Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 3.5 (11/23/2015)
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Theo came into SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving
pet home to live out the rest of his days as a cherished pet!
Theo is a sweet, happy, easy going people lover. He is as laid back as they come, and wants nothing
more than to be where you are at all times, even if that means trotting from room to room to sit on your feet for 30 seconds at a time. He is a pup that will be your shadow, from nap time to scratchies to play time, Theo will be there, looking up at you with giant eyes and an inquisitive expression. As Theo's adopted family, be prepared to be welcomed exuberantly when you return home at the end of the day with grunts and whines, a wiggly tail, and demand for a holdy. His favorite things are laying on the couch with his human, laying on the floor on his humans feet, laying on the bed with his human, or being carried by his human! He is very people focused, but will play and interact with other dogs well. Theo is a studier, and is curious about everything you do, so his future family will need to be cognizant of him constantly under foot investigating!
Theo is currently still working on potty training but has had free range of his foster home with few
accidents. A regular, consistent schedule will help with his continued potty training in his new home. He is a recently neutered male, so marking is something that we are still working on. For his safety, we recommend that he be crated when his humans are away from the home and/or he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure while no one is home. He does not know danger and must be protected when his humans are not able to supervise him. When crated, it is recommended that nothing is put on top of his kennel as this gives him anxiety after a while and he begins to panic and try to escape his crate.
Theo has been diagnosed with IVDD and does have permanent damage from the eposide. He has a weaker hind end and some stiffness in his back legs. While he can walk well, he is a little wobbly and carpeted floors and/or many rugs will help with him keeping his balance. He has been medically cleared after some chiropractic care, acupuncture and cryotherapy and has improved greatly! His new family MUST be prepared to continue this type of care as needed throughout his life. He has a tendency to sometimes drag his back paw when walking, so limited concrete will help him to stay injury free as he continues getting stronger in his hind end. He has been neutered and is UTD on all of his vaccinations/dewormings.
Theo would do well in almost any type of home, but a quiet and more relaxed home will be preferred
due to his IVDD. Since Theo prefers to just hang out with his people and snuggle, and must be carried a
certain way in order to prevent injury, a home with dog savvy children over 8 would be preferred. He is not an alpha, so other dogs would be okay. He currently plays with his frenchie foster sisters, but pays no attention to the large Australian Sheppard. Theo is unable to go down stairs, so must be carried, however he can walk up a couple of stairs with no difficulty. Any more than that and Theo must be carried to prevent injury. We also think he would love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take his with them to the office. If not, he's completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel with something to chew on when he gets bored.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Theo please fill out an adoption
application for his 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.