~ born 11/28/16 ~ fostered in Indian Head, MD ~
Belle is a little needy and craves human and dog companionship. Probably ready for a new home at 12 weeks, after spaying. It's hard to look past the cuteness of any puppy, but rest assured that adopting a youngster is not for the faint of heart.
Before she reaches her first birthday she will eat your sofa, pee on your Persian rug (multiple times), and turn your yard into a lunar landscape.
It's hard not to be sucked in by the cute factor, but please give careful consideration to whether you are up to the challenge a puppy will impose
on your home for the next several months. They require as much diligence as a human baby to keep them out of harm's way - as well as keeping your
belongings out of harm's way. Puppies need to be taken outside frequently, day and night. Puppies require loving patience (never physical
discipline) as they learn what is acceptable behavior and what is not. She will not always be young, healthy and cute. She will one day be gray
around her eyes, may limp with arthritis and need long term medications. She needs a home that will be committed to her for her ENTIRE life -
which will likely be 14-15 years or more.
In addition to our Standards of Adoption,
the the successful puppy applicant will have owned a pet as an adult, and have an established vet record. Preference will be given to those who
have owned and raised a puppy before, as an adult. Puppies require supervision
and cannot be left alone for many hours. We discourage the placement of dogs under two years in age in apartments and condos due to the noise and
activity level of young dogs. Your neighbors will thank us.