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Helena was born on approximately April 29 as part of a litter of 7. Mommy Olympia at 22# appears to be a terrier X, possibly with a herder. The puppies appear to be Australian Shepherd/terrier X but it is really best guess at this point. Helena weighed 4# 1 oz on June 22 is the smallest of the litter and we anticipate she will weigh about 15# as an adult but since we could be off a bit on her birthdate she could ultimately weigh a few pounds more or less.
Mom and puppies were picked up by animal control on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She was immediately transferred to a foster home then transferred to PUP. The puppies arrived at PUP well nourished and well cared for. They have not had any health problems and have already received routine health care. Puppies are well socialized as they have been raised with their mom and the resident dog, a playful juvenile who loves nothing better than hanging out some wee ones. For the last week Helena and three siblings have been in a foster home with 2 small children and they have made a weekend trip to the lake, which all of them loved. They are mostly paper trained but still occasionally have accidents off the paper.
The first 4 months are when puppy learns the social skills needed to be a skilled dog in dealing with other dogs and a good citizen in the human world. At 8 weeks, Helena is at the ideal age to go to her new homes. Adopters should be committed to getting puppy into lots of new and different human social situations, hearing vacuums, trucks, and rattling garbage cans, meeting people who are clapping, laughing, with hats, tools, bikes and skate boards. AND puppy needs many opportunities to meet and greet dogs of all shapes, sizes and dispositions. Just sharing a home (which Helena would LOVE) with another dog is not as much doggie socializing as puppy needs. If good doggie social skills are not learned and maintained during these early months, it will be very difficult to ever master them. Puppy play dates, trips to the pet store and puppy socialization classes and later, obedience classes and trips to the off leash park are ideal learning opportunities. As always, a tired dog is a good dog.
Helena has been vet checked, wormed and had her first vaccinations. Helena will need two more routine vaccinations and rabies vaccination at the owner’s expense. The adoption fee for each pup is $300 which includes the cost of the spay/neuter if it is done by the PUP vet. PUP does place dogs outside the metro area but a firm plan must be in place for the alter surgery. We do not ship. Helena may go to her new homes on or after June 25.