Dog Name: Heilen (pronounced High-Lynn - it means "to heal" in German)
Suspected Breed(s): Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler) mix
Age: 2 years
Weight: 37.5 lbs.
Personality: Friendly, affectionate, sweet, gentle, calm
Observations with Dogs: Good with other dogs
Observations with Cats: Good with cats
Observations with Kids: Good with kids
House Training Progress: Unknown
Crate Training Progress: Unknown
Location: Needs Foster
Rescued From: Smyth County, VA
Additional Information: Heilen was found as a stray and was very injured. She waited calmly and patiently on stray hold - the whole time with a broken leg and a dislocated elbow - but no one came to claim her. She was such a gentle, kind soul the vet who assessed her injuries for animal control offered to repair her injuries at no cost to us if we would help find her a wonderful home. We were happy to help and can't wait for Heilen to find the lucky person or people who will make up her forever family. Her temperament is extra special and she'll make a wonderful, sweet and loyal companion.
The initial costs of her rescue were sponsored thanks to Pup Paradise . Pup Paradise provides dog boarding services with a special discount for City Dog Rescue alums. Visit www.pupparadise.com for more information.
Her leg surgery was donated by the Smyth County Animal Hospital. We're happy to report that she is healing well.
If you are interested in meeting a dog, we require an adoption application. Visit http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/adopt.html to apply. If a dog has "HAS APPLICATION" listed, they are still available to receive additional applications but also may be in the process of being adopted soon.
If a dog has "NEEDS FOSTER" listed, they are still available for adoption. Information about our current dogs in need of fosters can be found here: http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/current-dogs-in-need-of-a-foster.html and the application to foster is here: http://www.citydogsrescuedc.org/foster.html.
City Dogs Rescue is a foster based rescue in Washington, DC. We do not have a shelter. We focus on local adoptions in DC and the metro area of Maryland and Virginia. CDR has a thorough adoption process in order to find the best possible fit for each of our dogs (we do not operate under a first-come, first-served model).
Prior to arrival, all of our dogs are spayed/neutered (unless specified) and given shots for Rabies, Distemper DHPP, and Bordatella. They are tested for Heartworm, Lyme, Anaplasma, and Ehrlichia. They are dewormed at least twice and given a health check by the vet. Most dogs will have a house training accident in the initial days in their new home and we cannot guarantee any dog is housebroken or crate trained. Our adoption fee is $395 (including puppies) unless noted -- senior dogs are available for an adoption fee of $200.
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City Dogs Rescue is a rescue, not a shelter, and our dogs are located in temporary foster homes in the Washington, DC metro region. Adoption fee, home visit, and application required. CDR charges an adoption fee of $395 unless specified. This fee typically includes health care provided before adoption: all age-appropriate rabies, distemper, and bordetella vaccinations, flea and heartworm prevention prior to adoption, spay/neuter procedure, microchip when available, SNAP test for parasites, initial health check vet visit when going from the municipal shelter to City Dogs Rescue, and pre-adoption health care for dogs over the age of 1 year as needed. For puppies too young for spay/neuter: The fee is the same but does not include the cost of spaying and neutering.
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