Thursday, 29 May 2014

Calling all Bloggers, let's make a difference to a little dog's life.

In 2013, Suzanne Yancey a dedicated animal lover and doggie rescuer received a plea for help from a friend in Peru, regarding a dog, who had spent its entire life tied out on a roof in the baking sun.  

This dog was Mako.

Suzanne was able to save Mako and fly him to America, where she was waiting to change his life for the better; however, Mako’s years in the sun had done more damage than Suzanne had anticipated and he was later diagnosed with skin Cancer.

Mako has since undergone the first bout of surgery to try and remove the Cancer in his skin cells; however, they currently have no way of telling if they have successfully caught and removed all of it. 

On top of this, they also cannot be sure how long Mako may live, as they are uncertain how fast the Cancer will spread if the surgery proves unsuccessful.

So why do we need your help?

Mako currently lives with Suzanne and her wonderful collection of rescue dogs, but due to issues Mako has with larger dogs and some smaller more dominate dogs. Suzanne is unable to keep him long term, which means Mako needs to find a forever home.

Given his Cancer and the uncertainty surrounding his life expectancy, as well as his aversion to some dogs, Mako is not the easiest little boy to place. As a result Suzanne needs to reach as many people as possible if she is to have any hope of getting this beautiful boy the forever home he deserves.

Mako is a smart, sweet and incredibly intelligent dog, who loves people and snuggling close to them. He has suffered so much in his relatively short life already and deserves to live out the remainder of his life in a happy, loving home.

Suzanne is asking only 1 dollar for Mako's adoption and a signed contract in order to find him that special place. She is also willing to drive up to 1000 miles from her own home in Langsing MI, in order to up Mako's chances. 

She will also be paying for the the next bout of surgery which will hopefully remove any remaining cancer; however, after this it will be up to his new owner to decide what they want to do with regards to Mako's treatment, should the cancer return. 

Finding Mako a home is a big ask and Suzanne is doing all she can to make it happen, but in order to spread the word about Mako  and make peoples aware of  his story and current search for a new home, she needs help. 

Help we in the blogging community can provide. Maybe together, we can increase his chances of finding that special soul, who will see past his cancer and the question marks that surround his life expectancy in order to give him the home he deserves, so that he can live out the rest of his days in bliss.

If you want to help share Mako’s story please contact Suzanne Yancey at

So come on, let’s use our blogs for something good and help find a little dog, his forever home.

Love and hugs Joss xx


  1. What s sad tale, I hope Mako does find his forever home. I will post a link to this post on Twitter.

    1. Thank you Suzanne it is greatly appreciated :)

  2. That is so sad, and yet, the good news is that so many are coming together to make a difference.