Sugar

Sugar

Sugar is an adorable and unique 11-month old white, Staffordshire Terrier mix with Dalmatian spots.  Her look is not the only unique attribute Sugar has.  She is also deaf.  She was raised from a puppy by an older woman who just couldn’t keep up with her needs.  Being brought to the shelter can be hard on any dog, but incredibly so for a puppy with special circumstances!  Everything was scary and overwhelming to this pitiful pup at first.  All the dogs around her and the constant fast pace in the kennels, caused her to be excitable.  The staff was also informed that she was afraid of the dark.  That was probably intensified by a thousand given that she was in an unfamiliar place with no familiar faces.  The first thing that was done to accommodate her was a night light put in her kennel.  The next step was to consult with a trainer.  The trainer worked with Sugar and a staff member, creating a routine where she was rewarded with a “thumbs up” and a treat every time she made eye contact or sat politely when asked.  The thumbs up serves as her “GOOD GIRL”!  The staff are exploring further training for Sugar, and the possibility of using a vibration only collar in order to get her attention when she is not on leash.  Ultimately, Sugar needs a home or a foster.  There are special need rescues which are also being explored.  Sugar has a playful personality and loves to be around people.  She is still trying to figure out how to interact with other dogs.  She may do best as an only dog, at least at first, given that she will need so much attention. She is alert and smart and picks up on things quickly.  She deserves to be in a loving home where things are calm.  Please come spend some time with this sweetheart today!

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