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Bella Mixed Breed Athens, GA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Medium


Spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs.

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Meet Bella

Why Choose Me?

Oh, how I love Bella! When she first arrived at the shelter, she was shy and thin but definitely wanting to be with a friend. She's no longer shy, has put on some weight, and has lots of volunteer friends who love her. She's a wonderful dog! Now when I take her out, she's all smiles because she knows she's getting treats and attention. She's happy to play with toys for a while, but what she enjoys most is being loved on and snacking on treats. I've seen her draped across the lap of another volunteer friend enjoying every pet and scratch. Bella is a super sweet companion and people pleaser. I hope she finds her own special person or family to love soon.

Update from Bella's former foster:

Bella is a super sweet gal who prefers to be your one and only (canine) companion. Bella is a loving, cuddly dog who loves to play with toys and enjoys her daily zoomies around our apartment. She loves to sleep curled up next to me and enjoys watching tv with me and my roommate (literally- she watches the tv!). When we come home from class, she gives us big hugs and lets us know just how much she missed us! She is also VERY fashionable and lets us dress her up in sweaters and jackets all the time. Bella is the most wonderful companion and is such a lovebug!

She's not had one single accident while in foster, and she is happy with living in an apartment with a few good walks per day. She's small at around 35lbs, so she's a perfect size if you don't have a lot of space. She's not fond of other dogs, so she needs to be the only pet.

Bella is:
crate trained
never meets a person she doesn't ADORE!
super petite for easy handling!
currently enrolled in doggy classes!
LOVES car rides!
available TODAY!

She is currently enrolled in weekly classes with Georgia Dog Trainer and any foster or adopter in the Athens/ Watkinsville area can continue these classes with her at NO CHARGE!

"Unfortunately, with the holidays coming up and my roommates and I leaving Athens, Bella will be heading back to the shelter. As the shelters are overcrowded, tough decisions are having to be made and long-term residents like Bella are getting less and less time to find their forever families. While Bella does not like other dogs, which can make her a little harder to place as she wants to be an only animal in the home, I am positive that her perfect home is out there somewhere! From my months fostering Bella, I have learned that all she wants is to feel loved and safe, and I know that someone out there can give her just that. Please help us find her forever family! ?"

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The adoption fee schedule, a description of the rescue and adoption process, and a list of included vetting can be found at

This dog is currently at Athens-Clarke County Animal Services, located at 125 Buddy Christian Way, Athens, GA. For the most timely information on hours, location, availability and how to adopt, call the shelter any day from 10am-4pm at 706-613-3540 or go to


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