Meet Sugar Sugar is a gorgeous purebred blue tick coonhound. She's three years old and is one of the sweetest and most incredible dogs we know. Sugar was surrendered to us by her guardian angel, who found her wandering, starved and emaciated in extremely cold weather. Sugar took a long time to catch because she was so afraid. Her guardian angel tried to keep her, but Sugar was absolutely terrified of him. Given the heartbreaking reaction to him, Sugar's angel asked if we could take her and help her heal. Our hearts broke in pieces for her and she's been with us for a several months now to heal - physically and emotionally. Sugar is not aggressive in anyway; her reaction is far different than you might expect. When she sees men, even the kindest of souls, she just falls to pieces, shaking so uncontrollably that she can't stand up. When she first arrived, she was 37 lbs. of skin and bones. She had been on her own for a while eating whatever she could find, including pine straw. As a result, it took a while for her insides to heal and for her to put weight on. Physically she's doing great now, filling out and eating like a champ. Our vets have given her the all clear on her health. But her emotional state is delicate. Sugar feels comfortable around women, but it takes time for her to trust. Once she does though she clings to her people - her safety nets - for dear life. When she is relaxed and feels safe, Sugar is a dream. She's sweet, affectionate, fun and energetic. Sugar is scared of loud noises, like gun shots and thunder. It could be she was being trained as a gun dog for hunting and failed miserably at the task. Sugar also absolutely needs a contained fenced area big enough for her to run and feel safe, but not to escape. She loves running around and is very playful. She's learning to walk on leash and does well. We think Sugar would benefit from her potential family coming to visit her often and getting to know her on her terms and the shelter's terms and invest in her emotional comfort. Our male and female staff and volunteers have been able to gain her trust by approaching her on her own terms. Unfortunately, Sugar does not get along with other dogs and cats so will need to be an only pet. If you're still reading her profile and are still interested with all that we've said, Sugar is hands down a wonderful and incredible doggo. For the person willing to work with her on her confidence and at her own pace, Sugar is going to be the best companion. She suffered terribly, but her spirit is strong and her will to live and love is great. She just needs that special angel to give her all the TLC she can lap up. If interested in Sugar, please submit an application online at: https://www.charlessmithgallhumanesociety.org/page/dog-adoption-application Once an application is submitted online, you will receive an email saying your application has been successfully submitted. If you don't receive this email within 24 hours, please check to make sure all application fields were completed or please call our shelter at 706-865-4135. All adopters must complete an approval process which involves a reference check with current/recent vet and a brief home visit if located in the immediate area. We do permit out of state adoptions. Adopters MUST come to the shelter to transport their new family member home. We do not ship nor do we transport them to their new homes. Adoption policies and application procedures are detailed at the shelter website: http://smithgallhumanesociety.org/ under tab All Adoptable Animals. Charles Smithgall Humane Society (CSHS) is a No kill shelter. Animals in our care remain safe with us until adopted. Resident animals are primarily owner relinquished and also accepted from local Animal Control. The facility usually is operating at capacity with a list of animals waiting for space to open. Adoptions and meet and greets are being scheduled by appointment only. Please call our office, email us or complete an application and someone will be in touch just as soon as they can. Location: 4823 Helen Hwy., Sautee, GA 30571, Phone: 706-865-4135 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Our shelter in Sautee GA is located about 3 miles south of the alpine town of Helen in northeast GA.