Bella

Quick Bio

Age: Adult (3-8 years old)
Gender: Female
Breed: Pointer
Size: Medium (7-20kg)
Colour: Black & White
  • Up-to-date with vaccinations
  • Good with kids
  • Good with dogs
  • House trained
Adoption Status: Adopted
Description: 

UPDATE: Bella is doing SO WELL, but is really eager to find her forever family! Her foster mommy will be leaving the country soon. Check out our girl today! She'll be the perfect addition to your family!
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From the foster mom: Hi I am Bella's current foster Mom
Great news ! At Bella’s vet visit doctors said she is about 3 years old, NO DISTEMPER! NO HEARTWORM! Diagnosis was that she was “under nourished” a bit anemic, and had a respiratory infection. She had us very worried, but has responded remarkably to TLC, chicken (!) and medication….Foster family has been busy feeding this sweetheart and she has thrived in the last week …now taking them for long walks and playful romps. She is very sweet and responsive. No house ”accidents” for three days.
Next vet visit Monday the 4th…She is petite with happy, wiggly puppy energy though still a bit nervous and shy. Her Pointer blood shows with gentle mouth and alert, one paw up and tail straight out, Pointer stance. Those remarkable eyes will melt your heart and her prance-y gait will make you smile…! A marvelous pet.
We love her, but will be moving soon and she deserves a loving home

11/4: Bella is blossoming in her foster home- go to the comments to read about all her progress. She is still looking for her forever human!
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Update:Bella is moved into a foster home today! She is so happy! Foster mum took her straight to the vet! She's not nearly as sick as we feared!! Yay, Bella! Stay tuned for the next step in this pup's journey!
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Bella is a lovely pointer with a poet's eyes. She is loving, friendly, and truly enjoys interacting with humans. She is desperately in need of a place to stay- she's been diagnosed with distemper. In the shelter, she has next to no chance of recovering. She needs a compassionate person to open their home to allow her to heal and recover.

Please, consider giving Bella a second chance at life. She's such a compassionate soul and I'd hate to see her lose this fight.

Adoption Fee: ₩100,000
Location: Daegu - 대구
Living Situation: In a shelter

Comments

megs's picture

Poor sweety!
I wish I could help her. :(

veganofdoom's picture

We can always take donations! Vet care for sick pups is always pricey.

Justine Eaton's picture

hello how long will Bella need to be fostered for? Is her distemper quite bad?

veganofdoom's picture

Justine,
I'm not sure of the exact severity of her distemper. Hopefully we've caught it while it is less severe. Ideally, I'd like to get her fostered and healthy, and then send her to the US or Canada to a Pointer-specific rescue... or a forever home in Korea if it's possible!

Justine Eaton's picture

Ok thanks is she a very energetic or calm? I just fostered a little one and his forever home owners will be collecting him tomorrow, but he cost me an arm and a leg. He was just too active for the small apartment i have.

Kasham's picture

Justine, I would be willing to send you some monthly aid to help with Bella's financial needs. I cannot foster in my current apartment, but I would be happy to be a financial sponsor/aid to someone who is willing to be the loving home.

Justine Eaton's picture

Hi Kasham

I emailed kaps yesterday and said that a volunteer already took her home and probably with foster her. So not sure what the story is, but I cannot take another dog on, until i know that my doggie i fostered fits well in his new home. He left last night. I didnt have a wonderful experience with the one i fostered and he bit me twice and needed to get an injection. He was an angry little one, but loving at the same time. So im a bit weary now of the temperament of dogs that i foster.

veganofdoom's picture

Justine, It's hard to tell her true temperament in the shelter. It's not a natural environment for pups to be in. However, she seems fairly calm. If you're interested in fostering her for a time, please email either kaps.adoption@gmail.com or kaps.fostering@gmail.com.

Justine Eaton's picture

Ok thanks i will email them. I cannot foster straight away as i need to see if my doggie that i fostered has a successful adoption. So probably in the next month i will look at helping another little dog.

