Sugar. Ah, honey honey!

Sugar. Ah, honey honey!South Pacific County Humane Society

We are seeking support for our lovely Sugar. This striking 2-year-old Doberman/ Dogo / Bully mix is an intelligent, friendly boy. Sugar is well named; he is a stellar dog!

HIS STORY: Sugar had a rough start in life, growing up in a home with domestic violence. He was surrendered and lived at a vet's office for 4 months, where he was cared for by a great team. He then came to South Pacific County Humane Society where he has lived until February. Loved by staff and volunteers alike, he became a shelter favorite. However, due to being kenneled for so long, and likely exacerbated by his sensory differences, Sugar developed some major behavioral issues. As well as being extremely smart, Sugar also has some sight and hearing differences. This combination along with living in a stressful environment and experiencing early trauma culminated in Sugar developing extreme reactivity to cars. It became impossible to walk Sugar outside of the shelter and ensure his safety, and his options were looking bleak.

HIS REHABILITATION: Shelter volunteers secured a "board and train" placement for Sugar with trainer Chelsea Tuning.  Shelter's volunteers and staff raised the funds for Sugar's first month and the change in him has been incredible!  The focus of Sugar's training is to give him the skills and coping to be in a busy world and feel both safe and confident. Working first to reduce his stress before introducing Sugar to trigger situations, Chelsea has been able to expose Sugar to cars without him having a major panic attack. Instead, his energy levels remain low. He is also no longer mouthing, leash grabbing, or jumping. And he has learned a number of commands including come, sit, down, leave it and stay. Sugar has also met other dogs successfully. His transformation is amazing and he is now an adoptable dog.

THE ASK: Primarily, we are still searching for an adopter to make Sugar their own as this remains our ultimate goal. Secondarily, a foster home that can maintain and continue Sugar's new training.  In the meanwhile, Chelsea has agreed to continue to board and train Sugar at a reduced rate.

If you are unable to give Sugar a home but would like to sponsor him to remain as a boarder where he currently is, PLEASE contribute to his campaign, the goal of which covers up to three more months of board and training. We really do not want to bring Sugar back to a shelter environment, as he has made such progress and this would be a traumatizing backward step for him. Continuing to board with Chelsea would allow him a low-stress, familiar, comfortable, rural home where he can flourish while waiting for his forever home.  Any funds raised that Sugar doesn't need will go to our training fund for other shelter pets in need.

Check out Sugar's page where all donors can view his updates, recurring sponsors get new content monthly, and top-level sponsors get personalized videos from trainer Chelsea and Shelter Manager Sara.

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Wishing the best for Sugar

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$25 Contribution made by Kallie Karlsvik.

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If I weren’t in a major life transition, I would adopt Sugar in a heartbeat!! 🥰

$45 Contribution made by James Lindsey.

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$25 Contribution made by Cindy Woodward.

For handsome Sugar

$50 Contribution made by Julie Roberts.

Thanks for your compassion of animals. I adopted my dog from here. ❤️

$50 Contribution made by Erin Stilwell.

$50 Contribution made by Rebecca Parkin.

$50 Contribution made by Constance Curtin.

Hoping a permanent foster steps up!

$20 Contribution made by Carla Rush.

$300 Contribution made by Farmer Deb Howard.

$250 Contribution made by Nancy Schuneman.

I pray a wonderful home will adopt such a sweet boy. Thank you for caring. Several years ago, we adopted our Katie from you. We so loved her.

Contribution made by KENNETH ADAMS.

ONE OF MY 2 DOGS is from SPCHS .

$150 Contribution made by Magen Michaud.

Hoping that he can find a great home. 

$250 Contribution made by Someone who cares.

$75 Contribution made by Virginia Beach.

$250 Contribution made by Sandra Clancy.

$300 Contribution made by Karla Kendrick.

Hoping for Sugars sweet success.

$100 Contribution made by Jamie Gardiner.

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$25 Contribution made by Carolyn Eldien.

$10 Contribution made by Jo-Anne Jaspan.

go Sugar!! 

$25 Contribution made by Janette Teevan.

$20 Contribution made by Wendy Murry.

$200 Contribution made by Millie Showers.

$50 Contribution made by Natalie Garate.

$100 Contribution made by Phyllis Boyer.

Sugar is lucky to have a new go. Chelsea is an amazing trainer and animal advocate. Go Team Sugar!

$20 Contribution made by Linda Francisco .

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$100 Contribution made by Magen Michaud.

I can't adopt him but I would love to have him find his furever home.