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SPOTLIGHT ON Bella

Name: Bella
Ref No: 29001326
Location: Borders: Selkirkshire
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Age: 6 Years, 7 Months ESTIMATE
Gender: Neutered Female
Good with Children: No
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Untested, please ask
Good with Livestock: No
Status: Available

 

Bella 's CV: Bella is a very sweet and loving girl. She always looks to her human for reassurance and cuddles! She is a very active girl. She adores her long walks in the woods and over the hills. It took Bella a few days to warm to us (a 2 adult and 1 dog household), but when she did, she showed us how loving, affectionate and calm she really is. She also gets on well with other dogs. Bella will need a hands-off approach for her first few days in her new home. She will come to you when she’s ready and she will improve by the bucket load day by day! Whilst in foster, Bella has displayed very stiff joints and limping. After xrays, she has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia in one hip and the beginning of arthritis on one wrist. She has been on Yumove and medical pain relief for a few weeks now and her movement has improved. Bella also takes a fibre supplement daily to help an anal gland issue. With all this, she is still incredibly active and very happy out on walks, so there’s no reason why she can’t carry on having an active and happy life, with the help of pain management. When Bella arrived, she pulled like a train on the lead, but since removing the harness and using a slip lead with it around her nose, she’s improving greatly! Her recall is fantastic. She rarely roams too far, but if she does, she comes straight back to her name. It doesn’t look like Bella has been taught to leave things. She especially picks things up when she’s excited! She is quite hard-mouthed and will need gentle, patient training to leave things – like giant stones on walks! She is extremely fetch obsessed and we are not encouraging ball play in her foster home.

 

She gets a squeaky ball or toy as a reward every now and then. Bella has become very used to sleeping with our resident dog in their separate room. She happily sleeps throughout the night in her crate and can be left for short periods. She can be a bit of a doorbell and can be vocal towards strangers. This can all be improved through training though, as she responds to positive training methods very well. She travels well in the car and is very vocal and excited when she realises we’re home! Bella is an incredibly loving, cuddly and affectionate girl. She fast became my shadow and a lovely one at that. Bella is a wonderful companion and is now ready to find her forever home. If you think Bella is the girl for you, please get in touch. NOTE - if you are home-checked use the email below to note your interest. If you are not home-checked yet, please complete an online application found on our website.

 

 

Email us here for enquiries about Bella : selkirkshire@springerrescuescotland.org