Helmers, who has long learned not to judge a dog by her smile, is fostering Smiley - and helping her ease some of the anxiousness she understandably arrived with.
There's joy behind those bright white teeth. And also a little uncertainty.
"Some of it might be a little bit nervousness when she first meets people," Helmers says. "But it's in no way, shape or form meanness or aggression with her."