Being Bella Pomeranian: Featured Dog in PetMeds Commercial

Bella is the featured dog in the PetMeds TV Commercial - shown here with her famous blankies

Hi there! I am Bella Pomeranian, the star of the PetMeds TV commercial.  If you’ve wondered where I came from and what kind of life I have then please read on, there is so much I have to share!

First, let me say that I am a very fortunate pup.  I have a home and pawrents that look out for my care;  I come from some fairly blue Pomeranian blood with a sire who was an international champion show dog.  But the show ring was not to be in my future, no, my future turned out to be at the other end of the spectrum:  Rescue.   The way it happened is also related to how I got to where I am today. My family suffered a huge loss, the passing of another pet in the family.   First there was the grief, and then the desire to adopt another dog.  After searching on the internet, and then on Facebook, my pawrents turned to Southern California Pomeranian Rescue and adopted Buddy.  Here is the picture of my pawrents, me and Buddy at that first Christmas.

Bella Pomeranian with Buddy, their pawrents, and Santa

Before I was a PetMeds TV Commercial star, most of my furrends knew me as Bella as in “Bella Blankies” on Facebook.   Mommy started by pledging 20 fleece blankets as a way to help SCPR raise money to help pay to transport 11 Pomeranians from an Iowa puppymill to California.  The Poms were being “retired” from their life as breeding stock, and SCPR wanted to help them.  Mommy’s blankies were a hit and the donations came quickly.  Mommy made more and they were dubbed “Bella Blankies.”   Mommy has now made more than 475 Bella Blankies, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Rescue.   I like to pose with the Blankies Mommy makes too. The first photo abpve is one of Mommy’s favorite pictures of me with a Valentine Blankie from last year. You can also see me in action with the blankies in the video below.

I get to go lots of places, too!  Mommy takes me with her to all of the adoption events in Southern California that she goes to, and I get to meet lots of people.  After being on TV I get recognized nearly everywhere we go and people like to take my picture.  Sometimes people will say, “She looks just like the dog in the PetMeds TV commercial!”  and Mommy just puffs up with a big grin and replies “She IS the dog in the commercial!”

I’ll be sharing a weekly blog post about my life and adventures, so please ask me questions (about anything) and I will answer!

Love,

Bella

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117 Comments

  1. Hi Paula: It is entirely possible, but maybe not so easy. Poms come in all sizes from teeny at 3 lbs all the way up to 20 lbs. I always refer people looking for Poms to http://www.petfinder.com, where you can search based on your choice of breed and sex, based on your zip code. There you will find an endless supply of Poms that need homes. I am a Pombassador for rescue, and I hope you choose to adopt. Love, Bella

  2. This is a question for Bella. We’re you adopted out of scpr? And, if so, how is it that you ended up in a rescue?

  3. Hi Susie: No, I was not adopted out of SCPR but my brother, Buddy, was in May of 2010. That’s how my pawrents started volunteering and still do so in a big way. In fact, I have become their Pombassador. Poms end up in rescue in several different ways. Sometimes people have to surrender their dogs, and other times the dog ends up at the shelter. One of my blogs is the story of five Poms that ended up in the shelter in Hesperia CA because their owner got in some kind of trouble and got arrested, and animal control was called to come get the dogs. They have all been adopted now! Love, Bella

  4. Would like to know if any are available in the capital district of NY (Albany, Schenectady, Troy) also on the NJ shore (Point Pleasant, Toms River, Asbury)?

  5. Gigi: The best way to locate available Poms for adoption would be http://www.petfinder.com where you can search for adoptable dogs narrowed to exact breed based on your zip code! Love, Bella

  6. Betty A KlanchesserAugust 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    My husband love this dog and how to do we go about finding one like it, he had a toy poodle that was 16 when he had to put her down and she was his life, he finally has decided that he would like to get another dog and has fallen in love with a dog like Bella,

  7. Hi Betty, I always recommend that people begin their search on http://www.petfinder.com. There you can search for a particular breed of your choice within or near your zip code. I am a Pomeranian, and Poms come in all sizes and all colors! I weigh 4 lbs, but the breed standard is 7 lbs.. You will find some Poms as large as 20 lbs too. Good luck with your search!
    Love, Bella

  8. Hi, Bella. I am the parent of two Parti-Poms, Reilly and Bentley. The other day Reilly noticed that I still have your 2103 calendar posted beside his grooming table and he asked me \Papa, isn’t it 2014 now? Where is Bella’s new calendar?\ So I went to the SoCalPomRescue site and to order a new calendar but I was disappointed to find only the one for last year. So, our question is will there be a 2104 calendar and how can we get one. We really like Bella greeting us every morning at breakfast and grooming time.

