R.O.A.R. Squad: Susan and Stephen, and their dogs Siku, Quinn, Nuka and Puff

Susan and Puff

Introducing our latest R.O.A.R. Squad members: Susan and Stephen from New Mexico!

Susan and Stephen have 3 American Eskimos (3 are rescues) and we are very happy to welcome them to the Squad!

If you would like to be profiled in the R.O.A.R. Squad (Rescue Owners Are Rockin!) all the info you need to do so is HERE. A special shout out to fabulous folks in Hawaii, Idaho, Maine and New Brunswick– we need you!


Rockin’ Rescue Owners: Susan and Stephen Sehi-Smith

Gorgeous Pups: Siku Marie, “The White Dog”; The Mighty Quinn, rescued last March from deathrow In LA county animal control; Nuka Angel Marie, a senior deaf Eskie mix adopted from a rescue (ERU) in Florida last October; and Puff the Magical, a 12 year old puppy mill breeder who was sleeping outside in Kansas and had Stage 3 heartworms who came to us in November.

About Susan and Stephen: We live in Albuquerque, New Mexico with our 4 American Eskimos (3 are rescues), a Bearded Dragon, two Sugar Gliders and our nephew. Married 31 years; soulmates. He’s an architect; I am an artist. Idealists. Liberals. Check out Siku’s blog.


Where: New Mexico

Want to check out the R.O.A.R. Squad member who introduced Susan and Stephen to the Squad? Check out Kari and her dogs!

Join the R.O.A.R. Squad

Do you want to join the R.O.A.R. Squad? Our goal is to make having a rescue animal THE coolest thing around. Ya game? Perfect! We’d love to have you! 

Send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

Recruiting Members

We are well on our way to reaching our goal of finding at least one rescue owner from every state in the US and at least one rescue owner from every province and territory in Canada by April 2011. BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!


We’re looking for rescue dogs, cats, rabbits, parrots… donkeys… snakes… we’re not biased around here. We just want rescues who have found fabulous homes! Check out all the R.O.A.R. Squad members HERE.

Recruiting for:


  • New Brunswick- need by Dec 31st!
  • Newfoundland
  • North West Territories
  • Nunavut
  • Prince Edward Island
  • Saskatchewan
  • Yukon


  • Hawaii- need by Dec 31st!
  • Idaho- need by Dec 31st!
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine- need by Dec 31st!
  • Mississippi
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

Stephen and Siku

  • From somewhere else? Lemme know!

If your state/province/territory isn’t on this list, THAT’S OKAY! We still need you to join! Just keep your eyes and ears out for rescue owners from these places for me, k? Thanks!

I look forward to hearing from you!

6 Responses to “R.O.A.R. Squad: Susan and Stephen, and their dogs Siku, Quinn, Nuka and Puff”

  1. What beautiful photos of the 3 doggers. Best of luck finding the few states you need by the end of the year!

  2. Kari says:

    Yay. I love this group (needed to at least comment on this one for now:))

  3. Heather says:

    Thank you for taking in that sweet mill dog. Those stories really get to me. I love that first picture of you two and the plane. Do your dogs fly with you?

  4. Kristine says:

    That’s an amazing crew. And what challenges these people took on. I am humbled. Great stories like this really inspire me to want to do more.

  5. We are so excited to have these guys part of the Squad!

  6. Kim says:

    More beautiful angles in the form of humans (IMO)! I’m so thankful you let us know about people like this Shauna! It always gives me hope.