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There’s finally a puppy to match with all the kittens at the Animal Care Facility. Sweet Athena is a new addition, who is welcomed by everyone. She’s a five-month-old pit bull terrier.
This beauty lives up to her goddess name, with an intelligent and vivacious personality. She is so much fun to walk and be around! Athena wants to explore the world, with enthusiasm only a puppy has. She loves to say hello to everyone and every dog.
Athena is a puppy and is leaning how to walk on a leash, as well as control her jumping. She needs an owner who is willing to work with her and knows how train pit bulls.
After calming down, Athena walked cheerful around Coronado and left no scent un-sniffed. This girl loves to explore and find out what’s around the corner.
She is also extremely intelligent. Within a couple of tries, she knew to sit when I said her name and clicked my tongue. It surprised me how fast she connected receiving a treat to the clicking noise and sitting down.
Athena is one gorgeous canine and captures the heart of everyone who meets her. She should be a doggie model, with her infectious smile and charcoal coat.
Since Athena is a puppy she needs an owner who is familiar with the breed and how to properly train her. Older children would be better suited for Athena and a active owner is a must. Athena is looking for a forever home, where she will be cherished and loved.
It Takes A Long Time to Get This Sweet
You want a puppy? Aw, come on. Aren’t you a little more discriminating?
Pets, like fine wine, improve with age.
When I think about all the dumb things I did as a puppy, I just want to howl with embarrassment! The chewing of shoes. The peeing on rugs. The unfortunate incident with that cat, which is best not discussed.
But now I’m older and wiser. I may be a little slower, but I’m also smarter and calmer and less likely to drive you crazy. I’m ready to be your friend and couch-mate, to share long walks and evenings in front of the fire.
I’ll romp like a puppy sometimes, but not all the time. Believe me, that’s something you’ll appreciate at three in the morning.
So go check out the puppies and kittens, and then, when you’re ready for a mature relationship, come back to me- or one of the older cats. (They paid me to say that.)
I’ve got a lot of love left to give. Will you let me give it to you?*
Come and visit all the pets up for adoption at PAWS of Coronado!
* courtesy of American Humane Society
Dobby is a 9-year-old male Chihuahua who came to the Animal Care Facility in early May. He is a determined guy and knows what he wants.
Since he’s on the older side, he isn’t as active as the other dogs at the shelter. Which translates to a slight resentment of the twice-a-day, hour-long walk that he is subjected to. It’s kind of funny because he only walks fast when he thinks he’s heading back to the shelter. When Dobby’s done walking and wants to go back, he’ll stop and even sit down. He just stops and gives you his, “I’m done” look.
He is easily one of the older dogs at the ACF, but that doesn’t mean he’s any less fun. He is a calm, good guy who just wants to cuddle with a family. His previous owner passed away and he’s used to a relaxed household.
Dobby gets along with the other dogs without a problem; he is just hanging out and enjoying his life until he finds his forever home. He is one of the most relaxed dogs at the shelter and doesn’t even jump or bark when you enter his room. He probably would be happy not having a walking and just being held.
Dobby is a happy guy who really doesn’t like that much exercise. He would rather sit your lap or cuddle with you instead of going on a walk. Since he is such a low-maintenance dog, he would be great in a calm, older household. Older children who love to cuddle and hold dogs would be great for Dobby. He doesn’t need a big backyard or lots of exercise, so an apartment would suit him just fine.
Juliet, a White German Shepherd, approximately two years old, has already been through so much in her short life.
When she came to the Animal Care Facility she was timid, dirty and starving. We have no clue as to Juliet’s past, but there is evidence that she was living on the streets for some time. She may never have been part of a family and has probably never been inside of a home. The transformation that Juliet has made is truly incredible, but that’s only part of her story.
Juliet had been accepted by the White German Shepherd Rescue in Arizona when it was discovered that she had anaplasmosis, a blood disease caused by a tick bite. Her disease was being treated with antibiotics but then there was another unfortunate discovery: a sexually transmitted vaginal tumor.
Juliet had successful chemotherapy to treat her tumor. But in another blow to her health, she began to have a series of seizures. She has not had seizures recently, but as a precaution she has medication that she will remain on for the duration of her life.
Even with the cards stacked against her, Juliet remains an upbeat, sweet dog. She absolutely loves to go on walks and explore more than the inside of her kennel. Juliet doesn’t pull or tug on her leash, which is incredible considering that when she was rescued she had never before been on a leash. You can see the sparkle in her eyes as she takes it all in and she definitely stops to smell the roses.