I am often baffled by the dogs that end up sticking around the shelter just a little too long. We all know the stereotypes, of course. Big, black, pit-bull-like dogs are usually the last to be adopted. I get that. However, in my experience, there also seem to be many non-black, non-pit-bull-like dogs frequently passed over for no obvious reason. When I read that Mayzie’s Dog Blog was hosting Rescue Me Week in support of shelter animals, one dog in particular leapt to mind.
This lovely gal is Bella. She is currently up for adoption at the Nova Scotia SPCA’s Provincial Animal Shelter. For whatever reason, she has been up for adoption for quite some time.
I have been fortunate enough to meet her myself and there is something special about this beautiful girl. It will be a lucky person that wins her heart. Sweet and playful, she wants nothing more than to find her forever humans. Since she has been at the shelter so long, staff and volunteers have been able to work with her on her quirks and she is turning into a bright, confident puppy. She isn’t perfect, but I consider that a bonus. Perfection would just give me an inferiority complex. Besides, as I’ve learned with Shiva, the more challenges to conquer together, the closer your bond becomes. Super easy dogs, if they exist, don’t burrow into your heart in quite the same way.
Just check out those gorgeously crooked ears! Who could pass this sweetheart by? I don’t understand it. House-trained, spayed, this female labrador retriever mix should have gone home ages ago. Maybe the world has unique plans for her? Maybe her family is taking the scenic route?
Maybe her future companion is you.
It’s odd to me, the dogs that are left behind. But hopefully Bella won’t be one of those dogs much longer.
Many thanks to Mayzie for putting this great week together. Check out all the other great animals waiting to find their forever homes by clicking on the badge below.