Sugar (Paws in the Pen)

Hello! My name is Sugar (Paws in the Pen)!

Here’s what my friends at Española Humane say about me:

- Sugar is soon to be "paw-roled" from our Paws in the Pen program in partnership with the New Mexico Corrections Department! Each dog is paired with two inmate trainers and enrolled in an 8-week training program that is designed to equip the dog with a nice foundation of training that will help them succeed in their new home. Each of these dogs will go home potty and crate trained with a whole list of cues and basic behaviors; to ensure a successful adoption, we are providing four training sessions to adopters, so you can learn what your dog knows, and an invitation to weekly discounted drop-in classes. These dogs also go home with a biothane leash and collar, 6 months of heartworm prevention, are fully up-to-date on all vaccines and medications, and are spayed and neutered.

Sugar had been a recent addition to our shelter from the influx of dogs from the Humane Society of Lincoln County due to the fire is Ruidoso! She was soon after selected for the prison program. She is bit of the class clown at the prison, but is doing great in her training. She has such a funny personality that shines through when she is comfortable and feels safe. She is super playful with other dogs, very loving with her people, and always has a smile on her face! Sugar is ready to bounce right in to her new forever home.

If you’re interested in adopting me, fill out an application to get a jump start on the process! We don’t offer holds on shelter pets, so c’mon in to meet and greet to decide if you’ve met your match. Applications for pets in foster care, at Ojo Santa Fe, or offsite in other programs will be reviewed by staff before appointments are scheduled.

Age Adult

Gender Female

Looks Like Shepherd

Weight 41 pounds

Adopt a Dog

We’ve got plenty of unconditional love, emotional support, and constant cuddles. Click on a face below to learn more about that dog. If the floof captures your heart, fill out an adoption application so we know you’re interested in meeting each other.

No one? Well, check back with us because new dogs arrive every day.

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More Questions?

  • How much does it cost to adopt a pet?

    Puppies and kittens range from $10 to $50. Adults over 6 months are usually free. Adoption fees will be higher for certain breeds and in some locations. For example, Ojo Santa Fe puppies are typically $150. 

  • How do my adoption fees help the shelter?

    Adoption fees help with medical care, food, and shelter for all animals, not just the youngest or cutest. Most of that expense is paid by our fundraising efforts.

  • How can I prepare my home for adoption?

    It depends on your floof’s age and whether they’re a dog or cat. Check out our tips for preparing your home for your new pet. We provide you with a “starter kit” of a collar, pet food and treats.

    Also learn about the 3-3-3 rule. It takes a new pet 3 days to calm down, 3 weeks to adapt to your family, and 3 months to bond and build trust. Don’t worry. We’ll have more details and other tips in your adoption package. 

  • How do I become a foster parent?

    It’s simple. Start by filling out a foster application and our team will contact you. Fostering can be as easy as having a litter of young ones in a spare bathroom before they go to an adoption event. Or, maybe you’d like an adult to spend time with your family, just to see how that pet transforms with a little love and attention. We promise it’ll be rewarding.