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Adopt-a-Pet: Sugar

October 11, 2008 |  1:15 pm

Sugar

This American Staffordshire Terrier mix (ID #A0923887) is so sweet that the folks at the West L.A. shelter named her Sugar.  She's already spayed and is about 2 years old.

Sugar is described by shelter volunteer Lola McKnight as "the friendliest doggie ever." She's loved by shelter staff and volunteers, all of whom wonder why she hasn't yet found the home she deserves.

Part of the problem for Sugar is the common fear of pit-type dogs (despite some anecdotal evidence that they're often very gentle). Case in point: Sugar was recently adopted and had an all-too-brief glimpse of life outside the shelter. She was well-behaved and even got along well with her new owner's other dog -- but the owner's landlord declared that pit bulls were unwelcome in his building and Sugar found herself back in the shelter.

"Despite that, Sugar continues to be her happy and playful self, full of love and affection towards people," says Lola.

You can meet Sugar at the West L.A. shelter, located at 11361 West Pico Blvd. (near the intersection of Pico and Sawtelle), or get more information by calling (888) 452-7381 with her ID number. Read about Sugar and her shelter dog cohorts at Lola's blog, Doggie Matchmaker.

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Los Angeles Department of Animal Services

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