Video: Dustin Edwards of Dauntless Dogs will Bella at the Hugh MacRae dog park. (Videography by Parker Stroud)
WILMINGTON — Discovered in a field with a litter of her puppies, Bella and her furry family were in need of a special someone to care for them.
As the social media manager and event outreach coordinator for Dauntless Dogs, Dustin Edwards was more than willing to help.
“This is our fourth foster,” Edwards, who balances volunteering with pursuing his degree at UNCW, said.
Bella, a 3-year-old “pocket pit mix,” is described by Edwards as “super lazy and super sweet.”
Bella’s affectionate nature has earned her many friends.
“Complete strangers, she’ll jump on and lick them to death,” Edwards said. “She’s very adaptable, she just loves children.”
Eligible for adoption now that her puppies have been weaned, Bella’s eager-to-please personality has made her training a rewarding experience for both herself and her humans.
“I love learning how to handle different breeds of dogs,” Edwards said of his four fosters. “I went from a Chiweenie to a Great Dane”.
Initially shy and reserved when she was taken in, Edwards has found watching Bella develop her self confidence to be a rewarding experience.
“My dog had to teach her to play,” Edwards explained, as he watched Bella chase her other furry friends in MacRae dog park. “It feels good to give a dog a home.”
For an adoption fee of $250, Bella will have received all of her shots, vaccines and have been spayed. Prospective adopters interested in offering her a home may complete an application online, at www.ddrnc.org.
Samira Davis is a contributing writer for Port City Daily, focusing on animal issues in the Cape Fear area.