Age: 3 yrs
Weight: 23 lbs.
Kids: Yes, 8 and above
Fenced yard: Required
Adoption fee: $350
The lovely Cella has made her way to the available page. Cella has a beautiful coat that is brindle pied with a double hood (Double hood means she has matching colored circles over her eyes and ears). She found herself in the care of FBRN when her previous owner started traveling more for work and found they were not able to give her the time and attention that she deserved. Her previous family was very sad to let her go but knew she should have a better life.
Cella has allergies and previously had a skin infection and yeast issues when she first came to FBRN. Over her time in foster care, those issues have been getting significantly better, especially after her trip to the dermatologist. It should be noted that she is so allergic to cats that she will break out in hives if she is in contact with any feline residue. Cella's allergies are pretty bad if not addressed on a daily basis. She requires medicated baths multiple times per week and staying on her normal routine. She cannot get people food or treats out of her approved list or she scratches more.
Cella loves all people and even children. Sometimes when she meets new people she can get excited and jump up to say hi. If there were smaller children visiting, Cella would need to be supervised around them. She also loves her canine foster sibling. It didn't start out as love at first sight, as Cella takes a long time to warm up to new dogs. Slow introductions would need to be followed to allow her time to warm up to any new forever siblings. Cella does resource guard. When she wants a toy or other item she will try and just take it from her foster sister and growl and bark to make sure everyone knows she means business. Cella is not good at sharing, but has become better now that she is better acclimated to her foster sister. Tell us about your experience training and managing a dog with resource guarding tendencies. Can you assert yourself as her boss or are you more a doormat who can't say no to a face like hers? Think honestly about your personality before you apply for Cella.
If you take Cella home, be ready to have an extra shadow. Cella isn't a ninja, but she does prefer to follow her humans around. If you're cooking, you can find her next to you. Using the bathroom? She'll want to keep you company! She loves to be the center of attention and do hilarious things to make you laugh. Cella is truly an alpha female. She loves going on walks and having a fenced yard to chase a ball in. She also loves to snuggle with her humans.
Cella is crate trained and housebroken. She's also good with the commands to sit down and lie down. Cella would be best in a home that has time to dedicate to her as she prefers not to be alone. It would be preferable if the person or family was able to be home much of the time or worked from home part of the time. It is also important that the person or family be able to keep up with her baths and allergy related care. If you have managed a dog's allergies before with medications and baths, let us know in your application that you are experienced and able to do the little things that need doing--and able to afford the costs of allergy treatments (check with your vet about the cost of the drugs mentioned below). She would be great in a home with another dog, but they would need to be more on the submissive side. The house cannot have cats as she is highly allergic. Kids would be great for her, as she loves them. Cella has lived in both a house and apartment. She could do well in either, but loves having a yard to play ball in. She would love to go to the office with someone and soak up everyone's attention.
Cella's foster mom had this to say about her: "Cella is an absolute love bug and just wants to be wherever you are. She is sweet and loving and well-behaved. She listens well to commands like sit, stay and come. Cella's allergies got her down, but once we got them under control, she got the pep back in her step. She loves to go on long walks and explore the neighborhood, and she loves napping on the back deck soaking up the sun. Cella likes to play with her foster sister and snuggle up near the radiator wrapped in a blanket. She deserves a home that will love her spunky self. She would love to have a sibling or two whether 2 legs or 4, but she can get over excited and needs someone who can redirect her energy. Although she loves company, a home with cats is not an option as she is highly allergic to them. A fenced in yard is a plus, but this girl has done apartment city living and has also been successful. Cella will provide unconditional love, lots of laughter and keep you warm during the winter!"
If you think that you have what it takes to fight off allergies and want a love bug to follow you around then all that you have to do is apply for Cella. If selected you should bundle up for the trip to pick her up in eastern MA. She is too big to fly, but she loves car rides!
FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo. Except in rare or unusual cases, adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. In rare or unusual cases, FBRN may be able to assist in transporting a dog to a volunteer near the adopter's home, but the expense of transporting the dog must be the responsibility of the adopting party.
FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each dog.
Cella has several allergies. Her continuing medications include regular Cytopoint shots, daily Atopica, Zyrtec and Benadryl.
She eats Royal Canin Ultamino diet to keep her from having more allergy symptoms. To keep her allergies under control, she gets medicated baths 2 or more times a week.
Cella's cat allergies mean she will be healthiest in a cat-free home. She is allergic to human epithelia, feathers and wool so sleeping in the human bed is not an option (though a comfy bed right next to adopters' bed is A-OK!). Cella can't be near feather pillows, down, and wool blankets, or wool rugs.
Maybe due to her allergies, Cella has a history of skin infections. Keeping contact to her allergens limited will help a lot, and so will those regular medicated baths. Cella's foster mom and your vet can tell you what to look for in terms of skin infections.
Cella is a resource guarder and must be monitored during feeding and when toys are present. A slow intro is required if there are other dogs in the home.
Here's a little start from grad Justin Zippy Kaplan to get those itches taken care of!
For Cella, it's not much but hopefully a new toy or treats can be gotten! In memory of my Spike who passed in February. Kristine Marcello
Here you go Cella. Jennifer Fernandes
Good luck pretty cow girl! Lynn Jacobson
With <3 from Fiona in MA. Hope your itchies get better quick! Maureen Trikas
Cella, a little something to welcome you to the FBRN family! Diane and Daisy (FBRN Grad'17
She is such a cutie, I just couldn't resist sending just a little something. Craig and Nadine Nance
To Cella Love, The Cella Family
For Cella, from CeeCee we hope you feel better
Sweet Cella girl, I hope this little bit helps! Maria Costagliola