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Athena Dalmatian & Boxer Mix New Orleans, LA

  • Senior
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Black, White / Cream


Affectionate, Couch potato, Protective, Loyal, Independent
Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without

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Meet Athena

Old gal, but still very spry. HW neg, spayed and healthy. Super well behaved in the house. Housebroken, crate trained (say “kennel” from anywhere in the house and in she goes) and very calm most of the time. Until she feels the need to protect her owner. Loves her twice daily walks and cherishes a sofa or bed. She’s had a hard, abusive life before we took her in so she deserves the best now. She’s wary of men on first meeting but best approach is for them to ignore her. Once she realizes they will not hurt her she is fine. We haven’t tested her yet with kids but because of her fear and inexperience with them we’d suggest older kids only. Or none. We also don’t know about other dogs. She wants to go near them when out on a walk but because of leashes we don’t think it’s a fair test.
She did live with another dog though before we got her. She came to us scared and wary of all people but after only a week of attention, affection, and being treated like a normal dog, she has shown much progress. We would suggest her home be a woman who is not timid and can help her acclimate to her new life as a spoiled, appreciated angel!
8 yrs old, 50lbs.


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