no hearing in her left ear was well. Despite this, she gets around well and her vision and possible hearing loss on her left side does not seem to impede her one bit! Nala has been spayed, had a dental, is microchipped, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian!
Nala would do well in almost any type of home. She is one of the sweetest dogs and would be a great fit in most situations. A fenced yard is preferred for her but is not a requirement for adoption. Nala doesn’t seem to be too adventurous outside so she would likely be okay for an apartment situation. She is currently working on her leash training but seems to be picking up on that quite well. She is an incredibly smart dog and seems to be a quick learner. Nala has conquered the stairs but may still need supervision when traversing them as she can only see out of one eye and, as much as she thinks she’s capable, she does need some assistance occasionally. She seems to do just fine with the indoor stairs but the deck steps are still a little uncomfortable for her with the open back. 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 and she is incredibly laid back. She would likely just snooze the day away, as long as her people don't mind her loud snores! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as she has a good chew toy to keep her busy, a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break or two for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Nala, 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.