PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ ALL THE INFORMATION PROVIDED TO LEARN ALL ABOUT ATHENA, HER LOCATION AND ADOPTION OPTIONS.
ATHENA is spayed, rabies, core vaccines, heart-worm tested negative, de-wormed and micro-chipped. She has a date of birth of 24th January 2016 and at the time of rescue weighed around 45 pounds. She was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where she had three days to be saved before she would have been killed.
ATHENA was in bad shape when we saved her from the shelter, she had been adopted for one day and returned to the shelter because apparently bit someone. We do not believe this to be true as she is very shy and somewhat submissive. It is very common for families to state dogs have bit so that they think they are justified in returning or taking their dogs to the high kill shelter. They care not that they are basically giving that dog a death sentence.
ATHENA was placed in quarantine for the mandatory 10 days and lucky for her, we saved her.
She is malnourished and has a lot of weight to gain, but she is doing well with her foster family and is on a high quality diet with immune support supplements. Her bones around her ankles are weak from being malnourished and cause her feet to be a little flatter than they should be. We have had so many pups like this and given a few months on good diet, supplements and a great life, their bones gain their strength and they soon get as they should be and there are no problems, they just basically catch up on their growing with the strength in their bones to do so. We have had dogs almost flat-footed that have made full recoveries.
Here is the information from her foster in Texas:
I have seen no aggression although she was returned because she bit her adopter. I don't see it in her, I see a dog whose spirit is gone and is submissive. She is starting to open up to me and showing her energy which is good and she does need some training as do they all! She is aggressively curious about my cats but she listens when I tell her to back off. I really don't know about children. Once she has her training and her energy in check she might be great with kids but she hasn't been around them with me.
We currently feed a 4* (a per www.dogfoodadvisor.com) GRAIN FREE food along with pro-bioitics and immune support supplements.
ATHENA is available for adoption through Give a Dog a Home, German Shepherd Dog Rescue for an adoption fee of $500. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious stunning girl a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ATHENA is located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. There is a local hotel in Dover-Foxcroft that is pet-friendly (approx 6 miles) and several in Bangor (approx 45 miles). There are also lots of wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.