First stop? The veterinarian.
"We saw that she very underweight," O'Sullivan says. "Her legs are kind of bent, like she had been kept in a crate. She was also very hand-shy so she definitely had not been treated well."
Her former owner, having likely bred Sugarplum and her sister strictly for profit, wouldn't have been interested in investing much care in the dogs.
"They don't care. They just do it for the money," O'Sullivan says. "That's why the puppies are being sold younger and younger. Because once they're being weaned by the mom, it's a lot of work."