Breed: German Shepherd X
Age: 4 years old
Bella was a neighborhood stray in Lebanon and sadly a victim of hate! Her story started off simple. She was known in the area of Jbeil and loved by many. She was taken care of and looked after from a distance by people in her neighborhood. She minded her own business and did no harm and yet cruelty and evil found a way into her life. Through no fault of her own and to everyone’s surprise Bella was shot. She was found early in the morning drenched in blood, disoriented, paralyzed and unaware of what just happened or why!
Bella was rushed to the vet. The two main pellets are an inch away from her spine. Bella’s story spoke to us and we included her in the large group of dogs we brought over from both Morocco and Lebanon prior to the CDC import ban.
Currently Bella is paralyzed. We are hopeful that as her body heals she may regain some mobility. For now she has been fitted with a wheelchair that will adjust as her body heals from her horrific injuries. Although she has been treated horribly by humans Bella remains affectionate and sweet. She’s a love that wants nothing more than some positive human contact. She’s great with other dogs and has a calm energy that would make her a wonderful addition to almost any family. She does have minor resource guarding with other dogs around food but is easily corrected. Bella is adoption ready and would love a caring family of her very own. If her story speaks to you as much as it spoke to us apply to bring her home.
Here’s what you need to know about adopting a cat or dog from Marley's Mutts:
Each adoptable pet will be introduced on Facebook
Each pet will have its own profile here on the website
All pets will be spayed or neutered
All pets will be micro-chipped and shots will be up-to-date
Each pet has their own application to complete—make sure you use the right one (linked from their bio)
It’s important to us that each pet goes not just to a great home but to the “right” home. Our foster parents work with each pet to get to know them and their needs.
We try hard to list all of the pertinent info about each pet on the site so you can choose the pet that will fit with your family/lifestyle. If you don’t see a specific pet on the site, he/she is not ready for adoption. Please be patient and wait until the bio is listed. We don’t decide on a “first come, first served” basis but rather on a “who’s the very best fit.” So, don’t panic.
It’s not a quick process. We receive dozens of applications for each pet so please be patient. If you’re shortlisted you’ll be contacted as soon as possible.
If selected to meet one of our pets and you currently have pets, you’ll be asked to do an in-person pet intro; we don’t do the long-distance adoption thing. If you live out of town, plan a fun road trip to meet the pet in person.
Don’t be discouraged if your application is not selected. Remember, we get a lot of them! Trust us, the best fit for you is coming.
If you’re lucky and you do adopt a super amazing pet from Marley’s Mutts, don’t ever hesitate to reach out to us for training, medication, or behavior questions. We’re here for you, and your pet.