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My name is Belle!

I'm being cared for by
Barks and Meows Rescue

Facts about me

Shepherd (Unknown Type)
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 45 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids

My story

Barks and Meows Rescue introduces Belle. She is a Shepherd mix, full-grown, weighing 42lbs, and is 20 months old. She has a medium-length hair coat and was found as a stray. Belle is a lovely dog. She is quiet in her foster home and is not destructive at all. She is crate trained though she doesn't require one. As she was found as a stray, she didn't appear to have much socialization. She is timid but it won't take long to warm up to a new family. Belle is very smart and listens well. She learned the routine of the foster home very quickly. She really does go with the flow of the home. She has a beautiful, gleaming, shiny hair coat. This darling enjoys all sorts of toys and doesn't do too badly on a leash and body harness. She is very quiet in the foster home where she has a couple of other dogs residing with her. Belle will make an excellent family dog. She loves children, though due to her shyness, we would recommend, children over the age of 10. She is dog selective so she would be happiest as the only dog in the home. We do not know if she likes cats so the home must be cat-free. Cuddles and tv on the couch are her favorite pastimes for her. Though she loves the outdoors, walking in parks, conservation areas, etc gives her great pleasure as she is not used to city traffic. Belle is a low-to-medium energy dog. Belle enjoys car rides and behaves very well in the vehicle. Belle is fed twice daily. She loves treats and they will work well for further training. Belle is housebroken. At night she sleeps in her crate with the door open. A doggie bed beside one of her family members would be perfect for her. She has some of the Shepherd traits and will be watchful of the family members and alert if danger. Continued socialization is critical for this breed mix. The ideal home for Belle is a home that's fairly quiet. A family that will take her to obedience training is crucial for this breed mix. Belle will make their family proud when she excels at all her training courses. A family that will include her in their activities is important as well. A structured schedule for her daily routine is important for this breed mix. Belle is spayed, up to date with vaccines, heartworm tested negative, and dewormed. A fully fenced backyard and a Veterinarian History of Compliance are mandatory to apply for our Belle.  

Barks and Meows Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
PO Box 657, Duart, ON N0L 1H0

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All of our animals are adopted out to Ontario, Canada residents only. Foster Families will reside within Southwest Middlesex. All canines are tested for Heartworm if they are deemed old enough to have contracted it. Our fosters are all spayed or neutered if over the age of 6 months. They are all on heartworm prevention and or Revolution to ensure fleas or ear mites exist. Each "adoptee" is up-to-date with vaccines and vaccination certificates and health records will be given to the "adopters".

Our Adoption Process:

1) Please review the various fosters on our "Available for Adoption" page. Read the bio's carefully. Look for a foster that matches the dynamics of your current home. Each foster has different temperaments and characteristics, so know what you want to have in a companion. If you don't see a possible match, then please continue your search for a rescued canine elsewhere as they are hundreds of groups with thousands of animals looking for their ideal "forever homes".

2) If you find what you believe may be a match for your family, please complete the adoption application by clicking on the "Application for Adoption" page then, clicking on the link found on the page.

3) Your application will be reviewed within 48 hours and you will be responded to by e-mail advising you or whether or not we feel you are a potential match.

4) If you are considered a potential match, will will make arrangements via e-mail to setup a telephone interview with both spouses in the home. If we mutually agree, after the interview, that it the may very well be a match, the foster home will setup an interview with you either at your home or at the foster home. All family members who reside in the home as well as as any resident canines that live with you must be present for the home interview. If you live locally, there will be a 24 hour waiting period in order for both parties to think about the foster you have just met. If you live more than 1 hour away from the foster home then the foster home will have the choice of making a decision while you are there or advising that they wish to think about it over a 24 hour period. The foster home will have final say on whether or not it is deemed to be good choice and will advise the applicant of their decision. All decisions are final so we please ask that you respect the knowledge of the foster home as they really do know the animal they are caring for best.

5) If your family are chosen as a "forever home" for our foster, then you will need to complete and sign an adoption contract outlining our policies and procedures.

6) All adoption fees are on a cash or email interac basis only, and we will provide you with a receipt of payment. Please note this receipt is NOT a tax receipt as we are not a registered charity.

Go meet their pets

All of our companions are in foster care. Only those applicants whose applications have been deemed a potential match and whereby interviews have been conducted may be contacted for a viewing in either the foster home or the potential adopter's home.

More about this rescue

Barks and Meows Rescue is a non-profit rescue group. All of our rescues are rescued from situations whereby they no longer would have had a chance to survive. Our goal is to find wonderful "forever homes" for those adoring canines and felines who deserve a second chance in life. We are committed to adopting these companions out to homes where they are indoors, treated as family members and are continued to be well socialized and provided with both premium nutrition and health care.