Bella Status: Available

ID: 23427

Name: Bella

Breed: Pug Cross

Age: 3 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Cornwall, Kent

If you are interested in adopting a dog that does not say it can be homed with a cat and wish us to cat test please let us know and we will be happy to do this.

15-10-2018 Bella is a 3 year old pug cross who has come to us from a breeder.  She is very close to Birtha and we are looking for a home for them together.  They would not need another dog in the home if this were the case as Birtha is quite confident and if they are lucky enough to go to a foster home their fosterer will start them with house training and lead walking etc.  Bella is a little nervous to be handled but does settle once in your arms so with time, love and patience she will begin to trust you and you will be able to watch her transform into a wonderful, brave little soul who loves you.

02-11-18 UPDATE

Bella has been here for 2 weeks and although is improving in confidence each week, she still has a little way to go. With hope of showing the ropes and building her confidence Bella is still sharing with the same room mate Birtha who she came in with from the breeders. As Bella is still insecure, she will need another dog in the adopting home and we would consider homing her with Birtha if you have the room in your house, heart and life as they love being together.
Bella will not only need patience to let her build her confidence but she will need house training and lots of TLC so she knows she will be safe with you before teaching her to walk on a lead or harness. Bella is still a little nervous to be handled but does settle once in your arms, especially if you picked her up before. If this could be the pug for you, please come and meet her. Who knows, she might even pick you!

06-11-18 UPDATE

Today was a big day for Bella, with a little help from Birtha she went for a walk for the first time! Although she is still nervous she is coming around as the days go by, she will now let me smooth her without backing away and lets me put her harness and leads on without any fuss. Bella is looking for a home with a resident dog to help her with house training and her confidence, she is very close to Birtha so they could go together if there is a resident dog. She hasn't had the best start to life so is looking for a family to show her love, affection and help her learn to trust.

20-11-18 UPDATE

Everyday that Bella is with us she is growing a little bit more in confidence.  Today was a big day for her as she actually came up to me for attention and stayed for a while. She is still learning to walk on a harness and is still nervous but in a home with another dog i'm sure she will come along quicker.
Bella will need someone who has time to help her along with her harness training, the more time she spends with you the more she wants to have attention. She is such a sweet girl who just needs a family and a forever home to make her feel safe and see the love she has missed out on so far.

29-12-18 UPDATE
We have had Bella for one week.  She is a lovely, friendly, frowney, gentle lump. She adores both human and dog companionship and has just seamlessly settled into the household as if she has always been here!
She is a little bit feet and hand shy but even in such a short time this bravest little girl will now jump up to sit close to you so you can slowly stroke her.
Her toilet training is very good and the lead training is coming on very well.
She sleeps all night by the arger happily cuddled up with her beloved Bertha. She does look to her so want them to be re-homed together.  Whoever has this easy pair will be a very lucky person.

07-01-19 UPDATE

What a pleasure it is to look after these girls. This week we travelled to Cornwall which is a big ask for these dogs but I felt that they were able and confident enough to do it. Alongside our dogs they calmly travelled the five hour journey both there and back, not a peep, they just lay down and calmly snoozed both journeys away.
Having now spent time with Bella and Birtha in different environments we can definitely say for sure that these girls are not for stomping miles across muddy fields. They do love going for a walk but prefer the more Café culture side of life. So a stroll around the village for a sniff or a walk on the beach followed by a rest in a coffee shop or a kiss and a cuddle by any admiring fans in the local brewery is more their style..and then home please for a well deserved snooze on that newly discovered favourite place .... THE SOFA ....(oh yes!! ...trying to get these two of it for their final nightly wee is fun.)
They are both most gentle and loving dogs but Bella is the nervous one of the pair. With time and patience I can only see this improving as she looks to her more confident sister Birtha as a role model.

