Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Animal Friends Home-to-Home Adoption Program presents: Bella!

Bella is a 16-month-old American Stafford Terrier/Boxer/Afghan Hound mix (we’ve had her DNA tested).  

She weighs around 65 pounds.  We adopted her from a shelter when she was 4-months-old (we cannot return her to the shelter we adopted her from).  She has a reddish/tan, short coat and she doesn’t shed much.  

She has been spayed, is up to date on her shots and has been micro-chipped.  She has gone through obedience training with a private trainer in our home and is well trained on basic commands and leash walking.  

She is crate trained and house trained and does very well for long period of time without any accidents.  We have had no chewing problems and she demonstrates no destructive behavior.  She is a quiet dog that only barks on occasion or when stranger enter the house.  She has a medium energy level but is just as happy to lay at your feet after a walk.  When she is active, she is very athletic and would probably be good at agility training.  She is a very loyal dog who enjoys being around her people.

Unfortunately, we have to find a new home for her because she is very anxious, guarded and growls around young children under 6.  We have four children, with one being four-years-old, and live in a neighborhood full of children.  We have also experienced some guarding issues around food and moodiness. 

Given that we have worked with her for a year, with a variety of methods, without any improvement (it may even be worse), we have no choice but to re-home Bella.  She would make a great dog for a single person, couple or a family with older children.  Please help us find an equally wonderful home for this wonderful dog.

If you can help Bella find a forever home, please contact Frank at 412.306.0359

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