born ~June 2019

30 lbs.

Crate Trained!!!


“In the centuries I have been High King, our enemies have thought us weak, cowards hiding in the deepest, darkest places. 


High King Thorgrim Grudgebearer

Introducing Thorgrim!  Unlike his namesake, this sweet boy is a lover and not a fighter.  Thorgrim is about a year old and came to us severely underweight and with skin wounds.  After a visit to the vet and now under his foster mom’s care, his wounds have healed up very nicely!  While he currently weighs just 30 pounds, we expect him to be about 35-40 pounds once he reaches his optimal weight.

While Thorgrim has had a rough go at life, he is such a mild-mannered and loving guy.  The major war that this little soldier is fighting now is for his health, and he is well on his way.  He is an angel in his crate and will even voluntarily run in there if he thinks it’s time for his next meal.  He has not had any accidents in the house, and although in the very beginning Thorgrim did not understand that his crate was not also his bathroom, this has been easily remedied by taking frequent potty breaks during the day!  Thorgrim has mastered “sit” and “go to bed” commands, and will surely be adding more commands to his list soon.

Thorgrim currently lives in a home with other dogs and some cats, and does so well with all of them.  He has a very mild temperament and mostly ignores the cats, sometimes bowing at them to try and initiate play, but also taking the hint when the answer is clearly ‘’no.’’  In addition to his four-legged friends, Thorgrim is also great with two-legged friends, including kids, as he just sees them as additional opportunities to receive head scratches.  Though a bit shy at first, Thorgrim is quick to warm up and will even gently paw at his attention-giver as a reminder to keep the head scratches coming.

Thorgrim has so far had to keep his energy expenditures to a minimum while he works on putting on weight, however, once he does, he will likely make a great dog park dog!  On a normal day when the dog park is not on the agenda, walks or other forms of regular exercise will probably be just fine for Thorgrim.  Although couches (and a lot of things!) are new discoveries for Thorgrim, he has quickly learned that they are a great place for resting and chewing on some fun toys when his humans are busy.

Recently, Thorgim took a fun trip to Lowe’s with his foster mom. He did great and is now ready to face all the automatic doors the world has to throw at him! He’s a dream in the car and has learned that it’s a pretty cool place to be because it leads to all sorts of new adventures.

Thorgrim has a lot to learn about the world, but he is learning quickly that humans can be great and just want to be his friend and love him.  Are you ready to show Thorgrim a lifetime of friendship and love?  Contact us today!

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