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Meet Bella, a super cute Lab/Pointer mix who was found wandering as a stray puppy in rural SC. Luckily, she’s now safe in rescue and her new life is about to begin. She’s a very affectionate dog who loves people and kids, and is good with most dogs. She was fostered with 7- and a 9-year-old kids, and 2 other dogs in her SC foster home. Bella is still very young at only 13 - 14 months old, she is active, and will need her daily exercise and playtime. Once she’s had her exercise, she is very content to chill on the couch with you and chew a bone. She knows how to sit and is potty trained. He foster dad, Bryan, has been working with her on crate training and her leash walking skills. She uses the crate daily now, and has improved on leash. Initially, she would pull and bark at other dogs, but with some work and training, she has improved and can be redirected to sit and ignore. We want to find an adopter for Bella who will continue to work with her, and do some training on basic obedience skills.
She enjoys the company of other dogs, but would be fine as an only dog or with a more active pup in her home who likes to wrestle and play. She loves chewing on bones and napping on the couch, enjoys rubs and scratches, and will close her eyes in bliss when getting a belly rubs
Her foster mom describes Bella as a happy-go-lucky, loving dog. . “Overall she is a great girl who has so much potential and so much love to give!”
Apply today so you can meet her when she arrives and take her home.
BREED ESTIMATE: Labrador/Pointer mix
APPROXIMATE WEIGHT: 53 lbs
APPROXIMATE AGE: 13 to 14 months
COAT TYPE: Medium
ADOPTION FEE: $350
OTHER INFO: UTD on shots/spayed/microchipped/monthly preventatives
LOCATION: Arlington, VA
FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to http://adopt.ddbnova.org and complete the application.
You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to http://foster.ddbnova.org and fill out an application.
Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.