Bell and her family took care of Barbara for two years after adopting her from The Dog Cafe in Los Angeles. The family has another dog, Frank, who is a rescue from the same organization.
Bell has used her celebrity and social media presence to advocate for senior pets and other animals over the past few years. She has posted pictures of rescue animals inin an attempt to connect with potential owners and has shared fundraisers from animal rights' groups. She has also urged fans and followers to adopt animals instead of purchasing from pet stores and included hashtags about adopting senior pets in many of her posts.
"I will miss Barbara's proclivities so much, but I'm so grateful I got to know her and spoil her," Bell said. "I feel really lucky to have been able to do that and I hope that anyone who is considering being open to a senior dog does so because they are just the best."
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