Foster Location: Fremont, NE
Age: 2 years (DOB: 6-21-17)
Kids: YES, dog savvy, 6 years or older
Dogs: YES, submissive, respectful dogs
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Nipsey came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction in June.
Nipsey is a calm, easy-going, quiet and reserved girl who enjoys being around her humans, squeaky toys, a long game of fetch and of course nap time! She is certainly shy around new people and other dogs. Nipsey is slowly learning all the new joys of pet life and needs a family who is willing to spend time with her, offer her patience and allow slow introductions to new things to build her confidence in and outside the home. When she is feeling especially bashful, her foster family is able to bribe her with a squeaky ball as this girl cannot resist a fun game of fetch! She is making progress every day and is starting to come around her foster family more and more asking for attention, pets and scratchies! After she has exhausted playing with all her toys (she is still learning shoes and paper towels rolls are not toys!), you can find her searching for her crate for a quick snooze. Nipsey is perfectly content napping the day away in her favorite comfy spot. If given the opportunity, she will unroll paper towels roll like it is the very first time she has played with one giving you the look of “the dog ate my homework!”. She is quite cautious around young children but after she warms ups she seems to love all the new people she meets. Nipsey is calm and curious around other dogs. Slow introductions are a must! As with all of our dogs, she should always be supervised when she is around other dogs and children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Nipsey is doing great with potty training! Her foster family reports, she does have the occasional accident, so a regular, 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. Nipsey has done well with crate training and prefers to sleep in her kennel even when the door of the crate is not closed. She finds this to be her safe spot and access to her crate at all times is important.
Medically, Nipsey seems to overall be in good health. She has hip dysplasia and it is recommended by our vet for her to remain on a daily joint supplement for the rest of her life to help avoid pain, discomfort and arthritis. She is currently on Dogzymes Phyto-Flex which can be found on chewy.com, whitedogbone.com or smile.amazon.com. Her hips will need ongoing monitoring by her adoptive family for any signs of pain in her hips. She has been spayed, updated on all of her vaccinations/deworming, heartworm tested, microchipped and been given the okay for adoption by out veterinarian.
Nipsey would do best in a home with a fenced in yard and in a home with very few stairs for her to manage on a daily basis in order to help avoid flare-ups and exacerbating issues with arthritis and hip dysplasia as she continues to age. She does not seem to have issues going up or down stairs but given her hip issues, it is best to avoid stairs as often as possible. Nipsey is still working on walking on a leash so short walks are best for her until she is comfortable. She is happy sleeping the day away in her crate with her soft, comfy blanket so a family that works outside the home is okay for her as long as they are able to come home to let her out for a mid-day potty break break and throw the ball around for a few minutes! Nipsey is a kind, sweet girl that is looking for a gentle family that can offer her lots of attention and patience.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Nipsey, 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.