Every so often, reporter Mark Westin will visit the Animal Rescue Foundation shelter in Beacon to meet a dog or cat available for adoption. This installment stars Helen, a 2-year-old, high-energy Lab mix. To see more Wag of the Week, click here.Did you find this article useful or informative? Please consider a contribution to support our nonprofit journalism. Our annual appeal has begun! All gifts of up to $1,000 through Dec. 31 will be matched TWICE! Click here for details. We are able to provide this website and our weekly print paper free to the community -- and pay our writers, photographers and editors for their hard work -- because of the generosity of readers like you.