Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 5 years (DOB: 12-10-14)
Kids: Yes, calm and dog savvy
Adoption Fee: $600.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Norah was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a private party. Her owner was no longer able to care for her the way she deserved so they entrusted us to find her a perfect and loving home.
Norah is an adorably sweet, shy, kind, loving and most gentle English Bulldog you can meet. Although she can be timid and unsure at times, Norah still desires to be loved on, petted and being the center of everyone’s attention! If you stop offering her much desired affection, she will be sure to give you a gentle nudge with her paw to let you know she did not want you to stop! Norah is a typical Bulldog as she is extremely lazy requesting to be on the couch at all times to catch up on her beauty sleep. She is quite the snuggler so be prepared to have this cutie pie glued to your side. Norah is a total couch potato and will curl up to keep her humans company while they tune into their favorite TV show. Really anywhere her people are she is! Norah is a velcro Bulldog thriving most when she is around those she loves and those that offer her many treats and most importantly the attention she is seeking. When she isn’t following her humans around, you can find Norah relaxing in her soft, plush comfy bed chewing on her favorite Nylabone. Norah is slowly learning to acclimate to new surroundings and it is important to remember that she is dealing with a big transition and as such will need a patient and understanding family. She currently lives with two furry foster siblings (one big and one small!). Given her laid back personality, she gets along with them both great! We feel Norah would do best in a home with a furry companion as she definitely would thrive mimicking proper dog behavior from other well-mannered dogs and would help Norah overcome her shy nature and boost her confidence. She relishes the attention from all humans and dogs but we feel she would do best in a home with children 6 years or older that are calm, gentle and dog savvy. Norah should always be supervised when she is around children to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Norah is currently working on potty training. She does not have any accidents inside her crate or in her foster home when she is around her humans. If Norah is left alone for even the shortest period of time that is when accidents occur. She has to be patiently coaxed outside (at times, physically picked up and taken outside) to do her business but once she is finally outside she will acquiesce. Norah is a stubborn Bulldog and patience (LOTS), persistence, consistency and a signal for potty is a MUST in order for her continued success! As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able and willing to continue working on potty training. Norah is fully crate trained and often seeks her crate when feeling shy as it is her safe space. She is crated both when her foster family is away from the home and at night at bedtime. Given Norah prefers to be around her humans at all times and is an amazing cuddler, we feel she would love to share a bed with her adoptive family.
Medically, Norah seems to be in good health. She is currently being treated for an eye ulcer and is on daily eye drops but do not see any issues in the future as long as her eyes are monitored. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Norah would do best in a home with a fenced yard (not required) and in a home that offered very few stairs as she is scared of staircases with multiple stairs. She would also do great in an apartment style home on the main level offering little to no stairs and shared walls as she is a quiet Bulldog mastering how to potty on a leash. Norah would love to go to the office with her adoptive family as she desires to be around her humans, is very mellow, sweet and loves attention from all people willing to offer her some pets! If her new family cannot take her to the office- that is okay! Norah is happy sleeping the day away in her crate as long as she has her favorite Nylabone, a comfy bed and blanket as long as they are able to come home to let her out for a mid-day potty break. Norah is an extremely easy going Bulldog with so much love to give! She is just in need of some patience and would be a lovable loyal addition to any family!
If you are interested in Norah and think you would be her perfect forever home, 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.