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My name is Bella!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Bella
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I'm being cared for by:
NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Bella

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
What is your name? Bella

How old are you?
1 1/2 years old

How much do you weigh? 39lbs.

What do you look like? My foster mom says I look like a cow because of my spots.

What kind of personality do you have? I'm a super sweet, calm and a beyond lovable. Everyone can't help but to fall in love with my sweetness.

Describe your perfect day. I would play fetch here and there throughout the day, roam around the property with my foster mom while she's working, and maybe splash here and there in the puddles after a good rain. And get in some cuddles in the house with my baby. Oh and chew on my Nylabone when I have time.

What is your favorite toy? I have a big stuffed dog. My foster mom calls it my baby. I snuggle with it on naps and at night time. It keeps me from being lonely.

Do you know any tricks? Not yet, but I'm learning. My foster mom is amazed at how fast I learn.

What are your afraid of? I sometimes don't like to be alone.

Have you been around children, do you like them? Haven't been around kids yet, but I will be tested around them soon.

Do you like cats? Cats, what are cats? I've been near horses, goats, and sheep. I haven't bothered them. So I'm sure I'd be cool with cats.

How do you feel about other dogs? I have two little Chihuahua foster sister's that I get along great with.

If you could be anywhere in the world where would it be? My very own forever home.

How is your health? The doctor said I was perfectly healthy!

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? I'm closest to my foster mom. But when she's busy I also have my foster grandparents.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? I have a room all to myself.

Do you like walking on a leash? I'm learning how to walk on a leash!

Do you have any not so great habits that we should know about for instance do you bark or dig in the yard? I don't like to be alone, I'm slowly learning it's okay, someone is going to come back soon for me.

Are you house trained? Yes, I cry when I need to out outside to potty.

Do you like water? I love running outside and playing in the water. I'm getting baths everyday cause I play in puddles daily.

What do you love about your current family? They saved my life from going to the shelter. They are showing what real love is what. Assuring me I'm going to get my next meal. I have a warm place to lay my head at night. Making sure I'm going to have a amazing loving home to call my own.

What was your life like before being rescued by your current family? I was living with some homeless people that didn't take very good care of me. They surrendered me to a nice lady, and now I'm happy in my foster home.

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue is a foster based rescue with foster homes spread all throughout the Sacramento area. We usually require our adopters to be within a 50 to 100 mile radius of us, depending on the dog, and depending on the home. This is because we need to do a yard check to guarantee that the potential adopter's yard is secure, and also have them be close enough should any behavioral issues arise, and the assistance of our trainer is needed. We are, however, willing to adopt out of our area, including the Bay Area, Tahoe, and even further. We've even adopted out of state on very special occasions. We try our best to match our dogs to the perfect homes, and match them based on their personalities, not their looks. Adoptions are not done on a first come, first serve basis, rather in the order of what homes are the right match for that particular dog. Our adoption fees are based on the dog and range from $200-$350. In the case of senior dogs (6+ years), fees will be waived to the right home. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and deworming (if necessary).

Bella's adoption donation is $200.

Interested in meeting Bella or any of our available pooches? Complete and submit our adoption application on our website norcalbullybreedrescue.com and we will respond to you within 24 to 48 hours.

About NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue (NBBR) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping needy animals in our community. While our focus is on "bully breeds," we don't discriminate and will very often help dogs of any breed, provided we have a foster home available. We take in dogs from local shelters with a focus on those with medical challenges and those whose behavior is declining due to the stress of the shelter environment. These are the dogs most often overlooked and in need of the most help.

NBBR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, our tax ID # is 46-3665141. Your donations are fully tax deductible and fund our operations and help pay our vet expenses.

NBBR is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless pets through the spaying/neutering of all our our rescued dogs and through education on the importance of spaying/neutering all animals. We provide information on low cost or no cost spay/neuter clinics in our surrounding areas.

