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My name is BELLA JOY!

Maltese Mix Dog for adoption in Hartford, Connecticut - BELLA JOY
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BELLA JOY's Info...

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

BELLA JOY's Story...
Bella Joy was surrendered to us along with her three little puppies. Her puppies have since been weaned, so she’s ready to be the center of attention with a new family and home of her very own. She is such a sweet little lady…more on the mellow, quiet, gentle side. When the weather is nice she enjoys being outside, taking in all of the sites and exploring around the yard. She really loves to hang out with her humans and to be loved on…she gets along with all the other dogs and the cats too. Bella has what we think was an old injury (she could have been born that way) to her left hip/leg area, she has adjusted how she walks to compensate for that. She can walk and run, but her run is slow and she has developed her own little gait. She also sits quite a bit, which would make her a great companion for a homebody. Our veterinarian’s have x-rayed her and found nothing…they examined her knees and hips and they are very tight. They said she is not in any pain either, it’s just normal to her. I have included a video of her so you can see how she gets around. As I said, she loves other dogs, but she probably doesn’t need to live with a rambunctious dog that would knock her down. I have seven other little foo foo foster dogs that she hangs out with and they all do great together…sort of like they know they don’t need to be rough with her. A home with stairs would be hard for her too. I love this beautiful girl and will foster her until that “PERFECT” family comes along to adopt her. Bella Joy is 1 year old, weighs 12 pounds, has been spayed, 4DX heartworm tested, micro-chipped, fecal tested, current on all vaccines, worming, heartworm and flea prevention. Her adoption fee is $400.

Bella Joy is being fostered in Tennessee. Once adopted she will be transported to her pickup location by a professional dog transport company. Our rescue ships to the New England area every week and her fee does include transportation. Due to state laws, we do not adopt to Maine residents.

Facts about BELLA JOY

  • Breed: Maltese Mix
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

BELLA JOY, a Hartford Maltese dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Maltese for sale in Hartford, or seeking a Maltese dog from a breeder in Hartford.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Hartford 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 Hartford 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 Maltese breeders who help with Maltese rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Hartford paves the way for another one to be saved.