Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 3 years (12-16-2015)
Adoption fee: $350
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Waverly 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! Waverly was born with front legs that are deformed. She does not know she is different! She is able to run, jump, and play. She has a front cart to help ease the stress on her knees. It is great for going on walks and playing in the yard.
Despite Waverly’s deformity, she is a very happy, energetic, outgoing, and vocal dog who balances play time with naps and snuggles. Waverly seems to get along well with every human she meets, and has done great with the other dogs she meets! She is still learning dog manners and can sometimes be a little overzealous with her attempts at play. She is slowly learning though and would do best in a home with easy going dogs. She has not been cat tested at this time.
Waverly is currently still working on potty training. While she has been doing wonderfully with going potty outside, a regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. Since she cannot use stairs, she has to be carried to the yard for potties. 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 has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in her kennel during the night or when her foster family happens to leave the home. 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, Waverly seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, had a dental and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! At this time, Waverly has full mobility without her cart. As she ages, she may develop arthritis in her hind legs and elbows and may require her cart more and more. We recommend starting her on joint supplements always be given to Waverly to help keep her comfortable. Ongoing care with a vet outside of her yearly shots and dental will be a necessity. Waverly is adjusting well to her cart. She’s starting to bark with excitement when she sees it come out. She knows it means freedom. Her adoptive family will need to continue working with her so her progress doesn’t go backward. With time, she will be running marathons. Well, maybe a lap or two around the yard.
Waverly would do well in almost any type of home, but a ranch style or very limited stairs would be best. She cannot use stairs at all, but she can maneuver up and over the door jam from the deck at her foster home. Carpeted floors or runner rugs would be best because she slips a bit on solid surface floors. 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). We also think she'd love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office! She loves to meet new people! 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 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 Waverly, please submit an adoption application for her 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.
Applications Are Under Review. We are no longer accepting applications for Waverly!