born ~March 2016

40 lbs.

Crate Trained!!!

Nearly Housebroken!!!

“As the legend goes, when the Phoenix resurrects from the flames she is even more beautiful than before” – Danielle LaPorte, Canadian author

Please give a round of applause and welcome Phoenix! Life has not been kind to her, as you can see, yet despite everything the world has thrown at her, Miss Phoenix is a world-class lady. Right now, Phoenix is 35 pounds, and even though she has gained some weight, she still has a few pounds more add on She’ll mostly likely weigh between 40-45 pounds when she’s reached a healthy weight. Phoenix has had a lot of medical care recently: she has been spayed, (Thanks, Athens Pets!), had a mammary mass removed, and had 11 teeth removed. She has also completed heartworms treatment. Go Phoenix!

In the meantime, Phoenix has been doing an excellent job with her housebreaking and crate training! She is taking cues from her foster siblings and rarely has accidents inside, but every now and then, an inside rug will just be so convenient and close that she forgets. Phoenix LOVES her crate. She scampers in on command, keeps it clean, and will even put herself to bed. If it’s up to her, she’d prefer a full-sized human bed, but she won’t complain as long as she can cuddle up with something soft.

She lives in a home with multiple other dogs ranging from those larger than her to a tiny Chi foster-sister. Phoenix is sweet, quiet, submissive to everyone, and likes to greet with kisses. When she meets a new dog, she will walk up to them, but she’s not too confident in herself. On her short walks, cars are what shake her the most, but she’s working on boosting her confidence and is gaining more every day!

She’s happy to be part of the pack and loves being near her humans. Her number one love in life right now is a comfy blankie on a nice soft couch to curl up and nap on, and that’s how she spends most of her time. If her human happens to be sharing that spot with her and will give her some pets, all the better! Most of the time, Phoenix is so quiet you almost don’t know she’s even there, but the few times she’s barked have been because she thought she might get left behind at the house. She would be in heaven if she could stay safe and secure on the couch with someone right next to her all day long!

Phoenix has been through the ringer in life, but as her Foster Mom likes to joke, she is such a sweet, friendly, and curious girl that her theme song in life should be “Part of Your World” from The Little Mermaid! If you are interested in adding this love-bug, or bird as it were, to your family then please contact us for more information on her and her treatment plan. 


Thank you to my virtual sponsor!

Lori Lang


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