Adam H.adopted Bella four years ago from the Dane County Humane Society. Bella, now eight years old, is an Ori Pei, which is a Shar-Pei and Pug mix. She already had a start as a therapy dog because Adam says Bella helped him heal from his loss of his previous dog, a Newfoundland.
Adam also has a tabby cat named Montana. Bella and Montana are more or less roommates. They don’t mind each other’s company, but they don’t do much together, either, says Adam. But when it’s snack time, Adam says they will “double up the cuteness effort to reap the rewards.”
There are many types of facilities that interest Adam and Bella – hospitals (including the VA Hospital), schools, hospice, libraries, nursing homes. They are open to trying them all.
Adam works full-time at the UW-Madison, but also finds time for music and concerts, traveling, biking, winter sports, radio, movies, and home remodeling.