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: 09-27-16)
Kids: YES, calm, dog savvy
Adoption Fee: $600
Fenced Yard: No Preference
Venus was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via breeder release. Her breeder wanted her to be placed in a loving pet home to be spoiled and live out her life as a cherished pet.
Venus is super playful, overly happy, lover of all people and truly the life of the dog pawty! She is overly enthusiastic when hanging out with her people and will dive into whatever they are doing. You can often find VV (as she is affectionately called in her foster home) searching the home for her foster siblings in hopes someone will engage her in play. She loves to romp around the house with any furry friend that will give her the time of day. If no one is interested in some play, VV will dig deep in the toy box for her beat-up squeaky raccoon toy and will hokey pokey with it shaking it all around! She can entertain herself for hours dragging all the toys around but would love nothing more than another furry friend or her human to engage in some fun. When she isn’t burning off some energy indoors, you can find VV requesting some nap time. She loves to be petted and prefers to be snuggled up next to her favorite people and often requests to be held and rocked like a baby. Awww…. it really is about the most darling thing to see! VV is the first to jump up on the comfy couch, grab any available lap to cuddle in to settle into a much desired snuggle session or just settle in and watch her favorite TV shows. True crime shows are her favorite with her human teenaged sisters but at 6pm sharp you will find VV glued to her foster dad tuned into Jeopardy. When Venus isn’t following her humans around the house or pestering her furry foster siblings you can locate her exploring her foster home. She is quite smart, curious and wanting to know where everything is. VV must be supervised when wandering the home as she doesn’t know danger and doesn’t know what she can and cannot chew on. VV has been known to look for trouble when she is bored and will chew on furniture, chairs and other unwanted items. She is still learning how to be a pet and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help her learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected of her in her adoptive home. She is extremely smart eager to learn, receptive to correction and responsive to positive reinforcement so we know she'll nip in the bud these unwanted behaviors. Venus absolutely gets along well with every human she meets (big or small)! VV’s foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children of any age and a home with a balanced dog to learn the ropes from. Another furry pal for VV is a huge plus and a must! 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.
Venus is doing amazingly well with potty training. Her foster family reports accidents are few and far between! She quickly picks up on things and does her business when she is asked. Currently VV asks to go outside by sitting by the door. She is in need of a signal for potty as she may have accidents if she cannot quickly grab the attention of her humans when she needs to go. 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. VV is crate trained, has not had any accidents while in her crate and naps quietly while her people are away as long as she has a comfy blanket to lay her precious head on. VV does sleep quietly at night as she shares a human bed with her foster family and we know she would loved to snuggle in with her adoptive family in a human bed at night. For her safety, we recommend a similar crating/sleeping schedule is kept for Venus.
Medically, Venus seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, had a dental, microchipped, updated on vaccinations/dewormings and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
VV would do best in a home with a fenced-in yard due to her still potty training (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard) but because VV has mastered the stairs, is an adaptive dog. However, an apartment on the ground level with a tall fenced-in area would be okay too as long as her adoptive family is willing to offer VV proper exercise. We know VV would thrive in a home with lots of people to love on her and one with another dog for her to cuddle and play with. We also think she would love to go to the office with her new family as VV just loves people and attention! You can’t take her to the office- that’s okay! She would happily sleep the day away as long as she has a furry buddy to keep her company, a comfy blanket to lay her head on and a plush toy to play with as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break or two for her. Ultimately, VV is a very special girl that is a TON of FUN and could fit into any home that can offer her the love and attention she needs and deserves.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Venus, please submit an adoption application for her today!!