Dog of the Week: Isabella Submitted by the Meridian Canine Rescue Jul 17, 2017 (…) Isabella is the Meridian Canine Rescue’s Dog of the Week. Submitted by the Meridian Canine Rescue Isabella is the Meridian Canine Rescue’s Dog of the Week. Submitted by the Meridian Canine Rescue This week, we’ll feature Isabella:This little dancing queen is one in a million. When she arrived on transport from Phoenix, Isabella was so, so scared. Everything was new and overwhelming. Everything was frightening. So she hid at the back of her kennel and refused to move.And we waited. Volunteers brought her homemade turkey sausage, cooked steak and chicken, and little bits of string cheese. Slowly but surely, she accepted the offerings. Once we were able to take her out in the yard and she realized nothing bad was going to happen, Isabella began to gain confidence. × Advertisement It’s been a process, but over the past few weeks, she’s made a lot of progress. New people still scare her, and sometimes loud noises startle her — but when she’s quietly hanging around people she knows, Isabella is a total love.She wants to be a lapdog, and she wants to be your friend. Isabella will hop up on your lap, on a chair, on your leg — just to be right next to you. She holds herself stiffly with tail tucked when you’re petting her at first, but she tries to be so brave. Once she’s comfortable, she’s dancing and running and pawing at you for loves. Her tail is wagging, her body is relaxed, and it’s the best thing you’ve ever seen.Isabella has been OK around other dogs her size. She’s standoffish at first but then relaxes. We wouldn’t place her in a home with young kids, and we definitely recommend a quiet, calm, predictable environment.Isabella is 2 years old, fully vetted and ready to get out of this place. Would someone please come take her home?The Meridian Canine Rescue, 501 E. Scenery Lane, is open between 12-7 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The rescue’s phone number is 208-794-0944.— Submitted by the Meridian Canine Rescue More from this section AAA: Expect gas prices to increase soon Posted: July 20, 2017 Regional youth baseball teams competing at Settlers Park Posted: July 20, 2017 Meridian city leaders to discuss Chinden, growth, budget at town hall Posted: July 20, 2017 3rd mosquito trap in Ada County tests positive for West Nile Virus Posted: July 19, 2017 Meridian Police to be honored at international conference, but comes with video cost of $22K Posted: July 19, 2017 Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!