born ~April 2020

62 lbs.

Crate Trained!!!


“I once warned you, Percy Jackson, that to save a friend you would destroy the world. Perhaps I was mistaken. You seemed to have saved both your friends and the world.”

Athena, ‘Percy Jackson And The Olympians’.

Introducing Athena! At just about a year and a half year old, she is in the prime of her life! Athena currently weighs 62 pounds, but should weigh 70 pounds when at a healthy weight. We are working on her getting to that point — and she’s not complaining about all the snacks she’s receiving! 

Housebreaking, Crate-Training, and Commands

Athena is house trained AND crate trained! Athena hasn’t had a single accident in the house AND signals when she has to go to the bathroom! She is able to hold it and keeps her crate clean. Speaking of her crate, she knows the command! Though it’s not her ~favorite~ place in the world, she settles after a while and will rest quietly in her crate. Athena knows “sit”, “stay” and “leave it”, learning more everyday! 

Behavior around other Dogs, Cats, and Kids

Athena hasn’t met cats or kids, but she has met other dogs! She is playful around other dogs but needs structured introductions as her manners aren’t the best. She is reactive on the leash, so she would prefer to play with her friends when she isn’t held back by the lead! She probably would do best playing at a private dog park where only her friends are there so that she’s completely comfortable. 

Behavior around People

Athena is a huge snuggle buddy! While she’s a tad shy when she first meets new human friends, once she warms up, she demands belly rubs! Belly rubs and cuddles are close ties as to what her favorite thing in the world is. If you’re looking for a dog that doesn’t understand personal space and will be your breathing weighted blanket, Athena is your girl.  

Exercise Needs

While Athena can be laid back, she does need to be exercised every single day. She goes on several walks/runs daily, and is constantly playing! She loves tennis balls and tug-o-war with her rope. She loves being outside and getting to run around with her favorite person. 

Are you down to be covered in kisses? Athena is your girl! Contact us today!

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Athens Canine Rescue
P.O. Box 7064
Athens, GA 30604