Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 4.5 years (DOB: 12-05-15)
Kids: Yes - dog savvy; 16 or older
Dogs: Maybe - submissive/easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Quinn came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party surrender. To know fault of her own, Quinn’s family could no longer properly care for her and wanted her to be placed in a loving home to be spoiled and loved!
Quinn is a cute little peanut that can be playful, energetic, active, outgoing at the same time being laidback, cautious and standoffish. Although she is mostly a pretty chill little girl, Quinn will have frequent bursts of energy and will request a game of fetch with her favorite ball. When she is all tuckered out from running back and forth, Quinn will grab some room on the floor or in her soft bed and settle in for a chew session with her favorite nylabone. She is quite content with her alone time. When the mood strikes her, Quinn will request cuddles and settle in your lap for a snooze. Quinn can be quite the love bug but it truly has to be on her time. After a much desired nap, Quinn will look for her humans to follow them all around the house in hopes they will notice her need for a walk. She does great on a leash, enjoys the outdoors and other people from afar. Quinn takes a while to warm up to strangers and every longer to warm up to other furry beings. Quinn can be a bit protective of her surroundings and her space when in the company of other dogs. She currently lives with one foster furry sibling and often thinks she is the boss of the home. Quinn will tolerate her furry friend but due to her lack of patience she can get a little snippy with them if she isn’t in the mood for their shenanigans. Quinn is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help her learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected of her in her adoptive home. She is extremely smart, food motivated and after proper slow introductions Quinn is willing to let her guard down if her furry friend exhibits passive behaviors.. Because she is slow to warm up to people, a bit moody in general, can nip if she feels threatened her foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children 16 years or older. We believe a home with an extremely submissive dog would be okay for her but ideally a home where she can be the only dog is truly best for Quinn. As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions (this is 100% required for Quinn) between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Quinn is on her way to being 100% potty trained! Her accidents are few and far between due to a consistent schedule. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to offer her a consistent schedule to continue her potty training success. Quinn is 100% crate trained and has not had any accidents in her crate. She does sleep quietly in her crate when her foster family happens to leave the home and as well at night. Quinn will often retreat to her crate, her safe space, when feeling unsure. She loves the softer things in life and adores the plush nature of her crate and blanket so making her space as comfortable as possible is ideal for Quinn. For her safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for her.
Medically, Quinn is in good health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, dental, microchipped and has been given an okay to adopt by our veterinarian. Quinn suffers from gastric reflux that will require a stair-step feeding method to help facilitate digestion (she must be elevated to eat). She will require life-long medication. Quinn takes metoclopramide to help reduce the vomiting as well as albuterol to clear out anything that may get into her lungs. She must be monitored during feeding so she doesn’t consume too much water at one time (this is what can cause her to vomit). Quinn requires high calorie supplements to help keep her at a healthy weight (her weight must be continued to be monitored).
Quinn would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to her skittishness around strangers (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) but because Quinn does great with a few stairs so an apartment on the ground level that offers a private fenced-in area would be okay too as long as her adoptive family is willing to offer Quinn daily exercise (short walk) via a leash and harness. Although she is always up for a fun car ride, we don’t think Quinn would be a good companion to go to the office with her new family UNLESS they have a private space in a closed office. She will happily sleep the day away in her crate with a comfy blanket as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break or two for her. Quinn is looking for a family that can offer her firm leadership, patience allowing her to earn her trust. She is an adorably sassy little tart that loves cuddles and is ready to find someone to love her as much as she will love back.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Quinn, 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.