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At A Glance
Happy Spring, Bella! From Anonymous
In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:Date AvailableFenceKid FriendlyAnother DogCat Friendly11/16/2016 Required Physical Only 10+ Required Yes This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.
Welcome Bella 16-252 to RAGOM.
Bella was a stray from northern Minnesota who was rescued by the Retrievers. She very likely came from a puppy mill and has had at least one litter of puppies. Her behaviors are very consistent with puppy mill dogs. She is quite skittish and startles easily. Bella is uncomfortable with new people and startles easily with strange or loud noises. But she has come so far in the almost 2 weeks I have had her. After finding a safe spot in the house and checking out resident dog, Willow, she started to settle into our routine. A couple of accidents in the first few days, but she is completely housebroken now and lets you know when she needs to go out. Although she probably had not been on a leash, every day she is doing better walking with a Gentle Walker harness. Bella does not tolerate being in a kennel, so we don't do it. She is fine with free roam and not destructive. She has no separation anxiety.
The vet thinks Bella is 5-6 years old. She is at a good weight for her of 60 pounds. All of her vaccinations have been given and the only thing we're dealing with are infected ears. They have cleared up nicely with treatment. Bella needs to be spayed yet and she is scheduled for that in a couple of weeks.
More to come about this sweet girl as we get to know her. If You think Bella would be the right addition to your home, let you placement advisor know. She has become quite the love and will give so much love in return.