born ~January 2013

13.5 lbs.

Crate Trained!!!


“You know, sometimes I amaze even myself.” – Hans Solo, A New Hope

Welcome back, Hans! This nine year old, thirteen pound guy has wings to fly into your loving arms. He is ready to make his final landing and become someone’s new forever buddy. 

Housebreaking, Crate-Training, and Commands

Hans is fully potty trained and crate trained. Even if it is raining, Hans will prance out, go potty, and return without any trouble. His favorite way to signal is to do a little dance to let you know he’s gotta go!

While Hans is crate trained, he typically does better when left in a dog-proof room alone with a bed while his humans are away. He isn’t destructive at all and tends to be a little more calm when left outside of the crate.

Hans is such a smart boy who is capable of learning lots of tricks and skills with some training! When it comes to his tricks, he’s working on “touch” and “leave it,” and he’s already mastered “sit” and “down” like a pro but continues to learn more every day.

Behavior around other Dogs, Cats, and Kids

Hans is a no kids, no cats kind of dog. Cats are fun to chase, and children stress him out so he’d do best in a home without either of them. 

He does well with other dogs, typically those of the calm and respectful variety. Super high energy dogs will build his nerves. He also tends to do better with females. 

Behavior around People

Hans is, well, Hans. He’s a ball of nerves wrapped up in a wirey-haired package and so he’s a bit shy when meeting new people. He usually picks his person and that’s that — you’re best friends from that point on. If you’ve never met a dog that acts like a cat, Hans will change that. He sometimes loves pets, he sometimes absolutely doesn’t. The person who adopts him will have to be able to listen to his cues and respect him, and he’ll do the same in return for you. 

Exercise Needs

Hans is always alert, ready for action. His ears are radars and they’re always going. Sound machines help calm him and he’ll even fall asleep in your arms or lap if you give him enough time. He needs less exercise than the typical dog but still loves to go on walks when he can. He has his quirks during walks, too, that will need to be addressed in order for everyone to have a good time. 

Hans is a special guy, and we love him all the same. Think you’re up for meeting him? Contact us today!

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