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Bella has been adopted!

Sponsored in memory of Amber and Ashton


Sweet Bella made the long trip from Kentucky a few months ago, and it didn’t take long for her foster family to fall in love! She is friendly and good-natured, has an endless supply of tail wags, and is always up for a good belly rub!

Life hasn’t always been easy for this gentle girl. Bella has hypothyroidism and had been suffering with skin infections and major hair loss for many years. Her previous owners were unable to pay for her thyroid medication and didn’t believe she had any quality of life left, so they asked the vet to euthanize her. The vet refused, knowing that she would respond well to treatment and suggested they surrender her. Now that Bella is with Save Me she is on daily medication to treat her hypothyroidism, has a medicated shampoo to help heal her skin, and she is thriving! Her fur was quite patchy, but as her treatment continued it has greatly improved, to the point where now you would never know she’d had any issues! Her new owner will have to commit to paying for her thyroid meds as she will need to stay on them for the rest of her life (about $30/month). She also needs weekly baths with a medicated shampoo ($23/bottle) to keep her skin in tip top condition.

Bella is a lower energy dog. She enjoys a morning and evening walk with her foster parents, and, while she has come a long way, she still has a little bit of work to do on learning not to pull. When at home she likes to snooze on a comfy bed near her humans. There is still some puppy left in her as she loves to play with stuffies, flinging them around and tossing them into the air. She loves a good game of tug and a bit of fetch. She also likes to have a chew toy to gnaw on, which has the added benefit of helping to keep her teeth clean. She hasn’t been destructive at all in her foster home. She learns very quickly what is hers. She has also learned what door to sit by to be let outside, and has had no accidents!
Bella also enjoys going on adventures with her foster family and travels in the car very well! She can climb in all by herself and then likes to sit and watch the world go by for a while before lying down for a snooze.

Bella spends the night in the living room on a giant pillow. She settles easily and greets us in the morning with tail wags.

Bella loves to be near her humans and would love to have a home where someone is able to be with her most of the time. Her previous owners said she was alone six hours a day. In foster care she has been left for a very occasional eight hour day, and has been just fine, but she would definitely prefer this not to be the norm! When she first arrived at her foster home she would howl and bark pretty much continuously until we came home. It proved to be a temporary issue and once she felt secure she quickly became more comfortable with being left alone. This may be an issue again when she goes to her forever home so her new owner will have to commit to working through these issues with her until she realizes that her people will always come back for her.

Bella has been eating Purina ProPlan Sensitive Skin & Stomach in the salmon and rice formula and does very well with it. She takes her pills easily, especially if there is a tsp of wet dog food to sweeten the deal!

Bella is a perfect family dog. She does well with dog savvy kids, and gets on well with cats and other dogs.

Bella was lovingly fostered by Jocelyn