My name is Bella!

Cockapoo/Cockapoo Mix Dog for adoption in Spartanburg, South Carolina - Bella
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Carolina Poodle Rescue

Facts about Bella

  • Breed: Cockapoo/Cockapoo Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9836619-$229

Thank you for your interest in dog who needs a new home.  Adoption can be one of the most fulfilling experiences in your life and especially in the life of your new canine companion.

A note to those looking at CPR.  We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone.  Our job is to find those someone's.  Our most successful adopters come to CPR not because they want a dog.  They come to us because they want to give a dog a home.  We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture.  While we like to know what you like in looks, a dog is more than a pretty face.  Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home.  We want to create furever families. 

Our descriptions contain all that we know about this dog today.  We'll update as more information is known. 

Are you looking to adopt within the next 30 days?  If so please visit our webpage at and complete the application.  You'll find it in the menu on the left hand side.  You'll also find a total listing of all our dogs available. 

Just browsing but interested in poodles and poodle mixes?  Please drop a note to with your name, address and phone # and email.  We'll add you to our mailing list.

the CPR Adoption team


Bella, more to love!


Date into Rescue:  04/02/2016

Reason for being in rescue:  Bella was turned in to a southern shelter because her owners said she had become aggressive with the grandkids. She was adopted and returned because she was possessive over food - in the shelter and at the poodle farm, Bella has had no issues whatsoever. Please note, we feed Bella in her crate so she knows her safe place can't be messed with.   

With no history of aggression we placed Bella but sadly her food aggression returned. We're now looking for a dog savvy owner who can work with food/resource guarding and understands that this is an ongoing management issue. We feed Bella in a crate - feed her always in a crate with the door closed and we think you'll have a good companion.  

Because of Bella's history, she will not be placed in a home with children under 18.

Foster location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Special Needs?  overweight
Weight:  38 lbs needs to be 25
Height:  about 14 inches at the shoulder

Adoption Fee: $229

Fence needed? No

Bella was turned into a local southern shelter by her owners because they said she was becoming aggressive with the grandkids.  She was adopted from the shelter and returned for being possessive over food.  Bella then came to us here at CPR and despite multiple attempts we could never trigger these behaviors.  Bella was adopted from us and again returned for aggressively guarding the couch and biting the man.  Basically, Bella is resource guarding,  she is protecting any item she feels is valuable, (food, bones, beds, etc) and is afraid approaching people are going to take it away.  

Bella needs a home with someone that is experienced and willing to work with her on this issue. She needs a confident leader that will be consistent and give her lots and lots of structure.  Bella would greatly benefit from  basic obedience training, especially the place, out (give or drop it), and leave it commands.   

 What kind of home would be best for me?   Bella needs an owner who understands that food is NOT love, that loving a dog means providing the right balance of food, exercise, and direction. She would love a walking partner and friend.  Absolutely no children.  We don't know what happened in her first home but do not want to give her or children a chance to interact together in ways that may hurt Bella.  

Bella's best home will be one that is quiet, thoughtful, experienced and understands that she will not "get better" or "get over" resource guarding but it can be controlled.  

I think Bella would do best with a laid back, canine companion to help her learn to romp and play.  Exercise is always more fun with a friend.  However, she would be fine as an only dog also.

What is my personality like?   Very laid back - Bella has gotten a bit chunky since staying with us.  We now have her on a diet.  

How I act when I first meet new people:  Bella says hello and then goes about her business. She does not force affection on you but will happily be part of the group . 

House trained?  Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours.  We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

My age:  Est birthdate 3/11/2009

Caregiver updates 2.3.2017....from caregiver Melissa:

Thurs afternoon, I chose to spend my time with  Bella. Unfortunately, Bella has become the "poster dog" for the overweight. She has become the topic of fat jokes. 

I enjoyed her company Thurs afternoon.   Granted she did have her "sniffer" on the food factor, but she was so easy to get along with. She readily  made herself at home in my car. She wasn't  affected by any dog or activity in the admin offices. She was patient when I went inside   to clean Salems box, she was patient when I put the admin dogs up.  I felt comfortable with her. She was Bella.   Don't sell her short. 

I really really really enjoyed her company.

Please note - we do not ship dogs.  If you are interested in adopting, please take a look at the distance between the foster home location and your location and make sure you are willing to make that trip.  Most of our dogs are at our farm in Pacolet, South Carolina.  

To apply, please visit our webpage at and visit the tab on the left that directions you to the online application.

Please note that when screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home.   You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, color, age, etc.  Others here may be a better fit for you.  It is very difficult to get to know a living animal from a picture and a short description.  Since we are constantly getting in new dogs, this may be a  dog not in our listings yet.  We want you to be very happy with your new companion and will make suggestions based on what you tell us about you.

Thank you for considering CPR.

About Carolina Poodle Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Carolina Poodle Rescue is a no-kill/limited entry private rescue group; we believe and support the No More Homeless Pets and spay/neuter initiatives. We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. Our ein is: 20-3192287

All animals adopted from Carolina Poodle are spayed or neutered before being placed. We provide sanctuary and rehabilitation and, when the right home comes along, rehome poodles and other needy small dogs. We maintain a waiting list of homes and most of our animals are placed from this list.

Our efforts are funded solely through adoption fees and donations.

Our Mission

To rescue, rehabilitate, offer permanent sanctuary and, when appropriate, rehome needy poodles and small dogs.

To encourage the human-animal bond by promoting activities that serve to bring animals and their people closer together

To support the efforts of those in the animal rescue community seeking to end euthanasia as a means of population control.

Our Adoption Process...

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