born ~July 2017

30 lbs.

Nearly Crate Trained!


“If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would outlive us all.”  Anonymous

Meet Gemma! With a gray muzzle of wisdom, this ~7 year old loveable beagle-type mix weighs in at around 30 pounds. She’s currently HW+ but will be starting treatment soon. 

Housebreaking, Crate-Training, and Commands

Gemma is housebroken! She has a “bladder of steel” and will hold it until she can get outside where she knows she has to go! 

We’re still working on crate training though; not that it’s because of anything Gemma’s done. She’s just so good outside of her crate that she is trustworthy loose in the house and even has secured a coveted spot in foster mom’s bed at night! 

Behavior around other Dogs, Cats, and Kids

Gemma doesn’t really care about the other animals in her home. She prefers the slower, less energetic of her foster canine siblings (no puppies, please) but actually ADORES the kittens her foster mom has! Otherwise, she mostly just ignores the animals and is happy to co-exist. 

Once she warmed up, she did well with the kids in her house. As long as the kids in the home respect her, Gemma will do just fine with any of her humans. 

Behavior around People

Life hasn’t been kind to Gemma up to this point, so she understandably is a little unsure around humans. It takes a moment for her to get to know you, but once she does, she’s your best friend. She loves pets and being next to you, but is happy to just be in your presence and won’t demand pets. 

Foster mom deems her “the sweetest, most laidback foster” she’s ever had. 

Exercise Needs

If you looked up lazy in the dictionary, you’d probably find a picture of Gemma there. A short walk or two is all it takes to tucker this girl out and then she’s good to nap the day away at your feet. 

Gemma wants (and deserves) a retirement home. Do you have a Gemma sized spot on your couch? Contact us today!

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