Amos – Adoption Pending!


born ~February 2019

45 lbs.

Crate Trained!!!


“A kid [and a dog] needs at least one person who never gives up on them, no matter what” – Amos Burton, The Expanse

Welcome Amos! This beautiful boy is about 2 years old and weighs in at 50 pounds. Currently, Amos is being treated for heartworms and isn’t available for adoption yet, but once he’s through his treatment, he’ll be good as new and ready for his forever family!

Sweet Amos is fully housebroken and crate-trained! He’s learning how to signal to let Foster Mom that he’d like to go outside. Amos has learned to go into the crate on command (so long as there’s a tasty treat waiting for him in there), and he’ll even volunteer to hop in when he hears his breakfast or dinner being prepared. Although he’d rather be hanging out with his people and doggy friends than spend quiet time alone, this cutie understands he can’t get his way all the time. In general, he likes to be the life of the party, but he doesn’t put up too bit of a fuss when it’s time to shut it down and go to bed! 

Amos is such an easy-going dude, and he can get along with anyone he meets. He’s cat-friendly, dog-friendly, and definitely people-friendly! When Amos sees a cat, he turns into a bit of a scaredy cat himself, and with most cats, he’s happy to ignore them. If a cat takes a warning swipe if he gets too close, he backs down quickly and won’t mess with them again. With his doggy foster siblings, Amos hasn’t quite warmed up to playing with them yet, but he happily coexists with all sorts of dog personalities. Amos is a pro at avoiding conflicts with other dogs, and if he gets a little nervous around one, he avoids eye contact, gets low to the ground, and backs away to let them know he’s not interested in getting involved in any issues. We could all probably learn a thing or two from him!

When Amos first meets someone, he can be a little shy, but after a few minutes (and lots of good pets), he warms up and wants to be their new best friend. Once he’s made a human friend, he wants to be with them all the time. Anyone who will give him head scratches, belly rubs, and couch cuddles is good in his book, and he really is such a sweetie who can get along with anyone! When Amos is settled in, he doesn’t like to give up his spot, and if someone nudges him to move, he’ll turn into a 50-pound sack of potatoes and pretend he can’t move. It’s so cute that it usually works out for him, and he can continue enjoying his cozy spot.

Amos would love someone who likes taking him on walks or hikes and maybe even an occasional trip to the dog park, but he’s up for whatever as long as it involves his people. In addition to his crate-training and housebreaking, Amos is also practicing his leash skills, and he’s already a fantastic leash-walker! 

This charming boy has such a sweet, soft temperament, and he can’t wait to see what great things are coming his way after his heartworm recovery!

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