Belle's Star by Connie Gotsch
Approx. 37,930 words.
Published on October 24, 2009 by
When Big Toby and his father abandon Belle at a store, 12 year-old Darcy and her Aunt rescue the frightened puppy. They show Belle a life with love and security. However, Belle thinks no human is worth trusting. When Bonehead and Big Toby reappear and threaten Darcy, her survival depends on the choice Belle makes.