Sugar Dogs International, Inc. does NOT provide you with a trained service dog. We suggest that you apply with Florida Poodle Rescue online and rescue a dog, even if it’s not a Poodle. Many breeds of dogs as well as mixed breeds may spontaneously alert. There are many reliable rescue groups; use the ‘net to search. We support rescue over purchasing a dog and offer these cautions:
BE CAREFUL buying a dog off of the ‘net as some of these dogs may be stolen or they may take your money and never provide you with a dog.
Always take your dog to the vet immediately after taking possession of it whether you rescue it or buy it. Schedule the vet appointment before you pick up the dog so that on your way home, you can take the dog to the vet. Always ask that the dog be scanned for a micro-chip before being vaccinated. You don’t want to vaccinate someone else’s dog.
If you want a puppy, below is a quick list of breeders with possible Poodle puppies. These breeders know what we are looking for in a diabetic alert dog and/or medical alert dog. We’ve had multiple clients tell us of four (4) month old puppies alerting coming out of the shipping crate to meet their new diabetic child, teenager and adult person at the airport. Remember we request that the pup stay with its mother until it is four (4) months or 16 weeks old. This gives the pup way more confidence as it explores the world with you.
Our Breeders of Distinction are listed below:
DarlasRedStandardPoodles.com – 352-293-4549 – Standard Breeder of Distinction – Breeder of Samson, Theo, Brew and Carmie and Sugar Dogs have teamed up for a special Valentine offer:
One of our breeders of distinction (see above) currently has red male standard Poodle puppies available. These puppies come from an AKC eligible bloodline that has proven “Sugar Dog” tendencies. Two of the sisters were sold to AKC handlers for show dogs. These puppies are valued at $2,500 and the breeder is offering one (1) for FREE to some lucky someone who is a diabetic and who is willing to follow our SugarDogs method for training (all love based) and Love a Poodle for Perfect Health! We will donate our training too, which is usually an application donation for diabetics and others with medical challenges as explained elsewhere on this website.
The puppy’s as red as Lucille Ball, they tell me. I haven’t seen any photos yet but I know this line and can only recommend it. After that one (1) “pick of the litter” is selected by our winner, the remainder of the litter will be for sale at a prince’s ransom (reduced) rate to people interested in training their own Sugar Dog in their own home. Our program is so easy 5 year olds can do it with help from their families, of course. The dog at full grown, 2 years old, may weight 50-70 lbs. and this is also a consideration. (Smaller dogs, miniatures and toys, plus standards are also available from FloridaPoodleRescue.org upon application and donation. Tell them you want a Sugar Dog and they’ll know just the right dog.)
Of course, we recommend obedience training and this is where your Daughters, Sisters, Mothers & Friends come in, the dog will offer diabetic alert services to a young lady who has Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) or Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). I’m sure this dog will be a blessing to someone you know. The young lady and her family will need to be committed to caring for the service dog with food, vet care, grooming, obedience training. All the expenses of having a pet but with a deeper commitment to work to improve the lady’s health long term. Every family member will be a part of this new fur baby’s family but his diabetic lady will be his focus. While Poodles were originally the hunting dogs of kings, this dog will need to live with the diabetic and be “worked with” to complete his certification. We usually say the dog will be completely trained in obedience and the nose work by 2 years old but we’ve had them alert at 4 months old without any training using our proven method. (Psst! It’s the people who need training to recognize the dog’s alerts. The Poodle’s nose will be working overtime.) Under IRS Publication 502, all of the dog’s expenses can be treated as medical expenses for the diabetic person.
Our application forms are on our SugarDogs.org website under the tab: Application Forms. There’s a checklist to help gather and organize ALL the documents. The sooner we get started, the better. This is a Valentine offer and we hope to place the puppy by St. Patrick’s Day 2020. I understand the puppies are ready to be placed now if you know someone who just can’t wait to meet them, PLEASE call the breeder directly. The puppies are in Brooksville, FL and can be shipped at the buyer’s request/expense.
Ruby Red Standard Poodles. Louie & Stormy Martucci may be contacted at StormyMartucci@yahoo.com. Breeder of Distinction – Breeder of “Kalua, a diabetic alert dog.” As of 12-9-19, she has 8 red Standard Poodle puppies that are old enough for our purposes. The are simply beautiful – see the Sugar-Dogs-International-Inc page on Facebook for beautiful photos. See also the Ruby Red Standard Poodles page on Facebook.
Additionally, Ruby Red Standard Poodles furnished a dog for FREE to a child on the Autism Spectrum and what a blessing that dog has been to his young man! The family was so blessed with this gift. Prince Charming and his Sugar Dog recently won a 4H blue ribbon for dog training! Way to go Deuce and Prince Harry! You’re Sugar Dog Royalty! See FB Sugar Dogs International for photos.
Other breeders with proven bloodlines who support our work:
Kandyland Poodles – KandyLandPoodles@comcast.net – TOY Breeder of Distinction – Breeder of Tao
LeMar Kennels – 239-543-3837 – LeMarKennels@yahoo.com – Standard Breeder of Distinction – Breeder of Stormy, now known as “Remi” and living the life of Riley with his beautiful dog trainer/owner and his adopted brother Theo.
Shirley E – 813-752-9598 – TOY Breeder of Distinction – Breeder of Paula’s Peaches N Cream and Ed’s Sugar Dog Mocha – Shirley also offers beautiful grooming and dog sitting.
aVIP – A Very Important Pet – Nathalie B. – MAY occasionally offer puppies to Sugar Dogs members. Contact her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org Grooming salon in Pinellas County, FL.
Of course there are many other great Poodle breeders in our area and the Tampa Bay Poodle Club (or your local Poodle Club) is the best place to start if you are looking for a puppy or if you are interested in confirmation or “showing” your dog in AKC or 4H events. Many of our juvenile diabetics take dog obedience a step further and show their AKC dogs. Agility is also a nice option for dogs and kids or adults. As with any physical activity, test, test, test because the person and the dog may become distracted by the activity.
Our training program begins with Lesson One, crate training and potty training your dog. It is all much easier if YOU learn the material before expecting your puppy to know it. Please plan to register with Sugar Dogs International and learn the training method BEFORE getting your Sugar Dog candidate. It’s easier on you and the dog.