Foster Location: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 5 years (DOB: 04/28/13)
Kids: Yes! Dog Savvy, Respectful
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yad: Preferred but not required
Rebel came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 14 dogs, now nicknamed the #Fab14.
Rebel has been a great foster dog, her foster family reports! Initially Rebel was a little timid when coming into her foster home, but has been making improvements and seems to be coming out of her shell quickly. She is learning what it means to live the life of a pet. Rebel is a sweet soul whose favorite past times include napping, snuggling with her people, chewing on antlers, belly rubs, and napping (yes, we said napping twice). She does amazingly with the gentle children she has interacted with. Rebel has a dominant personality and prefers to be left alone by other dogs. She has shown some resource guarding aggression towards the foster family’s other dog, as well and due to this, we feel she would probably be best in a home with no other dogs. As an only dog she can be the center of attention and not have to worry about issues with other dogs. She been around cats and didn't seem to have any issues, so a home with cats would be just fine for her!
To date, Rebel has not had any potty accidents at her foster home. As with all dogs, a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training success in her new home. Rebel is crate trained and is calm and relaxed during time inside her kennel. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule when her humans are away from home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger, is still learning what is expected of her inside of a home and must be protected when her humans are not able to supervise her.
Medically, Rebel seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, had a dental, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, HW tested, she is microchipped, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Rebel would do well in almost any type of home. Her foster family has been working with her on leash training and she is doing great with going potty on a leash. However, she is not too interested in going for leisurely walks quite yet - she is still learning leash walking but has been improving with time and patience! Leash walking will be another area where her adoptive family will need to continue working with her. She would also do better in a home without a lot of steps OR her new family would need to be willing to continue helping her learn stairs and carry her up and down any stairs, as needed, until she is fully confident with stairs. She has mastered going up steps but is still learning confidence with going down the stairs and must be monitored closely when going down to avoid falling and hurting herself. We feel with time and patience, she will definitely be able to learn! Since Rebel seems to love every person she has met so far, we think she would love to go to work with her new family. 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 as long as she has a couple of bones to keep her busy and her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Rebel, please submit an 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 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 quite a few 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.