(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Good with kids,
Not good with dogs,
Spayed or Neutered,
Bella is an 8-year old, 45 lb. Lab mix whose human mom passed away. Bella lived with a doggie sister who has been adopted, and Bella is now looking for a family of her very own.
Bella's foster in New England tells us: "Bella is truly one of the happiest dogs you will meet and it doesn't take long for her to become your loving girl. She looks straight into your eyes and is grateful to be with you. If you would like a hiking buddy who can match you step for step, Bella is your girl. If you want a snuggle bunny, she's that too. Bella loves to cuddle and gives endless kisses to show how much she appreciates the people she loves. She is adventurous, loves to sniff out critters in the yard and play fetch with a ball, and she loves riding in the car. She will be your best buddy and she is very smart. Her tail rarely stops wagging and that says it all." Check her out in this fun video!
Bella has wonderful house manners, eating and sleeping well, and is fully house trained. She can be left home alone with no problems. Bella gets along well with everyone she meets, including kids. She has been working on her leash skills and, with the help of a harness and treats, she keeps improving.
Bella, like many dogs, is selective about the dogs she meets, and she is getting professional training help with her dog interactions to help her become her best self. That said, she truly deserves to be someone's only dog, living in a home with a fenced yard. With her happy spirit that shines through her big, bright eyes, you can see how much she wants to belong. If you have space in your heart and home for Bella, ask about her.
Bella had been spayed and was given heartworm preventative, so she is heartworm negative (hooray!). She is up to date on her vaccinations and micro-chipped. Bella is a wonderful companion dog who will enrich the life of anyone who gives her a loving home!
Rescued dogs come with a range of needs - from behavioral to emotional to medical. When approved applicants adopt such dogs, they agree to continue the rehabilitation we have begun.
If you would like to be part of Bella's rescue story, and you have already been approved for adoption through SGRR, please contact Candy to be considered to adopt sweet Bella.
If not yet approved for adoption, please visit our website to lean more and to submit an online application. Click here to visit our website.
Please contact us with any questions regarding your application status.
PLEASE APPLY by submitting an application via this online link: Click for Adoption Application
About Our Rescue
Before being approved to adopt, all potential adopters need to complete our online application and participate in our pre-adoption review process. The process includes the completion of an online application, a reference from the applicants' vet, a phone interview, and a visit to the applicants' home. The application process helps us determine what type of Golden would be best suited for the applicants' life style. In some cases, the specific dog you are interested in may have found a home before this process is complete or further assessment may find that this dog is not the right match for your family. We are regularly getting new Goldens in need of a home, so we encourage you to apply and get approved so that when the right dog comes along you will be ready.
The information provided on each dog is based on observations of our vets, volunteers, fosters and when available, trainers. While we do our best to report any and all issues, SGRR does not make any guarantees as to the health or temperament of any dog. Dogs evolve differently in different environments and we cannot predict with any certainty how the dog you adopt will act in your home.
SGRR ADOPTION FEES - Effective May 1, 2020 (subject to change)
$750 Puppy - up to 6 months
$650 Young 6 months - 6 years
$550 Senior 7 - 9 years
$450 Senior 10 years and older
$550 Young Special Needs
$400 Senior 7+ Special Needs
$1000 Young Bonded Pair
$900 Senior 7+ Bonded Pair
A contract is signed the day of adoption. Under the terms of the contract, all adopters are required to bring the rescue to a vet within 7 business days. The dogs receive basic veterinary care prior to adoption. If your vet identifies an illness that an adopter is not willing to treat, then the dog is returned and a full refund is provided.
Many of our dogs are fostered in private homes and we do not have a facility to visit. We are committed to our dogs before, during, and after adoption! The rescue retains title to the dog and can never be released or sold. Should the adopters no longer be able to keep the dog, SGRR must be notified so that we can take the dog back into rescue and place it into another home. We reserve the right to remove a dog at any time should we find the adopter is no longer caring for their Golden in a way we see fit. Adopters then have to agree to follow up visits as needed.
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