About Me

Name: Bella of Knoxville
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Terrier / Schnauzer / Mixed (long coat)
Weight: 30 lb
Height: 20 in
Estimated Birthdate: 2/23/2010
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$1 - I am special

My Story

Date into Rescue:  2/22/2020

Reason for being in rescue:  stray, pulled from Young Williams Animal Center in Knoxville, TN

Special Needs: Bella has marginally anemic urine. She has reduced SG and chemistry and electrolytes are normal.Our vet thinks this may be a compensated renal problem. She has severe dry eye and needs Cyclosporine applied to both eyes twice daily.  She also gets her eyes wiped out several times a day and an artificial tear drops several times per day.  

What kind of home would be best for me: Bella is retired and loving it. She sleeps all day and she sleeps all night.  Her goal in life is a soft bed, soft food and softer hands.  She does not care what kind of home she is in as long as she has a bed. She most likely would not do well in a busy house (it would overwhelm her) so a slow home for a slow girl. Bella is considered a hospice dog.

What is my personality like: Bella will come up to and ask for loving, then go back to bed for a few hours. She gets up, putters around, potties, and then goes back to bed.  She is retired and loving it.  

The shelter aged Bella at 8.  Our vet says 10 - or more.  She is a senior citizen for whom life has not been kind.  You can change that.  Let's be real honest about her peeing - she's old.  If she does not make it all the way outside, she is good with that. The maid cleans it up.  Seriously, Bella is old and while most of the time she will go outside (we wake her up every few hours and take her outside, she does not generally offer to go) she does need someone to take her out.  Bella's kidneys are not what they used to be so we don't crate her. She does get up at night and uses the rug by the door.  If she is in a very deep sleep, she will pee in her sleep.  We have watched her wake up from a deep sleep, pee in the bed she was sleeping in because at that moment, moving anywhere was not going to happen, and then change beds.  

How do I act when I first meet new people:  Slow and easy.  Bella is not going to move fast for anybody. She's the tortoise, not the hare.

Tips and Tidbits: Bella's estimated birthday is 2/23/2010

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.

Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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