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Susie 8

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Entered: 04/28/2013
Status: Adopted
Age: 8
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 42 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Dumfries, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, dental cleaning complete, overall good health
Temperament: Good with people as young as 3, good with other dogs, cats unknown

Susie 8's Story . . .

Original:  "Susie has excellent hunting skills and loves to run the fields."

For many years Susie and her kennel mate, Shadow, along with three other hunting dogs, lived outside in a dog pen on her owner’s Pennsylvania property. During bad weather they were crated in the kitchen of the family’s home. Things changed radically early in 2013, when their hunter companion and owner died suddenly. Remaining family members worked full time and could not manage to care for the five dogs. Some of the hunting pack went to other breed rescue and Susie and Shadow became MAESSR dogs.

At her vet visit, Susie was found to be in excellent health with no chronic medical problems. When she was spayed, she also received a dental cleaning, so she’s good to go!

It was reported that Susie was quiet and submissive and somewhat shy with strangers. Her foster mom finds her a wonderfully loving girl who just adores everyone she meets. She loves the visiting children and will do well in a home with kids. Good with other dogs, Susie also is familiar with horses and does well around them.

Previously un-housetrained, Susie has been a quick learner; no accidents have occurred in her foster home. Good girl, Susie! Susie is crate trained and, in her former life, she was not allowed to roam throughout the house; she was only allowed in the kitchen and living room with close supervision. Reportedly, Susie would beg for food and check out the counters, looking but never taking anything. Her foster mom, however, finds her to have wonderful house manners. While she’s had no formal obedience training, Susie knows “sit” and “come.”

Susie has excellent hunting skills and loves to run the fields. She has been walking very well on leash for her foster mom and she can be trusted off leash. She really enjoys riding in the car. For fun, Susie loves to play fetch and play with squeaky toys. She really loves the water and enjoys sitting in a child’s pool in the hot summer months. This cooperative girl has no problems with grooming.

The indoor life suits Susie, the former hunter, very well. She would love to be a part of a family, playing and interacting with her humans. If you have any critters that need to be dispatched from your yard, trust Susie to keep them at bay. This sweet girl promises to be a loving companion for life!