• Breed:                                  Unknown
  • Favourite Toy:                   Tennis Ball
  • Favourite Treat :               Food, any Food
  • Favourite Activity :          Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Bad Habit:                           Non so far
  • Loves:                                   Belly rubs
  • Hates:                                   Being lonely
  • Favourite place:                Anywhere which includes a fuss
  • Unusual Fact:                     Used to live in Romania

This is Sookie,  our newest recruit to Pet Respect’s therapy dog team.

Sookie is aiming to make a difference to people’s lives in the simplest of ways- by offering a fury paw of friendship.

Sookie has come a long way from where she came from. Believe it or not she used to live on the streets of Romania,  as a stray. She was spotted dodging cars on a busy main road. She was terrified, shaking with fear of the unknown. Her coat was incredibly matted,  covered in fleas and ticks. So badly so that it all had to come off!

Whilst in Romania, Sookie was fostered by a wonderful lady called Nadia, after being rescued by her and her friend called Maria. They both spent hours of their night (in pyjamas!) trying to get this fur ball off the streets. Whilst in Nadia’s  care,  Sookie was kindly sponsored by Blondes cafe. A dog friendly vegan/vegetarian cafe that is based in Cottingham. That is how sally, Sookie’s owner came to adopt her.

We don’t know much about Sookie’s time whilst on the streets other than what has been said previously. We don’t even know how old she is or what breed she could be, we just call her our gorgeous bundle of all sorts. We estimate her being about 6-8 years old. It’s difficult to tell since her teeth are so warn down from eating stones when she was a stray. Must have been so difficult to find food out there but she sure has developed great people skills which makes her a wonderful candidate for a therapy dog!

Sookie lives with two other dogs. Cookie a Tibetan terrier and Ashka, a collie cross also from Romania. She adores affection! We often see Sookie just flop down and roll on her back for belly rubs. With her big beautiful eyes and bushy tail that is often described as a waving mop she is just irresistible to stroke.

Sally, Sookie’s owner would describe Sookie as being a calm, gentle and friendly dog. There has been a few occasions when out walking that Sookie would go up to children and just sit, waiting to be stroked. She loves food which is a great way to teach her all new tricks at pet respects youth club. Sally adores Sookie and always thought she’d be a wonderful therapy dog and is so proud of Sookie being part of Pet respects team and hopes that you will love spending time in her company.


Sookie is available to sponsor, if you are interested click here!