Bella (Was Babe)


Bella (Was Babe) Status: Reserved

ID: 19990

Name: Bella (Was Babe)

Breed: Bichon Frise

Age: 2 Years

Gender: Female

Adoption Fee: See the adoption details below

Location: In Foster in
Near Coventry, Warwickshire

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.

07-06-19 Bella was adopted as a puppy eighteen months ago. Unfortunately due to very sad circumstances and through no fault of her own, she has been has returned to the care of MT and gone straight into a  foster home.
Bella is a very sweet, hairless Bichon. Her skin is in good condition but will need looking after to keep it this way and she has a light dusting of hair in places. She has a Malaseb medicated shampoo bath once a week to keep her skin fresh and clean but she is so small I can just pop her in the sink.
Bella is very thin so is having three meals a day to try and build her up. Her behaviour is very puppylike and she is learning some manners. She will try and eat everything but is learning ”leave it” and has started to wait her turn for a treat and take it gently. Her lead walking is improving with practise though she will hide behind me when people stop and talk. She sleeps contentedly through the night in a crate in my bedroom.  Bella is learning lots from my dogs and quite happily cuddles up with them, but she really, really loves cuddling up on a lap. Could that lap be yours?

06-07-19 UPDATE

Bella has been enjoying the sunshine. I have been putting a high factor sun cream on her and a t shirt if she sits in the sun which she likes to do, but also keeping an eye on her to make sure she isn’t burning. Being hairless Bella needs more attention than a dog with hair but it’s simple to get into the routine of checking she is comfortable, warm enough, cool enough and her skin isn’t drying out.
Bella is starting to put weight on but is still having three meals a day to build her up.
She loves going for walks now that her confidence has built up. She sleeps soundly in a dog bed in my bedroom and doesn’t move until I get up.
She takes herself outside to the toilet although if the door is shut she has had the very occasional accident. She is very bright and will also go when you say “go toilet”. Bella does tear toys apart and eats them so now she plays with Nylabones or very tough toys.
She is living happily in foster with male and female dogs. When I come back into the house after going out she can mouth and gets vocal for a minute or so, but we are working on this. Bella just wants to please you and is so content when she relaxes on your lap or cuddles up with my dogs.
This little poppet has had enough upheaval in her short life and would prefer a quiet loving forever home where her people are around most of the time and a gentle friend/s to cuddle up with.

31-07-19 UPDATE

Bella is very sweet, friendly and loving and yet nobody wants her because she is different! Bella absolutely loves to be with her person and having cuddles once she knows she can trust you. Her cheeky, playful side has started to come through, though she does like to play with toys by herself. She is slowly continuing to gain weight and now weighs 4.2kg. I think she has been hungry for so long that she is very protective of her meals so is fed separately from my dogs. She also does not chew food at all so she mainly has small treats, etc.
Bella needs a quiet home without children where she will have lots of attention, feel safe and loved. She can be homed with dogs bigger than herself or in exceptional circumstances can go as an only dog but her people would have to be around almost all of the time and any time away from her would have to be built up. Bella is a very special little girl looking for a very special forever home.

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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