Age: 7 years
Weight: 30 pounds
Kids: 14 years and older, no exceptions
Fenced yard: preferred
Adoption Fee: $500
Please read Ole’s bio very carefully before submitting an application!
Ole (“Oh-lee”) was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue due to behavioral issues. Ole was fighting with the other resident dog in his home and bit an adult who was in the way of him fighting with the other dog. His former family states each bite incident was while he has been in the “red zone” attacking another dog. Ole needs a home where he will be the only pet. Due to his bite history he cannot go to a home with children, or have any contact with children, for both his and their safety. His family felt he would be a great dog for someone without kids and other pets, so surrendered him in order for him to have a better life.
Despite his quirks, Ole is a great dog who is happy, loving, friendly, and playful! His foster mom is already quite attached! He really likes to lounge, snuggle, and be lazy too, of course! His foster home does not have kids or other pets and his foster mom reports she has not seen any signs of aggression the whole time he’s been with her. He is actually quite the excellent companion and loves to snuggle on the couch and snooze while foster mom watches TV. Ole has random bursts of energy and loves to play in the yard and chase squirrels. His absolute favorite toy is a mini tennis ball and he almost always has one in his mouth. He even loves to play fetch out in the backyard! When the ball rolls under the couch and he can’t reach it he is sure to let foster mom know so she can get it for him. He also enjoys sitting on the couch where he can see out the front window and watch the action on the street and sidewalk. Ole needs a home that will provide firm, consistent leadership as he receives in his foster home. Ole does have anxiety which was very apparent when he first arrived at his foster home. For this he takes Prozac 10 mg twice a day. Now that he has settled in and feels more comfortable his anxiety (while at his foster home) is much less noticeable. However, he does become extremely anxious during car rides, and shakes and pants the whole time. The vet has recently prescribed trazodone as needed for car rides and vet visits. This seems to help but it is likely car rides will always cause him some level of anxiety. He must continue his medication to ensure he does not have any additional behavioral issues.
Ole is 100% house trained. He has not had any potty accidents since coming to his foster home. As with any dog, a regular and consistent schedule will help with continuing his potty training success in his new home. Ole is crate trained but he prefers to be left in a gated, dog-proofed area in the kitchen when his foster mom is at work. For his safety, we recommend that he be kept in a dog-proofed room without any dangers and have a soft bed to lay in and some nylabones to keep him occupied while his family is gone.
Medically, Ole is in good health. He does not have any medical conditions besides anxiety. He is neutered, heartworm tested, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Ole would do well in almost any type of home, as long as there are no other pets or young children present. He seems to do fine with stairs. He LOVES playing in the backyard and still needs some work with leash training, so for this reason it is preferred that he has a fenced yard in his new home. Due to his car anxiety he is probably not a great candidate to go to work with his family. He is quite content sleeping the day away at home as long as he has a nylabone to chew on and someone will play with him when they get home from work!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect home for Ole please fill out an adoption application for him 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.