Athena, here! I think my name makes me sound like I'm ready to take on the world...but truth be told, I'm a little shy at first. It doesn't take me long to warm up and then all I want is to snuggle on the couch or run around the yard with you.
My foster mom thinks I'm being silly when I'm shy because she sees my energetic, playful, and goofy side every day, from dawn until dusk. I also LOVE other dogs, cats, and kids. Pretty much anyone who will show me attention.
I currently live with three other dogs and it's the best thing ever! My foster mom says I'm the "annoying little sister" because I am always trying to get the older doggies to play with me, even if they don't really want to. Someone's got to keep them young, am I right?!
I also live with a cat. He took awhile to warm up to me but I was patient and calm and we're finally friends. There are also foster kittens here. I'm working on being more gentle when I greet them, but I have no intention of harming them. I just want to play with everyone, including the neighbor kids.
Though I love napping upside down on the couch, I so have puppy energy to burn before I get to that point and would love to be someones running buddy or have a nice big yard to stretch my legs in. Playing fetch is fun, but sometimes I get distracted and forget to bring the ball back. Oops! I'm working on my basic manners, but it's a little hard to focus with so many fur-friends around. I'm learning how to be a good girl in my crate right now, it's not my favorite, but I manage. It is also helping me hone in on my potty training skills. Sometimes I forget I'm supposed to hold it until my foster mom gets home. I am not what humans call a "runner" but I also tend to wander with my nose if left unattended. What can I say, I love to smell alllll of the good smells!
I'm working on the confidence thing and if you're interested in giving me a forever home, I ask that you continue helping me to be the best dog I can be! Do you think you could be the perfect match for a sweet, playful, loving girl like myself? Do you have other doggo friends for me to play with? Fill out an application and meet me, I'll do my best to only shy away for a minute or two.
Hailey D is her foster parent. The adoption fee for Athena is $325, please complete our online application formspeak to a volunteer if you are interested in adopting Athena. A volunteer will contact you.
All Kalamazoo Animal Rescue dogs & puppies are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. Dogs have been heartworm tested and if appropriate (age and time of year) all dogs and puppies are given heartworm preventative. All are given medication to rid them of roundworms and checked and treated for fleas & ear mites, if needed. Dogs and puppies are given distemper vaccines and depending on how long the pet has been in foster care, additional distemper vaccine(s) may be necessary and the expense will be incurred by the adopter. Any canine over 4 months of age is brought current on the Rabies vaccine. Additional vet care may have been provided depending on the particular animal's needs. Dogs are individually priced as above.
It is in the best interest of pooch and owner to enroll in an obedience class soon after adoption. After all, you have a lot to learn about your new friend. Both PetSmart and the Kalamazoo Dog Training Club offer a discount to owners with newly adopted dogs. Enroll before any behavior problems start - you won't regret it!