Rescued Bella from a Puppy Mill Situation.

by Pamela Mirabella
(Tennessee)

This is only my 3rd day with Bella Cotton who turns 1 this month. She has spent her entire existence in a cage and has had little to no interaction with humans. She is petrified of everything and only ate any real amount of food today. It is my hope that I can love her so much that the feeling of security eventually changes her outlook on life. I will keep you updated on our progress!

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Sep 11, 2014
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Bella NEW
by: Stanley's Mom

Thanks for rescuing her, she will love you forever...

Aug 25, 2014
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Congratulations! NEW
by: Dara

You seem to be making good progress with your baby... I am also interested in adopting a baby or young Coton.... If you know of any, please email me info at darskie10@yahoo.com. I am in Ontario but can drive long distance to US if needed.

Aug 15, 2014
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Bella NEW
by: Vicky & Jonah

She is adorable. Rescuing can b so rewarding. As they start their new life in your home get them out to the dog park (small dogs side) & for walks. You will find the more you introduce them to the world in their new environment where their is a loving handler which is you the more it will bring them out if a shell.

Dogs as with kids will sense your calm, strength, & as long as you are comfortable in a situation it makes it easier for them.

Please as w/a puppy who has never had trouble when visiting a dog park it may take multiple times b4 they venture from your feet & that

You will do grt8. Just start w/what I call Dogs 101. The beginning. Learning everything New.

Aug 13, 2014
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Bella Cotton NEW
by: Pamela

Bella is doing great with her house manners. Since she would run away if I put her down and I do NOT want to drag her by a leash, I got her a little lead. I attached it to the back porch and I take her out every few hours, put her on the lead and turn my back to her and act like I'm looking out away from her. She does her business and then makes a little whine. Of course as I walk towards her to take her back off, she runs up against the wall and cowards down. I, now take her off and put her right inside the door so she learns the path up the stairs on her own. We are taking it one day at a time but today I had to leave her for a few hours and I missed her terribly. I'm already attached and it is only the fourth day! Keep your advice coming, we are going to need it! Thanks!

Aug 13, 2014
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We need a companion Coton NEW
by: John

I would gladly adopt any Coton that's in a puppy mill or shelter. We have a 2 year old coton and he needs a house mate. please email me at jmbelltavern07@gmail.com if you come across a coton that needs rescued or adopted.

I live in Chester County, Pennslyvania

Thank you.

John

Aug 13, 2014
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Bella NEW
by: KATHY and TRISCUIT

Bella is adorable.. she will need lots of love and you will need lots of patience.
I got Triscuit at 7 months old and had lived her entire life in a cage as Bella did. She is still very skiddish of alot of things and is very tenative with people until she really knows them. She never even knew what a leaf was or when the wind blew she was afraid. She just turned 5 the other day, and she is the love of my life, and makes me laugh all the time with her antics. It was a challenge getting her house trained, but we got there. So as I said just have patience with Bella..keep us updated on her progress and if we can help in anyway, this is the perfect site. Kathy and Triscuit

Aug 13, 2014
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Bella NEW
by: Terry

She is beautiful. Bella will surely come around in time. Don't get discouraged, she will learn from your love and attention that she is in a good place and will soon forget what her previous life was like. Be prepared, when Bella is comfortable you will be kissed to death and your lap won't be your own, she will never leave your sight. Best Wishes, would love to hear how you and Bella are doing. Bless you for rescuing her.

Aug 13, 2014
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Bella NEW
by: Karen

She is adorable. Will be interested to see progress as you move along.

Aug 13, 2014
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beautiful Bella NEW
by: Iris

I think you're right, your love will see you both through. good advice here, check out the advice below. Good luck, lots of snuggle,kisses and love, Iris and Tuffy.

Aug 13, 2014
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Bells NEW
by: Teresa

Pamela, Bella is adorable. With lots of love Bella will be your best friend.:-)

Aug 13, 2014
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Puppy Mill Rescue Article NEW
by: Teddy's Mom

My Teddy just turned a year last month and he too was from a mill.
I found great articles posted by the ASPCA advising how to help your new family member to adjust and what to expect with her recovery. I found them very helpful.
She is a sweet girl and giving her a warm, soft, quiet place, say in a corner in the room you frequent most is an important part of her adjustment. A spot where she can watch you but is out of the high traffic area is key. As she learns your routine she will feel safer In this new, big world of hers. She is used to small spaces and slowly exposing her to more rooms will help with her confidence.
Please, keep us posted. Warm hugs to you.

Aug 13, 2014
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Lucky Bella NEW
by: sherry cotton candie

Your new baby is just so cute and thank you for saving her!!

We wish you many many happy years together and with alot of love and patience on your part she will forget all her fears. Good luck with her and thanks for sharing her pic and story.

Aug 13, 2014
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Your furbaby NEW
by: Narita

Precious baby girl. With all your love and patience she will heal.

Aug 13, 2014
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Bells is lucky!
by: Jo

Bells will never look back! How good you are to rescue her. How cruel some people are!
I wish you both a long and happy life together!
I love my 2 Cotond both now age 6 months!

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