Susie 10 yr old spayed female - MD
Susie is a senior love bug, abandoned in Miami Dade shelter when her owner died.
Susie had clearly been loved, but then found herself in the shelter. Her old owner had died and the son wanted nothing to do her. So there she sat, stressed and unhappy. She was very happy when finally on her Freedom Ride.
Just because she is a senior, don’t think she is a couch potato or ready to sleep all the time. She still has a LOT of energy, and is very athletic. She also gets bored easily and can’t be left alone in the yard, because if she is motivated, she will jump fences, even 6 foot privacy fences. But mostly she wants to stay with her people. She loves to be petted, groomed, and you can touch her all over – her mouth, feet, ears, whatever you need to see.
Susie is looking for a person to bond tightly with, someone to pour out this huge fountain of affection. Her ideal person would be home a lot, and let her hang out with them. She will settle well in the house (and of course is totally house broken), and stay close. She wants to please her person, but needs a strong leader as she will be pushy and take advantage of you if you don’t make sure she knows you are in charge. Like most mals, she does not respond well to harsh treatment, but firm, consistent and fair will make her work for you.
Susie is wonderful with all people, very friendly and outgoing. She may be too active for very small children, though she was very gentle with one foster’s toddler. Still, she is not always careful and can be pushy and might knock down small children or unstable older folk. Some solid obedience training might also help her be calm and learn to control her desire to just barge in to grab all the attention.
She is good on walks and ignores dogs she does not know. However, she would really be happiest as an only dog. She is very possessive of her person and can be snarky and eventually aggressive to other dogs in the household. She is in a home with another dog now, a very stable older male malinois, and her foster is able to control her, but she will test him every now and then. Again, this is only with other dogs in the household, not general dog aggression. She should not go to a home with cats as her prey drive is much too high.
Susie is a happy, loving gal who is happiest when she is with her person. She is looking for that special owner that will be the center of her world. Could that be you?
For more information about Susie, please contact: Janet
If you want to apply for this dog, click Susie's Adoption Application which will automatically be sent to Janet, Susie's coordinator.