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My name is Bella!

Shiba Inu/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Hamilton, Ontario - Bella
Photo 1 - Shiba Inu/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Hamilton, Ontario - Bella
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Bella's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Bella's Story...
Bella is a very sweet girl. She is quiet and will not ask for attention but loves receiving it. She gives kisses freely. She is very nervous in new situations but with a loving hand to guide her she will make an amazing addition to a small quiet family. She loves going outside and is very well behaved on walks. She is approximately 4 years old and is a medium sized mutt.


Bella was rescued as a puppy from the streets of Hong Kong. She is new to Canada but when her family had an emergency and need to return to the UK, they didn't feel the 6 month quarantine would be good for Bella. It was with a heavy heart that the family entrusted her to us to ensure she finds a perfect, loving new home.


Here is what else the foster family had to say about Bella:


Bella is a very happy and healthy girl. She is a lovely pet and pretty low energy making her a good choice for someone with a smaller home. She will not approach people on her own but shows zero aggression or even fear around people of any age or gender. If left on her own to explore she does gain confidence quickly. She shows no interest in other animals other than a quick sniff and is even fine with cats.


She is completely quiet and behaved when we leave her. She is not left in a kennel and has not touched anything while we've been away. She will spook a bit at loud noises outside but as long as she knows you are there she doesn't do more than jump a bit. She loves going for walks and curling up on her bed. She is extremely quiet in the home and would be fine in an apartment as long as she got her regular exercise. She is perfectly mannered in the house. She will raise her nose to smell the air if we are cooking but she won't even come into the kitchen to look. She has not showed any interest in chewing at all and will only take treats if encouraged. She is just a lovely, gentle girl.


Bella knows her basic commands such as sit, go to bed and come. She is fully house trained and able to hold her bladder for a full work day if necessary. She has good manners on a leash. She is also well behaved in the few times we have let her off leash. She is also good in the car.


Bella is incredibly gentle with other animals and people alike. She loves to be around us but has never been overly needy or jumpy. She is a quiet, wonderful addition to our home. She has come out of her shell quite a bit in the short time we have had her and I can see her continuing to bloom in a permanent home. I think a quiet home with one or two family members and a yard would be best. She deserves somewhere where her family can give her a lot of love and attention and be a stable influence during outings.


If you think Bella would be a good fit for your family, please submit an application for consideration.

Facts about Bella

  • Breed: Shiba Inu/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 013-1211

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bella, a Hamilton Shiba Inu/Labrador Retriever dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Shiba Inu/Labrador Retriever for sale in Hamilton, or seeking a Shiba Inu/Labrador Retriever dog from a breeder in Hamilton.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Hamilton already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Hamilton breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Shiba Inu/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with Shiba Inu/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Hamilton paves the way for another one to be saved.