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Christina worked with For Our Friends Dog Rescue for 4 years.
For Our Friends Dog Rescue letter to Queens Chronicle honoring Christina Shusterich –
Dog return rate drops dramatically
“I would like to take this opportunity to bring this important matter to your attention. It is rare that one person makes such an impact for good as Christina Shusterich of NY Clever K9. We are For Our Friends, a small no kill rescue group. Christina is both a behavior specialist and trainer and her insight into the dogs is exceeded only by her dedication to them. Christina has been working tirelessly with our dogs for well over a year, training and evaluating them to help us place them in the there new homes and trouble shooting any problems that may arise after adoption. Before Christina joined our group one third to one half of our dogs were returned due to behavioral problems. This year only one dog was returned. This dog has since been re-evaluated by Christina and has been successfully placed in a more appropriate home. She has also worked tirelessly to train our volunteers to handle the dogs. Because of Christina our dogs are better trained and therefore more adoptable. A trained dog is a happy dog.
In addition she has herself adopted one of our dogs, a dog that was clearly unadoptable before Christina began working with her. The service she provides is priceless. Actually we don’t know how we ran the group before she joined us. We consider her to be an outstanding New Yorker.
Christina is totally dedicated to her canine clients and she has a website that offers many wonderful training tips www.nycleverk9.com. I hope you consider featuring her in your publication.
President, For Our Friends”(Queens Chronicle did feature Christina in their publication)
Christina For Our Friends Dog Rescue Work: Adoption
Christina’s adopted dog Tanya now Sienna:
FOR OUR FRIENDS NEWSLETTER
PO Box 203 Oakland Gardens, N.Y. 11364
Our Success Stories–Winter Newsletter 2005
“TANYA our wild child is a beautiful greyhound mix that was left to fend for herself when her owner was taken to the hospital. Tanya was never socialized or given any training and had no idea of how to behave in any situation. She was difficult to walk and aggressive toward dogs. But she possessed such a sweet and loving disposition that we all fell in love with her. What to do with her soon became a big problem. Along came Christina Shusterich of NY Clever K9. Christina has helped us with many of our dogs. She started working with Tanya and fell in love, and adopted her. Today Tanya is a happy dog living a wonderful life with her mom and getting the training she needs”
Excerpt from For Our Friends Letter to the Queens Tribune honoring Christina “In addition, she has adopted a dog from us that was totally unadoptable. Sienna, a greyhound mix, was so abused that she had every behavioral problem imaginable. Christina worked with this dog extensively for over a year and decided she would probably never be adopted, so she adopted her. Today Sienna is well on her way to becoming the well adjusted dog she was meant to be”
For Our Friends Dog Rescue letter honoring Christina Shusterich and nominating as Best Dog Trainer and Specialist:
For Our Friends Dog Rescue letter to the Queens Tribune honoring and nominating Christina Shusterich to be included in their Best of Queens Edition as the Best Dog Trainer and Animal Specialist. Christina was named Best in Queens 4 years!
To: Queens Tribune:
I would like to nominate Christina Shusterich of NY Clever K9 as the Best Trainer and Animal Specialist in Queens. I am president of a small Queens based canine rescue group, For Our Friends, and it has been our privilege to work with Christina for the past 3 years. She has made an enormous difference in our adoption policy. Because of Christina all our dogs are evaluated and trained prior to adoption. She has provided us with insight into our dogs that enables us to place them in the most appropriate homes. Her dedication and commitment is phenomenal. Because we are such a small group, we do not have a shelter. We board our dogs at a veterinary clinic where they do not have room to provide us with space to train our dogs. She evaluates and trains our dogs in the parking lot in all sorts of weather. Once this winter she was working with one of our dogs, her nose red and running, her fingers frozen, she turned to me after the session and said what good progress she made today. She was beaming because one of our dogs, that had a problem, was making a breakthrough. It is rare to witness such selflessness.
In addition, she has adopted a dog from us that was totally unadoptable. Sienna, a greyhound mix, was so abused that she had every behavioral problem imaginable. Christina worked with this dog extensively for over a year and decided she would probably never be adopted, so she adopted her. Today Sienna is well on her way to becoming the well adjusted dog she was meant to be. I hope you will consider Christina Shusterich for one of the best persons in Queens because she truly is. She is a person making a difference.
Frederica Szilagyi, Oakland Gardens