Finding Athena a New Home

Wolf and I are moving and cannot take Athena with us. It breaks our hearts into a million pieces we can’t continue to have her be part of our family but we have to do what we have to do.

Athena is a great dog. She’s a 40lb, fairly short, medium sized pittbull/boxer mix, 1.5 years old. She’s spayed and up to date on all her shots. She’s been to the vet this year so she isn’t due to go back till April of 2011. She’s microchipped.

She is a high energy dog. She needs a home with someone who runs, hikes, walks every day. It takes me about 2 hours to get the energy run out of her in the morning. Our routine is to walk/run in the AM. On the first leg of the journey we walk/run and on the return trip I throw the stick and she chases it until she’s exhausted (she has no interest in the ball). After we get home she eats breakfast then craps out on the couch for the rest of the day.

Athena is crate trained. She’s only in the crate when we’re not home. She’s fine in the house free as long as we’re here, including while we’re sleeping. We just started working on her separation anxiety.

She is good with cats (she thinks they are dogs so tries to play with them) and other dogs. She is submissive. She has been socialized at Brookwood Pet Resort in Canterbury, NH. She goes to day care once a week though she was going 4 times a week (we slowed down due to the cost). Not once have I heard any complaints from Brookwood about Athena. They say she is great with other dogs. She knows her boundaries and if she oversteps them, she responds well to other dogs telling her to back off. As I said, she’s submissive but she won’t let other dogs walk all over her. She does have confidence and will let another dog know when s/he has overstepped her bounds with a low growl or a quick bark. She has never bitten any person or dog. She is also good with kids.

She knows the following commands: come, sit, stay, down, up, off, halt, bed (the couch), pad, paw, other paw. I’ve been teaching her hand signals also. She comes when called to a loud, high-pitched “youuuuu-whoooooo!” She’s good on and off leash.

She will come with a crate, pad, food and treats, bowls, leash, and collars (two).

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re moving on July 4th weekend so we need to find her a home before then.

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