Ruff Ruff! My name is Bella
|Breed:||Chihuahua||Color:||Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less||Sex:||Female||ID#:||DC|
I am already spayed, purebred, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, good with dogs, and good with cats.
If Bella could talk, she would likely tell you that she's as happy and carefree as can be. As far as she's concerned, life is pretty good. The "groceries" are plentiful, naps are warm and cozy, the back yard is a blast to run around in, her dog buddies are friendly to her and her foster mom takes good care of her. The only thing missing in Bella's happy life is a forever home to call her own.
That forever home must be an extra-special one, because Bella is a special needs little girl. When she was about 9 to 10 months of age, Bella began having seizures. After visits to her regular vet and a consultation with a neurologist, the seizures were successfully brought under control when the proper dosage level of medication was established. (The seizures now occur very rarely and are minor.) Bella takes a pill twice daily, and will need to for the rest of her life. Fortunately, the medication is very inexpensive.
Whatever caused Bella to begin having seizures also caused a couple of other minor neuro side effects. While Bella loves to be petted and is very affectionate, she does not like to be held. She panics, as if having a sensory overload response. She has the same response if put on a leash. Also, Bella sometimes has difficulty locating a cookie placed in her crate, even when she's standing right over it (even though her vision is just fine). The vet stressed to us that these minor issues do not prevent Bella from having a great quality of life.
Bella is a very smart, very loving and sweet-natured dog. She gets along great with other dogs, and would also get along great with cats. She would also do just fine as an only pet. Bella is very much a creature of habit. She has a simple daily routine that she's used to, and she's actually a very easy dog to live with. Because of her special needs, Bella is best-suited for an adult home.
Bella was born on 12/02/09 and weighs about 6 lbs. This lovely fawn and white girl may have a few special needs, but we know there is a kind, compassionate person out there who will welcome this precious little one into their home and heart. Might that person be you?
For further information please email the address below.
We do not adopt out on a first come, first served basis. We review all applications received and select the best home for the dog based on what we know of its personality, habits, and behaviors.
Anyone interested in our dogs will be required to fill out an adoption application which includes a home visit by one of our volunteers. For this reason we do not adopt to anyone living out of the DFW area. All our dogs will be spayed or neutered, microchipped, current on vaccinations and heartworm treated (if required). We do ask for a $165 adoption fee.
Click here to return Frisco Humane Society website and to complete an online application
Rescue Group Info...
Frisco Humane Society is an all-volunteer organization and completely relies on fundraising/donations to continue our rescue efforts and provide veterinary care. We do not have a shelter, as all animals live in our homes until adopted. Our goal are saving precious lives, promoting adoption from rescue, and reducing the pet population through spay and neuter.
Frisco Humane Society is at the PetsMart in Frisco, Texas on Preston Road on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturdays of every month from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. We have adoptable dogs at that time. Adoptable cats are available daily. We also showcase our cats at East Plano PetSmart. You can view all our adoptable pets on our website friscohumanesociety.com.
For dogs, we require an application, home visit, and home trial period to ensure that it's a good fit for the dog and the family. For cats, we require an application, but do allow same-day adoptions. Our goal is to find our fosters a "forever" home. Our adoption fee is $135 for cats and $165 for dogs.
Frisco Humane Society is a non-profit dog and cat foster and adoption organization. We rescue primarily from kill shelters, foster in our homes, take care of any veterinary or behavioral issues, vaccinate spay/neuter, microchip (dogs only), and adopt out to qualified, loving families after an application process.