About Us

Paula has been training Poodles to alert as diabetic alert dogs since she was 10 years old and in the third grade.  (Her dad trained police dogs.) Below is a photo of Paula and Mademoiselle Fifi Dempsey (call name “Fifi”) taken in 1967.

Paula & Fifi 1967

Fifi, a black miniature female Poodle, was the first Sugar Dog.  Paula was in the 5th grade in this photo.  Angel, another black miniature female Poodle was the second Sugar Dog. Angel was followed by her daughter, Lady of the Golden Wood (call name “Lady”) and later by Rhett Butler of Charleston (call name “Rhett”), another black miniature Poodle, male.  Rhett was followed by Paula’s Peaches & Cream (call name (“Peachie”), who was joined about a year later by Sugar Boy.  (see photos below.)

Get a Poodle & train Your Poodle to alert for YOU!

Contact Paula: MySugarDogs@gmail.com

For more information, please e-mail.  Please reference “Sugar Dogs” in your subject line.  Application forms are available on this website under the Application tab.


The Chopra Center is the global source for mind-body wellness programs and retreats that feature meditation as a core practice to achieve true, optimal wellbeing.  Paula is a Chopra Center Certified Instructor of Primordial Sound Meditation, Perfect Health Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Sun Salutations Chair Yoga. Being aware of your body, mind and spirit is an integral part of the Sugar Dogs International Training Method.

The two Poodles shown below were Paula’s personal Sugar Dogs from 2006 to 2020.  They worked as a team.  Peaches crossed the Rainbow Bridge on December 17, 2019 from congestive heart failure and Sugar Boy followed on April 14, 2020 after he was attacked by another animal.


Paula’s Peaches & Cream, “Peachie,” an apricot toy Poodle

Our Bonnie Prince “Sugar Boy,” a rescued white miniature Poodle


Our Sugar Dogs Headquarters is in Florida but we work in a global environment as training is via email, Facetime and telephone by appointment only.

We vacation: EVERYWHERE!  Sugar Dogs are world travelers.  Invite us to visit you.

Our favorite books:  Go Dog Go! by P.D. Eastman,  Poodlena by E.B. McHenry, Your Dog is Your Mirror by Kevin Behan, Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra, M.D. (the world’s #1 best known endocrinologist), and The Wisdom of Healing by David Simon, M.D. and Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Our favorite movies: FORKS OVER KNIVES, Best in Show, Shaggy Dog, Lady & the Tramp, Brave, and anything funny!

Paula, Peaches and Sugar Boy

Paula, Peaches and Sugar Boy


As an independent non-profit, we can’t raise capital like a regular business does.  Our successful launch of Sugar Dogs International, Inc. was only possible with the financial backing of Jack K., Darla W., Jim W.,  Ted C., and supporters like you.  

Your donation funds important projects that will benefit Sugar Dog teams for years to come.  When you support Sugar Dogs International, you’re investing in a staff of professional people who volunteer with us and who are deeply committed to our mission.  You’re investing in an entrepreneurially oriented non-profit with a proven track record of successful initiatives.  You’re investing in the future of Sugar Dog teams worldwide.  100% of the teams who follow our training method exactly have improved A1c lab results!!!  Great results.

In 2022, Sugar Dogs International, Inc., was honored by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis for excellency in community support for service dogs.

Your donation, big or small, makes ALL the difference.  To support our work, please click on the DONATE button below.


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Disclosure:  We recommend that you seek medical care from a board certified endocrinologist or your physician of choice, tax advice from a certified public accountant or a board certified tax lawyer, and legal advice from a board certified attorney as nothing contained on this website is offered as medical advice, tax advice or legal advice.

Sugar Dogs International, Inc. is an all volunteer Not for Profit Florida corporation. Our federal tax ID number is available upon request. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling 1-800-435-7352 within the State of Florida. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. CH44762