Bella is a rescue. At 8 weeks, a college student bought her. She was kept in a small dog carrier in a dorm. When mom came to visit her daughter, she found Bella in a dirty carrier. Mom thought, no way am I leaving this dog like this, so she took Bella home with her. By this time, Bella was about 4 months old. Bella was not trained at all and mom had no time to properly take care of her. Therefore, mom took Bella to an acquaintance she knew had a yard. Hoping the man who lived there would eventually fall in love with the dog, she asked the man to keep the dog until she could find a better home. The man reluctantly agreed. Needless to say, mom never came back. Because Bella had no training, she was pretty wild. She poo and peed in the house, stole things off counter, chewed things. The man lost his patience and would hit Bella. He finally had enough and tied her on a runner in the yard and left her there. Friends of mine noticed Bella was abandoned in the yard during snowstorms, rain and cold. February 2020, they couldn’t stand it anymore and told me about her. My husband went to the mans house and asked about Bella. The man told my husband about Bella’s story (leaving out the hitting part) but said he didn’t want her. My husband asked if he could have her and the man said yes. It wasn’t easy for my husband to even get near Bella for she was terrified of him. We later found out she was terrified of all men. Eventually he did get her in the car and brought her to me. She was 9 months old. It took a lot of training, a lot of love and a lot of socializing for her to calm down. She still has some anxiety but she has come a long way. May 2021 she will be 2. She is my everything.