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. 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: 1 year (DOB: 01-05-21)
Dogs: Yes, submissive and balanced
Adoption fee: $800
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Skittles found her way into SNAFU via a breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved, and live out her life as a cherished pet.
Skittles is an active, playful, attention seeking, social, outgoing and friendly little girl. She has boundless energy, super fun and just a happy fearless puppy. She enjoys romping around the house and exploring every inch of her surroundings. Skittles has an affinity for the outdoors and often requests time outside to take in all the smells. Most of her outdoor time is spent on pawfectly suited walks, rolling around with a basketball or just exploring every inch of her fenced yard. She fancies jaunts around the neighborhood, stopping every so often to take in the new scenery and new people. Skittles must be supervised at all times while outside as she is just a petite little girl and can fit through small spaces and is a little escape artist! After some much needed exercise outdoors Skittles will often search for anything in the home she deems is a “toy”. She is such a busy body with endless energy! Yes, Skittles is all play, play and more play! Once the fun and excitement is over, she will search for her beloved human and snuggle up for a much needed nap. She will always look for her people to partake in a cuddle session during her snooze. Skittles truly just wants to be with her people all the time as she finds comfort in their presence and the attention she is offered. After a much needed puppy nap, she is off circling the house following her foster siblings around, mimicking their behaviors and stealing their toys. Skittles’s overall fun, sunshine happy disposition allows her to get along with her furry foster siblings assuming they do not want something she does. She can be a boss and resource guard her food, humans and high valued items. Skittles is not afraid to squabble with her furry friends but it usually is just a lot of noise and ruckus. She is immediately corrected and redirected when this unwanted behavior surfaces. Skittles lacks the concept of personal space and can agitate certain dogs. Because she is so playful, her 5 furry friends have no problem wrestling, cuddling and playing with her. She wins them over with her shining personality! Skittles is still a very young dog and does not know danger therefore should always be supervised as she has a tendency to find unsafe puppy items around the house. She does have a very lovable and wild temperament which can be favorable when she is around other dogs. She has yet to meet any human, big or small, that she hasn’t fallen head over paws for. Because of her lighthearted disposition, we feel Skittles will do perfectly well with balanced, submissive dogs and with dog savvy, gentle, respectful children of any age (no cats for this girl!). Skittles is still a young puppy and she comes with all the puppy tendencies; finger nibbles, jumping, etc. She is in need of some basic puppy training to learn what is expected of her in the home. We also feel Skittles would thrive in a multi-dog household as she emulates other dog behaviors and picks up quickly on what is expected in the home and proper dog manners. She would also do great as an only dog ASSUMING her adoptive owners is ready to play and keep her busy. Slow introductions to other dogs and children in the household is a must and she should always be supervised to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Skittles is still working on potty training. She is progressing but will need a consistent schedule to help. As with all of our dogs, any adopter must be patient and willing to continue working on his potty training success as she acclimates to her new home and surroundings. Skittles is in need of an outside routine, positive reinforcement and a signal for potty. She is working on crate training, she does not like entering her crate, makes a complete loud fuss and often has any accidents in her crate due to separation anxiety. Skittles will need work on crate training in her new home. Skittles does sleep in her foster family's bed in the evening and would love to share a bed and offer snuggles with her new family!
Medically, Skittles is in great health! She has been spayed, microchipped, heartworm tested, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! Skittles does have mild pulmonary stenosis that will likely NEVER ever cause her issues. She has no restrictions but her adoptive family should reconsider having checking her heart via an echocardiogram again in a few years. (Her recent echocardiogram will be provided to the adoptive family).
Skittles would do great in any type of home since she is a champ at going up (still working on going down small amounts of stairs) and is leash trained! Since she does love to explore the yard, has a tendency to run and play, a house with a completely closed fenced yard will be preferred for her (as opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling). She is in need of space to let her energy out! Since Skittles is quite a people's Frenchie, we think she would love to eventually go to work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office. She is in need of some basic training before entering the work space but with some consistent work she would do just fine (eventually)! Because of her separation anxiety, Skittles ideal home has a stay at home or work from home parent as she would much rather spend the day shadowing her people. Skittles is a little snuggle bug looking for a home that has an active family to dote on her, can be included in most family outdoor activities, can offer her the exercise she desires and lots of love and attention. Skittles is such a goofy little girl that will offer a family so much joy, love and happiness. Please be prepared for the ongoing care requirements that are needed to take care of a young dog. Skittles is full of energy and needs a family that is willing and able to match her levels!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Skittles, please submit an adoption application for her today.