My name is Helga!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Wheaton, Illinois - Helga
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I'm being cared for by:
Dupage County Animal Control

Facts about Helga

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Bounce, Run, Play, Repeat! Hi, I'm Helga, a high energy girl looking for an active, adult family that has lots of time for games and long walks to keep my busy brain and wiggly body happy! I came to DCACC as a stray and I am so happy that they took me and gave me a safe, warm place to sleep and plenty of love! When I was brought into the shelter I had some weakness in my hind legs but with the loving care of the DCACC staff I am getting much stronger! Since I've been here I've had a few small accidents in my kennel that may be due to the chronic stress of living a shelter (kennel life is not for me!). Don't worry about me though! I am still happy-go-lucky Helga and I just love life! I even got to go swimming today which is helping keep my brain busy while I'm here at the shelter! I am looking for a new furever family, foster family, or rescue that will be understanding about my differences and willing to work on my accidents by providing me a regular potty break schedule! My ideal family would have lots of time for walks, play, and training (I want to show off my smarts!)! I love, love, love kids but I am a strong girl so I while I would love to have a human sibling to play and snuggle with I should only be walked by adults. No other pets please, I've waited so long for a family I really want to be the center of you world! Think I might be the dog for you **paws crossed that you say "Yes!'** Call the shelter and make an appointment to meet me today! I'm currently hanging out in a foster home but I would love to meet you! Please visit for more details or call 630-407-2800.

About Dupage County Animal Control

About Our Shelter...

Dupage County Animal Care and Control is a self-supporting county department designed to:

Prevent and control rabies through bite investigation and rabies registration.

Enforce state and county animal control and welfare laws.

Protecting animals from improper use, abuse, neglect, inhumane treatment and health hazards.

Operate a shelter for stray and owner-relinquished non-native animals.

Promote responsible pet-ownership and animal welfare through counseling and law enforcement.

Rescue animals that are lost, diseased, injured, or in peril.

Provide public education programs for adults and children.

Preventing the birth of unwanted animals.

Reuniting lost pets and their families.

Adopting animals into loving, responsible homes.

Protecting the residents of DuPage County from hazards or nuisances caused by animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption Hours:
Monday &Thursday: 2:00-7:00pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday: 12:30-4:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am- 2:30pm
For more information please go to or call us at (630)407-2800.

Our address is 120 N. County Farm Road in Wheaton. We are located at the northwest corner of County Farm and Manchester Roads, approximately 5 miles west of I-355, 1/4 mile north of Roosevelt Road.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoptions are available for people in the DuPage County and surrounding Illinois area. Adoption fees are $115.00 for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, $15.00 - $25.00 for birds, ferrets, gerbils, hamsters and $40 for rabbits. All dogs, cats, and rabbits are spayed or neutered, current on their vaccinations (if applicable) and have an Avid microchip for identification.