Name: Bella

Number: 85292

Age: 2 Years 1 Months

Gender: Female

Cars: scared to get in and out but ok during ride

Cats: unknown

Kids: not good because of her medical condition

Other Dogs: good

Owner Exp.: advanced - medical issue and very shy

Home Alone: unknown


URGENT UPDATE: Desperate need for a foster/adoptive home for Bella

Bella is stressed in her current foster home and bit another dog yesterday. We are urgently looking for a foster or adoptive home for her. Could you be her guardian angel? Bella had a visit to the neurologist again last week, and he said that the prednisone she is taking helps with the movement/balance disorder and that she will likely be on this medication for her whole life. Bella needs a quiet environment and space to unpack herself to feel comfortable. Please reach out if you can help! Bella is a golden mix that came from a tough situation in the Central Valley and was adopted when she was about 6 months old. She is beautiful blonde, short-haired girl. She weighs about 60 pounds and has basic manners once she bonds with her family. She is currently living with young children but will be looking for a home without children (or maybe with older kids). She’s been with her current family for almost two years, and earlier this year, she started having what appeared to be seizures, with increasing frequency over time. She went to see a neurologist, and after an MRI, it was determined that she is missing part of her brain that controls movement and balance. So she is not having seizures after all, but she has a movement disorder that looks like she’s having a seizure. She is on prednisone and will be evaluated again in a couple of weeks to see if that is helping. We are not sure yet what her medical future looks like. Also, remember the part about coming from a tough situation in her formative first few months of life? As a result, Bella is also very fearful of people. She clearly loves the family who surrendered her, so she can bond with people but it will likely be a lengthy project. Bella has loved having a dog sibling who she looks to for guidance, so a calmer dog of any size would be a nice-to-have for her as well. If you have the patience to let Bella get to know you, and you can provide a safe, fairly quiet environment for her (no young kids or super active dogs), please contact Karen at 510-384-2509. We would love to tell you more about her.