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Adopt Me: Bella enjoys lounging around

She would prefer a home with no smaller animals, and with children 12+

CityNews Halifax, in partnership with the Dartmouth SPCA, brings you a regular feature highlighting a special pet that is in need of adoption.


Gender: Female Spayed
Breed: Staffordshire Terrier mix (25kgs)
Age: 8 years (approximately)

"I may not be winning any marathons any time soon but I am sure to win the best snuggle award! If you are looking for a dog to lounge around the house while you work than I may be the girl for you.

Do not get me wrong. I sure do love to go for walks and play with my toys, but in my older age I have acquired some medical concerns that make it harder for me to go on hikes and run around. Not to worry! I am still a very happy girl and can motor along really well. They tell me I am an office favourite and I enjoy greeting everyone as they walk in!

If I sound like I could make a great addition to your family please keep reading below!"

Bella has been recently diagnosed with arthritis of the hips and hip dysplasia. Bella does require pain medication when needed, this may increase to daily if her mobility declines. With the medication she will require yearly blood work to ensure it is not causing negative effects on her liver. Bella will also require to keep her weight down so that it can keep the strain off of her hips.

She would prefer a home with children 12 years and older, and no cats/small animals.

Interested in adopting? Please review our new adoption process here:

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Not fully vaccinated? You may still adopt through an appointment only process, please follow the adoption process steps and wait for an assigned appointment time

Unable to adopt? Share this feature on social media so each animal can get the exposure it needs and find a loving home.

To see past featured creatures who may still need adopting click here.


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