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Helena
Location: E NE
Age: 12
Sex: Female
Weight: 25
Kids: Dog savvy 12yo +
Cats: no
Dogs: no
Fenced Yard: Preferred
Adoption Fee: $400
“Helena has been such a joy to foster. Healthy, active, snuggly, loving, she really has been the dream dog.
I love how Helena rides in the car, she always hops into the back seat then stands on the console between seats to look out the front window. If you lean in slightly she will give you a kiss on the cheek. Car rides are probably her #1 favorite thing, but she also loves big pillows, and sunning herself in the yard. We have gone to many places and met people and dogs on leash and she has been great with everything. This girl is ready to take on the world!”

The lovely Helena has made her way to the available page and is crossing her paws that her wait for her forever family will be brief. Helena was surrendered after showing some resource guarding in a home with a toddler as well as some marking issues. Her foster mom reports she has been fine in the housetraining department: there has been no marking or inappropriate pottying in her foster home. 

Helena is healthy and active for her age. This 12-year-old nugget acts more like a 7-year-old according to her foster mom. She is active, healthy and as far as Frenchies go, she’s a fairly “easy keeper”. 

She is a creature of habit. Helena likes to get up in the morning, go for a short walk around the block, do some sun-bathing later in the day and is ready for bed by 9 PM. Like most French bulldogs, she can be stubborn but eventually gives in to requests from her person. It's best not to let her get her way, so if you have experience with out-stubborning a bulldog, let us know in your application.

Helena prefers not to be left alone. She wants to be in the thick of things or, at the very least, where she can see and hear her family. She will crate, however, it takes her about an hour to quiet down and settle in. After 4 – 5 hours, she begins to stir and is ready to come out. Therefore, Helena is not really a candidate for an apartment or condo. She can be a bit vocal and not all neighbors understand that this is simply a necessary part of being a lovely Frenchie girl.

This pretty lady has never met a stranger. She loves humans and the attention they provide. She’s met some dogs on-leash and has been fine, but homes with other pets will not be considered. 

Helena is an extreme resource guarder. Foster mom has done her best to keep Helena safe in this regard and hasn’t provided Helena any toys. Due to the horrible condition of Helena’s teeth when she came to her foster home, chew toys and bones were out of the questions. Helena is fine with this, as she gets love, affection, walks and plenty of cuddles. 

Her favorite things are short walks, sunning herself in the afternoon and snuggling with her humans. Who wouldn’t love these things?

An ideal family for Helena would be one where Helena could go to work with her human or with someone who is home all day. An active single or couple who wish to take their fur-child everywhere with them would make Helena happiest. A perfect home is one where she would be the only pet in a house with a fenced yard. 

Helena’s foster mom says: “Helena has been such a joy to foster. Healthy, active, snuggly, loving, she really has been the dream dog. I love how Helena rides in the car, she always hops into the back seat then stands on the console between seats to look out the front window. If you lean in slightly she will give you a kiss on the cheek. Car rides are probably her #1 favorite thing, but she also loves big pillows, and sunning herself in the yard. We have gone to many places and met people and dogs on leash and she has been great with everything. This girl is ready to take on the world!”

Want a devoted, snuggly side-kick? Need to share your days and nights with a bundle of love? Helena might be just the ticket. Click the link to apply and, if approved, start packing your bags to go fetch her. 

FBRN does not ship dogs as cargo, so adopters are expected to pick up their dogs from their foster family. 

FBRN dogs are in foster care in people's private homes. For the foster families' safety, we do not disclose specific locations, and we don't set up meet and greets prior to applications. For detailed information about the dogs in our care, please read the extensive bios on each
dog.

ABOUT HELENA:

Helena is a resource guarder so must never be around small children. If there are other dogs in the house, they must be monitored during feeding (or feed them in separate rooms or in their crates) and when toys are present. 

Helena had a dental with extractions on 07.02.2019 including the extraction of a benign epulis, a common overgrowth of gum tissue in older dogs. Testing revealed unclean margins--the growth may recur, but it is not malignant-- and must be monitored for recurrence. Discuss epulis with your vet to learn more.

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