My name is Abelle!

Labrador Retriever/Corgi Mix Puppy for adoption in Minot, North Dakota - Abelle
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/Corgi Mix Puppy for adoption in Minot, North Dakota - Abelle
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For Belle's Sake Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc - ND Chapter

Facts about Abelle

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/Corgi Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
UPDATE (3/6/17): Abelle is doing so much better. She has filled out and completed vitamin supplements to help strengthen her bones and she loves to play and be a puppy. We are so happy. She is ready to find her forever family that will love all of her antics and sweet eyes. Feel free to follow her on our Facebook page for updated photos. She is now vet estimated at 16-20 weeks and weighed 14 lbs so she is not guessed to be a very large dog at maturity.

UPDATE (Jan)This sweet little girl is on the road to recovery. She was brought to rescue with 12 others (a true bakers dozen) by a fellow rescuer after being surrendered by their owner. We are so grateful she did surrender to find them the care they needed because they all really needed some help and extra TLC. Little Abelle is the worst off. She is skin and bones, was dehydrated and put on IVs. Her gums were pale and she was full of worms. She is now off of IVs and being fed slowly and often to build her body back up. She has been dewormed twice and has been pooping and vomiting worms for 24 hours. We are working hard to keep their living area clean as they recover and rid their bodies of the parasites. Abelle is named after sweet Abel, the doberman that was laid to rest the day she was saved. We know she is a fighter like he was and we know she will recover. We are told she is about 4 months old but she's the size of an 8 week old. It's ok though. It's only going to get better from here!

Please consider donating toward the Baker's Dozen Pups. They are going to need a lot of high quality puppy food, puppy pads, toys, shampoo, and once healthier, vaccinations and spay/neuter. We are expecting their care to be close to $2,000 and every penny is a blessing and cherished gift. Donations can be made to PayPal at or via our Amazon wishlist! Thank you!

If interested in meeting and potentially adopting, please complete the adoption application located at Adoption fee is $175. All residents are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, and microchipped as well as other medical needs cared for.
*Breeds cannot be guaranteed. We have no history of these puppies.
*fenced yard is required if a yard is present. If no yard, leash law and access to a dog park is required for adoption*
*No resident is guaranteed housetraining as we focus on major behavioral and medical rehabilitation. Basic training is also a great way for an adopter to bond with their adopted family member. Additionally, a dog displaying housetrained behaviors in rescue can regress in a new environment and routine.

About For Belle's Sake Rescue and Rehabilitation, Inc - ND Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

For Belle's Sake Rescue & Rehabilitation is founded by Christian and Shelby who are active duty military and volunteer their mornings, evenings, and weekends caring for 60+ dogs and cats rescued from high kill animal shelters who are waiting for their forever homes.

"We started rescue in 2005 in SC and have been saving lives ever since. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and love but for us, it is a family affair! Our four young children share the same passion for animals and helping and we are blessed to have them sharing the experience and are excited
to continue efforts in North Dakota!" - Shelby, President of For Belle's Sake Rescue & Rehabilitation, Inc

Everything we do, we do For Belle's Sake

Belle, a dog rescued by Christian and Shelby, sits in the field where she was found in Sumter S.C., April 1, 2012. Belle suffered alone in the field for five days; she was malnourished and had open wounds and fire ants across her body before the family rescued her. She died hours after being rescued. In honor of her, the couple started “For Belle’s Sake Rescue and Rehabilitation,” an animal rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and pet watching service.

In honor of a particularly memorable rescue, a dog named Belle, Christian and Shelby started "For Belle's Sake Rescue and Rehabilitation," an animal rescue, rehabilitation, adoption and pet watching service. Belle was a pit bull mix, or pibble.

Belle passed away April 1, 2012, hours after being rescued. She died from complications resulting from maltreatment. When the Birds received a call to rescue her, she was in critical condition. They found her on the side of a road, malnourished, with open wounds and fire ants on her body. "We got a phone call in the late afternoon about a dog who had been hit by a car," Shelby explained. "A woman was at a stop sign, looked over into a grassy field and saw a head peering over the grass. So she walked out into the field and found Belle laying there."

"Belle couldn't stand and was surrounded by cans of dog food and chicken. She was covered in red ants, which had to have been very painful. We brought her home and set her up in a crate. When we carried her into the house, I flipped her over and her wounds were terrible," she continued. "We immediately called an EMT to come evaluate her since the nearest after hours vet clinic was in Columbia at the time. It was then that I named her Belle."

"She had two shattered back legs, a broken back, all of the skin and muscle was missing from her hind legs from road rash, and she was in organ failure," Shelby explained "We knew if we tried to save her, it would be a long and painful process and she more than likely would not survive it. She needed blood transfusions and both hind legs amputated. The EMT said she was in shock and her body was shutting down.""He said her wounds appeared to be at least five days old," Shelby said. "Meaning she suffered that duration alone in excruciating pain."

"Someone knew she was there because they were trying to feed her," she continued. "But no one helped.""The entire time he was evaluating her, her tail was wagging," she said. "I knelt before her, held out my hands, and asked a very simple question. 'Belle, what do you want?'"She rested her head in the palm of my hands and closed her eyes," she explained. "Her breathing got slow and she told me she was ready to go."

Our Adoption Process...

$175 adoption fee with contract. All animals are fully vetted prior to adoption unless too young or not recommended by a veterinarian due to special needs. In order to schedule a meet and greet, the adoption application must be submitted and approved. It can be found at