With a coat like caramel and cream and an amazing set of blue and brown eyes, Bella is more than skin-deep beauty.

This 3-year-old shepherd mix has been at the SPCA for over a year now, and we don’t know how long she was originally with the shelter she came from in Virginia. Records on Bella’s beginning are scarce, but she’s been through a lot that leads her to have difficulty trusting people, especially men and children.

Still, this girl wants nothing more than to work with us on her journey of rehabilitation so she can be somebody’s furever dog. She’s truly smart, trainable, and resilient.

Bella has had some meet-and-greets and stints with foster and adoption, but in the end, she presents terribly with new people, so it’s hard to see the real Bella when you first meet her. Earn her trust with some gentle kindness, firm boundaries, and treats, and you will see she is a darling inside that is fighting against herself to learn to love people.

She would do best with a family that already has a confident or playful dog that wouldn’t mind her high-anxiety. Cats can scare her, and she wonders how birds might taste. She’s too nervous around men and children to safely recommend her to them, so her perfect future family would be a mom and some doggy siblings with plenty of space to run around together.

Could you give Bella a chance?  Call to schedule an appointment and meet her!

Due to the spread of COVID-19, the SPCA of Hancock County is currently closed to the public. But, the animals are still available for adoption. The best thing to do at this point is monitor their WEBSITE, for both animals that are available for adoption, further contact information, and how you can donate to support the SPCA of Hancock County.

You may also email them at info@spcahancockcounty.org. Call them at (207) 667-8088.

The SPCA of Hancock County is a no-kill facility, and currently has many cats and dogs available for adoption. It’s located at 141 Bar Harbor Road in Trenton. Donations are always accepted. They will take your returnable bottles as a donation, so please drop them off!

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