Meet Bella!

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BELLA

Breed:English Cream Golden Retriever (purebred)
Age: 2 years
Gender:female
Weight: 92lbs
Altered: Yes

**NOTE: Bella was shaved down right before surrender. See below a photo of her with her beautiful coat. No worries, her gorgeous coat will grow back. Although people have good intentions, a dog with a double coat should never be shaved as it serves as insulation and protection for them.**

Have you be waiting for that special furry friend to share your life with...an ultimate companion that will be by your side through all walks of life? Well, wait no further, you've found me! I'm Bella and I'm a loving, cuddly, happy, active sweetheart! I was sold by a breeder as an English Cream Golden Retriever, but AGN cannot confirm that is accurate. It doesn't matter either way because I'm special no matter what! I'm 2 years old with a DOB of 7/5/15. I'm 92 pounds of sweetness and beauty.

I was surrendered to AGN because my family was moving into an apartment and could not have a dog. They wanted the best for me and asked AGN to find me a wonderful family that would love me forever. I'm now enjoying life with my foster family and waiting for my "meant to be" special someone to read my bio and fall in love!

Personality Traits: Precious girl who is sweet, loving, energetic and fun; super smart and well trained; friendly with everyone with a bit of brief shyness in the beginning with men and strangers; gentle demeanor with lots of love to give; great family dog

Status with People: Friendly with all people, but a little reserved around men and strangers at first; warms up quickly and then is social; snuggly with my family; wonderful and gentle with children

Status with Dogs: Good with other dogs, but a confident female who prefers to be the "girl in charge" of the pack; gives a soft growl if furry foster siblings try to take my chewy bone away from me while chewing on it (my furry foster sister tries to take it out of mouth...not nice), but I show no aggression; lived as an only dog until entering foster home; currently have two furry foster siblings and best buddies with one of them; love to run, romp and wrestle with my furry foster siblings

Status with Cats: Cats unknown, likes to chase critters in the backyard

Favorite Toys: Enjoys balls and chewy bones; will retrieve the ball

Energy Level: Moderate energy overall; active and energetic outside with my furry foster siblings, but will settle down for snuggles inside

House Trained: Yes

Crate Trained: Yes

House Manners: Good house manners; has free roam and not destructive; sleeps in bedroom with foster family

Storm Phobia: No, but afraid of fireworks (want to be inside and near my humans)

Leash Manners: Good on leash with the Walk Your Dog With Love harness

Exercise: Young dog who's energetic so must get daily exercise; needs time to run and play; gets exercise in foster home by taking walks and playing, romping and wrestling with best dog buddy; likes to take hikes and trail walks

Car Rides: Need a some training in the car; like to go from front seat to backseat so a doggie seatbelt would be ideal

Basic Commands: Sit, Stay, Shake, Down (Lie Down), Leave It

Things I need in my forever home:
-Moderately active family that likes to exercise daily by taking walks, hikes and strolls through the park, etc.
-I need someone who is not gone long hours or someone I could go to work with; my foster family is home with me and I go with foster mom to work at the dog boutique one day a week; someone who doesn't work, works from home or works part time is ideal as I thrive in this environment; I'm young and active and need someone with the time to commit to my exercise and socialization
-I could use some confidence building so positive reinforcement obedience classes and agility classes are a great way to have fun and build confidence, especially agility
-Children would be great as I'm so wonderful and gentle with them; I'd be a fantastic family dog
-I'd be fine with another dog as long as that dog is NOT dominant as I'm an alpha female and like to be in charge; I'm good with all dogs, but am the leader of the pack; I like to play with other dogs of both genders
-I'd be fine as an only dog where I can soak up all the love and attention
- Fence required as I enjoy the fun of playing in a big, fenced backyard with my dog friends

So if you're looking for a fabulous family dog who's sweet, active, lovey, gentle and cuddly, I'm your girl! I'm still building confidence and learning that all men and strangers are awesome. With you by my side and continued socialization, my great progress will continue. I'm ready and waiting to find my forever family who wants a super sweet "cuddle bug" to share their life with. Could it be you?

Luv, Bella

Photos by Elaine Sears Photography

Additional information: *Housetrained *Current on shots