I wanted to check in to tell you Spencer (who was one of the Kentucky woods pups adopted out in early 2012) is still doing splendidly with the crazy Pennsylvania yoga teacher you allowed the privilege of adopting him. Our family has grown and he now has two sisters (one with four paws and one without) and he is the best dog. He is gentle, kind, patient and loving. Our daughter calls him “bubba” and thinks he hung the moon. At night he can often be found laying by her crib - just in case. Thank you so much for bringing this wonderful boy into our lives and thanks for all that you do!
Buddy was rescued from a chain that he lived on for 5 years. He was never let inside, rain or snow. The family was seen coming and going as he begged for a little pat from a warm loving hand, but no comfort was to be found. He was finally rescued from his lonely life and transported to us. This handsome boy quickly found his home with Kasey and Jon. He spent his first Christmas out of the cold and has shown nothing but love to the family that welcomed him “home”. They had a discussion about how he could use a new collar and tags. Jon surprised Kasey by going out to get the new tags and asked her what she thought of his choice. When she bent down to admire his new handsome collar she noticed an extra tag attached that read “Marry Me”. Buddy sat between them as they discussed their future plans, his head moving from side to side as he patiently listened. This boy will never be lonely again. He is even going to be the ring bearer at the wedding! That’s what I call a happy ending!!
I think I looked at hundreds of pups online and kept looking but skipping over this funny-looking little pup. Then I thought I found what we were looking for and made a date to go down to Sue and Ray’s home to meet our next dog. When I got there, I kept overlooking the dog we came to see. I have never refused a dog in my life but this little shy, short-legged, cherry-eyed, splayed leg pup got my attention away from the pup we were interested in. Then it happened; all of a sudden Pippa jumped up on the couch next to me. The next thing I knew Sue was in tears and believe me they were real. Pippa had become a 6 month fixture at the Mahoney’s house because no one would give her a chance due to her extreme shyness and funny looking legs, probably. She watched all her brothers and sisters get adopted over the months and she was still Sue’s shadow. It was then I knew that this little Pippa had found me and she had a forever home. To say it has been easy the past two years to have two cherry eye surgeries, one knee surgery (Sue and her vet had no idea) and another one soon would be lying. We are not rich people, but Pippa has given us riches more than money can buy or provide. She is our constant companion and I guess we do not see the funny short-legged, cherry-eyed, limping 3 year old pup but a beautiful, loving and loyal dog who provides laughter and special times for us every day. She has also been a wonderful sister to our Emma who is 6.What Sue and Ray have been doing and will continue to do is give life to so many dogs who otherwise would be overlooked and eventually euthanized. I look in this little face and cannot thank you enough each day that Pippa found us! I can only hope and pray that others take the opportunity to adopt from Sue and Ray and to help them with their every day quest to rescue as many pups as they can house. Donate, adopt, help them with their fundraisers...I still do because I think giving back just a little to them for what they gave me is what I need to do! God bless the Mahoney’s!
Pippa, Emma, and Beth
Pippa, happy in her forever home!
When I saw her picture, I immediately fell in love. Those beautiful brown eyes just captured my heart. When I got a response from Sue she was surprised at how quick I had expressed interest in this beautiful dog. See, she had JUST posted her on petfinder. This poor girl had been through so much in her young life. Running from who knows what type of home she had, she was hit by a truck and left for dead. THANKFULLY, our friends at Susie Q Rescue Ranch (at the time was called Another Chance Ranch), found out about her and took care of her. She had deep lacerations and a broken leg. A pink cast was placed on her leg and they took her home to heal, until she found her forever home. She needed extra TLC and lots of love. They were right there to provide that for her. I’m so very happy and thankful that they open their hearts and home to these beautiful animals. Throughout this journey, this beautiful pup was so happy and sweet that she was called Joy. She is very sensitive to the feelings of others and is always there to lend a helping paw. I made a promise to take good care of her the way she takes care of me. There’s a saying, who rescued who? I will forever be grateful to Susie Q Rescue for saving Joy and me too! They are the best!
Jenn & Joy
First of all, if you’re going to get a dog, get a rescue. Second, if you’re going to get a rescue, get a rescue from Susie Q Dog ResQ. From the minute we began corresponding with Sue and Ray about our interest in Lady, they were nothing but kind, helpful and accommodating. When we visited their home to meet Lady, we knew that this was an amazing place for a dog to wait to meet their families - we kind of felt bad taking Lady away from such incredibly comfortable and fun conditions! The adoption process was smooth and easy and we really enjoyed getting to know Sue and Ray and hearing their stories about their chosen retirement plan. One must have an incredibly big and kind heart to do the work that they do - they truly want what’s best for each dog.
Keith, Joanna & Lady