CiaoBella Labrador Retrievers                                                                         


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Meet CIAO BELLA DER ENGEL,THDA, CGCA, CGC
Registered Pet Therapy Dog
Complex Rating, Pet Partners, Inc.
Born 07/07/2009
Bella's 
Picture Wall:
Bella and Sybille ready to go for Pet Therapy visits
Bella with Hospital Pastor and Coordinator
Bella on McAfee Knob hiking








Showing off on the terrace
Seeing yet another deer roaming on the farm!
Bella and Rudy ( aka Olive) from her first litter












Reading with Sybille

Not so sure about her summer hat sitting next to her buddy, Buster, who is the resident farm lab

First snow on the farm at 6 months of age








More hiking on the Appalachian Trail

Just 2 months old claiming the porch table!












Just a lazy afternoon at 3 months old when she decided that the towel bucket was her new bed!

But hanging out under the rocking chair was just as much fun for her!














Bella visiting with her pal Jimmy at Friendship Manor. 
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On August 20/2017 Bella went to her forever home with Judy, a retired Special Education Teacher, Salem, Virginia. She will continue her Pet Therapy Career with Judy as her handler. They have known each other for many years including Judy's Grandchildren who came to play with Bella's puppies throughout the years. We are so excited for both of them!
"Bella"
Registered Pet Therapy Dog 
Complex Rating via Pet Partners 
( A/K/A Delta Society )      
Born on 7/7/2009 as the GGdaugther of a champion who sired the #1 Labrador in 2006 (CH Castlewood's Just Do It) Bella has an exceptional temperament and is able to perform in very stressful environments. She passed her Pet Therapy exam in May 2012 and earned her AKC Advanced Pet Therapy Dog Title. She has achieved her COMPLEX environment rating and is now primarily assisting children with physical therapy under the direction of their Physical Therapist at Carilion Community Hospital. She also visits patients at  Regional Hospitals, Carilion Hospice ( at home and nursing home settings),can be seen in library reading events cheering on children as they read to her, and comforts special needs children at the Minnick School. In addition she also serves as the Neutral Dog during various Pet Therapy Team and CGC evaluations in our region. She retired from our breeding program in July of 2014 when she turned 5 years old. She is now a full time Pet Therapy Dog and has her forever home with our friend Judy.