I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.
Meet Miss Bella! Bella is a sweet Eskie girl who found herself in a shelter, sadly given up by her family after 10 years of devotion, because of the bad economy and her family falling into hardship. Bella hardly acts like a 10+ year old, she acts half that age! Bella is a good girl, she enjoys treats and is OK hanging with other Eskies in her foster home. Bella was once the only dog and fur-princess of her home, so we think she would prefer to have an established quiet home, as the only dog. Her foster parents are trying to put a little weight onto Bella, for she was pretty thin coming out of the shelter and into our rescue, most likely the stress. Older dogs typically have a little more trouble finding a new home, people don't want to "lose them too quickly". If someone doesn't give Bella and others like her a chance, what happens to them? Well in our rescue, they remain a rescue dog with continued hopes that someone will see the goodness in adopting an older dog. In shelters, older dogs are not always that lucky. Mature dogs are often housebroken, actually more often than younger dogs. Mature dogs often have better house manners than younger dogs do. A dog in the second half of their life usually requires a little less exercise and sleeps a little more. An older dog is often well behaved on leash. Eskies typically live 15-17 years, a little longer lived than many other breeds. Unfortunately, many older dogs never find a forever home. Many never get to have their very own family again, because no one takes that gamble. Many whisper, "I can't, but someone else will." The irony is that when we do get to place an older dog into a forever home, the adopters are always very happy with their decision. We often hear them saying, "How could anyone have given up such a wonderful dog." OR "How sad that her family wasn't able to keep her, she is a perfect dog." Please give Bella a chance! She deserves to have a warm cozy home and loving family of her own again. It's not her fault that she had to be given up in her golden years; let her show you how much love she still has to give!!! You can also help a sad family heal by giving them the peace of mind that Bella has a new home to live the rest of her life, since they felt so trapped, unable to keep and care for her.
Thank you for considering Bella for adoption! She is wonderful!
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