My name is Suzy M. I live in Green Valley, Arizona.
I currently have two dogs, Star and Sierra, one is is a Pit Bull mix- Sierra
I volunteer with a rescue group called Forever Yours, and the founder rescues all dogs but has a focus on Pit Bulls. Through this group I have learned so much about how the reputation is false regarding Pit Bulls...it's amazing to me how ignorance can spread like wildfire but then again so can truth, so I will focus on that.
I took in a foster dog, Sierra a couple of years ago. Sierra was scared and depressed. She has scars all over her body - mostly legs - and I don't know the history. She quickly became part of our family and needless to say, is no longer a foster dog. Sierra has learned to be a "normal" dog...she stills hides behind me when she meets stangers,but she is very friendly with all of her familar dog park friends and she now goes up to people ( even men now)! to smell their hands. This took well over a year for her to start doing this.
We had a horrible incident with the dogs last year.. a friend came to my house and dropped her two dogs off to meet me at a class. These dogs spend a lot of time together at he park and my house,but they had never been left alone together. At the time I had another dog, a Westie named Abby. My friend left a cooked , store bought chicken on the kitchen counter. I came home to find Abby had been attacked. I don't know who all was involved,but Sierra was the only dog with blood on her. Sadly, Abby die two days later.
I feel like the dogs were put in a bad situation; left alone together, food on the counter.
Still, out of fear and not knowing what really happened, I have not taken in any more foster dogs.
This is my passion, and I thought I would someday have a little piece of land and have a small sanctuary for Pit Bulls and other troubled animals. Now I question if I am capable.
Anyway, I am here to learn and share. I look forward to meeting all of you!
Adopt, dont buy while so many shelter dogs die!