About Me

Name: Bella of Hickory Grove
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Labrador Retriever (medium coat)
Weight: 40 lbs
Height: 20 in
Estimated Birthdate: 9/14/2016
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$200

My Story

Date into Rescue: 9/14/2020

Reason for being in rescue: Bella was found as a stray by one of our caregivers

Special Needs: Bella is one lucky girl! She was found by one of our caregivers after being hit by a car. Thankfully (and luckily) her injuries were largely isolated to the rear part of her body. She did have hip and rear leg damage and required emergency FHO surgery. Bella is amazingly resilient and has recovered beautifully. 

What kind of home would be best for me: Bella is seeking a home as the only dog with experienced owners. She requires owners committed to leash walking. Bella is not a dog that can be let out in the back yard to potty - she will dig out from the fence. Bella has plenty of energy and exercise, but needs a family that understands what she can physically do is limited due to her hip and leg injury. Bella will not be placed in a home with young children. She can be snappy about her food and this could cause an issue. We'd love for Bella to choose a home with another dog whose company she enjoys. This will be up to her.

What is my personality like: Bella is a tough, lucky girl. She survived being hit by a car and, thanks to the community of supporters at Carolina Poodle Rescue, had major surgery to put her hip back into place. Bella is strong and resilient and healing beautifully from a major injury and serious surgery. She does not apply pressure to her back rear leg consistently, but can and will walk on it.

We have no idea what circumstances led to Bella wandering in the road, but she'd clearly been on her own and fending for herself for a while. When she was found Bella was emaciated and covered in fleas and ticks. It is no surprise that she absolutely loves food and is very food motivated now that meals are consistent and plentiful. 

Bella has likely lived most of her life as a loner. She is living in a cottage with other dogs and generally gets along fine with them, but does not like other dogs in her space. She can be snippy with other dogs that sniff the rear half of her body - this may be related to pain or may be about her personal space and territory. Regardless, given this, we do not recommend Bella for a home with other dogs.

Bella must be a strictly indoor dog with walks outside. She can and will dig out of fences and is considered a flight risk. She needs regular exercise, but nothing too strenuous given her leg injury and ongoing healing. Bella has a wonderful demeanor and a strong spirit that we admire. She's going to make an incredible companion and pet!

How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly

Tips and Tidbits: Bella's estimated birthday is  9/14/2016 

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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