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Bella! Beautiful Boston lady! *ADOPTED*
Bella is such a sweet girl! She has had a hard first 3 years: Used as a back yard breeder, beaten up by the other dogs she lived with and hit by a car and finally being surrendered to the local Animal Shelter who sent her to us! She is SUPER bonded to her foster mom! She LOVES long walks and gets along with people, cats & dogs. Since she spent her life in the back yard she has become VERY fond of being indoors and with her people: this has caused some separation anxiety. We feel she would do best with a retired couple, or someone who works at home or could take her to work with them. If you think you would be the best forever home for this special girl, please fill out an application!
This is what the shelter said about Bella before she came to WDR:
Bella is a 3 year old spayed female Boston Terrier that weighs 15 pounds. Bella's owner stated that she lived in a household with a 7 year old child and another as young as 3 months old. Her owner described her as friendly, playful and tolerant with children.
Bella's family surrendered Bella after using her for backyard breeding and living with other intact Boston Terriers (2 intact males and her sister who was only recently spayed). The owner explained that Bella and her sister would fight when they were not home. Bella and her sister were only recently spayed on March 31, 2012. It is not surprising that 2 intact females had problems living in the same household, their hormones seemed to have gotten the better of them.
Bella came into the shelter with many bite wounds at various stages of healing on her legs and body. She was taken to UC Davis for an evaluation of recent fight wounds and it was determined that she has healing granulation tissue that is doing well. Our first concern when evaluating her as a rescue candidate was her potential for dog aggression. We brought out one of the shelter's recently spayed females in adoption to see if she would have any issues. We started by walking them both around the shelter grounds letting them acclimate to each other on a nice walk in the sunshine. Bella briefly sniffed the new dog and then kept enjoying her walk. She seemed to be more interested in the walk then the other dog. The other dog even tried mounting Bella at one point which Bella completely ignored. Since she did so well I also tested her with treats and food. She didn't have any interest in the treats and did very well in 'sharing' her canned food with me. We also received all her vet records from the owner. In 2010 she was hit by a car and suffered a pelvic fracture. The owners had the fracture surgically repaired. This has given her an odd gait in the rear, but doesn't seem to be bother her at all.
Since Bella has come into the shelter she has been an absolute doll. She greeted everyone with a crooked tail wag with a big smile on her face. After her quick assessment with treats and food, I brought her in the office to spend some more time with her. She was happy to receive lots of attention from all the office staff and even met the office cat that she disregarded with a quick sniff. She is quite the character also. She would climb her wiggly self into my lap and quickly sneak in a kiss. She was happy to love and be loved. After lots of cuddles, she laid on the cool office floor hanging out with her new friends.
Primary Breed: Boston Terrier
Shots Current: Yes