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Can you give Bella the charming Shar-Pei a gentle and loving fur-ever home?

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It’s worth looking into adoption when you’re thinking of taking a new pet into your home. There are thousands of cats and dogs in shelters who are looking to be loved!

By Justine Seraphin , 27 Oct 2019

This week, we’re introducing you to Bella, a young Shar-pei who is just looking for a second chance in life!

Bella is at Battersea’s London location, and can’t wait to meet the family who will give her all the love and care she needs.

Bella’s ideal environment

Bella’s past is a bit of a blur, but what staff members do know is that she is a rather nervous dog. Because of this, she would prefer to live in a quiet location, preferably in the suburbs or even the countryside, and away from the stressful city environment.

She is prepared to share her home with teenagers and maybe even cats, but would prefer to be the only dog in the house.

Bella’s health

Because Bella is a wrinkly Shar-Pei, future owners will need to stay on top of a couple of things, including daily eye and skin care. Adopters will need to monitor Bella for any signs of eye diseases, allergies, or skin irritations, which are common problems in the breed.

Training Bella

Future owners with a knowledge of Shar-peis’ stubbornness will do best with Bella! She will need help feeling more confident in everyday life, including being around other dogs. This will require on-going training and socialisation.

Grooming Bella

Shar-peis are double-coated dogs, so they are bound to seasonally shed heavily. The folds on their faces can sometimes attract bacteria, so regular cleaning is a must. Due to their sensitive skin, they also need routine bathing.

Bella’s sweet and loving personality

Despite her anxiousness, Bella is at the core a very sweet, caring, and loving dog. Shar-peis are known to be a loyal and devoted breed, so we are sure that once Bella has blossomed in her new home, she will make an amazing companion!

If you think Bella could be the one for you, apply to rehome online, or call Battersea’s rehoming line at 02076279234.