Meet Encinitas Patch's Pet of the Week, Belle, a gentle giant who is ready to be your couch buddy.
Age: 5 years 8 months
Weight: 101 pounds
Gender: Female, spayed
Breed: "Blue" Great Dane
Belle is a big dog, with a big heart to match. This gentle giant will be happy lying next to your on the couch—and though she gets along well with other dogs, she seems to prefer people.
So, how does a sweet, Great Dane end up in an animal shelter? Her family moved into a place that doesn't allow pets. They're trusting Rancho Coastal Humane Society to find someone that will love Belle the rest of her life.
You can meet Belle in person at Rancho Coastal Humane Society, or see her photo on the website. (Yes. That's her real smile.) If you can't adopt her, maybe you can sponsor Belle until she is adopted.
Belle's $145 adoption fee includes medical exam, up to date vaccinations, spay, and her microchip identification.
To meet Belle log on to SDpets.org, call 760-753-64-13, or visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas. Kennels are open Wednesday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.