found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
Find a pet to adopt
My name is Bella!
Facts about Bella
- Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog/German Shepherd Dog Mix
- Color: Black - With Gray Or Silver
- Age: Adult
- Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
- Sex: Male
I am already neutered, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
5 year old Bella is great with my kids and the other dogs in my pack. Bella is a high energy dog that will need a structured environment. She is crate-trained. Bella has done well with her training during her time with us.
All of the dogs on our property are dogs that we have rescued. They were all scheduled to be killed. They all came to us with a bite history, among other issues. With our intense board and train program, we are able rehabilitate these dogs. After being in our training system they are now all up for adoption. Please keep in mind this does not mean the dogs are "fixed" or "perfect". They are dogs, and dogs make mistakes daily. We have a training and lifestyle program in place that these dogs excel in, and we look for new owners that will implement that type of program in the dog's new home. If you are looking for a dog to cuddle and pet or give material rewards to, but never correct the bad behavior, we are not the rescue for you. None of these dogs are in danger of being killed, all of the dogs live quite well on our property and we are very particular were the dogs go to ensure a successful adoption for the life of the dog. We believe in balanced training and when you first bring any of our dogs home you should put them in a very rigid, structured program in order to make sure they understand they are living with rules and consequences. As a professional dog trainer and rehabilitator, I know why dogs are surrendered, so I understand where families are failing. First, structure and exercise is the most important thing to start that relationship off on the right foot. This includes structured walks. Secondly, calming skills such as the place command and long down-stays are important thing for you to work on. They teach them how to be calm in the face of your daily life, which can seem chaotic to dogs. Third, crating the dog upon bringing it home is also important. We suggest doing so for at least the first 3-6 months. We cannot stress enough that you should crate your dog at night and when you are not around. It is important to have a dog in a crate until you know everything about that dog. Many dogs get surrendered each year because of soiling in the house or destroying things when the owner is not around. A simple inexpensive crate can eliminate all of these problems and help to ensure a successful adoption. With steps like these we can ensure successful life-long placement for our dogs which is our goal. This is what is ultimately best for the dog.