(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Spayed or Neutered,
Meet Bella! She is available for adoption but will be staying at her foster home until adopted. If you'd like to meet, please contact the shelter and we will make arrangements for the foster home to contact you about meeting her.Meet Bella! The following information is provided by her foster home:Bella is one of the sweetest dogs I've had the good fortune of knowing. She is loyal, playful, and distributes her love evenly among those she cares about. Be sweet to her and you've got a friend for life. She is outrageously adorable, to boot.Bella loves to go for walks. A daily walk between 30-60 minutes keeps her content, otherwise she can get a little restless. That being said, she does not strike me as one who would need a huge backyard. She mainly uses ours to go potty and saves her activity and sniffing for walks. Using a gentle-guider, she's really well-behaved on a leash. She is reactive to other dog walkers, though.She is aggressive with other dogs and isn't comfortable around children, but she has been fine with both adult men and women. She prefers it when people let her come to them. She gets excited with new people and can tend to jump up and give kisses a little too forcefully. She loves to lick and can be kind of an attention hog! All you have to do is look at her and say her name and she'll start wagging her tail.Bella LOVES her toys, especially plushies. She'll often go get a toy and bring it over to you to play or sometimes just to show it off. She even started knowing them by name! She is a toy destroyer and destuffer and they don't last long. She has even ripped a rubber Kong toy into pieces in under two hours.She is extremely smart. She already seemed to know sit, speak, shake, roll over, kiss, up, and stay. We worked with her on "spin around" and she caught on quickly. Bella is very food motivated. She loves to eat. Teaching her tricks and rewarding her behavior is best done with nibbles in hand. She is also very responsive to love and positive reinforcement. She is sensitive to discipline.She is a velcro dog and she seems to enjoy having someone around at home. She likes a routine. When off routine, she can be anxious. Her best days are comprised of sleeping, eating, belly rubs, following her people around, and going for a long walk. Car rides stress her out. She's excited to get in the car, but once she's in and moving she gets very anxious. She is very well-behaved at home alone, but gets a little sad and prefers to have her people home with her.She likes to snuggle on her terms. She likes to have her own doggy bed nearby so she can freely sleep wherever she wants. She may be older in years old but she acts very young in spirit. She is sweet, cheerful, protective and perceptive. She will alert you (loudly) if someone is at the door or if she hears something unusual.Bella just finished nano laser treatment for a mast cell tumor on her left hind leg. It was successfully removed and she is in clinical remission! She has periodic check-ups to ensure it stays that way. Her next appointment is scheduled for late January. She receives two over-the-counter medications, twice a day. She will need to remain on these for life. They are inexpensive and she will eat them if you just put them on her food.After spending a year and a half with Bella, I would deem her ideal adopter to have:· No other pets and no children· A work-from-home family member so she doesn't get lonely· Acreage for her to run around and explore, or the ability to consistently provide her with a 30-60min walk every day· A routine-based lifestyle - travel and unpredictability cause her stress· Commitment to her cancer follow-up appointments and medication· A desire to both give and receive a whole lotta loveBella is a happy girl who deserves a family that's going to be just as sweet to her as she is to them. A family that will take loving care of her for the rest of her Bella days. If that sounds like you, then I'd love to talk further with you!The dog adoption fee is $90. They come spayed/neutered, microchipped, first set of vaccines including DHPP (parvo combo), Bordatella (kennel cough), and Strongid (wormer).Our website updates every hour, but some animals may be adopted faster than we can get them updated online. If you'd like to check on the status of an animal, please call us at 360-352-2510. This is especially important if you are viewing this animal on any site other than Animal Services' website. We will need the animal's number in order to look up the animal.