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Facts about me

Border Collie/Rat Terrier
Black - with White
2 years old, Young
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 29 lbs
Pet ID
Cherlene 4/2/23

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with kids
Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

Bella was dumped, pregnant, in West TN. She made her way to a house with a Good Samaritan who took her in to keep her safe and dry. Bella gave birth to six puppies on 2/1/23. CPR was contacted for foster and adoption. She stayed at the finder's house until she could move to her current foster home. Bella took wonderful care of her babies, but her momming days are over. Bella recently spent a week at The University of TN at Martin and was a model practice patient. She was spayed at UTM. The students also practiced PT and X-rays with her. Everyone said she was a sweetheart. They were sad to see her go back to her foster home.

Bella is a small girl. She currently weighs 29 pounds but should put on a little more weight now that she isn't nursing six hungry mouths. She walks well on a leash. She loves to give kisses and always rolls over to present her belly for rubbings. Bella would love to find a soft spot to land with a family to call her very own.

Bella is spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and current on flea/tick and heartworm preventative. This dog has tested negative for heartworms. The adoption fee is $450 if your adoption is prepaid and final prior to your dog's arrival. This dog's adoption fee will be reduced by $50 through 3/19 as a part of our St. Pawty's Day promo. An additional $50 will be charged on dogs that are picked up from our Southbury CT adoption center, adopted at an event, or foster home. This additional fee is necessary in order to comply with CT HB 5368.

WANT TO MEET OUR DOGS IN PERSON? Check the Events tab on for all weekend adoption event info. The majority of the dogs marked as 'meet me' will be there to see you!

If you are a MA resident, your new family member is required to go through a mandatory 48 hour quarantine period at our Woburn MA isolation facility. Your new family member will be dropped off by our transport on Thursday and will be ready for you to pick him/her up on Saturday between 11 am-1 pm. An additional $100 fee will be added for any dogs picked up from the Woburn MA quarantine facility. This additional fee is necessary in order to comply with MA Order 405-CD-12 and Order 1-AHO-05.

TO APPLY PLEASE GO TO If your application was successfully submitted you will get a confirmation. Please DO NOT USE the ADOPTAPET "CONTACT THIS RESCUE GROUP" form below or you may not hear from us as these often end up in spam or bouncing back.

After receipt of your application, an adoption counselor will then be in touch to answer your questions about this pup, discuss the adoption process and get the ball rolling! If you have not heard from one of our volunteers within 5 days of submitting your application, please email
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Why adoption is a great option

Bella~adopted!, a Southbury Border Collie/Rat Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Border Collie/Rat Terrier for sale in Southbury, or seeking a Border Collie/Rat Terrier dog from a breeder in Southbury.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Southbury 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 Southbury 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 Border Collie/Rat Terrier breeders who help with Border Collie/Rat Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Southbury paves the way for another one to be saved.