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: 4 years DOB: 5-01-16
Kids: Yes, 5yrs or older
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Vada found her way into SNAFU via a private party. Her family wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled, loved and live out her life as a cherished pet!
Vada is the perfect balance of active and laidback. She is a playful, social, lighthearted, excitable, happy Frenchie girl who loves to snuggle her people and play with her furry friends. Vada’s love for all people (big and small) shines when first meeting new people or new furry friends! She is off to the races desperate to make everyone her new best friend for life. You can often find her running all around the house or yard chasing her favorite toys (her favorite is a giant puffball) or engaging in a fun game of fetch. Vada adores her foster sibling, an English Bulldog. She will stop at nothing to get her furry friend to play… chewing ever so on her arm or leg until she finally caves in for a wrestling session with her. When her furry friends tires out, Vada will grab her beloved bone; she can occupy herself for hours when settled in for a chew session. When Vada tires herself out from so much play she is ready to settle down for a quick snooze. Her absolute favorite place is on the lap or chest of her trusted humans. She loves to be held, offered lots of attention and to cuddle. She will stop immediately whatever she is doing if she finds her human with an open lap. After a much desired nap Vada is back looking for someone (human or furry) to start up playing again! Vada can be a handful at times. She is fiercely loyal to her chosen human and follows them around like it is her job! Because of that, Vada can get anxious when not around her people. When undivided attention is not on her, her mischievous side will surface. She bores easily and will find anything to chew on (even though she has 100 toys at her paws). Vada is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help her learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected in her adoptive home. She is smart, a fast learner and eager to please so we know Vada will be quick to adapt to pet life with the proper leadership! Vada gets along famously with every human (big or small) as she is quite spirited and loving around her trusted people. She is very excited when offering open mouth kisses and this could scare small children. Because of this, her foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children 5 years or older. We also feel she will flourish in a home with other furry members (this is a MUST for Vada). As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs and supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Vada is doing extremely well potty training and her foster family reports she is 99% trained. She quickly picked up going outside as she mimicked the other dog in the home. She can get a bit of an attitude and will pee in front of the door just because she can. Oh Vada! As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to and willing to continue working on potty training with her, offering her a consistent schedule and work with her on a signal for potty. Vada is crate trained but does not prefer her crate. She is trusted in a small dog proof room where she spends time when her foster family is away from the home and also at night (without any accidents). We think, since Vada loves to cuddle and snuggle, that she would love to share a bed with her adoptive family. For her safety, we recommend a similar sleeping schedule is kept for her as she doesn’t know danger.
Medically, Vada seems to be in good health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped, heartworm tested and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian. Vada has severe allergies and is on a special diet (her food can be obtained at chewy.com or your local Petsmart). Because of her allergies she is prone to UTI infections. If her allergies go untreated her UTIs will surface. During high allergy season she will require a daily antihistamine as well as weekly oatmeal baths. A full allergy report will be provided to her adoptive home.
Vada would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard because she is so active, her love for the game of fetch and because she loves to run, run and run some more (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling home with shared walls). We also think Vada would love an active family with children to play with as she is ridiculously social and happy to be anywhere and everywhere her people are. She loves all people that will offer her attention. As mentioned, Vada has bouts of separation anxiety (she loves her humans soooo much) and would thrive in a home with a work from home or a stay at home parent. We also think she would love to go to the office with her new family! She will happily sleep the day away in her bed or on a soft comfy blanket and as long as her people are near. Ultimately, Vada is a sweet, silly girl who will make a family happy. She is a true velcro dog that loves the company of her humans and will reciprocate all the love and affection she is offered. She beams with sunshine 24/7 and will instantly melt your heart. Be prepared to be greeted daily like it’s your birthday as Vada has a way of making her loved people feel special!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Vada, please submit an adoption application for her today!!