Bella loves people. She is active in the community volunteering as part of an animal therapy team for hospice, visiting schools and other community events where she brings joy and comfort.
She is a Registered Therapy Dog, Certified Crisis Response Dog and Canine Good Citizen, as chosen by the American Kennel Club.
Bella’s owner, Bob Brandkamp, like many of Avista’s employees, enjoys being able to volunteer in the community. Avista encourages volunteerism, matching employee cash donations up to $200 and supporting an average of 40,000 hours they contribute each year in the communities where they live and work.
Read more about Bob and Bella
- The power of pets
- Working dogs: Bella comforts humans crossing the bridge
- Bella the therapy dog makes Avista proud
- A dog's purpose
Join the Bella Fan Club
Fan Club members receive an autographed picture of Bella and informational sheet. Join Bella's Fan Club.
Request a school visit
Bella is available to make school visits for grades K-3:
- Meet and greet with Bella
- Story time and distribution of coloring books
Send your request to Bella@avistacorp.com and include:
- Your name
- Contact information
- Phone number
- Email address
Share your pet story
Do you have a pet story you would like to share? Send an email to email@example.com
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