Foster Location: Lincoln, 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
Onyx came into the SNAFU rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction in June.
Onyx is a bashful shy girl who enjoys a good snuggle, lots of pets and belly scratches and most importantly a good chew toy! Her favorite toy is any one that her furry foster sisters is playing with! After a good game of stealing her fosters sisters toys, Onyx can be found searching for a warm comfy space to curl up for a little nap. She can be uneasy in new situations. Onyx often will turn into a “pancake” when uncertain (meaning she lies flat on the floor and tries to make herself as heavy as possible). She is still learning the way of pet life and will need a family who is willing to spend time with her, offer her patience and introduce her to slowly to new things to build her confidence. Onyx currently lives with two female dog foster siblings. She will initiate play with them however she is since she is still learning what is expected of her in the home she can play a little rough, so as always, supervision and correction is key. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must and we feel if her adoptive family does have other dogs in the home, that she would do best in a home with other easy going, low key, respectful dogs! In addition to her shyness, Onyx seems uncomfortable with anything that moves too quickly. She currently lives with a dog savvy, respectful 7 year old child and has done very well with him. Onyx does make her way to another room if he is moving around too fast or being too loud. Because of this, we feel she would do best around gentle, dog savvy and respectful children 6 years or older. As with all dogs, she should always supervised when she is around children and other pets to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Onyx is still working on potty training. She is making good progress. She currently doesn't signal or go to the door to ask to be let out so her adoptive family will need to find a signal for potty in addition to being patient and willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued training. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able and willing to continue working on potty training with her. Onyx is crate trained and will settle in quickly for a good nap as long as she has a comfy soft bed to lay on. For her safety, she will need to keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure. Onyx is still learning how to walk on a leash. She will require ongoing training so she doesn’t pull. Onyx will “pancake” if she’s in an area she’s unfamiliar. Initially, short walks in familiar areas will work best for her.
Medically, Onyx seems to be in great health. She has been spayed, had a dental, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Onyx would do great in any type of home but since she is still working on potty training, and does not know how to potty on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). She does great with stairs, so a home with stairs would be no problem for her. Ultimately, she is sweet and lovable and will do great in any home that can play with her and give her the attention and love she needs. We also think she'd love to go work with her 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 at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her crate as long she has a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Onyx, 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.