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My name is HELEN!

Bull Terrier/Dalmatian Mix Dog for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - HELEN
Photo 1 - Bull Terrier/Dalmatian Mix Dog for adoption in Cleveland, Ohio - HELEN
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I'm being cared for by:
Cleveland Ohio Dog Advocates CODA

Facts about HELEN

  • Breed: Bull Terrier/Dalmatian Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2892160
Helen is a 1 year old Spayed Female Dalmation/ Pit Bull Mix who has been through living hell in her short life; Helen was part of a large animal seizure here in Ohio from Trumball County; back in February of 2010 Helen was born deafThis link below will take you to a website that documented
    the conditions

    through photographic evidence of the ' So called' Sanctuary that
    Helen was seized from

    earlier this year

    http://www.animalwelfareohio.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=113&Itemid=134
   

 

 

 

 

 

Helen arrived in the care of C.O.D.A. on October 17th 2010 after spending
    7-8 month being boarded

    at a boarding kennel after leaving a warehouse where all 162 dogs from this
    seizure were initially moved after being

    removed from the hoarding/abuse situation in Kinsman Ohio

    Helen visited us here at C.O.D.A a few weeks earlier so we could meet Helen
    and let Helen have a play date here at the

    C.O.D.A. Dog Park. Helen played for a few hours with Frankie Blue Eyes while
    our Director talked with the volunteer

    from the Animal Welfare League that drove Helen in for the evaluation visit
    with C.O.D.A.

 

 

After meeting and evaluation Helen our Director Denise Gibson-Franks thought
    Helen would be a great candidate for

    our rescue program here at C.O.D.A since we specialize in the rescue of dogs
    born deaf.

 

 

 

Helen is settling in here at C.O.D.A and living at our main foster facility
    and will be personally trained and socialized by our Director

 

 

 

Our Directors initial behavioural evaluation of Helen after spending the
    past few days working with and getting to know Helen

    is as follows

 

 

 

1. Helen has a fear of hands and arm movements indicating that Helen indeed
    has suffered abuse at the hands of humans

 

 

2. Sign training will be a slow process with Helen because of her fear of
    hands/arm movements due to her previous abuse

    3.Helen is capable of playing nicely with other dogs ( we've only tested her
    with male dogs so far) but Helen does

    show signs of alpha behaviours including alpha humping and pinning down playmates
    smaller than her

    4.Helen has some food protection issues which is expected based on seeing
    the photo's and reading the case details of the living conditions from which
    Helen was seized, although Helen does not show any food aggression towards
    her human caretakers she does show aggression if approached by

    other dogs while she has food in her possession

 

 

5.Helen is protective of her crate and will need some training in regards
    to being approached by other dogs while in her crate which is also

    fully understandable based on the horrid conditions from which Helen was seized

    6. Helen has made good progress in a just a few days in regards to trusting
    her human caretakers and accepting petting

    cuddling and other touching with human hands

    7. Helen has a wonderful, loving personality even after the hell she has lived
    through in her very short life

    8. Helen has had not indoor potty accidents and waits to go outdoors to relieve
    herself

    9. Helen quite enjoys having a nice clean comfortable blanket in her crate
    and takes great care to keep it neatly folded and shows no signs of chewing
    or destructive behaviours in regards to her belongings

 

 

10. Helen does not like going outdoors in darkness unless accompanied by
    her human caretakers

 

 

 

We expect Helen to make great progress here at C.O.D.A and will be posting
    updates and photos of Helen soon

    so check back often for updates on our newest C.O.D.A. rescue dog Helen

UPDATE 3/5/2011
Helen is coming along nicely and has learned many signs.
Helen enjoys playing with Frankie Blue Eyes the best as Frankie likes to play
rough and tumble games like Helen and they are an excellent play match with each other
Helen is a lot less handshy than she was upon arrival and Helen loves dog chew toys and treats
and especially loves a good raw hide retriever roll to chew on
Helen recently started developing some hair loss on both sides of her stomach area so we took her for an
exam with Dr. Brian to rule out demodex mange since demodex was present with some of the dog
that were taken from this raid situation along with Helen.

Helen's scraping for demodex was negative and Dr. Brian believes she is experiencing
seasonal alepecia and recommended Helen start on 6 mg of Melatonin once a day
If we don't see a marked improvement in her condition within a month he would like to
see her again for a follow up visit.
Other than that Helen is doing wonderful and waiting and hoping for a wonderful
new home of her own very soon where she can gets lots of
belly rub time and go on walks with her new family and cuddle up and watch tv with
her new family





WON'T YOU PLEASE HELP US HELP HELEN?
UNTIL A LOVING PERMANENT HOME CAN BE FOUND FOR HER?














If you can help us to defray the costs of saving Helen and helping with her rehabilitation
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If you are interested in giving Helen a loving home please fill out an adoption application
We are seeking a home with a secure fenced in play area for Helen
Home with previous experienced raising a Bully Breed or Dalmation from a young puppy into their senior years is required
DEAF DOG EXPERIENCE ADOPTERS PREFERRED
Excellent Veterinary References will be required to adopt Helen
An ' In home Visit' is required to adopt any of our adoptable animals


Helen's Adoption Fee
$300





ADOPTION APPLICATION














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