My name is BELLA!

Maltese/Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in West Milford, New Jersey - BELLA
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BELLA's Info...

I am housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

BELLA's Story...
Bella was rescued after Hurricane Sandy. The owners had to leave their home due to flooding. The only place they could go was with family who lived in a NO pets apartment building. Not knowing what to do with their pets, they left them in the family car. They lived in a vehicle for a week. Once the police were involved, the family had to give up their dogs so they can live a better life. Bella is 12.5 pounds upon arrival on November 6th. She is one year old. Bella is fostered with Benji. See below for future updates.

UPDATE: After 24 hours of being in the foster home we can note that initially, Bella was insecure about being with the foster’s dog. Now they get along just fine. When Bella first met the foster’s dog she wanted nothing to do with him. She barked and acted like a big dog in a little dog body. However, after several hours, they were friends. We think she needed to learn that she was safe and the dog was nice. She was just a bit intimidated upon arrival. This evening Bella enjoyed a good romp in the snow and then came in and snuggled on a pillow on top of the foster’s desk while she was at the computer. Afterwards, she settled under the desk at the foster’s feet. Bella is a love and so wants to be loved. She is friendly, submissive, and sweet. She just wants to be with you. She started out a little stressed in the foster home but each day, she is relaxing more. We should also mention that she was upset when she was first gated in the kitchen as she would rather have been right by the foster’s side. She complained and pawed at the gate. She would have scaled it if she could. With each day that passes, she is less and less upset about it. The behavior is part of her adjustment to the home. As she adjusts, we see less and less.

UPDATE: Bella enjoys snuggle time on the couch. She is gated in the kitchen at night to sleep. Her prior owner used to let Bella sleep in bed with her at night. We are not allowing her to sleep in a human bed, just in case her new home will not allow it. When gated in the kitchen, the first couple of nights, she fussed a bit but will settle down. After the first couple of nights, she fell into the routine and no longer fusses at bedtime. Bella is a love bug, she only needs to build her confidence after all the changes she has gone through in such a short amount of time. Bella looks good, she is healthy. She is a dog that is only missing a home to call her own.

UPDATE: Bella is settling into the routine of the house nicely. Last night, she did not bark when we everyone went to bed. She just curled up in her doggie bed in the kitchen and went to sleep. Lights went out at 11:00 p.m. and she didn’t cry to go out in the morning until almost 7:00 a.m. There were no accidents in the kitchen. She loves to go out on her leash and romps and around the yard, sniffing and exploring. The foster had visitors overnight and she loved being held and pampered by everyone, especially by the foster’s teenage niece.

UPDATE: Tonight, more visitors and Bella enjoyed lots of snuggles with the foster’s friends, both male and female. She’s gaining more confidence every day. She is now feeling that she feels loved, warm and and well fed. She has had some indoor accidents during the day while the foster is at work. At night, there has been NO accidents at all. Each day she is doing better and better. We suggest using a crate when you leave the home to be sure that she gets back on track with her housetraining. The prior owners had stated that she is housebroken, this change in Bella’s life may have caused the set back.

UPDATE: Bella is the Queen and she let’s the male dogs in the house know it. If she does not want them to play, she will protest. She loves to be in your lap being petted and stroked, she’ll gently fall asleep in your arms. If she’s not in your arms, she’ll lay curled up at your feet. Bella went for a car ride today and she’s an angel in the car, sits nicely in the back seat in a doggie car seat, doesn’t bounce around, bark, whine or growl, she’s a good girl in the car. She’s being fostered with the companion she was found with, Benji, and they sleep together in the foster’s kitchen. They will curl up together and go to sleep through the night on their doggie beds. Last potty break is around 11:00 p.m. and they sleep through until 7:00 a.m. There have not been any accidents in the morning, but there have been a couple of accidents during the day. We’re working more on the housebreaking. We think because of all the trauma and changes in the last couple of weeks and being left in a car to fend for themselves that there’s been a slight relapse with the housetraining. Bella likes to take walks, does well on a leash. She’s very alert to her surroundings and has the usual Yorkie energy. Bella is an active one year old, full of spirit and playfulness.

UPDATE: Bella loves puppy play with the foster’s dog (don’t forget, she’s only a year old). They love to romp and tussle together. The foster’s dog has been smitten by Bella’s charms! The more she taunts and teases, the more he wants to play and play with her! They’re very cute together. She loves to snuggle with the companion she was found with, Benji. They love curling up together, like 2 spoons in the drawer. They also love to curl up with the foster mom when she’s watching TV. They are 2 little love bugs.

If you are interested in seeing additional photos, please friend Sheryl's Den on Facebook. If you are interested in adopting, please complete and submit an application. Be sure to list the dog's names that you are interested in on the first question within the application. Please be sure your application is complete. The 1st question asks which dogs you are interested in.

This animal is currently fostered in a private home. Our rescue is 100% foster home based. We do not have a shelter or kennel. They are cared for by a loving family until adopted. Each pup has had their first vet exam, a shot, and de-worming, etc We make sure they have no fleas prior to going into our foster homes. They are fostered out of the shelter at least two weeks or more prior to adopting to monitor health. We take their care seriously!

Please note that the adoption appointments will be scheduled after your application is approved. Once adopted, feel free to change the dog's name. You do not have to keep the name listed in this post.


IF YOU ADOPT a pup and live in the State of New Jersey we do have low cost spaying and neutering at very affordable prices. Kindly inquire upon an approved application. We also have an affordable program for out of state adopters.

We also offer low cost micro-chipping! For a low fee of only 20.00 we will have your dog microchipped. You will be able to register the microchip for a low cost fee of only 10.99 at the time of the adoption appointment. The 10.99 fee is a ONE time registration fee. The microchip is for the lifetime of the dog. You have the ability to update the contact information at NO cost. You will also have a one year membership to Home Again. This is a big savings for you.

***** If you're interested in fostering we could always use the help to save more animals. A crate, food, and medical care are provided. The animals are picked up in West Milford, NJ and brought back here for adoption. The time commitment is two to two and a half weeks. Please email letting us know what town you live in and we will forward information to you. *****

Sheryl's Den has teamed up with Petfirst Health care in an effort to offer pet insurance for your adopted family member. If you wish, you can enroll once you adopt or within 20 days after your adoption. Your coverage will begin at midnight following your activation. The first month is only 5.00. If you choose to continue the pet insurance the cost would be 14.95 a month thereafter. Pet insurance protects you from the expense of vet care. No need to worry about unexpected expenses. Details: Use any veterinarian, pay your vet, send claim form to PetFirst, meet the 50.00 deductible, receive your reimbursement check in as little as two weeks. If you would like further information, you can contact PetFirst at 1-877-291-PETS.

Facts about BELLA

  • Breed: Maltese/Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

BELLA, a West Milford Maltese/Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Maltese/Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier for sale in West Milford, or seeking a Maltese/Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier dog from a breeder in West Milford.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in West Milford already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a West Milford breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Maltese/Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier breeders who help with Maltese/Yorkie, Yorkshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in West Milford paves the way for another one to be saved.