Looking a bit like a bear, and as sweet as can be, Sugarbear seems to be aptly named! Four years old and a Collie mix, Sugarbear has had a tough time of it. He was kept outside and kept barking. Following a neighbor’s complaint, on July 27th, Sugarbear’s owner was forced to surrender him to the Sumter County Animal Shelter in South Carolina. A volunteer at the shelter quickly realized that Sugarbear must have lived inside with a previous owner, and was probably barking because he wanted to live inside again. Meanwhile, his life was in danger at this high-kill shelter.

On August 17th Home Sweet Home Animal Rescue in New Jersey contacted us about Sugarbear. They were interested in taking him if they could get some help with his vetting costs. We agreed to assist. Sugarbear was safely out of the shelter on August 18th and off to the vet, where he tested heartworm positive. He had his first heartworm treatment of August 19th and was neutered on September 21st. He arrived at the rescue on September 26th and was renamed The Dude.

Sugarbear was described to us this way; “He is so laid back and chilled out that everyone thinks that he is a senior dog! He was observed with a cat at the shelter. He walked up to the cage, sniffed and wagged his tail! He’s not the least bit aggressive. We think he would be great around kids. He is the most gentle, loving dog. Whoever gets him is going to be very, very lucky!” Click here to view more photos of Sugarbear.

RADAR paid $250 towards the costs for Sugarbear’s heartworm treatment and neutering.

UPDATE! Sugarbear has been adopted!

UPDATE! All funds for Sugarbear have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Sugarbear:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund; Gail O’Connor

Added on October 12, 2015.

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