Hello! My name is Bella and I am a 2-year-old, 50 lb spayed female. I am already housebroken. I am not a fan of my crate, although my foster moms have been working with me to be ok when left alone. I am not destructive, but I would still prefer a home where someone is home most of the day as I bark and howl when alone.
I am going to need a patient home who understands I am fearful of new people and I will need time to adjust to my new family. I bond strongly to one person and with them I am very affectionate, sweet, and gentle. I want to be near them often. With new people, it will take a few visits before I am comfortable enough to approach them for treats or some pets on my terms—I don’t want them to approach me or I’ll run away to hide.
I have met some other dogs and have done well with confident, mellow dogs. I would likely enjoy such a dog as a companion. I will meet excitable or pushy dogs with a growl and showing some teeth as that is too much for me. I have a strong prey drive and cannot live with cats. I like my toys, especially the squeaky toys, balls, and chew toys! I will play fetch and would love a securely fenced-in yard where I can safely exercise.
I walk well on the leash if no one is walking behind us (or I get scared) and enjoy going for car rides. I know my name, sit, leave it, no, and get a drink. I may be fearful, but I am eager to please and want to learn. I need a family who will be dedicated to continuing to build my confidence and become the best girl I can be—could that be with you?
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Echo Dogs fosters dogs in many states east of the Mississippi. Visit our Newcomers to see more of our dogs. Transportation for the adopted dog is available. Remember, we are an all-volunteer foster rescue organization - we DO NOT have a physical shelter to visit. Our minimum adoption donation is $300. All dogs are spayed/neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations and micro-chipped. Puppies under 6 months old may not be spayed/neutered. This would be the responsibility of the adopter at their own expense. Proof of spay/neuter will be required!
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