Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 5 (approximate)
Dogs: Yes, laid back ones
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Risso 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!
Risso is a sweet, cautious but energetic girl who loves snuggles, crates, and treats. She is still
learning how to play, and tends to join her foster siblings with sass and attitude, unsure of what to make of their roughhousing. Much of this comes from her being unsure what playtime is, but she has come a long way in a short time, and will be zooming around in no time! Risso can be a bit timid at first, but she melts into a Frenchie puddle with ear rubs and will stare at you intently until she gets what she wants. She is also still learning to love the holdy and will be a bit stiff at first, but after a few minutes buries her face in your neck and is snoring away in no time. She can be a bit bossy, so if other dogs are in the family it would be best if they were relaxed and easy going. She currently sleeps with her eleven year old human foster brother, with no accidents and he reports that she is a bit of a bed hog, and insists on sleeping as close to him as possible, she is quite the snuggler when she opens up!
Risso is currently still working on potty training and a regular, consistent schedule will help with her
continued potty training in her new home. For her safety, we recommend that she be crated when her humans are away from the home and/or she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is home. She does not know danger and must be protected when her humans are not able to supervise her.
Medically, Risso is in good health with no known health issues. She has been spayed, had a dental and is UTD on all of her vaccinations/dewormings.
Risso would do well in any type of home that has the patience for a snuggle bug that is full of
personality and sass. Small sets of stairs are not a problem for this girl, but she is still learning to go up full flights. Risso can also resource guard her crate with other dogs and doesn’t like to share, while she is getting better with this, she should be crated alone and have her own space to go to when she feels overwhelmed. Risso prefers a gremlin like warning growl over confrontation, so any dog that picks up on cues should be fine for her. She has no issues sharing her crate with other humans however, eleven year old boys and human hands are always welcome! We also think she would love to go work with her new family 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 Risso, please fill out an adoption
application for her today!
We are no longer accepting applications for Risso. Please check out the other dogs accepting applications!
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.