Guide in Building a Sugar Glider Cage

An appropriate new habitat is always an essential element in proper management of a new pet, especially for those adopted pets that originated from the wild, such as a sugar glider. Most wild animals, even the smaller ones, are just like your sugar glider — they can be quite territorial. Considering that you will need to have a specific plan for your best sugar glider cage. You will need to make sure that your soon to be pet’s new habitat will be comfortable and enticing enough so that your pet will remain satisfied and happy throughout its existence in its cage.

Sugar Glider Cage

Some Quick Facts About Sugar Gliders

Before you head on to plan about your pet’s enclosure, it may interest you to know some of the most unusual things about your little furry friend.

Sugar gliders are small marsupial (a mammal that is incompletely developed when born and is carried and suckled inside a pouch, such as a kangaroo and a koala). These furry little animals come naturally inhabits the rainforests of Australia and Indonesia.

They are called by the name because they have a love for anything sweet, such as fruits and vegetables. The second part of the name comes from the animal’s ability to glide, thanks to a gliding membrane that stretches from their wrists to their ankles.

Domesticated sugar gliders if provided the proper care that they need can live from 12 to 15 years.

Gliders should not be given chocolate, avocado, onions, and spices. Anything processed won’t be healthy for them as well. It will be best to stick to natural food for their diet instead. (more…)

Adoption

Why Adopt A Retired Working Dog?

Although these dogs did not raise their hand and volunteer for the job they are in, they are Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen and deserve to be treated as such both while service and once their service has ended. It used to be common practice to euthanize military working dogs when their service was over.

MWD Robbie W005 was coming up on retirement due to arthritis and elbow dysplasia. His handler pleaded with leadership to be able to adopt him but his request was denied, and Robbie was euthanized anyway.

Instead of giving up entirely, he pushed for the adoption of future MWDs and in 2000 President Bill Clinton signed Robby’s Law (H.R.5314). Although the passing of this law was too late to help Robbie, it paved the way for the adoption of future retiring MWDs.

Adoption Process

There is no adoption fee for retired MWD’s. Although the upfront cost is free (minus any travel expenses), the cost with owning any animal, let alone a (usually) older dog with possible medical or behavioral concerns, can be high. But that is why we are here to help!

If you are interested in adopting a retired MWD it is best to go to the 37th Training Wing website for more info.

The DDoc Foundation Adoptions

To Adopt a dog through The DDoc Foundation please fill out the form below.

Please note that we do not have a scheduled intake or rescue process and the majority of the dogs we take in are on an emergency basis. Because of this we cannot guarantee a dog will be available when you apply, but you can be added to our waiting list to adopt.

The majority of the dogs we receive are retired law enforcement K-9’s and not Military or Contract dogs.