Gender: Female
Breed: Jack Russell Terrier Mix
Age: 13.5 years old
Weight:  12.8 lbs


My name is Belle. My owner died and her family could not keep me. I’m so grateful New Hope took me in because a shelter is no place for a golden girl like me.

My love exploring yards, walks, sleeping at your feet while you work and am very food motivated. The longer I’m in foster care, the more affectionate I am becoming wanting to be close to my foster an offering her little kisses. I like to sleep in bed and on a human pillow if you let me.

I'm definitely not an inactive senior. I really enjoy walks and exploring. Like most seniors, I have days where I sleep really deeply but I still have lots of spunk left!

I’m fostered with other dogs and cats, and don’t seem super interested in them and co-exist peacefully.

My mom’s family described me as a little sassy, wanting to do things in my own time and on my own terms. Foster mom hasn’t really seen that side of me yet. I do have an adventurous streak so you must keep an eye on me in the yard.

If I’m taken out for regular potty breaks, I do well. If you see me sniffing around or acting restless, you know it’s time to take me out.  I'm really good at standing by the door when I have to go and even vocally telling foster mama its' time.

I do have moderate age related arthritis so I must be handled gently and when picked up, need an adopter who is mindful of my sore spots. For this reason, I think I would be happier in a home without kids.