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. 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.
Foster Location: Fort Calhoun, NE
Age: 1.5 years (DOB: 07-01-20)
Dogs: Yes, submissive and balanced
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Pumpkin came into 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.
She is true to her namesake... cute as a lil' Pumpkin :) Pumpkin is a playful, outgoing, active and social Frenchie girl with a little bit of a wild side! Her favorite pastimes include playing with every toy she can get her paws (especially bouncing balls), cuddling on the couch on a cold day and galloping around the yard enjoying all smells on a nice day. Pumpkin is a shadow dog as she much prefers the company of her beloved humans at all times. She is a loving, gentle, sweet girl that flirts her way into wrapping every single human around her little paw. When it is time to relax, Pumpkin will find an available lap to snuggle and received some extra pets! After a little puppy nap, she is off searching for her furry foster friends to see if he has anything of value she may want to steal. Oh Pumpkin! She loves to hoard all the toys in the house and really is not the best pup to share. Pumpkin can be a little bossy when toys are involved and likes to be the girl in charge in general. She does enjoy the company of her furry foster siblings when it is time to play outside and play a fun game a chase! She is learning to take social cues, is still building her confidence finding her way into pet life and will need leadership in her adoptive home to learn proper dog manners and what is expected of her. Although she can get along well with the resident dogs, Pumpkin would much rather be spending time with her favorite humans participating in their favorite things. She loves riding along in the car when her foster mom runs errands in hopes a yummy pup-cup is in the cards! Pumpkin is making improvements daily and her foster family could not be more proud of her! She would most certainly do well in a house with a passive, balanced fur buddy and equally as well as an only dog but we feel she may like having a submissive furry friend to help her gain her confidence and learn the ropes of pet life (that is not required). Her overall gentle and sweet personality would fit best with calm, gentle, dog savvy children of any age! Pumpkin truly loves all humans big or small and is willing to share anything and everything with them. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs and children outside the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure she and they are kept safe.
Pumpkin is nearly potty trained. Her foster family reports her accidents are few and far between Her adoptive family will need to be willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. Pumpkin is very responsive when it is time to go “outside”, goes quickly and picks up good outside behaviors with the help of her foster siblings. Her foster family reports she is crate trained (accident free) and will sleepy quietly and contently in her crate at night. She is trusted in a small dog proof room with her crate available to her when her foster family happens to be away from the home for shorter periods of time. Since Pumpkin is such a snuggle bug, we know she would love to share her adoptive humans bed at night. For her safety, a similar crating arrangement is suggested when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure.
Medically, Pumpkin is in good health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped, allergy tested and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Pumpkin as been diagnosed with Pemphigus Foliaceus. This is an incurable autoimmune disease that can cause future skin issues. Her areas of concern are her ears and muzzle; when she has a flare it is treated with corticosteriods. She currently has no lesions and is considered to be in remission. She does require oral flea/ticks meds (as topical ones have been linked to cause this type of condition). In addition, she will require a prescription food to manage her allergies.
Pumpkin would do best in a home with a fenced yard due as she has a love for running the outdoor space and is still perfecting her potty training skills; although a fenced yard is not required but always encouraged. She would do just fine in a ground level apartment style home with a fence as long as her adoptive family would be willing to give her ample time she needs outside. Pumpkin is leashed trained and loves to show off her newly found skills (if her adoptive home is without a fence). A home with little to no stairs would be ideal for Pumpkin as she is short-legged and going down stairs is not easy for her. She would do best in a home with a family that is patient, likes to spend time at home and one she can participate in activities outside the family home. Pumpkin in is such a sweet girl that is looking for a home where she can be the queen of the castle! We do think once Pumpkin would love to go to the office with her adoptive family Can’t take her to the office, no problem! She would much rather have a stay at home or work from home parent in hopes she can be glued to their side all day. Pumpkin is just in need of some patience, direction, a little extra attention and this lovable girl will be forever a loyal friend to a family she can call her very own! She is the cutest, sweetest little girl who loves her toys, adores her people and a nice warm lap to cuddle up into. Pumpkin is relishing in pet life and deserves to be treated like the queen she is!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Pumpkin, please submit an adoption application for her today!!