cmjdustin's picture

Hi I am Bella's current foster Mom
Great news ! At Bella’s vet visit doctors said she is about 3 years old, NO DISTEMPER! NO HEARTWORM! Diagnosis was that she was “under nourished” a bit anemic, and had a respiratory infection. She had us very worried, but has responded remarkably to TLC, chicken (!) and medication….Foster family has been busy feeding this sweetheart and she has thrived in the last week …now taking them for long walks and playful romps. She is very sweet and responsive. No house ”accidents” for three days.
Next vet visit Monday the 4th…She is petite with happy, wiggly puppy energy though still a bit nervous and shy. Her Pointer blood shows with gentle mouth and alert, one paw up and tail straight out, Pointer stance. Those remarkable eyes will melt your heart and her prance-y gait will make you smile…! A marvelous pet.
We love her, but will be moving soon and she deserves a loving home

cmjdustin's picture

here is another...gotta go...a bit too quiet in the living room :-0

cmjdustin's picture

Back again...Bella is sound asleep...Love the little white spots on her ear...will post more info after vet visit Monday...please open your heart to this little Luv...

marlajoy's picture

She's beautiful! So happy to hear she is distemper negative! She'll be in a perfect state of health in no time! :)

kmcdonald's picture

Can you tell how she is with other dogs yet? My Lewis is really sad and depressed now that Pepper is gone, so we are considering a pal for him. Our current apartment is far too small for two dogs, but we are planning to move some time next year. I hope she finds a forever home by then, but if not please keep the updates coming!

cmjdustin's picture

good question...we have an elderly English Springer Spaniel and Bella is doing some puppy pestering, wanting to play, but no real aggression or meanness..

cmjdustin's picture

Monday Bella got her rabies, distemper, lepto, and kennel cough shots and a microchip. the new vet reckons her to be closer to 1 year old..she was a real trooper...

cmjdustin's picture

I never realized until now how entertaining a plastic water bottle with a little water in it could be. Bella is thriving and learning the "Toy" and "Not Toy distinction....humans are so arbitrary....

cmjdustin's picture

just a couple cute pics....Bella is growing a bit and is much more relaxed

cozy girl
megs's picture

She's looking great. :)

cmjdustin's picture

All I want for Christmas is a home of my very own!

ho ho ho
cmjdustin's picture

At today's visit to the vet at Camp Walker Clinic, Bella had her final
booster shots. She weighed in at 28 lbs ...an increase of about 5 from
when we first met....she has fleshed out and is strong and healthy. She
was very undernourished and sick and is now bright eyed. She is still
petite and slender, but actually leaving food in the bowl now.

Bella is an indoor dog...going out for walks or play is fine, but she
gets chilly if out too long and is liking being with people more and
more....

She loves her chew toy and we have made great strides on the
"toy"/"not toy" distinction. She is energetic and loves to play....lots
of puppy energy, but no aggression toward our other, elderly dog.

She is learning to listen and is not so terrified and worried all the
time. I have been working on trust/ bonding with her and so have been
sleeping on the living room sofa with her and she will sleep on her bed
outside the kennel or snuggle up most of the night sweetly and
peacefully with me. I know it sounds silly, but "peaceful" is a new
adjective to use for Bella...when peaceful, she has very expressive eyes
and is very affectionate...

She has a prancy, galloping gait and her legs are getting a
stronger...when we first met she was always falling down and getting
tangled up in her own legs...we believe this is the result of
confinement in a small kennel for most of her early life...on slippery
floors she is like Bambi on ice, sliding around corners...

mealtime is much more peaceful now that she trusts that there
will always be some...

She is not a barker except in distress, but has been trying out some
amusing vocalizations on us.

She is such a love !

marlajoy's picture

Thank you so much for all you are doing!! She is looking amazing! :) Great job! :)

megs's picture

Wah! Haha, she looks AMAZING!

cmjdustin's picture

Bella was recently awarded a Certificate of Achievement from her foster family. She has learned sooo much!
Important lessons she has learned are:

· There will always be enough food.

· You are hero if you pee pee outside.

· Doors will be opened if you sit politely in front of them. A gentle bark speeds the process.

· Sit and treats will be given.

· Not everything is a toy.

· Only play with dog toys.

· Listen. Human vocalizations are important clues.

· Riding in the car is fun.

· If put in a boarding kennel. Humans will always come back..

· Spending the day in a large wire kennel at home is not a problem. Humans will always come back in time for pee pee time and dinner.

· Home is warm and safe.

· A rawhide chew toy is a good way to let off nervous energy.

· Being snuggled by humans is nice, comforting.

· Daytime is for playing, nighttime is for sleeping.

· The washing machine will not get you.

· Humans like privacy when eating.

· The harness and leash mean an adventure is imminent.

· Humans prefer their recycling to stay in the collection bin rather than displayed in the living room.

· It is best to pretend the “baby gate” is a brick wall…do not enter.…

and certificates are toys.