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  Meet Bella Rosa!

Little Miss Bella came to NBGR as an owner surrender 4 years ago. She had been surrendered for snapping at the new baby and the nanny. Bella’s last owner had not been her first family. As a puppy she grew up with a family with rough young boys so this would be the third time she’d been rehomed. She was understandably confused and scared to death. She arrived shaved to the skin in order to control fleas. Bella attached herself right away to her foster and snapped at everyone but her. We had our work cut out for us and knew that she would need a very special and patient adopter. Bella received some interest and applications from great adopters, but we began to realize that she had some pretty extensive health issues such as a weak back end, periodic incontinence and, more importantly, seizures. Once her health and behavioral issues became evident it was decided that she would live out her life with the foster family she came to trust. She is loved and cared for and can rest assured she will not move again.

The veterinarian believes Bella may have suffered an injury to her back years ago which causes her to have weak back legs. We suspect this condition may worsen over time. Bella’s seizures are well controlled on medication, her periodic incontinence has greatly improved, but she still struggles with the smallest of changes to her routine or environment. As long as her environment is quiet and routine, Bella has learned to relax and even play at times!

Bella is a member of our Paws of Winter (POW) group and is only available for virtual adoption. Donations from virtual adopters help us cover any ongoing medical needs.

If you would like to help Bella and our other POW members, you can make a one-time general donation; or to virtually adopt a specific dog, you can make a recurring donation by visiting this link: http://www.brusselsgriffonrescue.org/paypal-donations.html.

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