Bella the ‘sister’ to many


Bella, a resident of North Smithfield who was adopted at four months old, is our Newshound of the Week.

Each week, we feature a northern Rhode Island dog as the NRI NOW Newshound… with a bit of doggone good information.

This newshound has been an amazing sister to close to 50 dog foster siblings, according to proud mom Stephanie Ferri. Bella will be 11-years-old in March, and her favorite thing is when mom brings home a new friend, even if some may not stay for very long.

“The best part is when they come to visit when their new parents go away,” said Ferri. “Having lots of friends keeps her active and young, while also saving the life of another dog.” 

Ferri fosters with Rhode Home Rescue and notes there are many dogs in need of a loving home.

To apply to foster a pet, visit

To have your dog featured as a future NRI NOW Newshound of the Week, just email a photo and some information about your pet to [email protected].

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