The first years of Bella’s life were hard. Having known only the shelter she lived in, she knew she was being rescued the moment it happened.
When a rescue worker came to the pound, Bella walked over to the gate and immediately licked the worker’s hand. It’s almost as if she’d been waiting for this moment for a very long time.
The rescuer decided she could not leave Bella there. Instead, she made plans to save her.
Within a few minutes with the rescuer, Bella began to relax. She even fell asleep in the shelter worker’s lap as they waited for the vet to check out Bella’s ailments.
Thankfully, the vet concluded Bella’s health issues were treatable. Workers then gave Bella a much-needed bath that included special washes to help the dog recover.
Bella quickly made friends with other dogs at the shelter. She also began to gain weight and thrive. Once Bella reached a healthy weight, the shelter posted Bella’s incredible story on their Facebook page.
Though finding Bella a forever home didn’t happen instantly, this sweet dog was living with her new family in a beautiful, quiet village. The family reports she continues to be very loved and spoiled.