Bella (The Wonder Dog) — Therapy

Location: Morehead City, North Carolina

Bella is an 11 year old Pug/Boston mix. She was rescued after her back was broken in an accident while with her prior owners, paralyzing her. Bella does not let her disability define or limit her, and has a book to encourage children to embrace their differences and uniqueness and not let anything stop them.

In 2020, after several months of training and supervised visits to Autism Society of NC (Newport, NC location) and area nursing homes, Bella became a Certified Therapy Dog through Love on a Leash! She loves bringing joy to patients and clients at different facilities.

When Bella isn’t busy doing her job as a therapy dog or at events, she enjoys playing with her 4 dog siblings –Bella is totally the boss of them all! She enjoys walks (in her stroller) on the Morehead City, NC waterfront, she enjoys going to her favorite local pet store, Sea Paws and she enjoys car rides! Especially to her Mom’s favorite coffee shop, Sweet Beans, where she always gets a special cookie.

Bella is always smiling and never lets anything stop her and get in her way. She enjoys being independent and is the alpha over the entire household.

Bella’s mom has Autism and Bella has totally rescued her mom, rather than her mom rescuing Bella! I don’t know what I would do without her!