Age: approx 8 yrs
Weight: 80lbs (ideal weight ~60lbs)
Spayed/neutered: scheduled April 27th
Up to date on age appropriate vaccinations: yes
Kennel trained: no - due to her arthritis & size, we haven’t prioritized kennel training, but Sugar has been fine left out on her own
House trained: yes
Best breed guess: husky mix
Being fostered in: Regina
Adoption fee: $150
Good with dogs: Sugar is okay with dogs that aren’t up in her face. Slow introductions preferred.
Good with cats: unknown
Good with kids: yes
Sugar came into rescue having lived most of her life outside on a chain. She was sick, stressed, and obese. After a few months of love, a healthy diet, & proper healthcare, Sugar is much happier, energetic, and….slightly less obese. Sugar’s new family will need to commit to continuing her weight loss journey! She has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and needs daily medication (approx $45/month). Her thyroid levels appear balanced now, which will aid in weight loss, but they will need to be re-checked in 4-6 weeks (PSDR will cover the cost of the follow-up test for her new family).
True to her name, Sugar is the sweetest girl! She loves people and will want to meet everyone she sees. She is very gentle, although she might give you a head butt if you’re determined to ignore her. As she has regained her energy and zest for life, her personality has emerged. She’s a goofy girl with lots of husky sass and curiosity. She loves to be outside and especially loves to go on walks but since she’s an older gal, it doesn’t need to be high-intensity. Mostly she just wants to spend time with you!
Sugar’s arthritis has vastly improved with a raw food diet & Recovery joint supplement from Fido & Felix Foods, and it will likely get even better as she loses the rest of the weight. However, she would still prefer a home that doesn’t have a lot of required stairs and that has some nice carpeted areas for her to lay down on. She thinks this whole ceramic tile trend is overrated! Sugar is the perfect mix of chill and sass, and would be a great fit for a laid-back family with lots of love to give!
Sugar is available for adoption April 29 but we are accepting applications now. Applications can be found on our website here.