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Adoptable Animal of the Week: Meet Helen

This sweet, loving and friendly Dalmatian-Terrier mix is looking for her forever home.

Name: Helen

Case Number: #5037

Hello. My name is Helen and I'm looking for my forever home.

I am a sweet, loving old gal, a Dalmatian-Terrier mix. I make friends quickly with new people, even the most unusual of strangers, and love to be petted and massaged.

I'm such a social butterfly that I might well make a great therapy pet with a little training. I have some vision impairment as well as hearing impairment so, as far as I'm concerned, I'm a very special dog looking for an extra-special family.

Though I'm not terribly playful now, I may become more so once I'm in a home and out of the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter, where I am currently staying.

Due to my age and limitations, I may be more comfortable with older children who will be respectful and careful when handling me, though I'm very tolerant. I'm comfortable with all types of handling and will readily share my resources with people.

I am very playful with other dogs and will enjoy their company immensely! Despite my age, I am a high-energy player so I hope you'll find me appropriate playmates who won't feel overwhelmed by me. I don't know any basic commands but heck, who needs to know sit when you're as sweet and loving as I am? I am proud to say that I walk very nicely on the leash!

To learn more about adopting Helen, please contact the  at (516) 785-5220 or stop by the shelter, which is located at 3320 Beltagh Avenue in Wantagh. Adoption hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. All adopted pets will be spayed or neutered, will receive all required innoculations and will be microchipped, all free of charge.

From June 20 to Sept 20, the shelter is running its "Summer of Love" promotion, which means all adoptions are free!

Katherine Trunk September 01, 2012 at 08:48 PM
What a very sweet dog, I hope she finds a loving home. Animals always know and appreciate when they have been rescued.
Lisa Macko September 01, 2012 at 08:51 PM
How old is she?

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