Bella GH-1060


Bella is proof that good things do come in small packages!  She currently weighs 39.6 pounds (the vet says she should stay between 35-40 lbs). This darling golden mix will be turning 10 years old on March 30th, and it is hard for us to imagine that her family dumped her at the shelter just because she was getting older. 

Bella is a sweet, gentle and loving little girl whom loves affection and attention. She just came from the vet and all her blood work came back great. She is on Proin (just $22/month) for incontinence two times a day, and we just added in estrogen (about $37/month), and she is reliable for 6-7 hours now. She will need to remain on these medications the rest of her life. Her vision is good, but she is deaf. No problem for Bella, since she knows hand signals, and will follow you anywhere. Because she is hearing challenged, a home with a fenced yard is probably best.  

Bella loves to go outside, she will beat you to the door and push you out of the way to get out first. She rides great in the car and will go for a ride anytime you will take her. Bella enjoys going for walks and does great on a leash, no pulling unless her nose catches a whiff of something, then the race is on for you to go her way, although at only 39 pounds, it’s not much of a pull. She has a front paw that is a little deformed, but it doesn’t slow her down any. Although after walking for more than a mile, she might need to rest.

Bella carries a stuff toy around a little, but doesn’t bother to play with most toys. Bella knows how to go up and down steps, but prefers not to, she would rather wait at the top or bottom of the steps for you to come back. Bella does great with other dogs and currently has a foster fur brother. She will growl at first when meeting another dog, her way of setting the tone, then she is all about sniffing them. She does well with older dogs and not puppies. She enjoys taking her afternoon nap and chilling out. She loves all adults and kids, the more attention the better. Cats are unknown, but with proper introduction she may be ok.

Bella will do best in a home where she is not left alone for more than 6-7 hours, so she has the opportunity to go outside. She sleeps on her bed at night and will wake you when she needs to go out. Depending on how late she is let out before bed, she may wake you during the night to go out again.Bella sleeps on her doggie bed, and does not get up on the couch or chair…she seems to prefer her own bed. 

If you are an approved GoldHeart adopter and have a home where Bella can get the love and attention she craves and deserves, please contact her foster mom at rlmp1965@aol.comBella is being fostered in the Hagerstown, MD area. 

If you are not yet approved by Goldheart, and are in our SERVICE AREA, please complete an adoption application at http://www.goldheart.org/adopting-a-golden/adoption-application/. There is a $30 non-refundable application fee that must be received before the approval process starts. The approval process can take several weeks since we rely on an all-volunteer support network to process your application, conduct the home visit, and check references. If approved, you can then inquire about Bella if still available, and you may also inquire about any other available dog that is looking for a forever home. Thank you for your patience and understanding.






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