Dear sweet sweet Bella is ready for a forever home to call her own. Bella is believed to be around 3 1/2 years old. She has been spayed, she is current on vaccines and has a microchip. Here is what her foster has to say about Bella.
Bella is one of the sweetest Berners I have ever fostered. Her forever home should have a calm, confident, mellow dog in it. She finds great strength and security with another dog in the home. She currently lives with a 7 year old female Berner who is mostly a couch potato.
Bella spent her entire life in a puppy mill. She was used for breeding and nothing more. Her forever family will need to have a good understanding of what living in a puppy mill really means. I would suggest anyone interested in Bella do some research on puppy mill breeding stock and their quirks and challenges. Bella has a long list of quirks and fears. The world is new to her and she does not trust humans. She is super shy. She has come a long way in my home and we celebrate the baby steps forward every week. She still has a long way to go. I have no doubt that she will shutdown and take steps backward when moved. With the right family, doing the right things she will slowly begin to trust and start taking those baby steps forward again.
Bella is underweight but has been slowly gaining weight over the past few months. She is currently eating Honest Kitchen with grain chicken and also turkey. These are the foods she will eat and has done very very well on them and will most likely need to remain on these foods. She will not eat kibble/dog food of any brand. She also loves whole milk yogurt. She loves strawberries and bananas too.
Bella is terrified of men and would not do well with a house full of men. She has done well with my husband but he is pro with fosters and knows how to handle them.
She would do best in a quiet home, rural setting, no big cities for her. She also cannot handle small children full time. They just have too much energy for her and they make too many sudden movements.
Bella will climb a fence to escape, her forever family probably for many many months will need to leash walk Bella for everything. I leash her up for all potty breaks and then take a short walk so she will learn the smells and sounds of the neighborhood. If I adopted her I would plan to leash her for everything probably for the next few years.
Bella's adoption fee is $450.00. She is located in McCormick, South Carolina. We do not transport our Berners, adopter should plan to travel to McCormick, SC to pick up Bella.
If interested in Bella, please click on the adoption application button, complete and sign application, return completed application to: firstname.lastname@example.org