7 year old • Female • 80 lbs
Suki is a gorgeous white dog with black spots and big, sweet brown eyes. Her coat is soft and silky.
Suki is a gentle, low-energy sweetheart who loves leisurely walks and relaxing. She is quite independent, no-nonsense, and spends the majority of her days resting and napping. Because of partial hearing loss, she has a loud Woof, so she would do best in a free-standing house rather than an apartment or a condo.
She is completely house-trained and can be left unsupervised and uncrated with no issues. Suki has been the only pet in her foster home, so her ability to live with other dogs, cats, or young children is unknown. However, on our daily walks around the neighborhood, she is great when meeting other dogs, has a couple of toddler-aged human friends who give her full-body hugs and treats while she wags her tail, and even has a neighborhood kitty friend who walks up to her and flops on his back while she sniffs and nuzzles him.
We have had a couple of doggy playdates, and Suki wears out pretty easily and has trouble settling with another dog around. She would do well as an only dog, but may be able to live with a calm canine companion. Suki occasionally barks to communicate with her people that she wants food or to go outside.
Most details of her history are unknown, but it is clear that she has had multiple litters of puppies. In just a few short months, Suki has transformed from timid and depressed to happy and bright-eyed. This strong and gentle girl now wags her tail, gives kisses, and loves being petted.
Suki is an absolutely adorable dog, and will make a wonderful companion in her forever home. She just needs a loving, caring home where she can relax, continue to blossom, and lead a secure and happy life.
Suki is generally in great health. She is up-to-date on all vaccines, microchipped, heartworm negative, and scheduled to be spayed in December. She has partial hearing loss and some arthritis in her legs. She has been slowly gaining strength and energy. Suki takes Apoquel daily for environmental allergies.
Suki was surrendered to a rural shelter.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.