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Silver Linings Rescue
Adoption process
1.

Meet the Pet

2.

Submit Application

3.

Approve Application

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Facts about me

Breed
Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)/Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)
Color
Black - with Brown, Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
Age
9 years 2 months old, Senior
Size
(When grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Weight
(Current) 6 lbs
Sex
Female
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Good with cats
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Need a supervisor to make sure you stay focused while working from home? Meet Bella, a 6lb terrier mix who's ready to assist you! As you can see from the other pics, she does like to take breaks and enjoys a good snuggle with her people.

She loves to accompany people on car rides and will even sit in a bag while you walk. We recently had Bella assessed by a Certified Animal Behaviorist and this was her assessment:

From the assessment and speaking with the foster, I do feel she is very adoptable with certain parameters.

She is very sensitive to touch if she is uncomfortable or with unknown individuals. This seems to be her biggest trigger to nipping. With that said, she was easily counter conditioned with the use of treats and allowed petting. I would not introduce her to someone without having a high-value treat present. I would advise potential adopters to let her seek out attention and to only pet her if she approaches them. There is a great resource about Consent to Pet: https://eileenanddogs.com/blog/2012/08/29/does-your-dog-really-want-to-be-petted/ that I would use as a model for a new family.

I think she could live with tolerant cats and potentially small dogs. Based on the conversation with her foster, I think big dogs are likely to cause reactivity.

Ideally, her new people will have an understanding that they will likely need to allow Bella 2-3 weeks to really settle in before they could expect her to seek out their attention and affection. I think she will thrive in a home with a smaller household of 1-3 people, not a lot of foot traffic, small pets or no pets, and someone who appreciates a dog with a bit of sass and opinions. If she is placed in a home with children, I would recommend 12+.
Need a supervisor to make sure you stay focused while working from home? Meet Bella, a 6lb terrier mix who's ready to assist you! As you can see from the other pics, she does like to take breaks and enjoys a good snuggle with her people.

She loves to accompany people on car rides and will even sit in a bag while you walk. We recently had Bella assessed by a Certified Animal Behaviorist and this was her assessment:

From the assessment and speaking with the foster, I do feel she is very adoptable with certain parameters.

She is very sensitive to touch if she is uncomfortable or with unknown individuals. This seems to be her biggest trigger to nipping. With that said, she was easily counter conditioned with the use of treats and allowed petting. I would not introduce her to someone without having a high-value treat present. I would advise potential adopters to let her seek out attention and to only pet her if she approaches them. There is a great resource about Consent to Pet: https://eileenanddogs.com/blog/2012/08/29/does-your-dog-really-want-to-be-petted/ that I would use as a model for a new family.

I think she could live with tolerant cats and potentially small dogs. Based on the conversation with her foster, I think big dogs are likely to cause reactivity.

Ideally, her new people will have an understanding that they will likely need to allow Bella 2-3 weeks to really settle in before they could expect her to seek out their attention and affection. I think she will thrive in a home with a smaller household of 1-3 people, not a lot of foot traffic, small pets or no pets, and someone who appreciates a dog with a bit of sass and opinions. If she is placed in a home with children, I would recommend 12+.
Rescue

Silver Linings Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Contact
Phone
Address
Bloomington, IN 47403

Their adoption process

1.

Meet the Pet

We want potential adopters to meet the pet before submitting an application.

2.

Submit Application

All applications will be reviewed by our board, references will be contacted and a call to your vet will be placed.

3.

Approve Application

A home visit is required.

Additional adoption info

All applications are subject to review by SLR board members.
All applications are subject to review by SLR board members.

Go meet their pets

We are a foster based rescue, assisting senior pets by finding forever homes. We also assist with safe re-entry into the home and continue to support our clients with vet visits, walks and more! Our Plan for Your Pets program provides peace of mind to seniors who are concerned about their pets in the case of hospitalization or death.
We are a foster based rescue, assisting senior pets by finding forever homes. We also assist with safe re-entry into the home and continue to support our clients with vet visits, walks and more! Our Plan for Your Pets program provides peace of mind to seniors who are concerned about their pets in the case of hospitalization or death.

More about this rescue

Mission: To support senior dogs and cats by finding homes, providing education and resources, and encouraging healthy relationships between people and their pets in and around Monroe County, IN.
Mission: To support senior dogs and cats by finding homes, providing education and resources, and encouraging healthy relationships between people and their pets in and around Monroe County, IN.

Other pets at this rescue

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