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: 8.5 years old DOB: 10-18-13
Adoption Fee: $400
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Sweetie came into SNAFU Rescue via a private party. Her previous owner wanted her placed in a loving home and for a family that has the time to spend with her as she enters her retirement years.
True to her namesake, Sweetie is a sweet, laidback, quiet little Frenchie girl that loves to her sun her buns on the outside deck. She seeks attention and prefers to be everywhere and anywhere her foster family is. Nap time is her favorite time! There is not a comfy spot or bed that Sweetie won’t lay on during her many daily naps or even when tuning into her favorite TV show. She often requests time outdoors to jaunt around the fenced in yard, stomp through the mulch or plop down on the cool grass. You can find her exploring every inch of the yard carefully weaving around the landscaping trying to find something new to sniff. After some much desired outside time, Sweetie will pop inside to find a comfy spot to relax and grab a much needed nap. She currently resides in a foster home without any furry creatures. She has been around other dogs in her past and even though she got along well with her furry friends she would much rather cuddle up in her plush bed than partake in their shenanigans. Although she can easily cohabitate with new friends, she really doesn’t like to share attention. Sweetie came from a home where she was an only pet soaking up all the attention for herself. She can resource guard her high valued items as well as human attention and can result in her snapping when something is being taken away from her. Her unwanted behavior is corrected and something that will need to be worked on in a multi-dog home. She is still learning her place in a pack environment and because of this we feel she would thrive and be very happy in a home as an only pet. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs in the household is a must. Sweetie can get nervous around loud, abrupt noises and will let out a bark when feeling insecure. She has been around young children and will plop down in their laps in hopes to grab a few extra pets. Sweetie loves to follow around the children in her foster home and has taken quite the liking to them. Although Sweetie has not shown any aggression towards humans, but due to her resourcing guarding issues and timid nature around loud noises, we feel she would do just best around dog savvy, respectful children over the age of 5. She should always be supervised when she is around children to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Sweetie’s foster family happily reports she is completely potty trained! Her adoptive family will need to be patient, willing and able to keep her on a regular and consistent schedule for her continued potty training success. Sweetie is fully crate trained and sleeps quietly in her crate completely accident free! For her safety, we recommend a similar crating arrangement is suggested when her humans are away from the home and/or when she is left unsupervised so she is safe and secure while no one is at home. As she gets acclimated into her adoptive home, we feel that she would be a great dog to be trusted with more space over time. She does not chew on anything she isn't supposed to and is trustworthy.
Medically, Sweetie seems to be in good health. She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, had a dental, microchipped and has been given the okay to adopt by our veterinarian. Sweetie has struggled with UTIs in her past however those issues are behind her and are easily maintained with a RX diet food (she must remain on this in perpetuity).
Sweetie would do best in a house with a fenced yard since she adores spending time outdoors exploring and soaking up the sunshine! We also feel that she would be a good pet for a multiple floor apartment style home as she is a quiet dog but due to her apprehension of walking up/down the stairs, we think a ground level apartment with an attached fenced-in yard/area would be best. Work from home or a stay at home parent? Sweetie would love that!!! Otherwise, we think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office as she prefers not to be away from her 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 as long as a warm soft blanket and her people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for her! Sweetie is looking for a family to call her very own, one with a quiet lifestyle to enjoy retirement with, one that can offer her short walks around the block, unlimited belly rubs and a soft place to lay her precious head during naptime.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Sweetie, please submit an adoption application for her today!!