Vital Stats

Date of Birth:  March 23, 2019

Weight:  12 pounds

Location:  Richmond Hill, ON

Adoption Donation:  $500

 

Sugar is dog-aggressive.  Please do not apply for her unless you live in a house with a securely fenced backyard; have no other animals or children in the home; you are an experienced dog owner who uses positive training methods, and you fit the description below for her forever home.

Two-year-old Sugar is a 12-pound Chihuahua/Maltese/Jack Russell mix who was surrendered by her owner because of Sugar’s aggressive behaviour toward other dogs.  In her foster home, where there are no other animals, Sugar is a sweet, loving lap dog.

Sugar is a medium-energy dog with a high prey drive.  She is very smart, playful and lots of fun.  Her lovely blond coat requires brushing every few days because it sheds.  She is house-trained and would rather eat pee pads than use them.  She has various ways of communicating her needs, including intently staring at you, groaning in her surprisingly deep voice, or sneezing if nothing else gets your attention.

Now that Sugar has recovered from her spay surgery, she’s ready to begin training in the basic commands, including loose-leash walking which is new to her.  At this point, she can be very difficult to handle on leash, especially when she sees another dog, but she is food-motivated and learns quickly.  Her adopter must be familiar with positive training methods in order to help change Sugar’s aggressive response to other dogs and, if necessary, be willing to seek help from a certified positive-reinforcement dog trainer.

Sugar’s forever home must have a private, securely fenced backyard where she can play zoom-doggie and do her business.  She must be the only animal in the home.  Being a young dog, she needs her adopter to be home with her most of the time to give her all the attention, training and exercise she requires.  Preference will be given to an adult-only home because children could accidentally let Sugar out the door, as has happened in her past.  We are told that she likes kids, but she is a flight risk and could harm another dog if she were loose.

CCRT’s vet has given Sugar a wellness exam, spayed and microchipped her.  She has had a heartworm test (negative) and her vaccinations are up-to-date.

Only if you fit all of the above-mentioned criteria for Sugar’s forever home and are interested in adopting her, please fill out an adoption application.  You can also purchase a sweater and/or blanket for her or any of our foster dogs.  Please consider becoming a CCRT Sponsorship Angel  for any of our foster dogs by making a cash donation towards their care.