My name is Bella!

Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky Mix Dog for adoption in Ventura, California - Bella
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Canine Adoption and Rescue League

Facts about Bella

  • Breed: Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 9255259

Breed: Alaskan Malamute / Siberian Husky X
DOB: 6/2015
Gender: female
Altered: yes
Coat: long
Size: medium
Color(s): black/white

Hi, I am Bella and some of you may recognize me as the 10 week old puppy that had surgery to re-attach my femur. Fast forward and I am now a year old. On July 11, 2016, I underwent a second surgery on my leg and I now have a steel plate and 7 screws to hold my knee in place. I am currently in phase 3 of my rehabilitation which is going well. I am currently walked on a leash 2 times per day for about 45 minutes to an hour and after my leg is warmed up, I am able to spend up to 20 minutes free in the enclosed backyard and need to be the only dog. I need supervision and my time must be monitored as I do not know when to stop. I have not completed my rehabilitation yet and per my surgeon, if my leg were to be re-injured, there is nothing more that can be done to save the leg. My outlook for recovery is very good if my rehabilitation continues and my activities are monitored.

It is recommended I not be placed in a home with smaller dogs as I am a rough and rowdy player and could accidentally injure a small dog. I can be placed with a medium to large dog, however, it will require supervision and separation when not supervised. I currently live with a cat but this cat is willing to play with me like a dog so I am not so sure any other cat will tolerate my rough play.

I am very affectionate, love attention and cuddling. I choose my own toys from the toy basket and proudly carry my chosen toy around the house. I am also on the stubborn side so it would be nice if my new owner had experience with my breed combination of Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky X.

*Thank you to Ellen, Sharon and Vic for sponsoring this wonderful dog and giving her the chance for a better life.

Additional information: *House trained *Needs home with no small children
 *Current on shots

About Canine Adoption and Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

The Canine Adoption and Rescue League is a Ventura County non-profit dog rescue organization. Almost entirely run by volunteers since 1996, The Canine Adoption and Rescue League has placed over 5,000 unwanted, abandoned, and homeless dogs. Dogs in our adoption program are placed in pre-screened loving and secure homes.

The Canine Adoption and Rescue League receives hundreds of calls from people who must find a home for a stray, a litter of puppies or even a family pet.

The Canine Adoption and Rescue League's mission is to advocate for animal welfare, seeking to end the needless deaths of companion animals through our adoption, education, and outreach programs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We hold adoptions on Saturdays (12 - 4) and Sundays (12 - 4) at our adoption center, 3203 East Main St., behind the Ventura Pet Barn in Ventura, California 93003.

We also hold monthly "Away Adoption" Events at Petco 545 West Channel Islands Boulevard
, Port Hueneme on the Third Sunday of the Month, and PetSmart 4840 Telephone Rd., Ventura every Saturday of the Month.

Our Adoption Process...

The goal of Project Second Chance is to match dogs with homes that are well suited to their needs, temperament, age, and energy level. The dogs are fostered until an appropriate permanent home is found.
Our Process Includes:
1. Select the dog that most interests you.
2. Spend some time interacting with the dog. If you already have a dog in your household, it is wise to bring your dog over to the Adoption Center to meet the dog you have selected.
3. Fill out an adoption application form (note: filling out an application DOES NOT guarantee an adoption).
4. A trained volunteer will review the application. Upon approval of the application, we will set up an appointment to visit your home to confirm that the fencing and gates are secure, and the yard is safe for the dog.
5. No dog is ever adopted from the program without a home check.
6. If more than one application is submitted for a given dog, our adoption committee will select the home that is best suited for the dog's needs.
7. The entire adoption process can take up to one week.
8. The adoption process is concluded when an Adoption Contract is completed.
9. We request a $150.00 tax-deductible adoption donation per dog.

If you can increase the donation fee for the animal you are adopting, please do so, if you cannot, please remember us during the holiday gift giving season and for donations of dog toys, dog beds, old blankets and other items all rescue groups need. But most importantly PLEASE remember to tell your friends who FALL IN LOVE with your dog (because they will) to ADOPT, don't breed or buy.