Name: Bella Mia
Home: Little Neck
Photo & Text by John Scandalios
Bella Mia, a not yet 2-year-old Maltese, came away with the top award at the fifth annual New York Pet Fashion Show held in the Penn Top Ballroom at the Hotel Pennsylvania on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan. Bella Mia won “NYPFS Best Dressed in Show 2013,” wearing a beautiful green and purple “Roaring 20s” themed gown by Chattanooga, Tenn., doggie fashion couture designer, Linda Higgins, who also was a big winner as she was awarded NYPFS Fashion Designer of the Year 2013.
Bella Mia, who was born in South Korea, is a New Yorker now, living in Little Neck with her proud owners, Roseann and Walter Bolasny.
The posing puppy is in high demand for doggie couture fashion, but her greatest accomplishment is helping ill people in hospitals, as she is a licensed therapy and service dog. Bella Mia is a proud graduate of The Good Dog Foundation, class of 2012, and she promises to continue to help people across the world.