Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 7 months (DOB: 12/16/17)
Kids: Yes! 6 years and older
Adoption fee: $350.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred, not required
Phoebe was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Phoebe is considered special needs. Please read through her bio carefully and thoroughly before submitting an adoption application.
Phoebe is a happy playful puppy who loves anyone and everyone. She is a typical happy go lucky, silly, and nosey, on the go go go girl! Phoebe loves everyone she meets, and she especially loves to play with the other dogs in her foster home. She is still learning how to play with toys. She loves to lie out and bask in the sun! She loves having her foster fur siblings to help show her way the around. She would do great in a home with another dog. Phoebe also loves to camp! She loves just being around people and other fur friends. She has also come quite fond of her human foster brother who is 11. She gets most excited when he is around. While she loves everyone she meets, she isn’t great with being gentle with small children, as she is very anxious and gets overly excited to meet new people in general. We feel she would do best in a home with children over the age of 6 years old due to this. If there are young or small children visiting in her adoptive home, she must always be supervised when around them. Ultimately, she is a puppy so, as with any dog, should always supervised when she is around kids, to make sure she is kept safe.
Phoebe is currently working on potty training and while she is not 100% yet, she is trying and making improvements. Due to her medical condition (please read below for more information) she tends to want to drink a lot of water and thus resulting in her frequently needing to go outside for potty breaks. Her foster family has a set routine for her which has helped a lot but a regular and consistent schedule will absolutely need to be kept for her in order to continue 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. She has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night or when her foster family happens to leave the home. Since she does well in his crate, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and what is okay and not okay to chew on at this point!
Medically, Phoebe has been diagnosed with being Hydrocephalus and was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue for help in finding a wonderful home for her despite the fact that she may need some extra monitoring and vet care throughout her lifetime. With hydrocephalus, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) accumulates inside the skull and the brain. Her symptoms are minimal at this point in her life and her quality of life is good. She is a happy puppy so will need a family that will not only understand her limitations but also be willing to work with them over the course of her lifetime. At this point in time, her prognosis/life expectancy is unknown due to her condition. Please read through the below informational links regarding dogs with Hydrocephalus:
Other than the Hydrocephalus, Phoebe has no other known health issues. She has been spayed, microchipped and is UTD on all of her vaccinations, heartworm prevention and dewormings.
Phoebe would do well in almost any type of home. She is used to going out with a fenced yard for potty breaks and does not know how to potty on a leash so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling), though this is not a requirement for adoption. She doesn’t go up and down stairs very easily, so a home without stairs would also be preferred as she will likely need to be carried up and down any stairs in the home. We also think she'd be fine going to work with her new family as long as it was an easy going, dog friendly work environment (keep in mind she is not potty trained!) and she had a puppy secured area to hang out in. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem at all - she is completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel with a blanket and a nylabone or two to keep her busy as long as her family can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!
Again, Phoebe is a very active, energetic puppy with special needs, so please be ready for the needs and care requirements of a puppy with special needs if you think she will make a good addition to your family!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Phoebe please fill out an adoption application for her today!
Phoebe's applications are currently under review.
We are no longer accepting new applications for her at this time.
NOTE: Please note that it may be at LEAST a 3-4 week *minimum* before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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. :-)Type your paragraph here.
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, for *any* reason, an adopter can not keep one of our grads, 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.