Helena – Yellow Female, 5 years, 49 lbs.

Hello, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Helena which means “shining light” and I would like to be your shining light to a happy future together! I’m a great size, kind of compact but full of energy and ready for fun. My favorite game of all is fetch.  I will retrieve the ball for as long as you’re willing to throw it, however long that might be. My second favorite is tummy rubs.  I also enjoy cooling off in the garden sprinkler between runs.

I was found alone, wandering in the country, hopelessly lost. Luckily, I was found but I ended up in doggie jail. It wasn’t very long when the wonderful folks from the Labrador Retriever Rescue of Fresno bailed me out.

I have been living with a great foster family while they look for a forever home for me. I have a poodle mix foster brother and a Toy Aussie foster sister. I was a little slow to warm up to them but we are quite comfortable now. I rest and sleep quietly in my crate. I am house trained and walk like a pro on a leash.

My foster mom is helping me learn some of the basics that I have missed. I can now wait for food and water and to exit the crate. Sitting is coming along as is the down command. She’s very impressed at how smart I am.

From her foster mom:  Helena was slow to warm up to us at first. She was very stressed as is common from dogs coming from the shelter. She now just falls asleep at my feet. She just wants to be with you all the time. She follows me everywhere. She is an overall sweet dog. It took her a few days to feel comfortable with my dogs but we are all having a wonderful time together. She is very full of energy and ready to go anytime. All that’s missing is her very own forever family. If you think she would be perfect to round out your clan, please fill out an online Adoption Application and tell us you would like to meet Helena.