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Get to Know Suzu


Labrador Retriever




3 Years




Adopter's Home

Suzu's Story

Give a warm welcome to our very own precious wallflower, Suzu!  Suzu is as beautiful as they come and her warm, soulful brown eyes make it hard to look away from her precious face.  This sweet girl came to us from one of our rural transfer partners.  Suzu is a bit bashful when it comes to meeting new people and gets spooked easily by sudden and unpredictable movements.  Due to her fear of strangers and unfamiliar situations, Suzu is searching for a quiet home with a patient and experienced adopter who will give her the time she needs to become comfortable and adjust to her surroundings at her own pace.  Introducing her to new people and new situations should be done at a slow pace so she can gain as much confidence as possible!  Once you get to know her and start to build a relationship of trust, Suzu blossoms into an affectionate and loveable girl who just wants tons of petting and love from her human friends! 

Suzu is searching for a home with an experienced owner and without young children.  Due to her environmental fears, she would do best in a quiet, low traffic single-family home where she can kick back and relax to the fullest!  Suzu would love to have her very own backyard to explore and sunbathe in whenever she pleases, but she’ll also settle for going for long walks in a calm neighborhood!  This sweetheart also enjoys having all the focus and attention on her, so she would do best as the only canine in the home.  Suzu spent some time away from the shelter in a foster home where she warmed up to her foster parents quickly and soon enough was walking her tail happily anytime they approached her!  She is described as a gentle and obedient girl who is as sweet as they come and loves getting belly rubs as opposed to playing with toys.  She does enjoy Kong toys, especially when they have peanut butter stuffed inside of them!!  Suzu would love to have her very own Kong toy in her forever home that she can have fun with whenever she feels the urge!  She would also enjoy having a comfy and quiet spot to go to when things get a bit scary.  Suzu is quite the catch and hopes she can find a home where she can eat all the peanut butter her heart desires!  If you’ve got love to spare and a jar full of peanut butter in your pantry, then come and spend some time with this sweet girl!  You surely won’t regret it!

  • Cuddles!  I love a good lap to curl up on.
  • Did someone say 'treat'?  I'll take them all!
  • I love playing with Kong toys.
  • I'm a great walking partner and can go for miles!
  • I'm a star pupil at obedience training.


  • I would love to find a home with children 15+.
  • I prefer to be the only canine in the home.
  • Loud noises frighten me, so I prefer a quiet home.
  • I need a little extra time to warm up to people I don't know.