Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 6 years (04-01-13 Estimated)
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Pop Tart came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to live out the rest of her days as a cherished pet!
Pop Tart has been a sweet, quiet, and timid foster girl. Initially Pop Tart was a overwhelmed and very worried about her new life, but she is coming around a little bit more every day. She is still more comfortable in her crate than out of it, but will venture out when the house is quiet to explore and watch the family pets at play. She currently sleeps in the bed with her foster families’ 10 year old son and has gotten more accustomed to being around people, but still is a bit scared at first, especially in large groups. She is still learning what it means to live the life of a pet! She loves to watch the other dogs in the house or the family throughout the evening, showing her excitement by wiggling her whole body when she is happy or the other dogs are playing. She clearly wants to interact but hasn’t quite worked up the courage yet, but every day she gets a little braver! She loves to be outside, and will run back, or roll around in the grass when she is outside.
When she is alone with her foster mom or dad, she will seek them out for attention, preferably back scratches or ear rubs. She is a vocal girl who shows her happiness with grunts and groans, and is very insistent when she wants some one on one attention. Pop Tart has been great with kids of all ages, and other dogs make her feel safe and have helped to show her the ropes of the pet life. Pop Tart is most energetic when she sees the family pets interacting with other members of the family, and this is when she ventures out of her crate the most.
Pop Tart is doing excellently on potty training, and has had no accidents since coming into her foster home. She is still supervised when out of her crate inside the home, but has no accidents at night when sleeping with her human foster brother either. A regular, consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. Pop Tart will sleep quietly in her kennel if her family prefers at night or when her foster family happens to leave the home. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is there. She does not know danger and must be protected when hers humans are not able to supervise her, her foster mom once caught her trying to eat the vacuum cord…while it was plugged in.
Medically, Pop Tart is in great health! Pop Tart has no known health issues. She has been spayed, had a dental and is UTD on all of her vaccinations/dewormings.
Pop Tart would do well in a quiet home, with a family that has the patience and time to work with a sweet girl who is still pretty unsure of the pet life. Someone who can help build on her trust of people, while working with her potty training and leash training skills. She is also still learning to go up and down more than a few stairs at a time, and walking on a leash. Because of how much she loves running and the freedom of the back yard, a fenced yard would be preferred. We also think she would love to go work with her new family once she gets over her trust issues if they wanted to take her with them to the office. If not, she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel with something to chew on when she gets bored.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Pop Tart please fill out 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.