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Get to Know Helena


Terrier, Mix




7 Years




Medical Center

Home Alone

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Helena's Story

Type of Foster Home: 

Helena is a 7-year-old Boxer mix that is about 54 pounds. She is looking for a foster home for a few weeks before heading to our Adoption Center. Helena is healthy and housebroken! She needs a home that can provide a quiet environment and has low traffic. She'd do best with kids 12 and older. She also loves other dogs and would be happy to go with a resident pup!

How to Foster Helena:

New fosters can take the first step by learning about fostering and completing the Foster Care Application. Veteran foster parents can email to schedule a pickup appointment.

Helena is available for foster pick-up through the Medical Center at 3516 W. 26th St.

Why Foster?

There are many animals that need us today. Each foster family allow us to save more homeless pets by opening their home to a pet or litter in need of love and care for a few weeks. When we are able to send a pet or litter to foster, it frees up space in our Medical Center to bring in more pets in need.

Last year, our foster families took in 1,921 pets. Some needed a peaceful place to recover from illness or injury. Puppies and kittens just needed a bit of time in a home environment with good socialization so they could grow big enough to have their spay/neuter surgery before adoption. Other pets needed a calm and relaxing break from the stress of shelter life.

Consider joining them in lifesaving. Sign up to become a foster today.

First Time Fostering? Learn More

Interested in fostering for PAWS Chicago? Begin the application process by completing our Foster Care Application.