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.
Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 2 years: Actual DOB is unknown
Kids: Yes, 10yrs or older
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: A MUST
Shuri found her way into the SNAFU rescue via a private party. Her family wanted her to be placed in a loving home that is able to properly take care of her medical needs.
Shuri is the perfect balance of active and laidback. She is a playful, social, lighthearted, excitable, happy Frenchie girl who loves to snuggle her people and play with her furry friends. Her nickname is Sherbert and she sure lives up to that name! She is sweet as can be and such a delight. Shuri can be shy when first meeting new people in a new environment but it sure doesn’t last long! Give her just a few minutes to warm up and she is off to the races making them her very best friend! You can often find her running zoomies all around the house or yard, sunbathing her little buns on the deck and engaging her foster siblings in a fun gentle wrestling session. When Shuri tires herself out from so much play she is ready to settle down for a quick snooze. Her absolute favorite place is on the lap of her humans. She loves to cuddle, offered lots of attention and going on walks. She will stop immediately whatever she is doing if she finds her human with an open lap. Shuri will dash over, jump up, offer kisses and start to snore in the ears of her cuddle partner. It is about the sweetest thing you will ever see! Her independence will surface when she needs a break from her foster siblings and quietly will relax chewing on her favorite nylabone or playing with a puzzle toy. Shuri is still a puppy in many ways… she loves to chew on everything! She will need a watchful eye to ensure she does not harm herself or chew on anything that could cause her danger. Shuri currently lives with several furry foster siblings. She has made fast friends with each of them and is learning quickly from shadowing them and mocking their behavior and showing them a thing or two! Shuri loves the outdoors and has recruited her furry friends to soak up the smells, bask in the sun and relax in the cool grass of the outdoors. She will need leadership, consistent correction to help her learn proper dog behavior to what is a dog toy and what is not, learn dog manners around the dinner table and to know what is expected in her adoptive home. She is smart, a fast learner, treat motivated and eager to please so we know Shuri will be quick to adapt to her adoptive home with the proper leadership! Shuri seems to get along well with every human (big or small) as she is quite spirited and excitable around her trusted people. She is very excited when offering kisses and will start to gently use her teeth to offer her love. Because of this, her foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children 10 years or older; a home without children would be a-okay for her as well. We also feel she will flourish in a home with other furry members her size. As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs and supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Shuri is doing extremely well potty training and her foster family reports she is 90% trained. She quickly picked up going outside as she mimicked the other dogs in the home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her, offering her a consistent schedule and work with her on a signal for potty. Shuri is 90% crate trained, has had accidents in her crate but sleeps quietly when his foster family happens to leave the home and as well at night when offered a calming treat and a few of her favorite crate safe toys. Shuri has some separation anxiety and being offered something to occupy her short time in the crate decreased her accident frequency. She does not prefer her crate and reluctantly will go in but she is very food motivated so offering her a snack will calm down within minutes and snooze away. We think, since Shuri loves to cuddle and snuggle, that she would love to share a bed with her adoptive family (as she does in her foster home). For her safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for her as she doesn’t know danger.
Medically, Shuri seems to be in good health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, heartworm tested and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian! Shuri suffers from epilepsy. Her seizures are caused by an unknown source and can occur for no apparent reason. Although her seizures are not frequent, short in length and considered mild she is on daily medication to help reduce the frequency. Shuri will need regular vet visits to monitor her seizures and side effects of the medication. Her medication has drastically improved the intensity, frequency and duration.
Shuri would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to her quickness, her love sun her buns, her love for the outdoors and to potty her train fully (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling home with shared walls). We also think Shuri would love a family that has a love for the outdoors (campers are a huge plus) as she is ridiculously happy to be anywhere and everywhere her people are. She loves all people that will offer her attention. Shuri again, has bouts of separation anxiety (she loves her humans soooo much) and would thrive in a home with a work from home or a stay at home parent. We also think she would love to go to the office with her new family! She will happily sleep the day away in her bed or on a soft comfy blanket and as long as her people are near. Ultimately, Shuri is a sweet, silly, friendly girl who will make a family happy. She is a true velcro dog that loves the company of her humans and will participate in all their activities. Shuri says yes to vacations, Netflix and chill, reading a book and watching her favorite TV show with her people. Shuri will reciprocate all the love and affection she is offered.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Shuri, please submit an adoption application for her today!!