Susie - 20032590

Location: Belton, Missouri
Spayed Female
Color: Orange Roan
Birthdate: February 14, 2011 - Estimated
Age: 12 Year, 9 Month

  • House Broken
  • Obedience Trained
  • OK with Dogs
  • Needs Fenced in Yard


Sweet Susie (formerly Christy) joined ABR back in March of 2021 with very little info about her past, other than her prior family was aging to the point where proper care for Susie was no longer possible. To their knowledge, Susie has spent her most or all her life outside in a very small, enclosed area with hardly any physical or mental engagement. When Susie first joining us, she really struggled to coordinate her body movements and had zero muscle mass. We have been regularly working with Susie to increase her overall condition, focusing on hind end awareness, cardio, and core strengthening with exercises recommended by a vet who specializes canine rehabilitation.A few months ago, we had a very big scare with Susie, she came to us intact, and we were scheduled to get her spayed when she went into heat. Soon after, she stared not eating well and then started to throw up with her gums not looking good. We rushed her to the emergency vet, and they found she had Pyometra. Emergency surgery was done, and she came out of it just fine. Susie is a fighter! Given that Susie was born deaf, we have introduced a non-electric vibration collar into Susie’s basic obedience training to communicate when she does well. Susie has taken to house breaking very well, right now she does need potty-breaks about every 4-6 hours to be successful. Susie’s absolute favorite activity is to follow us around the house and curl up in the corner of the room, often self-retreating to her kennel for a nap. Susie is congenial toward other dogs but would rather be spending time with her humans than anything else. Susie is a sweet and quiet soul and exudes kindness to everyone around her.If you are interested in Susie, please complete the online application, and mention her name and ID#. Because of Susie’s age, she qualifies for a senior to senior adoption which means anyone 65 and older will not have an adoption fee.Susie is UTD on her vaccines and is H/W negative and on preventative. HISTORY: Susie came from KS as an owner surrender. She was given to a gal who took her in, but soon after, she herself became ill and could no longer care for her properly. A good friend of hers reached out to us to see if we could help, which we certainly did.