Sweet as Sugar and Twice as Nice…that is our Southern Skies Sugar! A 57 pound, 2 ½ year old solid black lab female with a beautiful shiny coat. Sugar was in a shelter with the clock ticking; fortunately everything fell into place for her to become a part of Southern Skies. Sugar is perfect, she loves people of all ages, sizes, gender and is happy to let you know how she feels. She loves following someone around, if it’s not her foster mom, it’s her foster fur brother, who is teaching her a lot. A perfect day for Sugar would be being petted, going for a walk, snuggling, playing tug of war, entertaining herself with a ball and a chew toy, and then top it off by going for a car ride. If you could also work in meeting new people, well that would be an even a better day. If she trusts you, she will let you check her ears, mouth, hold her feet, roll her over to rub her tummy. Sugar is calm and only jumps when super excited and is easy on a leash. She likes other dogs, loves to play and understands dog cues as to who wants to play and which dogs to stay away from. She does not know very many commands, but she is a pleaser and is learning quickly. She watches her foster’s dogs and is happy to imitate them in sit and treat taking. We are pretty sure that living inside is new to Sugar. TV fascinates her, but even more fascinating and a bit unsettling are all the reflections of herself in the mirrors, windows at night, and the kitchen appliances! She cannot walk by one that she doesn’t do a double take. She is loving all the comfortable seating and being close to a person. We are working hard on house training and making progress. On her first trip to the vet she barked at small dogs, but she has not barked at any dogs, or barked much at all since being in her foster home. When she had her spay the vet staff fell in love with her, a couple of the staff would even sneak back and get some sugar from Sugar during the day. She is happy to give you kisses but she is not a dog that wants to kiss you constantly. Sugar is medium energy but she’s young so she will have bursts of excitement and zoom around the house. Sugar would do well in a house with a large fenced in yard, she is curious and likes to explore and prefers to do it without a leash on. She needs a home with people that want to spend time with her and don’t mind being followed around. She would do best with a stay-at-home family member to spend the day with. She is not a mouther or chewer, but enjoys toys and enjoys babies and kids. Another dog in the house would be great or an occasional trip to the dog park or doggy day care. She would not do well if the other dog in the house was nonstop and super high energy. We do not know how she will do with a cat. You will also have to have time when going on walks for people to stop you and tell you how beautiful she is (pictures do not do her justice) and how sweet she is, and she will be happy to indulge them, and let them pet her while she sits and looks up at them endearingly. Sugar has been vaccinated, spayed, microchipped and is heartworm negative.