Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 3 years (DOB: 11-03-15)
Weight: 20 lbs
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred but not required
Snickers was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Snickers is a fun and playful little girl. She has lots of energy to give but also enjoys relaxing with her people after short bursts of playtime. In typical Frenchie fashion, she loves playing with toys, cuddling with her people, and food! She has recently figured out that treats come at bedtime! She is curious and likes to follow her people around to see what everyone is up to. Snickers seems to get along well with every human she meets, including children, and has done great with the dogs that she is currently living with in her foster home. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household and she should always supervised when she is around kids (and other animals) to ensure they are gentle and to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Snickers foster family reports that she is about 70% potty trained. She will go potty outside every time she is taken out, but she is still struggling a bit with figuring out the schedule/routine of things when it comes to potty breaks. Her foster family thinks the cold weather plays a part in this as well as she would rather not go outside to do her business in the snow. She will require a regular and consistent schedule to help with her continued potty training in her new 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. Snickers does fine in her kennel when her people are away from the home or she is not able to be supervised. Her kennel is not her favorite spot though if she can see others out and about! She prefers to be out and about with her people when they are home. At night time her foster family puts a blanket over the face of her kennel which keeps her from barking and helps her relax for the night. For her safety, we recommend that she keep a similar crating schedule 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, or unsupervised. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Snickers seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, had her nostrils widened a bit for easier breathing, had a dental, is microchipped, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given the okay for adoption by our veterinarian!
Snickers would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training, and does not know how to potty on a leash, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard), but it is not a requirement for adoption. She also loves to run around the fenced yard in her foster home and chase the other dogs. Ultimately, she is sweet and lovable and will do great in any home that can play with her and give her the attention and love she needs. She doesn’t really understand the leash and collar yet but is continuing to do better with time and her foster family feels if she was walked with another dog she would probably pick it up pretty quickly. 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 at all - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel as long as she has a good chew toy to keep her busy, a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break or two for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Snickers, please submit an adoption
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 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.