Applications Are Under Review. We are no longer accepting applications for Gem.
Foster Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 2.5 (6/20/16)
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Gem was being rehomed to find a family who had the time to spend with her, which resulted in her coming into SNAFU Rescue.
Gem is a sweet, playful, energetic girl who loves her people almost as much as her food. She is still
learning how to play, and tends to join her foster siblings like a wrecking ball, all paws and head but is
responsive to corrections from the other dogs. She just wants to have fun too! Gem can be a bit of a furniture hog, as she likes to bounce around from couch to chair, occasionally using the coffee table as a bridge, so her new family will need to be willing and able to continue working with her on that or accept her parkour moves as part of her personality. Back scratchies are her favorite thing, and she will happily collapse into a smooshy faced puddle for as long as you will love on her. She also LOVES to chew, but luckily she has only chewed on her toys and not any unacceptable items. As long as she has plenty of toys and bones she will be a happy girl, and so will your shoes! Currently she sleeps with one of her human foster brothers at night but will happily sleep the day or night away in her crate as needed with nothing more than a sad sigh of acceptance.
Gem is currently still working on potty training but has had free range of her foster home with no
accidents. A regular, consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training in her new home. For her safety, we recommend that she be crated 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 must be protected when hers humans are not able to supervise her.
Medically, Gem is in good health! Gem is recovering from entropion eye surgery. She is spayed, microchipped and is UTD on all of her vaccinations/dewormings.
Gem would do well in any type of home that has the patience for a younger energetic dog that goes
rapidly between bouts of running and jumping to collapsing on the floor and snoring right where she is. She is not an alpha, so other dogs would be okay as long as they were patient with her as she learns how to play and how to be a pet. Stairs are not a problem for this girl, but we recommend a fenced yard. Her future family should be aware that Gem is a jumper, and can clear at least 4 feet with room to spare. We also think she would love to go work with her new family if they wanted to take her with them to the office. If not, she's completely happy sleeping the day away in her kennel with something to chew on when she gets bored.
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Gem please fill out 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.