Tulsa’s most pampered pets
Meet six lucky canines who have worked their way into their owners’ homes and hearts.
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Tyra. Naomi. Gisele. Bella Rose.
Yes, Bella Rose. Celebrity. Fashionista.
This little Frenchie was too small to be a show dog, but her personality is too big to keep under wraps. Her wraps, by the way, are strictly designer dogwear.
Several designers have sent Bella clothing for free. They take her measurements to custom fit each item. In return, they ask the French bulldog to post a picture of herself wearing the outfit on Facebook and mention the designer. Yes, Bella Rose Reed has a Facebook page.
Bella’s personal closet is overflowing. Literally. So her family is clearing out another to hold her 70-80 outfits, costumes and holiday wear; 30 hats; 17 tutus; and all those shoes. Can a girl ever have too many?
In March at the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals’ Fur Ball, Bella wore a ball gown by Orostani Couture. When she was photographed with Carrie Underwood, the country music star joked that she had a dress just like Bella’s. Price tag for the ball gown (Bella’s, not Carrie’s): around $250. But that includes the hat. Her toenails were painted pink and green to match the dress. Like you didn’t know that.
Pamela Reed, Bella’s human parent, calls herself a dog bed freak. “There are about 10 in the house and 10 more in storage,” she says. She keeps them around the house so Bella and the family’s other dogs can lounge during the day. At night, of course, the dogs sleep with her.
In September, Bella modeled for the Georgia SPCA Fall Gala, an Atlanta pet fashion show fundraiser. “It’s as big as the New York pet fashion show,” says Reed, who accompanied Bella throughout the weekend.
Bella has also won Best Bikini and Best Rocker at Rock’n Rescue, hosted by Oklahoma Alliance for Animals. She donates her winnings to various rescue organizations, including the SPCA and the Humane Society.
Bella has earned the AKC Canine Good Citizen award and CGC Advanced award. These certify that she has good manners, follows commands and doesn’t jump on people. She puts these qualities to good use as a therapy dog in nursing homes and assisted living facilities all over town.
“People gravitate to her,” Reed says. “She’s so good at it. She deserves the best.”