Suzy – Our Foster Dog – Adoption Pending

Suzy is a sweet 9-year-old female who ended up at the shelter as a stray and we couldn’t feel luckier to have rescued this adorable girl. You would never know that she’s been through so much already because she’s so calm and gentle. Suzy loves to snuggle with people and sleep under blankets. She’s recently had extensive surgery to be spayed and remove a number of lumps, and throughout it, she’s been such a trooper!

Her foster dad describes her demeanor as always suggesting, “I am patiently waiting for you to snuggle with me again.” She loves meeting people, yet is quiet and polite about it, never demanding attention. With other dogs, she is curious, friendly, polite and sometimes a little nervous. She loves being around people, but is definitely not a Velcro dog, as she is happy to stay in her bed while people wander into other rooms or even outside. She also is a good listener and every person she’s met has loved her! Suzy is pretty much the ideal dog — could she be yours?!
Status: Available Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA Adoption $: $0 (the adoption fee has been sponsored by Suzy’s Fairy Dogmother to help her find her home!)
Weight: 60 pounds Age: 9 years Kids: 6 and up
Other dogs: OK Cats: Unknown Hunting: Unknown



Some dogs have all the (bad) luck! But things are turning around now for Suzy. She got an extensive health tune-up at the vet – after her intake exam and urinalysis/culture for a bladder infection, she was started on medication. Then she was evaluated for surgery with bloodwork and chest X-rays since she had a number of mammary lumps. Next was surgery itself – wow – she was spayed and had the mammary chain removed (7 masses). Those will be biopsied. As if that wasn’t enough, she had 3 rotten teeth extracted and received a teeth cleaning – making the most of her time under anesthesia.  And she’s getting pain medication while she recovers from all that.

Her bills thus far come to $4,610. If you would like to help with Suzy’s expenses, she would be very grateful. No amount is too large or too small. Thank you!

8/8/18 update: cancer was found in two of the lumps that were removed, and Suzy was referred for an ultrasound to see if it had spread. The US showed a mass on her adrenal gland that is not currently causing any problems. It is in a location that cannot be biopsied or removed. The recommendations at this point are to continue to observe for any new or recurring lumps and to do a chest x-ray every 6 months. Suzy remains in great spirits hunting critters in the yard, being sweet and friendly, and hoping she’ll find her forever home real soon.


Thank you to Suzy’s sponsors!

Erica D.
Eric & Alexia H. – Get well Suzy!
Dalia W.
Wendy B.
Lynda J.
Renee A.
Vince S.
Kristin S.
Dana W.
Mary H.
Thomas N.
Sheri J.
Diane C.
Faith R. – I’m glad she’s getting great care.
Tina S.
Hope C.
Donna T.
Ray & Paula M.
Carol G. – Make her better.
MMM and Suzie
Lyn M.
Mari N.
Sherry M.
Katrina M.
Vicki & Bruce R.
Zoe F.

Won’t you sponsor Suzy too?