Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 4.5 years (DOB: 6/23/2014)
Weight: 55 lbs
Kids: Yes! Dog-Savvy/Gentle
Cats: Unknown, but probably okay
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Norma Jean came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 19 dogs, now nicknamed the #ValentineOne9.
Norma Jean has taken to the pet life like a pro, and loves soft beds, long naps, snacks and humans. She fancies herself a lap dog, so her new family will need to be prepared to have a 55lb bulldog insisting on being at least half way (if not entirely) on their laps anytime they sit down. She prefers the couch to the floor, and will happily sleep the day away with occasional hunts for her human if they leave the room. To put it simply, Norma Jean is a snuggle bug that loves her humans and wants to be with them at all times. She gets along with other dogs, but will push them out of the way so she is still working on social niceties. She hasn’t begun to play with her foster families other dogs, as she prefers to observe and likes her personal space. She will give any dogs she feels have invaded her personal space a soft warning growl and then goes about her business of human stalking. She has been great with kids of all ages, and currently sleeps with one of her human foster brothers; however he does report she is a bed hog.
She is currently still working on potty training but has only had 2 accidents since being in foster. A regular, consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training and lack of accidents. Norma Jean is crated when her foster family is away or otherwise occupied, and she is more than happy to doze away in her crate. 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 must be protected when her humans are not able to supervise her.
Medically, Norma Jean is in good health! She has no health issues other than a deep rope across her nose that will need to be cleaned regularly to prevent infection. She has been spayed and is UTD on all of her vaccinations/wormings.
Norma Jean would do well in almost any type of home where she can live out her days as the couch
potato she is. She loves toys and chews, and has shown no problem sharing with other animals or humans. She has mastered stairs, but does take a break about half way through as she is working on her weight loss goals for the new-year! Her new family needs to be willing to continue to work with her on losing some of her momma weight so that she can live a long an healthy life. We also think she would love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office. 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 toy and a bone 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 Norma Jean, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
Applications Under Review - We are no longer accepting applications for Marlee. Please check out our other dogs looking for forever homes!
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.