If you are looking for a sweet dog to love and nurture while carefully helping to widen her world, BlueBelle is your girl. She was born into puppymill conditions and lived almost four years birthing puppies in a deprived environment. When she came to rescue, she was classified as semiferal, and has spent the past months overcoming many challenges to learn to live in a home and interact with humans. This has not been easy for her, and she needs a special family who understands how best to gently, patiently help her continue to adapt. BlueBelle has lived peacefully with a cat and lives with family dogs and a changing roster of foster dogs. She can be adamant about keeping her space to herself around other dogs and can also snuggle or act playful with those same dogs when she's in the mood. She will need at least one dog companion to help her feel at home and show her the doggie routine. She is house trained in her current environment. Because her progress depends on her being able to go at her own pace, she would appreciate an adult-only home that tends to be calm. To give you an idea of her pace, it took 18 months for BlueBelle to ask to be petted! She still has many fears and a phobia of thunder. She does not yet walk on leash so her exercise currently consists of walking a large yard and jumping and racing around the house in anticipation of a meal. BlueBelle is now 5 years old and is finishing rehabilitation for a healed back issue and for luxating patellae ("dislocating knees," common in small dogs). She weighs 12 lbs.
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