Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 7.5 years (DOB: 11-28-2010)
Kids: Yes, Dog Savvy Kids over 5 years
Cats: Yes, Dog Savvy Cats only
Dogs: Yes, non-confrontational dogs only
Adoption fee: $500.00
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Trixie came to SNAFU Rescue via owner surrender. She was formerly a commercial breeding dog who was purchased by a Good Samaritan. When the family realized that they were not able to meet her needs regarding the training and socialization that some commercial breeder dogs require, they reached out to rescue for help in finding her the perfect forever home she needs and deserves.
Trixie is a sweet, timid soul who's favorite past times are napping, snuggles with her people, food, chewing on nylabones and enjoying the beautiful weather in her backyard, especially with her foster brother and her people! Trixie is a higher energy frenchie who loves to run around the backyard and do some zoomies from time to time. While she loves being outside with her people, she should never be left outside unsupervised as she *will* try to "escape" the fenced yard (she has and will climb short 2.5ft-3ft garden fences as well) in order to find her people and be reunited with them. She does not seem to have any desire to try to escape a fenced yard while her people are out with her though, so again, her people will need to make sure someone is outside with her supervising at all times when she is outside. While she has and does co-exist peacefully with the other dog in her foster home, she can be a bit of a resource guarder toward the other dog in her home from time to time. Of course, she is corrected by her foster family when this occurs, and she is very easily corrected with just verbal correction only. Due to this behavior, we feel she would likely do best in a home with maybe 1 or 2 other easy going, laid back, non confrontational, submissive dogs or as a spoiled single dog in her forever home. As with all of our dogs, we always recommend slow introductions when introducing a new dog to the household. Trixie is also living with two dog savvy cats currently. She shows a slight interest in one of the cats (not aggressive but just interested) but the other is not her friend and she is fearful of him (rightfully so, as his foster family reports he is kind of a bully cat!). She will lash out at another dog if she feels threatened or the other dog becomes confrontational so her people will absolutely need to follow slow introductions and keep a close eye on her with any new pets during the slow introductions.
Trixie is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing a great job with going potty outside, and has made progress as time passes, she is not quite 100% yet. She will occasionally sneak away to potty in a quiet room if she is not being watched closley. As with all dogs, a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. Her foster mom reports that she is probably approx 95% potty trained. Trixie doesn't always signal her humans yet to alert them that she has to go so her people let her out whenever they notice her sniffing around and once she gets outside she will go. Patience, persistence and consistency MUST be able to be given to her and will be the best tools for helping her succeed in her adoptive 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. She is crate trained and goes into her kennel willingly when her foster parents leave the house. 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, Trixie seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, has had a dental & a couple skin tags removed, updated on vaccinations & dewormings and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Trixie would do well in almost any type of home but since she is still working on potty training, a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for her (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). Again, she is a climber and has been known to find her way outside of a fenced yard if left outside alone, so her people should be vigilant in protecting her with a solid fence and *never* leaving her outside unsupervised. She goes up and down stairs like a pro so a home with stairs should be no issue for her. She is an AMAZING companion dog and loves to sit in your lap or lay down next to you. She just loves to be near her people! We also think she'd LOVE going to work with her new family if it was a quiet and easy going work environment. If her people are not able to take her to work with them, no problem - she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel with a nylabone to chew on as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Trixie, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at *LEAST* 2-3 week *minimum* before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically give a week for a "grace period" for new applications to come in on any newly available dog in order to give everyone a fair chance to submit an application. 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.
Trixie's applications are currently under review.
We are no longer accepting new applications for her at this time.
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