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Photo Comments Age: 5 Years Sex: Female Weight: 11-25 lbs
Leave a bone for Isabelle
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January 16th 2009
Bothering the cat
Baths and nail clippings
Pottying outdoors! (she is still very young)
Isabelle (Bella to her friends) was found looking pitiful and scared on petfinder.com at the Pulaski County Animal Shelter. I met her on Tuesday, March 17 and put in my application for adoption 10 minutes later. I was in love and ready to take her home, but was told that it wasn't quite that simple. They needed to check things out; call my vet and run a background check. It would take 72 hours.
About 24 nail biting hours later, I got the call. I had been approved and could come pick up my Bella.
Bella seems to have spent her whole life in a cage. I can spend three or four hours outdoors with her and she will not use the bathroom until she gets indoors. We are just beginning crate and house training.
According to her vet, she is no more than 8 weeks old as of her first appointment on Friday, March 20. There is a video featuring the shelter's adoptables on March 7 that included Bella, which means that the very oldest she could've possible been when she came to the shelter was 6 weeks (now we are thinking more like 3 weeks - see update below).
UPDATE: Based on her teeth, she is actually 6-8 weeks as of April 1. This is the only dog I have ever heard of who seems to get younger by the day!
My parents have adult dogs that range from 12 to 25 pounds, so when I look at Bella, who is 10 pounds, I don't necessarily think of her as tiny baby - but then I look down at her curled up and sleeping on my lap and realize that she is suckling in her sleep.
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