Each dog that comes to us has been temperament tested, updated on shots, spayed/neutered and microchipped. Many of our dogs have also been treated for various medical conditions including mange, heart worms, broken bones, neurological issues, and many others. One of our dogs can take anywhere from one month to one year to get ready for adoption and the cost for the dogs we take on can range from $100 to several thousand dollars. We take on dogs from shelters that are set to be euthanized for various reasons, including simply that they've been there too long, or they have a medical condition that precludes them from adoption to the public, making them "rescue only." This means only a rescue can pull them from the shelter, but also leaves us to be responsible for any costs to to be increased by said rescue dog.

We also take on strays and incur the cost of having them vaccinated, spayed, neutered and microchipped. We will help dogs who owners can no longer provide care by networking their dog, provided the owner can continue to house the dog. We insure a safe house for all of the dogs that we take on and provide all needed supplies for the foster homes that care for them until they are to be adopted. We also insure that they never end up in a shelter, running the risk of being euthanized due to lack of space or due to becoming "aggressive" cause by the stress of being in a shelter environment.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoptable dogs live in foster homes and meet and greets are done by appointment.

Monthly adoption events are held at the Roseville Petfood Express store at 1009 Galleria Blvd in The Fountains Shopping Ctr. These events take place on the second Friday of each month from 6-8pm.

Our upcoming adoption events through 2016 are:
November 11th, December 9th
Our upcoming adoption events through 2017 are:
January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th

Our Adoption Process...

ADOPTION PROCESS:
The first step in the adoption process is the completion of our online adoption application. You will be able to fill it out online and email it back to us. If you have any questions regarding regarding your application, we are here to answer them.

The second step is the home check. Our main priority in this step is insuring that your yard is 100% secure - there can be no loose boards or gaps in your fencing. If your dog is going to be spending anytime outside while you are at work or away from home, we ask that you have adequate shade or shelter from the elements.Before we schedule a home check, we may ask you to send us photos of your yard/fencing to get an idea of where the dog will be living. If you have any hesitation or questions about our yard check, please see our section on "How to Prepare for a Home Check."

The last step in the adoption process is the meet and greet. This is where we meet with you and any existing pets to ensure proper introductions are made. We want to make sure everyone gets along. Once all introductions are made, and everyone gets along, your rescue dog is yours to adopt.

Please note that there is no pressure involved, and if situation that cannot be resolved arise, we will always take our dog back. Also, be aware that there is an acclimation period for each dog and every dog is different. It can take a few days or a few weeks for your new dogs to settle in. We will assist in any way possible, including referring our trainer to come work with you and the dog.

ADOPTION PREREQUISITES:
All of our dogs are rescues, meaning they have already needed help in some way, and will only to to homes where they will live a "CHARMED LIFE." All of our adoptive dogs will be indoor dogs with outdoor privileges. We believe that dogs are family members, and should be allowed to sleep indoors.The only time they should be kept outdoors is if the weather permits. Any applications looking for an outdoor only dog will be denied. All current pets in your home need to be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and one heartworm preventive. Out of area adoptions are within reason and on a case-by-case basis.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A HOME CHECK:
Walk the perimeter of your yard. Take notes on the condition of your fence. Are there any loose boards or gaps under any sections of you fencing? If yes, these are easy fixes. You can nail any loose board back into place, and you can fill any gaps with pavers and gravel Do you have a lock on your gate? If not, please purchase one prior to your home check. Is there adequate shade or shelter for your new dog if it is going to be left outdoors while you're at work? Do you have anything hazardous in your yard, i.e. nails sticking out, chemicals left out, etc? Do you have a cat? If so, does your cat have a high spot it can retreat to if being chased? Are your garbage cans located somewhere near a gate where a dog can jump into them to get out? If so please move them. Please address these issues prior to our visit.

ADOPTION FEES:
All of our dogs will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped prior to being adopted. Our adoption fees are considered to be donations. All donations from adoption go right back into our rescue account, allowing us to continue to help dogs in need. At the bare minimum, the cost to properly vet a dog is $100. But some of the dogs we take on are medical cases, which can cost several thousand dollars. Because of this, we ask the following adoption fees:
$350 for puppies, which are any dogs under a year old
$200 for any adult dog ages 1.