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|Gender: Female Age: 2 years old|
My Special Sponsors:
Dave and SherryVanderneut, in honor of Nellie, Pippa, and Daisey -former puppy mill moms
Needs to have a fenced environment and would benefit from obedience training.
This pretty gal is a new intake. She had a prolapsed vagina. Spaying is the treatment, and that has happened! She also had a badly needed dental and repair of entropion on her lower eyelid. Sheila's been put on meds for an ear infection and eye infection. She's going to foster care to recoup. Check back for foster reports on her personality!
Foster Update: 10/28/20
Sweet Bella is making some small advancements, we like to say two steps forward and one step back. She will now come out of her crate without having to be on a leash to join her fur siblings in the morning for going outside and breakfast. She is now eating in the same room as her fur siblings and with her foster Dad sitting nearby. She is playing more enthusiastically outdoors, racing around the yard with her head up and tail out like the happiest girl alive. Bella loves the tough chewing toys but stuffed animals are not for her, she loves to destroy them immediately. Keeping the door closed to the room with the crate encourages her to socialize much more and we are seeing her actually want to be where the family is. She is pacing less and less and actually laying down and relaxing when everyone is seated and quiet. Getting up from the chair, any sudden movements or loud noises, will still send her running. She is now coming to her foster parents, with a bit of coaxing, just to be petted. Bella is a very smart girl who just needs a little bit of love, patience, and guidance.
Foster Update: 10/20/20
Sweet Bella is now comfortable enough to play with her fur sibling in the backyard every time they go outside, and sometimes even inside. She is now retreating to her crate less and less. She is establishing more and more trust with her foster daddy every day, which is a huge accomplishment for her. She will now approach him and take a treat from his hand when coaxed. Bella walks beautifully on a leash and shows great interest when her siblings go for a walk, so she has walked down the street just two houses and back with her fur sibling. This little girl is showing more and more personality, the other day she stole a tomato from the garden. Bella really enjoys chewing on Nylabones and has found a squeaky ball that she loves to chase. Bella wants everyone to know that she may be small in stature and not take up much room in your house but she guarantees she will take up a huge room in your heart.
Foster Update: 10/14/20
Let us introduce you to this sweet girl Bella! She is a puppy mill girl who has come into foster care to learn how to be her best and happiest self. Bella has some basic fear of loud noises, sudden movements, and is uncomfortable around men. She does like to retreat to her crate for safety, but she is working on being more comfortable in the rest of the house. When Bella goes outside she is a little more relaxed. She likes to follow her foster fur siblings around the yard and gets along with the resident cat very well. Her foster daddy is working very hard to establish trust between him and Bella. At this point, Bella will not take a treat from your hand but if you place it on the ground in front of her she will eat it. She has discovered that peanut butter is a delicious treat that she just can’t turn down. On her sixth day with her new foster family, she was licking peanut butter from her foster mom‘s fingers, which was a great accomplishment. Bella is a very calm, gentle Golden who is on the small side, weighing around 60 pounds. She is very attentive and watches every movement. When she is alone and comfortable, she does show a curious side about her surroundings.
Foster Photo 10-20-2020:
Foster Photos 10-9-2020:
Foster Photos 5-28-2020:
(Note: Sheila had entropion surgery to repair her right bottom eyelid)