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My name is Bella!

German Shepherd Dog Dog for adoption in Carlsbad Springs, Ontario - Bella
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Keshet Kennels/Rescue

Facts about Bella

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
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Important Note

Bella is best friends with Chico. Please adopt both of them so they can stay together!
Health Issue(s)
- None

Temperament
- Not destructive.
- Not much interest in swimming but likes playing fetch.
- Needs leash work as she pulls and swerves, especially when going to unknown places.
- Needs some work on her recall, but does know the other standard training commands.
- Prior to coming into rescue, lived outdoors with Chico. Has since been introduced to indoors and house trained. She is now comfortable with both living scenarios.
- Good with kids, but must be monitored as she tends to jump up a bit when excited.
- Likes getting people attention and is very good with strangers, but also has anxiety with new situations/environment.
- Mildly reactive with dogs on the property. Stems from not ever being socialized with dogs other than Chico and her one litter of pups she had when she was younger.
- Very good with grooming.
- Has a mild habit of chasing vehicles but also has a high prey drive and will hunt small animals.
- Tends to get attached to her environment more than people, but she still enjoys the company of people.

Owner Suitability
- Experience with large breeds, especially Shepherds, is an asset.
- A fenced yard is a must.
- Best suited to an active family to accommodate their high energy.
- Will require constant management when Chico and Bella are together and play is involved. Chico has a tendency to get jealous and will transfer aggression onto Bella.
- Suited only to a family with no other pets.

About Keshet Kennels/Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Keshet Kennels/Rescue, in addition to providing services such as boarding/daycare and facilities rental, is a large breed dog rescue focused primarily on owner surrenders. Under certain circumstances we take dogs from other sources. Keshet’s focus is large breed dogs because we believe that large breed dogs are more at risk.

Neither Keshet Kennels nor Keshet Rescue are registered charitable organizations. Currently, the care of rescued dogs is funded by the owners, from individual sponsors and a portion of Keshet Kennels’ revenues.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Keshet Kennels/Rescue is located in Carlsbad Springs, 20 minutes East of Ottawa (ON).

We operate 7 days a week from 7am to 8pm. To manage our days efficiently, we prefer that appointments are made to visit the facility or meet the dogs available for adoption.

Our Adoption Process...

1. All our dogs are fully vetted: they are fixed, chipped and up to date on all their shots and seasonal meds, if applicable.
2. Our dogs have basic obedience.
3. There is of course an adoption process. In the event of a suitable pairing, there is an adoption fee of $500 + tax.

There is a fairly structured adoption process which involves a commitment of time from potential adopters, and multiple trips to our facility. We are open to long distance adoptions, so long as the milestones of our adoption process are met http://www.keshetkennels.com/services/rescue-adoption/adoption-process/).

An adoption application, and home visit are part of the adoption process.