As sad as the story is about Sugar Bear, there is a funny twist with the name. The rescue gave this sweet little girl the name Sugar. But then they found out that she was a he! So they added Bear to the name to give this guy a more masculine name. Poor Sugar Bear, a four-pound Maltese-Poodle mix, who is estimated to be 10 years old, was found along a rural dirt road near a puppy mill on September 1st. He was taken to the Bryan County Animal Control shelter in Georgia. Sugar Bear only had one tooth, but many sores in his mouth.