Seven and a half years,
“It’s sad, but it makes us feel better that she’s not super stressed here,” Jossie Aguirre, director of marketing at the Humane Society of Greater Miami, told The Dodo. “She has volunteers who specifically come to spend time with her and walk her because she’s like, famous, amongst our volunteers and our staff.”
Sugar first arrived at the shelter in May 2011 when she was a 1-year-old puppy.
“They said that she was ‘gifted’ to them, and they just didn’t have the time for her,” Aguirre said. “So they brought her in to surrender her.”
Sugar spent two months at the shelter before someone else adopted her. But unfortunately, she was returned in June 2012 because her new owners were having “landlord issues” that prevented them from keeping her, according to Aguirre.
But Sugar’s luck quickly changed. The very next day, she was adopted again, and this home seemed to be the right one for her — at least, at first. But after three and a half years, Sugar was surrendered once again.