Suzi Q ARPH #14403
Meet Suzi Q!
Suzi Q is a 54-pound female black tri who just turned 9 years old with a birthdate of 3/16/13. She has the cutest little “black boots” on her back legs and such loving eyes. Suzi Q came from a country life where she slept in a barn because she was delegated as an “outside dog” since a 12-week-old puppy. She stayed on her very rural property, and she would at times get to play with two other smaller dogs in the family who lived in the house when they were let out on the property. Her surrendering owners became too feeble to take care of her any longer, and the family sought help from ARPH to rehome Suzi Q so that she could have a better life. Suzi Q is now living the good life inside her foster home and being part of the family. She is loving it!
Suzi Q is very quick to learn and has adapted very well to her new routines. She is a real lover, very loyal and is generous with her sweet kisses. She enjoys meeting new people and seems rather indifferent when meeting strange dogs. Suzi Q knows sit, up, off, down and stay. She has great house manners. She has excellent recall. She also enjoys riding in the car. She had her very first ever grooming visit and was such a good trooper as they worked to rid her coat of matting. She also did very well at her vet visit. The vet thought she appeared younger than 9 with her bright eyes, white teeth, and strong musculature. She has a little hind end arthritis but that is to be expected. All her blood work came back showing a healthy girl. She sleeps on a dog bed on the floor beside foster dad’s side of the bed.
Suzi Q is always up and ready for any kind of fun! She likes to wrestle particularly with one of the resident dogs. She is strong but does not pull on the leash. She gets along great with the other male dogs in her foster home as well as the visiting dogs from extended family members. She absolutely loves to run around the yard and chase squirrels. She also loves to retrieve balls and frisbees. She settles very nicely, and her favorite indoor activity is chewing a buffalo knuckle bone while listening to the TV with her human. She is left loose in the house while the foster family runs quick errands and does very well. She will alert bark if strangers approach the house.
Suzi Q will make a wonderful companion for some lucky person or couple. Suzi Q is looking for a home who will give her the attention that she so deserves. She would do well as an only dog or a home with another polite dog. She has not grown up or been fostered with children so only Aussie experienced homes without children will be considered. Because of her strong chasing drive, we suspect that she would not do well with cats. However, she can be cat tested. She would do best with a home where she would not be left for long periods of time on a routine basis.💕
Suzi Q is being fostered in the Central Indiana area. If you are an approved ARPH adopter with a current application on file and interested in learning more about Suzi Q, please contact [email protected]. If you are not but are interested in becoming an approved ARPH adopter, please submit an adoption application. Please refrain from contacting members of our organization or asking about specific dogs/potential matches until after your screening process has been completed and approved.
Once ARPH receives your application, we will contact you by email. If you do not respond to our email, we will not continue with the processing of your application. Please be patient--it may be several days or a week or so before you hear back from one of our volunteers. Most ARPH Volunteers have jobs, as well as families and their own dogs to tend. This is a labor of love for us all, and we work very hard to be responsive as possible to potential adopters and Aussies in need. Please note that after you have submitted an adoption application, you should receive a confirmation screen. Please also know that the Indiana/Illinois chapter receives ONLY the applicants who live in our territory.