About Me

Name: Bella of Knoxville
Gender: Female
Breed: Schnauzer / Terrier Mix
Estimated Birthdate: 2/23/2010
Height: 13 inches
Weight: about 30 lbs
Good with dogs: yes
Good with cats: yes
Good with kids: yes
Good with men: yes
Good with women: yes
House trained: no
Crate trained: yes
Leash trained: I will stroll, but my days of long walks are behind me
Must have fenced in yard: no


Bella was found as a stray in Knoxville, TN. She is struggling with peeing a lot and in general her kidney function is poor. 

Full of love and naps this girl wins your heart every time you see her. Bella is easily one of the most comforting dogs to be around. She has a way about her that tells the people around her that things are alright (she would be fantastic for someone seeking a dog that can keep them company). She is very friendly and gets along with everyone and everything (dogs, humans, and cats!). Bella adores being given attention and just getting to be around her people. She likes to be able to come take naps with her people as well! There is nothing better than taking a nap with Bella!

Bella does often need help to get around as she can’t see well and we don’t want her getting trapped somewhere. However.... she has settled into the routine of our senior center and knows where the water and door leading outside is. She just needs a little bit of consistency so she can thrive and be happy! She is best suited for life with a pack (Bella loves having other dogs around her). Even though she’s not huge on playing with other dogs she loves to have the canine company and likes to take naps with her friends! Although Bella does enjoy the occasional stroll to the grass outside for some sunshine time... you’ll find her more at comfort staying inside most of the day where she can have a nice comfy bed to snuggle up in. She’ll also request that you give her blankets as she likes to “make” her bed up. As long as you make sure that you take Bella outside to use the bathroom occasionally she is pretty good about staying clean inside. It is not often that Bella is on a leash but when she is she will walk with you for the most part if she is on one.

Overall Bella is a homebody that likes to stay inside and take naps with her people!

Yes, SOS dogs like Bella are not only up for angels but up for adoption, too. There is not an adoption fee for an SOS dog for we understand you are taking on responsibilities that are different than those of a younger or healthier dog.  Taking these dogs to end of life is a rewarding volunteer activity that many of our volunteers have found enriches them more than it does the dog.  To adopt, please visit our webpage at and complete the adoption application.





Can’t have a dog of your own? Have a soft spot for old, sick or hard to place dogs? It only takes a $20 a month donation for me to be your virtual dog!  I need at least 10 virtual adopters (sponsors) to help cover my monthly costs.  If I have medical challenges I need even more!  The caregivers at Carolina Poodle Rescue will do the rest.  Just think, without ever having to leave your home, you can have your very own online dog that will send you update emails, make Facebook posts, and be eternally grateful for your support!  Go to the donate link at the top of the page for instructions as to how to donate. Questions?  Email:

I LOVE MY Virtual Adopters!  STEVE H