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Seven and a half years, dog named Sugar, a 9-year-old American bulldog mix, has lived at the shelter run by the Humane Society of Greater Miami. She’s been there for so long, she seems to think it’s home, reports The DODO.

“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.”


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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.”


Humane Society of Greater Miami

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.


Humane Society of Greater Miami

“They said they were returning her because they no longer had a home, so it appears that they might have become homeless,” Aguirre said.

Sugar spent the next two years at the shelter before she was adopted for a third time in July 2017. But three months later, she was returned to the shelter — again.

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