Dog Info
Status: ADOPTED!
Gender: Female
Age: 11 years
  • Black & white
Variety: Field
Weight in pounds: 48
Intake number: 2018-464MN

Springers for Seniors


Click the logo at the right to read about the benefits of adopting one of our special senior dogs.

This lovely girl came to ESRA from a shelter after her owner entered a nursing home. Bella is the sweetest Springer, always ready for a belly rub or a little scratch under her ears. She loves the outdoors and follows her nose. She doesn't set out to find anything specific; she just likes to follow a scent. She has good manners inside the house, asks to be let outside, is patient for her dinner, and sleeps on her bed, sometimes even snoring!

Bella is alert and knows when there is an unusual noise in the house or a stranger at the door. She hasn’t lived with another dog. Bella recently received a directive from the vet to stay away from other dogs while she recuperated from kennel cough, so she hasn't visited any dogs recently.

Although she is reportedly a little nervous around children, Bella loves to be with her foster parents. She becomes whiny if one or both of them leave house. She will, however, wait by the door. Bella doesn’t like being in a crate even though that is her foster family's preferred way to keep her safe while they are away. She loves to eat, and she isn’t picky, but we are trying to help her lose a couple of pounds by monitoring her food intake.

Bella loves to travel. She’ll look up at any car in the driveway, assuming that she is going for a ride! She prefers the front seat, although her foster parents prefer the crate for her so they can drive without any interruptions.

This charming lady is a wonderful companion and a joy to be around. Bella doesn't need much attention during the day, but she will search the house if she can't find one of her guardians. She is easy to be with and care for. This sweet girl is ready for her Forever Home, where she can show her total dedication to her people and receive their love in return. If dear Bella would be a good fit for your family, please contact her case manager right away. You'll be glad you did!

Please note that an approved adoption application is the first step in a more thorough interview process that is designed to match each dog to exactly the right family, and the final decision rests with the dog’s case manager.

Contact Information
Contact Name: Ellie Starks or Rebecca Thompson, case managers
Shakopee, Minnesota

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