“Hello! My name is Bella. I weigh 12 pounds, on the petite side for my breed.  I’m a 10 year old schnauzer in search of a home where I’m less lonely, stressed and anxious. I need a child-free home. I’m dreaming of a home where I can spend more time outside of my crate or the laundry room, a home where I’m not left alone for long hours every day. I’m ready to move on to the next chapter of my life.

“I have lived with another dog before and I’m appropriately social when I meet other dogs. My person is allergic to cats so I can’t live with cats but I’ve been curious about them when I’ve seen them. I nip at kids; they make me really nervous as they can be unpredictable and loud!

“It would be wonderful to find a home with someone who will take me for a walk every day. I’d love to accompany my new person for rides in the car. I really am a terrific companion. At one time I went to obedience training.  I can manage stairs and I’m not a dog who barks a lot. I bark to let you know when someone is at the door-that’s helpful, right?

“I do have troubles with incontinence. My people have done a lot to try to help me with this. I take a medication called D.E.S. Recently I’ve been taking an antibiotic as well. I don’t have an infection though, my people can tell you all about that. It’s to help with leaking. It could be that  my “issue” is that I’m kept locked up and not able to get out to potty. My people have jobs they have to go to, I understand many people do this but this kind of home doesn’t work for me. It could also be the addition of the child in my home has contributed to my incontinence. My people have been told by a trainer that I need a new home.

“I guess all of this means I need someone who is going to be patient with me and love me even if I continue to have troubles with incontinence. Maybe a change will help me? Maybe I’ll finally be OK again and happy? I’d like to think so.  I truly need a loving, committed home. In return, I will be your sweet and cuddly girl.”

Bella is located in Puyallup, WA.

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.