BELLE

Age:  14 years old

Breed: Papillion X

Gender: Female

Dogs: Yes

Cats: Yes

Kids: No thank you

Location: Calgary

Medical: Belle is deaf and currently on liver supplements. Otherwise she is healthy for her age.

ADOPTION STATUS: No longer accepting applications

Belle's Story

Bonjour! That’s hello in French. My name is Belle. That means beautiful. So I guess it’s safe to say that I’m the most beautiful dog on this site or maybe any adoption site for that matter. 

I’m an adorable Papillon, meaning butterfly (back to the French). The story goes that during the days of Louis XIV the name was chosen as the upright ears resembled a butterfly.  Pretty classy beginnings I say. As my glam photos reveal, I’m black and white, with a bit of rust on my front paws. You might think that with all of my long and luxurious hair that I’d shed, but the good news is that I shed very little. So your furniture is safe with me. I also have a crusty nose, don’t ask me why. I’m particularly proud of my buttock or fanny, as it resembles a turkey butt. I take no offense to the turkey butt comparison as I see it as an asset, as I know that all eyes are on me when I exit the room – who could ask for more. 

At 14 years old I could be described as long in the tooth. (So the saying goes.) Truth is, I’m long in the tongue, as with only 3 teeth there’s little stability in my mouth so my tongue has no place to go but out. This makes eating and drinking a bit of a sloppy mess, and not very lady-like, as I try to navigate with the few resources I have. However, I love to eat and will devoir anything in my path. 

I’m also deaf. As I can’t hear you when you approach, its best if you make sure I see you otherwise I startle easily, which can be annoying. (My foster mom is forever flapping her arms to get my attention). For this reason, I’m not good with kids, who are all full of surprises, though I’m fine with other dogs and cats. 

Because of my maturity, and short legs, you don’t have to worry about taking me on long walks. I’m also not good with stairs. So, my foot print (as it were) is small and will revolve around you. Ask my foster mom - I follow her around all day and love when I can sit on her lap and soak up the attention. 

If you looking for a sweet little pooch, who you could shower with love and attention, please apply here. I’m excited to meet you!

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