Sugar Ray, a puppy Labrador retriever and boxer mix, is in a foster home and now being adopted out through Hightower Farm in Snellville.

Weighing approximately 40 pounds, Sugar Ray “looks like a shiny black lab with a white chest and white forearms. It’s a tuxedo look,” according to a review posted by Hightower Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Before coming to the attention of Hightower Farm, Sugar Ray was found by one of the professors at a north Georgia college. The professor decided he couldn’t keep him, and Sugar Ray is now in a foster home.

Sugar Ray is now neutered, de-wormed and crate trained. He has also tested negative for heart worms. In addition, he has also had a rabies vaccine. He will need monthly skin treatments for a few more months from a skin condition that he is recovering from. He is also good with children and other dogs.

The adoption fee normally is $145 for dogs and puppies, but the fee for Sugar Ray is negotiable. The fee includes the spaying or neutering, a negative heartworm test, all age-appropriate vaccinations, at least one de-worming, and flea, tick and heartworm prevention until the pet is adopted, according to the Hightower Farm website. Most dogs are micro-chipped, as well.

Hightower Farm requires an adoption application and contract to be signed.

For more information, or to adopt Sugar Ray, contact Hightower Farm at 770-761-1341, or email Or, email or call 706-599-7260.