My name is Bella!

German Shorthaired Pointer/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Vancouver, British Columbia - Bella

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Bella's Info...

Bella's Story...
FOSTER HOME NEEDED ASAP. Bella comes with the training and behaviour support of Renee at Bravo Dog training!

Bella, this lovely two year old GSP Lab mix, is looking for a foster home, or (even better) a forever home!

She came to us completely untrained, she was chained outside for the first two years of her life. She is making great strides! She is so snuggly, playful, and loves her squeaky and tug toys! She plays great in backyard and loves to be chased!

She is an excellent sniffer. We hide pieces of hotdog all over the house and she sniffs them out like a champion. We also love to play hide and seek with her favourite squeak toy inside the house.

She is great in the house with her people, but barks at strangers and other dogs. We are at the very beginning of muzzle training her to help aid the introduction to others without fear that she will snap at them. Bella is curious to meet new people and dogs, but once they are too close she panics.

She walks fine on the leash when alone with her loved ones or a good distance from triggers (we are getting closer and closer everyday!) In an area where there are only a few intermittent dogs (a backyard or quiet trail), she loves being off-leash and always stays close, checking back with us.

Unfortunately, her fear and anxiety cause her to be somewhat inconsistent and unpredictable. Our neighbourhood is very active with children outside with the beautiful weather lately, and therefore this unpredictability is too much.

We would love nothing more than to keep her until her forever home is found, but we are renters in a neighbourhood with many kids and must be aware that she may no longer be able to thrive here. :(

If you know anyone familiar with dogs who is looking for a dog who is a bit of a project, but amazingly loveable and worth everything you put into her, please let us know!

Conversely, if you know a great patient person without children or other pets who would love to be a part of Bella's story and foster her until her forever home is found, please also let us know!

The lovely Renée at Bravo Dog Training has been working with Bella and will continue working with her in her new foster home! Thanks Renée!

Facts about Bella

  • Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 German Shorthaired Pointer/Labrador Retriever breeders who help with German Shorthaired Pointer/Labrador Retriever rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Vancouver paves the way for another one to be saved.