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Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 4 months (05-22-2017)
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Wilbur 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!
Wilbur is a happy playful puppy who loves anyone and everyone. He is a typical happy go lucky, silly, goofy puppy. You wouldn't know anything was wrong with him until a vet listened to his little heart during a physical examination. He was diagnosed with a grade 4 heart murmur so was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue for help in finding a wonderful home for him despite the fact that his heart may need some extra monitoring by a cardiologist throughout his lifetime. Wilbur loves *everyone* he meets including cats/kitties, kids,and he especially loves to play with the other dogs in his foster home. He is great with gentle children, under supervision (he is a puppy, so as with any dog should always supervised when he is around kids, to make sure he is kept safe).
Wilbur is currently working on potty training and while he is not 100% yet, he has been making great progress! A regular schedule, consistent schedule will 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. He has also done great with crate training and sleeps quietly in his kennel during the night or when his foster family happens to leave the home. Since he does well in his crate, we recommend that he keep a similar crating schedule when his humans are away from the home so he is safe and secure while no one is home. He does not know danger and what is okay and not okay to chew on at this point!
Medically, Wilbur is in good health other than a grade 4 heart murmur, which is the reason he came into our rescue. He has had an echocardiogram (ultrasound) done on his heart, and he has been diagnosed with two defencts: Ventricular Septal Defect (resistive) - which equates to a small hole between the two sections of his heart and Mitral Valve Dysplasia - which equates to one of the valves in his heart being slightly malformed, both of which causes his heart to beat with an irregularity. We will be happy to provide his echocardiogram report to his potential adopters for review. He does not need/require any type of heart medication at this time and shows no symptoms (fatigue, fainting, etc) of having any issues with his heart at this time and the cardiologist reports that he should not, hopefully, ever have any of those symptoms. If any of these symptoms did happen to be noticed, his cardiologist should be contact immediately. He is currently a happy, active puppy, but his heart must be monitored by a veterinarian and cardiologist as he continues to grow. His next echocardiogram is recommended to take place when he reaches 1 year of age. The two defects listed above could possibly cause one side of his heart to enlarge as he ages, so heart medication may benefit him at at later date IF that were to occur. Alternatively, he may never have additional issues with it. Since his lifespan could possibly be shorter than a "regular" dog, we want him to have the best life he could possibly have, but that goes for all of our foster dogs, of course! We will be very strict with "vetting" any potential adopters for him, as we want to make sure he is very loved and has the best life and care (both in home care and vet care) that he possibly can during his lifetime.
Please see this link for more information on Ventricular Septal Defect:
Please see this link for more information on Mitral Valve Dysplasia:
Wilbur has no other known health issues. He has been neutered and is UTD on all of is vaccinations/heartworm prevention/dewormings.
Wilbur would do well in almost any type of home. He is used to going out with a fenced yard for potty breaks and does not know how to potty on a leash so a house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling), though this is not a requirement for adoption. He goes up and down stairs like a champ and has no issues with them. We also think he'd do fine if his new family wanted to take him with them to the office. If not, he's completely happy sleeping the day away in his kennel with a nylabone or two to keep him busy as long as his family can arrange for a mid-day potty break for him!!
Wilbur is a very active, energetic puppy, so please be ready for the needs and care requirements of a puppy if you think he will make a good addition to your family! If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Wilbur please fill out an adoption application for him today!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at least a 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. :-)Type your paragraph here.