About Me

Name: Bela of Lexington
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Schnauzer (medium coat)
Weight: 24 lb
Height: 14 in
Estimated Birthdate: 10/21/2016
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Adoption Fee:$349

My Story

Date into Rescue: 10/21/2021

Reason for being in rescue: owner release - Mom passed away and Dad was sent to a memory care unit.  Family struggled but could not care for the dogs so sent them to CPR

Special Needs? Bela is reportedly spayed per her previous vet records. We do not have documentation of this other than the previous vet records.  These records do not contain documentation of the surgery.  She will go out on a spay/neuter contract.  Bela has severe dry eye which was left untreated for a very long time.  Now that she is on proper medication, her eyes are much better.  She will require daily eye drops for life.  She needs cyclosporine drops twice per day. At 1800petmeds these are $47 for one bottle.  One bottle should last on average 5 to 6 weeks. She also benefits from an OTC rewetting.  We use blink which runs about $8 per bottle and lasts about a month.  We also like to add OptixCare Pet Eye Lube Plus + Hyaluron 20g for Dog Cat Horses  from Amazonsmiles which is about $14 per tube.  Each tube lasts about 5 to 6 weeks. Bela is also allergic to fleas. When she arrived at the rescue, her hair was almost gone from scratching at the fleas.  It has grown back and still has some hair growing to do. Bela most likely is allergic to fleas and will need good flea control throughout her life - but don't all dogs deserve that: 

What kind of home would be best for me: Bela is a very typical schnauzer and needs someone who understands the breed and the activities of this stubborn, hard headed, unstoppable, adorable breed.  If you love them, there is nothing better.  You will need the time to do her eye drops at least 3 times per day. 

What is my personality like: Bela is a schnauzer lovers dream. She has the full personality of one. She is vocal and knows what she wants and loves to play. She needs leash work and she will pull on a leash. She'll also dart out a door in a heartbeat.  She does require a fence due to her liking to roam.

She gets along well with large and small dogs. She would love another dog in her home to be her play buddy.  She can be pushy to certain dogs upon the first meet but then settles down to play. Bella cannot live in an apartment due to how loud and vocal she is. Cats are not ideal for her home.

How do I act when I first meet new people: Curious - this little one is curious about everything and everyone

Tips and Tidbits: (10/21/2016 est. birthdate - please note, Bela's family members said she was 2 years old. There are no records available to tell us the truth.  We think Bela is older than 2 and have given her an estimated birthdate of 5. 

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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