My name is Chelsea!

Wirehaired Fox Terrier/Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in La Habra, California - Chelsea
Photo 1 - Wirehaired Fox Terrier/Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in La Habra, California - Chelsea
Photo 2 - Wirehaired Fox Terrier/Pointer Mix Dog for adoption in La Habra, California - Chelsea

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Chelsea's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Chelsea's Story...
Chelsea is quite possibly the sweetest dog ever. Because she had the misfortune to be born with only three legs and a cute little stump, she was dumped and abandoned out in the boonies near San Bernardino. Although understandably traumatized, Chelsea has forgiven people for her mistreatment and loves absolutely everyone. She has never met a stranger, canine or human, and all she wants to do is hug you, kiss you and then play with you.

We are mystified by Chelsea’s heritage. She is clearly part Terrier, but she seems quite tall for a Terrier mix. Her front feet look like those of a German Shepherd and her body has the slender, leggy look of a Sighthound. Her face has delightful beard, whiskers and eyebrows and the brightest, most intelligent brown eyes you’ve ever seen. She has beautiful sparkling white teeth and smiles constantly.

Chelsea would be a perfect family dog for almost anyone. We think she would especially like older-than-toddler children to play with, but she is also quite happy to be a couch potato. She is incredibly healthy and her missing leg bothers her not at all. In fact, she wonders why the other dogs have that extra one. She is extremely athletic, but very gentle and with a very soft touch. One of her favorite tricks is to stand on her hind legs and oh-so-lightly touching you with her front leg, on the lap, the waist or the shoulder. It is such a loving gesture that one is quite overwhelmed.

Chelsea loves everything: playing, cuddling, snoozing. walking, wrestling with other dogs, belly-rubs and giving kisses. She is crate-trained (she behaves PERFECTLY in a crate), dog-door trained and house-trained. She does occasionally take the toilet paper roll for a run around the bathroom, but she is still very young and is growing out of this already. She is not a barker, unless there is something to bark at, and she is very obedient and responsive.

We are looking for a home for Chelsea where she will be loved and treasured for the remarkable creature she is. A family who realizes that physical perfection is not important would be ideal. We would also prefer that Chelsea be in a home where someone is home most of the time or where she has at least one other dog to play with. She is very social and would be very unhappy left home alone all day.

If you think you might be able to offer Chelsea the perfect home, please contact Mary Lou at An adoption application, home check and reference checks are required.

The adoption fee for Chelsea is a modest donation to Southland Sheltie Rescue, Inc., the nonprofit organization responsible for saving her from euthanasia at the shelter.

Facts about Chelsea

  • Breed: Wirehaired Fox Terrier/Pointer Mix
  • Color: Black - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Southland Sheltie Rescue, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Chelsea, a La Habra Wirehaired Fox Terrier/Pointer dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Wirehaired Fox Terrier/Pointer for sale in La Habra, or seeking a Wirehaired Fox Terrier/Pointer dog from a breeder in La Habra.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in La Habra already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a La Habra breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Wirehaired Fox Terrier/Pointer breeders who help with Wirehaired Fox Terrier/Pointer rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in La Habra paves the way for another one to be saved.