My name is Sugar!

Poodle (Miniature)/Bichon Frise Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Sugar
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NBS Animal Rescue

Facts about Sugar

  • Breed: Poodle (Miniature)/Bichon Frise Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
Hello there! Thank-you for clicking on my profile, I’d love to meet you. Let me tell you a little bit about adopting me.

My name is Sugar and I am a 13 year old spayed female Poodle/Bichon mix who is so very thankful to be a part of the NBS Animal Rescue family! The last year of my life has been really difficult for human passed away and I went to live with a relative/friend of my humans. My human thought that this person would take great care of me and love me as much as my momma did, but instead, they chained me up on a 4 foot chain outside 24/7 for several months with no affection or care. Unable to get away from the fleas that are common in our area, those pesky fleas bit my sensitive skin 1000's of times causing me to itch until my beautiful soft fur fell out. With no shade or housing from the elements my bare skin became sun burned and painful. My nails were so overgrown they were curled inwards towards my paws making walking so very difficult and painful. Luckily a good Samaritan saw me over the fence and called Animal Control who came and made my new "owner" surrender me to the shelter because of how neglectful they were being with my care and well being. The kind shelter workers reached out to NBS Animal Rescue who dropped everything and came out right away to pick me up and take me straight to the doggy doctor to help me get some much needed relief.

My foster momma make sure that I got the right medications to help treat my double eye infection, double ear infection, skin infection, overgrown nails, and my blistering and itchy skin. She gave me my medicine in tasty treats, made sure I got twice weekly spa days with special shampoo to help my skin heal, gently rubbed coconut oil on my skin, and gave me lots and lots of TLC. After about a month my skin was on the mend, my eye and ear infections cured, and I found love and trust in my foster mom and dad who take such wonderful care of me.

Unfortunately I needed some surgery to help me heal. I had mammary masses from not being spayed early in life and needed surgery to help remove those masses, make sure that I can't have any more babies, and to help take care of an excess of skin in my lady parts. I had surgery on July 11th and am recovering nicely with my foster mom and dad. Unfortunately my mammary masses came back as cancerous and the doggy doctor says that it's an aggressive form of cancer. My foster momma says that they doggy doctor says that I need what is called a "Hospice Home" where someone will love me and spoil me rotten until I cross over the rainbow bridge. If you have any questions about what a Hospice Foster Home is please e-mail my human foster mommy at

I will need eye drops twice a day to help keep me comfortable and will need some TLC for a while with some light massages with coconut oil to help combat my itchy skin.

I am a low energy girl who gets along with most other dogs but I really am not interested in being a play mate for another dog. I am a calm and loving little lady who gets excited to see my people when they come home, loves to spend time with people I trust, and enjoy getting my ears scratched while I snuggle on your lap. I enjoy going for short walks a few times a day, am potty trained, and am trust worthy outside of a crate when you are at work. I have lived with a cat before - they are just OK - I don't really mind them being in the house with me as we usually just go out separate ways.

These are the things I fur-sure need in my fur-ever home!
- Family who is gone no longer than 5 hour periods.
- Children must be 10 yrs or older.
- 100% fenced in yard preferred. No invisible or electric fences. Homes without a fully fenced yard must have a plan for frequent potty breaks outside and at least once daily walks outlined in application.

If you think I might be the perfect addition to your family please follow these steps:

1.) Visit to fill out my adoption application. As an approved adopter, my rescue friends can set up a home visit so I can meet you. Our rescue is 100% run by volunteers, to help your application be processed as quickly as possible, please make sure to….

2.) Call your veterinarian and give them permission to release information about your current and past pet’s veterinary history.

3.) Call your references too! Let them know to expect a phone call from an unknown phone number, and a rescue team member will need to talk to them on the phone as a reference.

My adoption fee is $250.00 and includes a DHPP vaccine, bordatella vaccine, de-worming, spay/neuter surgery, rabies vaccine (age appropriate), heartworm test (age appropriate), heartworm preventative, flea/tick preventative, microchip insertion, bath, nail trim, ear cleaning, leash and collar and one week's worth of food. If you’d like to meet me, please apply online and to become an approved adopter!

Our adoption process requires that any pet in your household be current on vaccinations and heartworm preventative , spayed/neutered (unless a documented medical reason is on file with your veterinarian). Dogs must be current on Distemper DHPP combo vaccine and Rabies vaccine, cats must be current on Distemper and Rabies at the time of application. This also applies to any pets in your home within the past five years.

While I hope that you have fallen in love with me and are ready to apply, I understand if I might not be the perfect pup for your family just yet. However, would you please help by sharing my picture on Facebook, twitter or by email? I'm a great pup and need a loving family to give all of my love and puppy kisses to! Thank-you for your help!

About NBS Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

N.B.S Animal Rescue is a non-profit animal rescue that focuses 100% of our energy, time, money, and effort on providing the best care, training, and home environment for the dogs in our care as we work diligently towards finding loving adoptive homes for them.

We pride ourselves on being completely up front with our supporters, post our financial records on a monthly basis for our donors to see exactly what their generous donations are being used for, promptly return phone calls and e-mails, encourage and nurture a positive relationship with our volunteers, support other animal rescues efforts, and refuse to allow the drama often associated with animal rescue to deter our efforts.

While we recognize that we can't do everything, we know we can do something to help animals in need. N.B.S. Animal Rescue is Not Breed Specific and is founded in honor of several rescue dogs who left lasting paw prints on our hearts.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Want to meet one of our adorable puppies or dogs before our next adoption event? We ask that you complete an adoption application and are pre-approved as an adoptive home before we can set up a meet and greet at the dogs foster home.

Be on the look out for our upcoming adoption events and fundraisers! These are great opportunities for you to meet our available dogs and puppies who are looking for great homes!

Our Adoption Process...

Think you've found your new best friend, the love of your life, or a fur-baby to love forever on our rescue's Adopt-A-Pet site???

THAT'S GREAT!!! We're so happy you've fallen in love with one of our very deserving dogs! Let us help you get the ball rolling!

Here's what our adoption process consists of:

1.) We ask that you visit our website at to fill out an online adoption application. In the application we will ask that you tell us a little bit about yourself, your home, your current and past pets, how you will help your new pet become comfortable in their new home, and we will ask for a veterinarians contact name and number as well as three personal references that we can speak to.

2.) Once we receive your application one of our dedicated adoption specialists will review your application carefully, contact your veterinarian and all three personal references and speak to you on the phone to clear up any questions that may arise during the process.

3.) Once your application has been approved, our adoption coordinator will contact you with the good news! At this time we will set up a meet and greet for your family and the dog you would like to adopt.

4.) If at the meet and greet your entire family loves the dog, feels like they are a good match for your family and our adoption coordinator feels as though your home will provide the dog with the best possible care, an Adoption Agreement is signed, an adoption fee paid, and information about the dog's past veterinary care, feeding schedule, etc is shared.

5.) Our adoption fee is $250.00 for all dogs and puppies. All animals have been seen by a licensed veterinarian and given a comprehensive wellness exam, are current on all age appropriate vaccines including DHPP, Rabies, and Bordatella, and have received proper internal and external parasite control as well as have been spayed/neutered prior to adoption.