23-01-19 UPDATE
Well it’s been another busy week for Bella and Birtha. We’ve visited the vets for some flea/worm treatment and they very kindly showed the vet their lovely white teeth and glossy coat but yes they could do with loosing a few pounds ...which we are working on.
We went on a group walk which our local dog trainer runs once a month. Got very muddy and dirty and met lots of big and small canine friends.....followed promptly by their first bath in foster which I wouldn’t say they was impressed with however they enjoyed the towelling off after and Bertha even let me hair dryer her....because she is a super model you know!
We've been to the beach for a nice long walk and then popped in and of the shops for a bit of retail therapy. It’s been a fun week but by far the best thing that’s happened this week is that Bellas tail has gone from straight to doggie language this means I’m not so scared of the big wide world now ...yay She is still the nervous one of the pair and does hold back and assess the situation first but is now a long long way from being the dog too scared to walk through a doorway.
Bella and Bertha walk beautifully on the lead, are dog friendly, happy to travel in the car, 99.9 per cent toilet trained. They are an absolutely lovely pair who dote on each other and therefore need to be re-homed together. Whoever has these girls is going to be a very lucky person.

03-02-19 UPDATE

Bella and Bertha continue to do very well in foster and every week I see more of their cheeky characters emerging. They walk beautifully on the lead, travel very well in the car, dog friendly and are now beginning to understand when they need to go out for the toilet. I've been attempting to get some action shots of the girls this week ...ahem...ah well maybe next time ...they do like a snooze! But don’t be fooled by these pictures they can have a mad five minutes where they chase each other and for chunky dogs they are surprisingly fast and can easily jump onto the garden chairs. Bella and Bertha really do love each other and would need to be re-homed as a pair.

24-02-19 UPDATE

Bella is progressing very well in foster. She has not had an overnight accident for many weeks and will ask to go out if she needs to. She sleeps soundly all night cuddled with her sister Bertha.
Bella is an absolute dream to walk. She particular looks forward to her daily stroll and is a big sniffer and potterer and doesn’t mind other dogs coming over to say hello but will stand close to you or Bertha if they are over exuberant.
  She does take notice of cars particularly if they are going fast or noisy but generally copes ok with them only occasionally being startled.
We do not have cats but if out on a walk one appears she is interested particularly if they run she gets excited and wants to I would suggest therefore that she cannot be re-homed with a resident cat.
After her walk she is happy to be left for an hour but she really craves human company so will whine if left much longer. Unlike her sister Bella is a little nervous around young children and will generally stand back and watch them.  She is nervous about the initial getting into the car ..but once in her cage she travels very well with no issues. 
Bella has already made such enormous steps but is the more nervous dog of the pair however this does not stop her enjoying everyday life just means it needs to be done at her pace. This will only improve with patience and time.
She has a huge amount of love to give and is a gentle and sensitive girl. If she is not following you around the house checking where you are you will find her all snuggled up with her more confident sister Bertha whom she adores so they will need to be re-homed together.

PLEASE NOTE: We nearly always home dogs who have come from breeders where there is ALREADY A RESIDENT DOG living in the house. They have usually never lived in a house before and are only used to canine company. They usually get their confidence and learn faster with another dog to copy from. This also helps with house training and learning how to walk on a lead. They will make lovely pets but do need a lot of love, time and patience. If the ex breeding dog you are interested in can be an only dog it will say so in its write up. Please read our information on ADOPTING EX-BREEDING DOGS before you apply.

The adoption fee for an adult dog (6 months and over) is £220 and for a puppy is £250, However if the dog has a passport you will be given this when you adopt and we ask for a further £20 to help us buy a passport for another dog. You will find a break down of what the adoption fee covers under our Adoption Procedures (see link below) If your application is successful you will be home checked and you, all members of your family and any dog(s) who will be living with the dog MUST come to meet the dog you want to adopt. All our dogs are micro-chipped, have had at least their first inoculation and are spayed/neutered unless there is a medical reason for not doing so. You must have a safe means of transporting the dog home in a crate or if this is not possible please discuss with Many Tears or the Fosterer when your application is being processed.

Please read our adoption procedures before applying and then complete the adoption form.





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