Make This Puppy Lucky: Belle the Heinz 57

This sweet, well-mannered mama wants a pet parent of her own. Might you be a good fit?

Looking for a canine companion like no other? Meet Belle, a beautiful young lady who happens to be a unique combination of five different breeds! Sweet, happy, and ready for adventure, Belle is a fun-loving girl who would make an ideal walking, hiking, or running partner.

Name: Belle.

Age and sex: 16-month-old female.

Breed: According to a recent Wisdom Panel DNA test, Belle is a Boxer, American Bulldog, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Black and Tan Coonhound, and Pomeranian mix.

Size and weight: Medium and 50 pounds.

Coat: Short and grayish-brown.

Location: Hero Rescue in Georgia.

Activity level: High.

Likes: Toys, affection, keeping busy, and being a lap dog.

Dislikes: Nothing!

Training: Belle is house and crate trained, and knows sit. She is looking forward to learning more obedience commands!

Belle is such a sweet girl who has been waiting for a good home for so long. Won't you show her that she's much more than someone's throw-away momma dog? (Photos courtesy Hero Rescue)
Belle is such a sweet girl who has been waiting for her forever home for so long. Won’t you show her that she’s so much more than just a throw-away momma? (Photos courtesy Hero Rescue)

Yard requirements: A fenced-in yard would be preferred, but is not necessary as long as she receives lots of daily exercise.

Kids: Due to her high energy, Belle would do best with older kids.

Dog and cats: Belle does fine with other dogs as long as they are properly introduced to her. Has not been tested with cats.

Health issues: Due to her immune system being compromised during her pregnancy, Belle suffered a flare up of Demodex mange that caused her to lose 70 percent of her coat. She has since been fully treated and her gorgeous coat has grown back in.

Her story: Belle was surrendered by her former owners to a rural animal shelter in north Georgia, where she waited for rescue for 20 days. Over that time period, it was discovered that she was pregnant. Two weeks after Hero Rescue saved her, Belle gave birth to nine beautiful babies (four of which are still looking for their forever families).

Her ideal forever home:  Belle would thrive with an active person, couple, or family who can provide her with lots of mental stimulation and exercise, including daily walks, hikes, and/or runs.

Contact info: Email [email protected].

Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.


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