My name is Sugar!

Great Dane Dog for adoption in Springfield, Illinois - Sugar
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Sugar's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Sugar's Story...
1/11/2017 REVISION: As more of her personality is being revealed, added more information within her bio.

1) Once Sugar’s medical needs are finished, she will be available in early February, 2016

2) Actions speak louder than words. Here are Sugar’s YouTube links ——

Sugar’s Basic Commands

Let Me Back In! Pretty Please?

Sugar playing Tug-O-War with a Golden Retriever

Sugar Is A Gentle Thief!

Sugar and Her Pink Konga

Sugar’s Unexpected Surprise

Name: Sugar
Color: Black
Age: 3 years
Weight: 128 lbs
Special Needs: None
Cats: Unknown
Dogs: Yes
Kids: Yes – over 12 yrs old and under 60 yrs old
Exercise: Comfortable being active or lazy
Training: 6-8 week training course required
Crate Trained: No — Trusted indoors w/o damage
House Trained: Yes
Needs Experienced Adopter: No
Adoption Fee: $375 (plus $25 application fee)

Sugar is currently fostered in the SW Missouri. Have no fear, we have volunteers to help transport towards to Sugar’s future forever home.

Sugar’s foster momma has plenty to say!

* She is full black Great Dane (small whites on the back of each pads)

* She weighs 128 lbs. 

* She is a purebred Great Dane with big head and physically strong lady.

* Sugar has a tendency to be a top dog but, with a foster momma being a strong leader, Sugar is almost at the bottom of the dog-hierarchy at her foster home.

Multiple times, Sugar has been known to be assertive towards my dogs but I was able to gently touch her side while saying “easy” or “uh-uh”. Sometimes, I have had to say a very firm “NO!”. Either way can easily break her thinking process. Now, she plays very well with my Great Dane and Golden Retriever

* She is very sensitive whenever I say a gentle or firm “NO!”.

She likes people of all ages. With that said, she is very physically strong and can easily knock down an adult. Until Sugar is fully trained, I strongly suggest no kids under 12 years old and physically-weak adults.

* Sugar is like a rock or a log. Oftentimes, she’d quietly sits or stands behind (or beside) me. I’d turn around and nearly trip over her. I’ve learned to look before I move.

* Sugar will furiously barks at someone at the front door. Once the guest is invited inside, Sugar immediately becomes submissive and gently rubs the guest’s body. To help the future guests be less afraid, I am currently teaching Sugar “Sit” on her dog-bed and “Wait” away from the guest.

Sugar does have a tendency to pick her favorite person. Once she picks a favorite person, she will “protect” her person against the family members. With that said, I have pushed Sugar physically away from me so that she does not feel she has to protect me. It took me 2 or 3 times and Sugar no longer “protects” me and gets along very well with the rest of my family.

While Sugar will stop protecting her favorite person from the family but, she will escort (shadow) her favorite person to any enclosed room, regardless of the time of day.

She can be very playful with my dogs. However, Sugar would accidentally “body-slam” my dogs. In other words, it’s hard for her to “brake” on wood floorings.

Sugar respects my dogs when they want to be left alone.

Sugar and my dogs have friendly competition to get someone’s attention.

* Although Sugar gets along well with smaller dogs, I STRONGLY recommend her adopted into a large to extra-large dog(s) home. Otherwise, Sugar could easily accidentally hurt smaller dogs.

* At meal-times, she is becoming a master of “Sit” and “Wait” before releasing her to eat.

* Learning (almost mastered) the verbal and hand-signal “Shake”.

* Learning (almost mastered) the verbal and hand-signal “Sit”.

* She knows and obeys a firm verbal “No!”, “Uh-uh!”, and shaking my head side-to-side (body language).

* Sugar has just begun to learn “Down” with minor success. This command is the hardest for Sugar.

* Sugar has a good recall without hand-signal. Soon, I’ll include the hand-signal.

* She is already familiar with similar comments of “it’s bedtime” and she goes to her dog bed.

* She is trusted in the house (separated from my dogs and with my dogs).

* She flatly refuses to go into the crate. However, she’ll go in for treats or a toy if she’s feeling playful.

* She is food motivated which makes training easier. I also highly recommend the basic and advanced dog training classes for her and her new owner.

* Sugar is currently living on a farm. She is unfazed by group of angus cows in my backyard. She is very curious about my horses, especially when they playfully run around. Otherwise, she isn’t curious with my horses standing or eating.

Thus far, no sign of prey drive but I can NOT guarantee it.

I STRONGLY advise at least 4 ft fence in the backyard. Chain-link or wood would be fine. Invisible fence will NOT work for her. Sugar is trusted without a leash in the fenced yard.

I STRONGLY advise using the “Gentle Leader” as she will less likely pull. Without the “Gentle Leader”, she will pull hard.

* She loves receiving and giving kisses!

If I didn’t already own a Great Dane, I’d adopt Sugar. She is a great dog to own!

If you are interested in Sugar, please apply for adoption at this link:

Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue adopts to qualified homes in the states of Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and parts of Wisconsin.

ADOPTION PROCESS: If you are interested in adopting, please go to and review the Adoption Process
information carefully. If our terms and adoption fees are acceptable, please complete the Adoption Application.

Adoption Fees are:
* $500.00 for purebred Great Danes 6 months to 1 year old
* $400.00 for purebred Great Dane 1 year old to 6 years old * $400.00 for mixed Great Dane 1 year old to 6 years old
* $300.00 for purebred Great Dane 7 years old to 9 years old * $150.00 for purebred Great Dane 10 years old and above

NOTE: We cannot give any additional information about dogs until your application has been approved. A dog will be listed on until it is no longer available for adoption.

Facts about Sugar

  • Breed: Great Dane
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: X-Large 101 lbs (46 kg) or more
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Forever Friends Great Dane Rescue - Illinois

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Sugar, a Springfield Great Dane dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Great Dane for sale in Springfield, or seeking a Great Dane dog from a breeder in Springfield.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Springfield already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Springfield breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Great Dane breeders who help with Great Dane rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Springfield paves the way for another one to be saved.