Miss Suzy is a little gray squirrel who lives happily in her oak-tree home.
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This adorable cutie-pie lost her home recently because she was too energetic and feisty to live in a home with young children. She is very small in size, but has a big happy personality.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Age: 2-4 yo
Weight: 35-45 Lbs
Miss Suzy is healthy and ready for adoption.
Tiny but mighty. A little bundle of energy housed in a petite frame with delicate, yet athletic features. Suzy has a gorgeous blue fawn brindle coat and the cutest little face with expressive eyes. When happy, her whole body wags along with her tail.
Current Living Situation:
Suzy took her surrendering hard, but she's trying to be a trooper. Losing a home is never easy for a dog but this little monkey eventually overcame her broken heart and moved on. She has such a positive spirit and fantastic house manners.
In fact, Suzy is so well behaved that when our "guesthouse" opened up for dog, we selected her to move in that special location we call, "The Royal Suite." Miss Suzy is currently living in a tiny-house, complete with furniture, kitchenette, etc. It is not a kennel. Suzy stays there during the day, but she sleeps in one of our playrooms at night. She has access to a bed and couches, and is proving to be super well behaved. No accidents inside and she's not destructive whatsoever! 😀
Though occasionally a little timid, Suzy is for the most part an outgoing, lively, and very happy little dog who loves to romp and play. She can maneuver her way through obstacles like a gazelle. We bet she would ace an agility class. Please keep this in mind if you have a low fence. This bouncy girl loves to leap on beds and couches and might be able to get over a fence if left outside unsupervised. She is very curious and alert and might love to go explore. She would certainly make a great walking partner and might enjoy going on all kinds of hiking adventures, safely kept on leash.
While her level of energy is high, she is not hyperactive. Give her a chance to do a few rounds of zoomies, chase a ball for a while, or go on a good walk, and then she'll be ready to cuddle. Her favorite activity by far is to chase a laser beam! She's a riot and better at the game than a cat, lol!
Normally Suzy is smart and eager to please. She is sometimes a little unsure of someone's intentions and might hesitate initially, but as soon as knows she can trust you, she'll do her best to make you happy. And when you're happy, she's happy and immediately turns into a go-go dancer, comically shaking her booty left and right. She is so much fun!
Behavior with people:
Friendly and eager to connect, but a little insecure at times. She warms up very quick though and is all about fun and play. Once comfortable, her greetings are endearing and comical at the same time. Her whole body wags with her tail. So cute!!
Suzy loves a good cuddle sesh too and has an affectionate nature 😊
Overall Suzy is a fun-loving gal who enjoys people and loves to be in the middle of the action with everyone.
Behavior with children:
Suzy doesn't always realize that little ones aren't play toys. She gets a little nippy when excited but can be redirected with proper leadership. Parents should understand however, that dogs and kids need strong supervision and young children should not be expected to have the appropriate leadership to train a dog. Since her previous experience with kids caused her to lose her home, we will not place Suzy with kids under 13. We think she would make an awesome companion in a home with active and respectful teenagers that understand dogs well. A home with adults would be ideal for this happy little squirrel.
Behavior with other dogs:
We have very little information regarding Suzy's behavior with other dogs. We know she lived with two male dogs but we don't know the breeds and ages or how she did with them. We presume it was fine, as no issues were reported to us by the owner.
Behavior with other animals:
Unknown. We haven't seen her around cats, but she might be the type to have a little too much prey drive to share a home with them.
She sems to be completely housebroken and has the basics down when it comes to commands. She's very smart and so eager to have fun that with the correct training techniques, she could go very far in obedience. Suzy is a little athlete and might make a great running partner.
Suzy's small size and athleticism are what makes this smart girl stand out... and that darling little face! But the most fun thing about her are her insane monkey leaps that are completely hilarious, and her enthusiasm for a laser pointer. This little squirrel is so much fun, it's impossible to keep a straight face around her. She will make your day!
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