Foster Location: Lincoln, NE
Age: 6 months (DOB: 08-22-2018)
Kids: Yes! Dog Savvy
Adoption Fee: $700
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Timmy 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 19 dogs, now nicknamed the #ValentineOne9.
Timmy is a little ball of happy, energetic, outgoing, puppy cuteness! He is a very sweet boy whose favorite past times are playing with his toys, stealing the pawsh bed from his foster brother, chasing his foster brother around the house and snuggling with any and all available humans. He especially loves to sit on your lap and get petties and belly rubs. Timmy is going through the typical stages of puppyhood and while that certainly has its charms, it also has its challenges. He is still learning his manners and is very inquisitive about the world around him. He loves to explore and investigate and is always looking for something new to play with or chew on and/or to *climb*! He tends to see any horizontal surface as a personal challenge so he will need a family who can supervise him closely when he is out and about in the house! He has a lot of energy but crashes hard like a typical Pug when it's time for naps! He will need a patient family who is willing and able to continue teaching him doggie manners and obedience training. He gets along wonderfully with the resident dog in his foster home as well as every human he meets! Timmy also does well with gentle children under supervision but he should always supervised when he is around kids, to make sure both he and they are kept safe. He has not been around cats so they are currently unknown.
Given he is still a puppy, potty training is still a work in progress. Timmy is trying hard to be a good boy but the snow is just so very distracting to this little guy and he just loves to roll around and play in it! A regular, consistent schedule will help with his continue potty training in his new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be patient and willing to continue working on potty training with him. Timmy sleeps quietly in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. His crate is kept in his foster family’s bedroom so he can still see his people at night, which seems to have solved some initial separation anxiety that he had when he first came to his foster families home. For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away and/or he is left unsupervised so he is safe and secure. He does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of him inside the home.
Medically, Timmy seems to be in good health and has no known health issues. He is neutered, microchipped, has been heartworm tested, is up to date on vaccinations/dewormings and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Timmy would do well in almost any type of home but since he is still a puppy and working on potty training, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). He does very well with stairs and they do not slow him down one bit! He is able to maneuver them with ease so he would be happy in a home with or without stairs. We also think he would love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office! He loves to meet new people but do keep in mind that he is still very much an energetic, inquisitive puppy! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem – he is completely happy snoozing the day in his kennel with a good chew toy or two as long as his people can arrange a mid day potty break for him!
Again, Timmy is very energetic, active, playful, inquisitive puppy! Please be prepared for the needs and care requirements of an active, ornery, puppy if you apply for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Timmy, please submit an adoption application for him 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.