Upon arrival, Bella was given her vaccinations, tested for heartworm and several tick illnesses, spayed and tattooed. She was skinny and needed to be fattened up, as well. Bella had received little training and was an active little girl (weighing in at only 55 pounds). She would check out countertops for food, bark if left alone, and chew things she shouldn’t. She also jumped (gently) on people for attention. Unlike most dogs, Bella did not enjoy car rides and would still get carsick, as well. Despite this lack of training, however, Bella was a very sweet girl who was just craving attention and wanted to do the right thing.
Bella waited at Riverview for just the right home to come along. She loved to go for walks or hang out in the home simulation room, where Miss Bella loved to be petted and was quite the snuggle bug. Her favorite toy, or course, was a tennis ball, though she could not be left unsupervised or she would chew it up! A couple who had owned many dogs over the years was looking for a young dog to share their home with, and Bella was the perfect match! Now Bella no longer has to compete for attention and is a cherished member of her new family. She plays with her toy until she is tired, then she brings it over to lie at her owners’ feet, using the toy as a pillow. Other times, Bella sees nothing wrong with being a 55 pound lapdog! She even gets to sleep on her owners’ bed at night. Bella spends little time alone, as she enjoys the company of her human grandpa during the workday, as well. Little Bella has thrived with the consistency and patience of her new family, and she now has a life that any Golden would envy!