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BellaRescue Me ID: 20-03-20-00132

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About Bella

Adoption Fee: $60
Pit Bull
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Female

Bella is a 4 year old pit bull who weighs 45 pounds. She is a loving dog, basically a lap dog, and high energy. She is not well socialized around other dogs and can be territorial and aggressive to new people entering my home, which is why I am surrendering her. I have tried to get her adapted to people coming into my apartment and it's clear she needs extensive training that I am unable to provide due to my living situation and my health concerns. Bella is heartworm positive and on a slow kill treatment, which she has been on for almost a year. To keep her calm so the heart worms don't shift, I give her tranquilizer pills as needed. Bella does well on a leash, is up to date on her vaccines, is spayed, 100% house trained, responds to basic commands, and is not food territorial. She loves to snuggle and loves to give kisses. I adopted her 7 months ago from the Humane Society and she began to show these signs of aggression 3 months after adoption. She is not aggressive towards people outside of my home. Bella's favorite treat is peanut butter and she loves tug of war. She is a very compassionate dog, she can often tell when I am upset and she comes over to comfort me. Bella is not crate trained and I suspect she has crate trauma in her past. My hope is that Bella can go to a good foster home until she is heartworm negative and be rehabilitated for her aggression and later, adopted. I do not think shelter placement would be healthy for her because she gets anxious and aggressive around other dogs and I'm nervous about the damage that could do to her because of her heartworm. Bella is incredibly loving by nature, and I think she would make a really wonderful addition to the right home

New Hanover County
Wilmington, North Carolina


  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • High Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Heartworm Positive
  • Aggressive

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