1 year old • Female • 45 lbs
Miss Bella is a slender, lithe girl who is mostly tan with large splashes of white on her chest, face, and paws. Her fur is super short and VERY silky. She has a very expressive face with gorgeous eyes.
Miss Bella is a lover of life! Whatever the humans do, Bella will do with twice the enthusiasm. A hike? Sign her up! Yoga? She'll do a quick down dog and lay down next to the mats.
She gets along with other dogs famously and would love to have a doggie brother or sister to play with and a fenced in yard in which to do so. Her favorite game is chase; she is super fast and loves watching other dogs try to catch up! We are convinced that she knows she's the belle of the ball and likes to show off wherever she goes. (She can't wait until dog parks reopen and she can go meet some new friends!)
Bella is quietly affectionate. She doesn't beg for attention, but loves curling up beside you or laying on her back for some belly scratches. She is crate trained and house trained, is very smart and is eager to expand her repertoire of tricks. If you teach her a trick one day, she will come show it off the next day, hoping you are ready to watch in awe and give her the praise she knows she deserves! She is happy to play with her chew toys on her own by throwing them around in the air, but she'll bring them over for you to tug with her, too.
She has some of the cutest quirks that keep the humans laughing, including burrowing her nose between pillows when she curls up to sleep and making the cutest, dopiest face when she scratches an itch. She is always eager to go for a walk around the neighborhood, which she always ends with a gleeful roll in the grass. Once inside she will sit right beside you on the couch and curl up with a nose or a paw on your leg.
Bella would love to be a part of an active household with people who appreciate her joie de vivre. She will steal your heart!
Bella is in good health. She is up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, heartworm negative, and spayed.
Bella was rescued from a shelter in Baltimore, MD, by a Good Samaritan after her previous owner had a baby.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.