Likes: Being with Mom & Dad. Long walks, playing, learning. Being able to lay on the bed. Mirrors or anything she can see herself in. She's quite the diva, and loves to look at herself. Sleeping with Mom and going for long walks. Rolling around in clean laundry.
Pet-Peeves: Random noises, she's very sensitive to sound. Wet grass, she hates it & tip toes around on it. Baths - not a huge fan of being in the water in general. She HATES it when it is raining.
Favorite Toy: Cletus, her stuffies, anything that squeaks & that crazy red dot! (laser light)
Favorite Food: People food in general - if I had to pick a fave for her I would have to say cookies.
Favorite Walk: The cemetary Mom always walks in or anywhere else. Lets go. Right now. Go. Go. Go.
Best Tricks: She is always wanting to learn. She learns FAST. She can sit, stay, stand, beg (my fave, see her pics), roll over & hi-5 both hands, shake (both), play dead & stay. More to come, she is a lover of learning.
Arrival Story: Stella came home a little less than a week after I had my 14 year old boy Bud put down due to complications from congestive heart failure. As many of you know, losing a pet is devastating... losing Bud has been no exception. I lost my best friend & still had all of this love left in my heart to give, and no doggie to give it to.
I saw Stella on the Humane Society's web site along with lots of other dogs. We went there the Sunday after we had Bud put to sleep to check them out. My husband & I were immediately taken with her. We had her brought out of her cage along with a few other dogs, we liked her a lot. We were not looking to replace Bud, we just needed another dog to give to the love that we gave to Bud.
I picked Stella up a few days later. There is a huge void in our home with the loss of Bud, we miss him every minute of every day, but we know we did the right thing and we know we'll have to do it again someday. We know that there are so many dogs that deserve the love & the life we gave to Bud that it would be unfair to us & to them to ignore that fact. Bud is happy again. Now it is Stella's turn to get some happiness.... and I gotta tell ya, she deserves it.
Bio: Stella is a Jack Russell/Beagle mix. She was 9 months old when we got her out of the pound. She's such a sweet girl . Her previous owners put her in the pound because they couldn't get her house trained. I got her home & knew within hours that she had a urinary tract infection. She was squatting constantly but not peeing. She was at the vet that very afternoon & they confirmed my suspicion. A few days later with the help of some antibiotics Stella was house trained. It didn't take much at all to see that this dog was incredibly smart. She had been house trained and learned sit, lay down, stand, hi-5 and beg all in less than a week.
She was obviously abused. She is very timid at times & immediately cowers when you even barely raise your voice. I think they must have had issues with her barking, because I cannot get her to speak for anything, and she very rarely barks unless she hears something unusual.
She is such a good girl. We had issues with her adjusting to the cats the first couple of days, but that was just an adjustment for all of them and now they are all good friends.
She loves people.... especially kids. She loves long walks. I had forgotten what it's like to have a dog with energy. She's just glad to be here, I think. She's good for us , and we are for her too. She just wants to love & to be loved. She's in the right place.