Zoe (fka Sassy Sue)

Zoe (fka Sassy Sue)

Dear Muttville -

Six and a half years ago I adopted Sassy Sue from Muttville. She became Zoe to me. She is a poodle mix with what looks like a lot of Bichon in her. It was estimated that she was around 8 at the time. She had breast cancer and hadn’t been spayed, but that was taken care of financially by a benefactor I was fortunate enough to have at that time. She also had to have 18 teeth removed, so it was obvious that even though she’d been loved, she was neglected in some very important areas.

The time has come for me to put Zoe down. She doesn’t appear to be in pain, but she’s been rapidly declining for the past week. She’s been totally deaf for some time now, and more recently almost completely blind. But until last week she still had some of that spunk and spirit that inspired you to name her “Sassy Sue.” I know how important it is to not wait too long.

The vet will come to my home later today, for which I am grateful because Zoe gets very anxious when I take her to the vet’s office. I am feeling devastated which is expected, and I’ve been through this twice before. It doesn’t get any easier.

I want you to know what a wonderful dog Zoe has been. Absolutely the best. We’ve seen each other through COVID, my leaving my San Francisco office during lockdown, a move to a new place last year. She was so well-trained that she must have had a very loving owner at some point before she was left by the side of the road somewhere in Riverside County. I doubt that she spent much time there though because she’s not only pretty adorable, but extremely loving and friendly.

She was friendly with everyone, adults and children alike, and letting her go is so very difficult, maybe more so this time because it represents an “edge,” the edge of the possibility of having dogs in my life.

At 85 and declining myself, I will not take on another dog at this point, not only for myself but so the dog won’t have to experience losing me which might be the case should I adopt again at this point. So, having to deal with another “last time” is wrenching, as you can imagine.

Thank you for what you do. Thank you for saving Zoe so she could enrich my life so much and I could provide a good retirement home for her.

Warm regards,
Patricia Ross

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This “sassy” senior has so much spunk that she is bound to put a smile on your face!

Sassy Sue comes to us from Moreno County, and is ready to meet her forever human! This sweet lady is a delightful companion, and is cute to boot. She is super silly and dances around to show she is happy. Sassy is very loving with people and gets along well with other dogs. She is very enthusiastic about finding her new beginning, and can’t wait to meet you!

We think Sassy Sue is around 8 years young and weighs around 15 pounds.

Here’s what her foster has to say about her:

Sassy Sue is the sweetest dog anybody could ask for! She is very loving and affectionate, she loves to cuddle and give soft kisses. She will follow you around the house all day everyday and be your forever companion. She is very quiet and calm. She has wonderful house manners and does not bark or jump. She just follows you wherever you go and politely greets everyone as they come home. She is perfectly house-trained, not a single accident. She is also great on the leash. She made herself at home and just wants to be loved, she’ll be your forever best friend.

Zoe (fka Sassy Sue)
Zoe (fka Sassy Sue)