Bella is a tricolour female, born on 13th September 2013. She is looking for a new home as her owner is moving into accommodation where pets are not allowed. Bella is neutered and microchipped.
Bella is happy to go for a walk either on her Flexi lead or her normal lead. She can be let off lead on walks, and is happy to be put back on lead when it’s time to go home. Bella loves to travel, and enjoys sitting in the boot of the car. Bella is very particular about who she lets touch her. Trust has to be developed before she will let you stroke her, so her new family will need to be patient to help her build this before smothering her with affection, as she will not appreciate it. There is an element of sleep startles, so it is best to approach her calmly and let her know you are about. She is happy to meet other dogs, and after noticing them she will usually just ignore them, unless they try to take her food, when they’ll get grumbled at.
At home, Bella is house trained, and rings a bell when she wants to go out. In her previous home, she had the use of a dog flap to let herself out when she needed. She has not used a crate. She can be left on her own for a few hours if you need to go out without her. She is not destructive and has never tried to escape from her garden, mostly because it is one of her happy places. If Bella steals an item, she can be distracted with a treat.
Bella has lived with cats some years ago, and has ignored cats in homes she has visited, so could potentially live with a tolerant cat. Bella’s owner advises that she would be better in a home without children, as she has previously been surrendered for not adjusting well to a baby which arrived in her first home. She loves to explore in the countryside, splashing through puddles and streams with her friends and her family. This is far nicer for her than walking in towns with noisy traffic, which she is not a fan of. Bella is definitely an introvert who enjoys her own company, and will happily spend time in her garden or on the sofa by herself, but will always have a happy greeting for her people when she sees them, especially if they have food!