Bella's Story

North American Certified Therapy Dog

Her name Bella (beautiful in Italian) and Rapha (healer in Hebrew) truly fits this California blonde Cairn Terrier “Bella” as the Beautiful Healer.  Chosen as a pup at 14 weeks/old for her eye contact and connection with humans, tolerance for chaotic situations, intelligence and gentle temperament, Bella Rapha has passed every Delta Society and Paws for Healing test at 100% and at the most complex level.  Her therapy dog work includes comforting children and spouses who have lost a parent in the war and visiting people in the hospital.  She can be seen on under the title:
“Every day is a good day if you are Bella”


Cindy Tait, RN, Flight Nurse
Center for Healthcare Education