But, please read this and let it soak in:
Bella is a puppy mill dog: from the worse of the worse puppy mills, an Amish Puppy Mill.
For two years she lived in a large fenced in area with other dogs.
She was part of a breeding program or shall we say all female dogs are up for grabs in a world where all that matters is the money from puppy sales. Bella came to us with the Newfoundlands (all have been adopted). Whereas the newfies seem to have come through their experience with issues but still thinking people were pretty awesome, Bella came through her experience not sure trusting people is in her best interest.
Bella is sweet as can be and does not have a mean bone in her body.
She LOVES dogs. Playing with them, racing about the yard, and cuddling with them in her large kennel.
I am thinking she may do best in a home with another dog to help her learn the ways of the home.
SECURE FENCED in YARD is required!
Access from your home to the yard is important.
So you can open the door and let her out.
If you have another dog I believe she will run in and out with your dog – ok, not at first, but she will eventually.
But people? There is the rub. She does not come when called and you can’t force it or she will shut down.
She will sit and she will let you touch her – finally without cringing.
She will not let you approach her. We have to sort of ’round her up’ to convince her to come back inside.
She has not gone potty in her kennel – it’s a very large stand up kennel with a large Kuranda bed. Probably 12 by 14ft. But she is not completely house trained and this will take awhile.
Success with a puppy mill dog comes in small steps.
The past couple days she has been coming up and bumping me with her nose. That is amazing.
She no long cringes when petted – super amazing.
She now runs inside when I point to the door. She is smart, very smart.
Bella has been groomed twice at The Grooming Shop in Edwardsburg.
They said she was perfect! Bella enjoyed her bath, her drying and her brush out.
She really liked the soft hands of the grooming staff.
Her coat is in excellent condition.
Bella has been adopted out twice and returned.
Why? PUPPY MILL.
PLEASE do not want to adopt Bella because she is a doodle. Just don’t.
Adopt Bella because you understand that she will require a lot of time and patience and care.
But understand that when a puppy mill dog comes around, and Bella will, they are amazing dogs.
Bella is available for adoption. If you are interested, please fill out an application and email it to us as an attachment. Click here for adoption application
Medical: She is spayed, micro chipped, wormed, and up to date on shots.
Microchip: Included in the adoption is the registration of the AVID micro chip in the new owner’s name.
Adoption fee: $250
Leash and Collar or Harness: a Lupine brand harness or collar and leash are provided for each canine. Lupine has a life time guarantee; if chewed, the company will replace it free of charge (thank goodness!).
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