SadieMy name is Becky and these are pictures of my dog, Sadie, and my sister’s dog, Bella.  The dogs are actually sisters as well and have such different personalities!  
My sister, Kari, and I both recently got married and couldn’t think of a better way of starting off our families than with a Sheltie!Bella4

Singing_sheltie_2Just before Christmas, Sheltie Nation member Jean, of Mission, B.C. Canada adopted a 12 year old deaf Sheltie, Belle, from a rescue organization.

She captured this picture quite by chance, with a simple point-and-shoot camera.  The combination of a beautiful sunrise, early morning frost on the straw, and Belle’s coloring combined to create the halo-effect around her.  Calling it “The Singing Sheltie” as she is quite convinced she was trying out for the opera – Poochini, perhaps????

BellanoahPictured here on the left is Bella, a 5 to 6 year old female sheltie that was found abandoned in a Michigan cornfield.  She is a foster that is currently waiting for a forever home. (Her friend is Noah – a blind tri-color who was rescued a couple of years ago.)

She was brought to Adopt-a-Pet of Fenton, Michigan where she hid under a desk for her first couple of weeks.  Terry, her new foster dad, offered to take her in and observe her until her forever home could be found.  He reports that Bella is a beautiful, shy little girl that is very quiet and spends most of her time between his wife’s chair and his own.  She does play with the other dogs on occasion and like cats.  Bella has the softest fawn colored coat.  She had a few rotten teeth pulled but eats regular dog food and chews on bones and chewies just like all their other Shelties.

She will occasionally bark when she hears a noise, but most of her time is spent on her blanket.  She prefers women, but will tolerate a man if you have treats for her (& could come around with love & time). Bella is up to date on shots and has been spayed.

Do you have room in your family for a needy Sheltie like Bella?

If you are interested learning more about Bella, you can get more information from:
Adopt-a-Pet
13575 N. Fenton Rd.
Fenton, MI 48430
(810) 629-0723
adoptapetinc@charterinternet.com

UPDATE: According to Adopt-a-Pet, Bella has been adopted!