  9. IsabellaLabradorIssyJanuary 18, 2014 at 11:22 am

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Bella!

    Mommy and I want to thank you and your Mommy for helping the POMMIE Rescues. We hope everyone that wants a Pomeranian, or any breed, will go to a rescue or shelter to adopt a dog or save a life in a shelter this year and forever! If everyone offering a good home in this country would adopt just one rescue animal, then quite possibly there might not be any animals in shelters for very long .

    Lots of love and Labbie kisses little princess
    ❤️️❌⭕️❌❌ Issy

  10. Hi Jerry, Gosh I am so sorry to have to tell you that I did not do a calendar for 2014….long story..but we will do one for 2015 for sure! I am sorry to disappoint Reilly and Bentley. Love, Bella

  11. Boo-Hoo, and I was so looking forward to Bella’s charming pictures when I come in to eat and get groomed in the morning. Bentley and I are SO IN LOVE with her, we really try to get her attention when we see the Pet Meds ads. Why doesn’t she notice us, is it the lights? Oh, well, I guess I’ll just have to be satisfied with a generic pom calendar until next year. Love, Reilly

  12. Hi Bentley and Reilly *Bella waves paw* ! You can come see me on my facebook page if you like, Just search for me under Bella Pomeranian. You will recognize my picture. Mommy takes pictures of me every day so they are fresh and current, and you can keep up with my daily life there. I do a lot more stuff than just be a TV star, you see. I am also a Therapy Dog and I am the Pombassador for Southern California Pomeranian Rescue. Stop by soon! Love, Bella

  13. Hi Issey *Bella waves Paw*! Thank you and Happy New Year to you! I will be writing a blog for PetMeds today all about how we can all make a difference. Pommie kisses to you my furrend! Love, Bella

  14. Where can u buy one….

  15. BELLA IS ADORABLE…. WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A CUTE
    POM SUCH AS BELLA. I NOW OWN AN ADORABLE WHITE
    LABRADOODLE. HE WOULD LOVE THE COMPANY.
    TX

  16. We recommend adopting a homeless Pommie over buying one. Try petfinder.com, where you can search for available pets in rescue or animal shelters based on your zip code and breed. If you are in Southern California, you can find Southern California Pomeranian Rescue on facebook–and there are many other Pomeranian Rescues in other states as well–or, go to http://www.southerncaliforniapomeranianrescue.org.

  17. Ms. Bella,
    I can’t help but squeal and giggle when I see sweet Poms such as yourself. What a wonderful way to give back to other Poms with your Bella Blankies!!!! May God bless you and your family.

  18. Oh Miss Julia! I think I know who you are….thank you so very much for the lovely support. Kisses to Boo and Deedee…Love, Bella!

  19. I am a lover of furry friends. PLease help me find a female Pom of my own to love. I have a yorkie who would love a playmate since her big sister died a couple of months ago from pancritisis. She fought the battles but lost the war. She is still missed by all who knew her. I hope you can help!! I look forward to hearing from you…Beautiful Bella.

  20. Bella , just wanted to say I love all the new pictures .
    Love you to pieces . You are the grandest lil Pom and work the hardest of all. Just so precious.

  21. I just adore Bella and every time I see the commercial it just kills me that I can’t reach right into the t.v. and hug and hold her she is so adorable thank you both for rescuing her. God Bless you for being animal lovers.

  22. Bella, you are just a doll and I would love one just like you as my Poms passed away from age!! I loved them so dearly and hoping to get another Pom soon! I just lost my husband too so it’s been pretty rough but I’ll keep looking for a precious one like you!!!

  23. claudine jaramilloApril 25, 2014 at 8:52 am

    how can I rescure a pomerarian puppy? I once had one but it died. I am a widow and live alone and would love a puppy (small) for companian

  24. Hi Claudine,

    Finding a Pom Puppy in rescue is difficult, but there are thousands of Pom adults available. I would suggest looking at http://www.PetFinder.com where rescue groups and shelters post their available dogs. You can search based on your zip code so it will show you all the Poms that are near you. Good luck!

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