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Bella Ball

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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Breeds: Pit Bull Terrier, Labrador Retriever

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If you are looking for a new best friend, snuggle buddy and hiking partner-Bella is it!!!

This Reeses colored ball of energy and love is looking for an very active household. Bella can entertain herself with toys and balls by throwing them for herself and chasing them down. But she also enjoy a game of fetch, tug of work or just simply following you around while you do yard work. She walks well on a leash with a harness and enjoys a hike or short walk around town. She needs a yard as she is a ball of energy.

Bella is crate/house trained, knows commands like sit and stay. She does not get car sick and in fact loves to sit shot gun or relax in the back seat for car rides.
Once she’s tired though, Bella loves to snuggle up on the couch and nap. She won’t fight you for the remote or complain about what’s on but she may snore a little. Surprisingly this little girl also doesn’t mind sleeping in or stealing your pillow.

Bella currently lives in a home with three confident and dog savvy dogs. After an introduction she is getting along great with all the dogs. She is learning social play cues at home as well as at doggie daycare which she attends regularly. Her current foster mom is working on her jumping when people come over, teaching her down and continuing to practice leash work.
Bella needs a dog that is confident and can keep up with her energy level. Bella is very insistent when it comes to playing and come overwhelm a submissive or lower energy dog.

Bella’s perfect home would also be with older children over age 14. Although she is full of love she does not understand personal space, and likes to sit on small humans for attention. And when excited will jump up and we don’t want her knocking anyone over. She also has not figured out what toys are dog toys and which are little humans stuffed animals and we don’t want anyone loosing a prized stuffie.

Check Bella out playing with her foster sibling:

Interested in this gorgeous girl? Apply today!

Name: Bella Ball
Breed: Pit Bull/ Labrador Retriever mix
Sex: Female
Age: 5 years (estimated)
Weight: 46 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Teens over age 14 only
Good with Dogs: Good in general but needs to be with energetic, non-submissive dogs
Gets along with Cats: Appears to not care a lot about cats. Did not show much interest in the cat that just walked up to her. Seemed more interested in the one who hissed and swatted her. More of a wondering why that happened. Did not “go after” either cat.

Adoption Donation: $475.00

Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.

Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes. If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.

At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.

NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS: Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.

Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your dog will help others in need.

All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.

Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.