Susie is a fun-loving rottweiler/boxer mix who was adopted around Christmas time. Her family loved her very much, however Susie has some very minor separation anxiety and cries in her kennel when her people are gone (though her foster family reports that she has completely gotten over it now) so she is not suited to apartment life. It was not an easy decision but because her family was stuck in a lease, they had to return her. You may remember Susie's story... she was left chained to a tree in a back yard on the coldest days of winter. Her original owners threw out a dog crate in the yard for her to take "shelter" in and sometimes would throw out food and water for her if she was lucky... but the worst part was that she would get tangled up on her line and her original owners couldn't be bothered to unwrap her. She would be left tangled up so long that she had hair loss on her back and sides and so tightly that she couldn't reach her food, water, or her pathetic excuse for shelter. Thankfully, a good samaritan stepped in to help Susie and that is how she made her way to us. Now, as if Susie hasn't had it hard enough in life, we have found that Susie suffers from a Grade 5 (out of 6) heart murmur. This is an extremely serious condition for a dog and, sadly, Susie most likely will not live a full life. Our vet estimated that, because Susie is a fighter, she will live a few more years. She's less than a year old now. She is not yet showing the serious symptoms of a heart murmur, is full of life and loves to play, give kisses, and lay in bed with you. Despite everything she has been through, Susie is a ray of sunshine in her own dark world. She is a friend of every person and animal she meets. She does not let the hardships of her life get her down-- she is a real inspiration. We would love to find a home for Susie to spend whatever time she has left in. A home that will give her the love and attention and security she has been longing for her whole short life. Susie is a great dog- she is house trained, does not mess in her crate, is not destructive, and is great with other dogs and just wants to play with cats. We know someone out there will open their heart and their home to our Susie Q. Please contact us for more information on Susie.