Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Meet Athena ADOPTED!


Athena is a beautiful, friendly and loving Great Dane. She is 1 year old and was recently pulled from a shelter where she was pretty scared and lonely. As soon as Athena got out of the shelter, she was a whole new dog! Full of life and love!

Athena loves nothing more than to snuggle and lean her 90+ pound body into yours, demanding a head scratch! She has a lot to learn, but don’t worry, it won’t take you very long to train this smart girl. She is a very quick learner who can be easily coaxed with a few treats.

Athena came into foster care with zero skills or training. After only two days walking on leash, she has learned pulling is not OK and is improving her on-leash skills every day. After only 5 days, she stopped using her foster mom’s living room as her personal bathroom. With a few treats and lots of praise, Athena has learned to do her business outside. She’s even learning a few tricks! Athena would really love to show off her learning skills during a basic obedience course with her adopters.

She needs to learn how to play gently with other dogs. All Athena wants is to wrestle and play with the other dogs, but her size and approach tend to be a bit much for some dogs. Especially the really tiny dogs!

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Athena is working on gaining weight right now and is doing well! She LOVES meal time and sometimes has a hard time waiting for her foster mom to put her food dish on the floor before she jumps up and starts to dig in! She clearly hasn’t learned her table manners yet.

While Athena loves her walks, she doesn’t require too much exercise. She loves to hang around the house with a good chew toy! She loves to chew, but sticks to her toys! Athena has been left alone at her foster mom’s house uncrated and has yet to destroy a thing! She re-arranges the cushions on the couch, but that’s about it!

Athena loves people! She isn’t shy and loves meeting new people on her walks and at the pet store. Anything for a good head scratch! She hasn’t had the opportunity to meet any children yet. She has met some cats though! She is very interested in her foster kitty! She’s only curious though and doesn’t want to hurt her.

Do you like to sleep in? Athena is the dog for you! Unless she REALLY needs to do her business, Athena will sleep in as late as you do. Hope you don’t mind her snoring though!

Athena can’t wait to find her forever family who will shower her with the love she has always wanted and deserved.

Athena is spayed, up to date on her vaccines, and microchipped and heartworm tested (negative).

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To apply to adopt Athena, please complete the adoption application form. For more information on Athena or any of our other dogs available for adoption, please contact catahoulaontario@gmail.com

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