HELIA formerly known as AKAI, when she was with the rescue is a very special young dog indeed.
HELIA was saved from Angleton pound and was in a very bad condition. She had been found wrapped in wire, that had cut through her flesh and into her bones, she was found lying in a red ants nest, and as if that was not bad enough she had distemper. HELIA was treated for her wounds and does still have the scars on her legs, and she had the Spinal Tap Surgery for her neurological distemper. This procedure has a 50% success rate, and HELIA was one of the lucky ones who survived. She initially still had twitching when she was resting, but over the months this now happens only occasionally. HELIA's tongue did hang out, which is a constant thing, but a small price to pay for the disease that she had, that so many vets will just automatically kill because they "claim" there is no cure. Lucky for HELIA she came to GaDaH. The video below shows HELIA as the neurological distemper had started to show, it had started to dry the tear ducts in her eyes. As mentioned she has made an amazing recovery, and doesn't deserve any more upset and turmoil in her precious life.
HELIA's date of birth is approximately 1st June 2011, so she is just over a year old. She was adopted out with her best friend HERA. Sadly the family have recently contacted GaDaH and are needing to return the dogs because they do not have the time, to give them what they need.
HELIA knows the command Sit, although apparently she does this when she chooses, her and HERA have been known to dig out of the garden, and jump the baby gate in the house. Nothing more than a structured life, obedience work and mental and physical exercise/stimulation will get these girls in check very quickly, both are very intelligent and want to please.
I am looking to adopt HELIA and HERA out together, since they are very bonded, however, it will take a family that has the time, patience and understanding that working dogs NEED to have mental and physical stimulation. Leaving them in a yard, with short walks, little to no training and obedience is not good for them, they get bored and destructive, which is what appears to have happened here. They have been known to dig out of the garden, and jump the baby gate in the house, however, as mentioned with some structure, exercise and mental stimulation, which will not take long as these are both highly intelligent dogs, they will make the perfect family addition.
If you would like more information on these two girls, please contact Jenny - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adoption Donation is $250