Hello, We helped out a very close friend who had needed a place to keep her dog Athena. My friend’s dad had neglected taking care of Athena, she was not loved, fed, or housed, properly. She had spent a lot of time outside alone in severe heat, with little food and water. When we found out the conditions she was living in, we took her in as a favor, we offered to rehabilitate her, and house Athena.
When she had arrived at our home, she was far wore than we imagined. After months of observing her and watching her health, we were able to get her back on a healthy diet and back to a healthy weight. Her behavior at first was a bit fearful but once we showed her that she had nothing to fear, she was very loving and caring. She changed into a very interactive family dog. Athena was originally trained by me when she was puppy before she was given to my friend’s dad, so I had to reteach her basic sign commands and house rules.
Athena is fully house broken and friendly with other animals. Shes is still a little rough around the edges but so are some of the most beautiful gems. Even though she was born completely deaf, she is still very intelligent and able to learn anything with positive reinforcement training. We are soon to be traveling full time and Athena needs a good stable home where she can thrive. She has spent enough time outside in horrible conditions so if you are looking for a big cuddly house dog, she will be perfect for you.
Athena is also leash trained and loves to go on long walks and adventures. Athena does have one major health issue that needs to be kept aware of at all times because she is allergic to bees and any insects that have similar venom. A small dose of benadryl or an antihistamine will take care of her if she gets stung.
Deaf dog Athena is a great companion we hate that we have to find a home for her she is our personal dog’s sister from the same litter. We would love to keep in contact with who ever does take her. Its hard to separate family but Athena needs a good stable home.
***The caregiver of this dog would like you to live within a driving distance of 50 miles.
***There is a $100 adoption fee for Athena.