Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 3 years (DOB: 07-03-15)
Weight: 27 pounds
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Twister was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. His breeder wanted him to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out his life as a cherished pet!
Twister is a relaxed boy who loves just hanging out and being around his people. He is a true velcro frenchie that wants to be able to see you, hear you and be near you as much as possible. Twister enjoys a great snuggle. If he isn’t in the snuggle mood, then he must be sitting adjacent to his people or at the very minimum cozied up in his bed as long as he can still see you and it is in the same room! Twister enjoys to chill most of the time and can often be found sunbathing in the backyard or asking for a short walk. He will occasionally find a burst of energy and will prance around and play outside in the fenced-in yard. When Twister is not catching some rays or taking a snooze he can be found chewing on his favorite antler. Yep, you guessed it! He must chew that antler right next to his people. All that chewing can be exhausting and it must be followed up by a nap on any comfy spot he can find. Twister also is a great traveler and enjoys car rides with his foster family. He will peek out the window soaking up all the new scenery. Twister has yet to meet a human or dog he hasn’t liked. He can be a little shy at first but as long as they don’t move too quickly, he is just fine. He hasn’t been around cats but given his easy going nature we feel he would likely be ok with a dog savvy cat. As with all of our dogs, slow introductions to other dogs/cats in the household is a must and we feel he would do best around other easy-going/submissive dogs. Twister has met several children between the ages of 6-15 and did great with them! We feel he would do just wonderful around gentle, dog savvy and respectful children. As with all dogs, Twister should be supervised when he is around children to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Twister is still working on potty training. He is making amazing progress and, with time, his foster family reports his accidents are becoming fewer and further between. Twisters adoptive family will need find a signal for potty in addition to providing him a regular and consistent schedule to help with his continued potty training in his new home. As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with him. Twisters foster family reports he does not potty in his crate and is fully crate trained. He will reluctantly go into is crate when his foster family leaves for work when he is bribed with a treat of course! For his safety, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule 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.
Medically, Twister seems to be in great health. He has been neutered, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Twister would do best in a house with a fenced yard. However, an apartment would be just fine if he is taken out regularly using a harness and leash. He would be very happy with a family that spends time at home since he really craves to be around his people at all times. Given his calm and quiet nature, we also think he'd love to go work with his new family if they wanted to take him with them to the office! If his people are not able to take him to work with them, no problem at all - he's completely happy sleeping the day away in his crate as long he has a warm soft blanket to snuggle up in and his people can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Twister, 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.