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27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We just adopted a wonderful dog that was going to be killed at Devore.

Our dog was already trained by this rescue, neutered and had all of his shots. We couldn't ask for a better family member if we tried. Thank you Bella Vita Rescue for everything.
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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been a foster for Bella Vita Rescue for 2 years, adopted 1 dog from them and help at events. We love the work they do and our extended family supports them.

My only wish is that more people foster for them so they can save more lives. They supply everything and then some. I would give them 10 stars.

5

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family and I adopted a 6 month old puppy named Joey. He already came to us potty trained and even knew how to walk on a leash! I'd recommend this rescue to all of my friends and anyone wanting a great dog from this rescue

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My family just adopted a sweet pitbull from this rescue in 2019. He had been trained perfectly through this rescue. We came back for a friend for him and once again we adopted a wonderful dog. Both are in perfect health and we continue to stay in touch with updates to Bella Vita's group. What a great team!
Thank you for our completed family.

9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've worked with Bella Vita Rescue throughout the years and they truly care about the dogs and their mission to get them into a family that gives them love and attention. I would heavily recommend adopting from them.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Bella Vita Rescue helped us save 9 horses in Sanoma County during the fires, she even put a mini horse in her van or the mini would have been burned alive.
We recently adopted 2 beautiful pittie siblings from them. They are trained, vetted and absolutely wonderful dogs.
Awesome team!
Officer Callahan

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This rescue does a lot of work for rescue in the SoCal area! Please support this wonderful organization

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

We recently adopted a dog from Bella Vita rescue. He was in a hoarding situation with 3 brothers and 2 sisters. We met our boy and a brother and sister. Jill had worked with the 3 for a couple of months and we are amazed at how sweet, smart and trained they are. Our boy Scout is completely house trained and only 4 months old. This rescue also spent a lot of time with us shopping and helping pick out items as well. I highly recommend them, and they are extremely professional and picky about who adopts. Laney

13

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have not adopted a dog from Bella Vita Rescue, but we have volunteered with them since 2018. The owner and our team go to Bay Area fires together. (J) swoops right past the fire lines and grabs the horses (sometimes goats or cattle) with no fear at all, and I mean, we are always down to the wire to get horses loaded under intense fear, but they follow this lady right into their trailers. What a warrior, what a great rescue. Oh and dogs love her too. Bella vita rescue is our choice of best rescue of the greater Bay Area.

14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We have fostered for Bella Vita Rescue now for the last 2 years. We met the owner Jill at a LinkedIn conference. She was well spoken and eloquent. She spoke to our CEO about why employees should be able to bring their dogs to work. We have many satellite offices, and since Jill has visited and was able to convince our bosses to let us bring our dogs to work, moral has shifted from dumpy to delightful. I've never met anyone more passionate about the welfare of dogs, whom spends her own time on Fridays to speak to companies about our beloved companions. I would give her 10 stars

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This rescue works with our fire department when we need horses caught and trailered. Fearless and passionate.

J. Ross
Fire Department
Battalion-Cheif

12

Client Served

Rating: 5

Perfect experience, very helpful and even spent time to shop for our new family member. This rescue is strict and loving about their dogs.
Thank you for the love of my life!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We just adopted our second senior dog from Bella Vita. He had been badly abused by his past owner (very sad before pictures). This rescue took him in, fostered him and made him 100% healthier.
We love our Gomez and Matilda. Thank you Bella Vita.

12

Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted a dog from this wonderful rescue. They were nothing but kind to me and my family, and they even helped us shop for new puppy items! We got all of the puppy’s paperwork in a custom tote bag. Please adopt from this wonderful rescue!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We not only have fostered for 3 years for Bella Vita Rescue, we have adopted our 2 bonded seniors from them.
We love their passion as a mother daughter team and highly recommend their expertise as a compassionate rescue.
Sienna, Avery and Lilo and Stitch

12

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been a foster for Bella Vita Rescue for over a year. We have fostered 15 senior dogs, helped rehab them and help BVR find their forever homes.
This rescue has more love and heart for dogs and horses than anyone I have ever met in my life.
There has never been a time that this incredible team hasn't been available for these sweet seniors, day or night. We will continue to support Bella Vita and their senior dogs, love them so much.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We just recently adopted our second senior from Bella Vita Rescue. This was a dog they saved from a Los Angeles shelter that had multiple ailments, including blindness. He is a dream dog, exactly what we have been looking for to complete our family. The rescue owner spent a lot of time with us going over diet and and his daily routine. We have worked with other rescues in the past but this rescue really loves and cares about their dogs. We highly recommend them.
Carl

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our Shepard Milo from Bella Vita Rescue last year. We are looking for a second Shepard through Bella Vita who has been in touch with us weekly even though shelters are closed.
We have had nonstop support from dietary help to training support. They are excellent mutt matchmakers. We highly recommend this wonderful rescue group.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We just adopted a wonderful senior from Bella Vita Rescue. Our little girl was with Bella Vita for a year. She needed rehab for 2 broken legs and broken teeth from her past owners. We recieved a copy of her medical bills and records. This rescue spent over 7k on her, yet gave us some beautiful pictures and gifts. Thank you for our new baby, we love her and this rescue.

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful group! We adopted a Shepard and a Husky 2 different years from this wonderful rescue. The owner of the rescue rides with us for Search and Rescue and is one of the most animal passionate woman I have ever met. She has also come to the rescue of many hoarding cases. Top notch. I also want to add that we went to 3 different rescues that didn't take any time with us to find our dogs, Jill did and we are still in touch weekly. Highly recommend

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I adopted my sweet little Chappie from this wonderful rescue and when the time comes, I’ll adopt another from them!

12

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted a beautiful Boarder Collie from Bella Vita Rescue last month.
Jill and Denise were amazingly helpful, shopped with us, brought us some great toys to our home after the home check and continued to follow up. Bella Vita feels like part of our family. We will continue to send potential adopters to them. We love our dog Raven xo

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We got Max, our TERRIER from this wonderful rescue, and they even helped us find a trainer so he can become a service dog.
Most helpful group we have ever worked with when other rescues didnt.
Adopt a dog from them.

12

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the best rescue we have ever worked with! I am the corporate manager for GOOGLE and we love hosting Bella Vita Rescue. Their dogs are healthy and they smell great:) Go adopt from them

10

Client Served

Rating: 5

THANK YOU Bella Vita Rescue for our wonderful Sadie!
Sadie has become the wonderful therapy dog you promised. Our little girl (human) is deaf and Jill found us the absolutely perfect fit for her and our family. We would recommend this rescue whole heartedly and might just get a second dog from them.
We love you Bella Vita Rescue!
Sadie's family

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Jill, the owner of Bella Vita Rescue helped us find the love of our lives. We had lost our dog after 15 years and we had spoken to a few other rescues whom never got back to us. Jill helped in our search and never gave up finding us the perfect dog. I highly recommend this wonderful rescue that helps so many dogs find forever homes. We love you Bella Vita Rescue!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We adopted 2 dogs from this rescue and we adore them. They backed their training and even taught us about diet, we highly recommend Bella Vita Rescue Team.