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: Lincoln, NE
Age: 3 years old DOB: 04-29-18
Kids: Yes, 10yrs or older
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred, not required
Sierra was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue as she was being rehomed to no fault of her own. Her surrendering family wanted her to be placed in a loving home to be spoiled and live out her life as happy as she can be!
Sierra is an active, playful, social yet lazy little Frenchie girl. Be ready for some indoor playtime and outside backyard time as she loves to jaunt around the fenced-in backyard. She is curious about the outdoors and will absolutely explore every inch of the yard. Sierra is most happy when she is settling in with one of her many toys. She gallops around the house with the loudest squeaker and squeaks squeaks away! The squeakers inside the plush toys do give her so much joy but so does settling in quietly with her beloved Nylabone. Sierra adores all people and desires to be with her people doing whatever they are doing at all times. She positively feeds off their energy and will relax when they relax and will play when they want to play. Sierra is a demanding snuggler. She will push her way through the arms of her humans just to grab a spot on their lap; she will affectionately thank them with unlimited kisses before she settles in for some cuddle time! Sierra can be quite active but don’t be fooled by all her activity… Sierra does have quite a chill side and can be a Frenchie couch potato. Her favorite place is on the soft couch all cuddled up in the corner (with her human of course) catching a much desired snooze. She is a social butterfly, seems to get along well with every human she meets (big or small) but due to her playful nibbles we think she would do best in a home that had children 10 years or older. Slow introductions and supervision around children is a must to be sure they and she are kept safe. Sierra can be a little troublemaker when around other dogs. She is still learning dog manners and is usually a little cranky and awkward with other dogs when she first meets them. She thinks other dogs want “her things” which can be considered rude dog behavior, especially to more dominant dogs. She is slowly learning manners, however she does resource guard both food/water and toys (only from other dogs, not people) and that is why we think she would do best and be happiest if placed in a home as an only dog. Sierra is in need of a family willing to work with her on learning manners, the ways of pet life and will need a family who is willing to spend extra time with her and offer her patience and introduce her slowly to new things to build her confidence.
Sierra’s foster family happily reports she is fully potty trained. She does require the company of her human so be prepared to hang with her as she does her business. A regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training success in her new home. Sierra is crate trained but doesn’t desire her crate. She is bribed with a little “cookie” to coax her inside. For her safety, we recommend that she is kept on a similar crating schedule when her family is away at work or leaves the home. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home. Sierra loves her humans so much that we believe she would like to show off her snuggling abilities and share her human’s bed in her adoptive home.
Medically, Sierra seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, had a dental, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Sierra does suffer from some allergies (what Frenchie doesn’t!). Sierra will be required to be kept on a food that meets her allergy requirements (a complete allergy test will be provided to the adoptive family). In addition, due to her environmental allergies, Sierra cannot be adopted into a home next to a wooded area or near a farm. She is allergic to dust and her adoptive home must do what they can to minimize dust on surfaces. Sierra would GREATLY benefit from a daily allergy pill (Zyrtec or Benadryl) in addition to a cytopoint shot during high allergy months.
Sierra would be happiest in a house with a yard (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She does very well on a leash so a fence would not be required for her but is always preferred. She DOES do very well with stairs and they do not phase her one bit! We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people! If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away as long as her people can arrange a mid day potty break for her! Again, she is a fun, energetic, adorably wild, very playful Frenchie that wants to be part of her humans everyday activities. She loves to play, run around the yard, explore and investigate what her people might be doing at all times. Sierra is an expert cuddle bug seeking the attention and adoration from her loved humans and would love to Netflix and chill with her adoptive family.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Sierra, please submit an adoption application for her today!!