Estimate Age: 3 years old
Sex: Female (BARCs will cover her spay)
Estimated Breed: Chihuahua Mix
Weight: 7.6 lbs.
Good with dogs? Yes, smaller breeds
Good with cats? Unknown
Good with children? Yes, older children
Special/Medical Needs: Helga came into our care on August 28, 2022, with a fracture pelvis. She has been healing at her fosters home for the past 8 weeks. Her fractured pelvic bone has healed. On her recent set of X-Rays our vet noticed that she does have a hip dislocation and she will need to be on limited activity for the next 4 weeks so she can heal from that. She cannot do any running, jumping or stairs during that four-week period. Her foster said that despite her dislocation she is a very happy dog, and you can barely tell she has a hip dislocation. Our vet has cleared her for adoption.
Estimated Energy Level: Low
Minimum Adoption Fee: $650
Current Location: Edmonton, AB
If you’re looking for a quiet loving lapdog that doesn’t shed or lick, Helga is the perfect companion. She is extremely affectionate and wants to spend as much time as possible with her favourite people. Helga gets along with other dogs but doesn’t need canine friends. She’d be perfectly happy as an only fur child.
Helga has a great personality and offers endless entertainment with her quirky ways of communicating. Whether she’s asking you to pet her by grabbing your hand with her paw or to feed her by making silly noises, she’ll surely get her way.
Helga was doing great with her house breaking until it snowed. She’s currently learning to hit the pee pads a little better.
Helga loved walking and sniffing until the cold white fluffy stuff fell from the sky. Now we get our exercise by visiting Winners and pet stores. Helga is great with people and small dogs, but large breeds make her nervous and she vocalizes and tries to get away. We have been practicing focus with treats and it has helped her in ignoring the big scary dogs.
Helga has not been tested with cats but based on how she reacts on walks I would guess she’s a chaser, at least at first.
Helga is great in the car and perfectly quiet in her crate. In fact, we’ve only heard her bark a few times outside of being nervous around certain dogs.
It’s hard to find anything negative to say about Helga. She has been an incredibly easy foster and everyone who meets her immediately falls in love with her.
If you are interested in meeting this dog, please fill out an application.