Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 5.5 years (DOB: 04-18-13)
Weight: 20 lbs
Kids: Okay with gentle, dog savvy kids
Dogs: Yes! With slow intros & easy going dogs
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Sushi came into SNAFU Rescue after being purchased at a commercial breeder dog auction. Thanks to the help of generous donors we were able to secure 14 dogs, now nicknamed the #Fab14.
Sushi is an absolute sweetheart once she gets to know you but she tends to be a bit timid at first when meeting new people. She is obsessed with cuddles and would love nothing more than to curl up on your lap all day! She tends to wiggle her way into any crevice she can find until she gets your attention! She likes to spend time in her kennel (her safe place) and loves gnawing on her bone or chew toy in there in her spare time. She also loves to lay in her dog bed or on the couch near her human whenever possible. Sushi is a very loving dog and will always be excited to see you when you come home. She would do well with another dog as she likes to have company and tends to follow her Frenchie foster brother around. Sushi has a history of resource guarding and can be a bit of an attention hog, but her foster family reports only one incident while with them which was immediately corrected. It is recommended that she have a firm and consistent leader and that she be monitored and not allowed to get attached to any toy or bed until she has completed slow intros and warmed up to the resident dog(s) and vice versa. Once she has warmed up, she is more than happy to share beds, snuggles, and her humans. While in foster care, she has not spent much time with children, but she has been nothing but sweet to kids who came up to her during meet and greets events as well as her foster’s families neighborhood children. She should always supervised when she is around kids to ensure they are gentle, to make sure both she and they are kept safe. Sushi is still learning how to walk on a leash, but she has done quite well learning to walk by herself and going on walks with her foster brother.
Sushi is still currently working on potty training but has been making improvements over time. She has finally learned to signal when she needs to potty by sitting at the door and/or scratching at it, however, if she is not let out quickly after signaling she will potty by the door. It is recommended that she is kept on a regular, consistent schedule and be put into her kennel when unsupervised to avoid house accidents. Sushi does not like being outside for extended periods of time and often will try to run back inside (especially when it’s cold) so she will need her people to accompany her outside to ensure she goes and might need a little extra time and occasional coaxing for potty breaks. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her. She is fully crate trained and quiet when left alone in her crate. 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. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Sushi is in great health. She was diagnosed with heartworms when she came into SNAFU Rescue but has recently completed her heartworm treatment and her foster family reports that you would never be able tell that she was ever sick, if you didn't know her history! Sushi has some mild dandruff and would benefit from having a regular bathing schedule with a medicated shampoo. We recommend Mal-A-Ket (found on amazon) or a similar ingredient shampoo. It is also recommended that a tablespoon of coconut oil be added to her food once a day. She has been spayed, had a dental, is microchipped, has been updated on vaccinations/dewormings, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Sushi would do well in almost any type of home. A house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her but is not a requirement for adoption as she would make a good apartment dog as well. Sushi would prefer a family that loves to spend time at home and will shower her with attention and cuddles but she is also fine being home alone so long as it’s not an extended period of time (more than 6-8hrs). Though she can be a bit timid initially, Sushi loves meeting new people and would be excited to go to work with her family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! If not, no problem at all - she will be happy to sleep away the day in her kennel with a blanket and a good chew toy to keep her busy as long as her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Sushi, please fill out 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.