About Sugar in VA
- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Species: Dog
- Rescue ID: 2020-03-18-01
- General Color: Brown/Chocolate with Black
- Color: Spots
- Microchipped: Yes
- Fence Required: Yes
- Declawed: No
- Housetrained: Yes
CITY, STATE: Newport News, VA
NAME: Sugar (Dachshund mix)
AGE: 2-3 yrs.
WEIGHT: 23 lbs.
COLOR: Chocolate Dapple
UP TO DATE: Yes
SPAYED/NEUTERED: Yes DATE: 3/20/2020
DHPP: Yes DATE: 3/18/2020
RABIES: Yes DATE: 3/18/2020 TAG NUMBER: 001751
ADOPTION FEE: $300.00 + $20.00 (microchip fee)
CRATE TRAINED: Yes, but doesn’t care for it
LEASH TRAINED: Yes
FENCED YARD NEEDED: Yes
SPECIAL NEEDS: No
HOME W/ SMALL CHILDREN: 6+ years
HOME W/ OTHER DOGS: MALE: Yes FEMALE: Yes, submissive
HOME W/ CATS: No, she does not like them at all
MICROCHIP BRAND and #: 911PetChip 991003911074421
MONTHLY HEARTWORM DATE: 19th of each month
FOSTER HOME: Kim, email@example.com
RESCUE #: 2020-03-18-01
BIO: Sugar came from a shelter in Northern Alabama, where she was taken when found as a stray. Our wish list for this beautiful girl includes:
- A fenced yard
- No apartments or high rises
- Another dog to cuddle and play with
- Someone who is home a lot because she loves her people
Sugar is just the sweetest girl, she loves to play with other young dogs and loves to chase birds flying through the yard and that's why she has to have a fenced yard. She loves it when you sit down and she can lay beside you in your chair or on the couch covered up with a blanket of course. She does need to be fed separately because she doesn't like sharing food. She is house-trained.
If you will notice in the pictures she is holding one foot up... that's because there is nerve and tendon damage. She came from the shelter that way and we have no idea what happened. We tried physical therapy and laser therapy with no success. Then we tried a custom designed brace hoping to stretch that tendon out. She didn't tolerate the brace well. Sugar's orthopedist, physical therapist, and prosthetic designer have tried to help her but nothing has worked. So for now she gets around on three legs, but does use the bad leg to balance herself with.
She cannot use a lot of steps but does use a ramp at the foster mom’s house.
If you are interested in her and would like to reach out to her foster mom please do so, she'd love to hear from you. Or fill out your online adoption application to start the process of taking her home!