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Simba Mixed Breed Athens, GA
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs.
- Prefers a home without
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Why Choose Me?
Simba will pull at your heartstrings! He's been in a foster home since 2022 just waiting for the perfect person to find him!
Unfortunately Simba was recently diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that causes sporadic episodes (5 episodes since June 2023) of disorientation and discomfort for a 6-10 hr interval. Until recently, Simba's episodes have been managed with crate rest but he will be starting medication soon.
While medication can't solve the problem, it will hopefully make him more comfortable. It makes us so sad to know that something he has no control over could ruin his chances of finding a good home. Especially when 90% of the time he's one of the happiest dogs who loves his people so much. If you can find it in your heart to give this sweet boy a chance he will be your best friend!
Simba needs slow introductions to any new people and takes a while to warm up to strangers. He would do best in a home without kids since they can make him nervous. While he does have a few dog friends he would do best in a home without other pets.
Here's what his foster mom had to say about him:
"Simba is the best boy EVER! He is housetrained and crate trained, and so well-behaved! He will sleep all day long in your bed or will sleep in his crate if you prefer.
He is super smart and knows allll the tricks: he knows "sit", "lay down", "paw", and even "slow" on walks! When I first met him, he was very shy but quickly got better and better at meeting new people. He has totally come out of his shell and is so cuddly. He is always content to sit on my bed and watch outside through the window!
Simba is not a picky guy- he loves treats and will do literally anything for some spray cheese! ? He gets the cutest zoomies but is very careful even during his zoomies and never knocks things over. He is super mindful of things in the house (like if his ball gets stuck in furniture he won't incessantly go for it, he just waits for your help).
Simba is pretty nervous around kids and would do best in a home with no children (or older kids/teens). He is good with respectful dogs after slower introductions- he has a best friend who is a black lab and also loves going on walks with his dog-friend Georgia!
Simba really is a fantastic companion and has been patiently waiting for his forever home.
Update: Simba is STILL looking for his however home! While he has thrived in his foster home for a while now, he is ready for his forever family. Here is what his current foster mom has to say:
"Simba is doing so well! He is housetrained, crate trained, and SO eager to please! He now knows "back" on walks and "roll over" in addition to all of his previous tricks! I have also been leaving him uncrated now and he's been doing AMAZING. He just enjoys laying on my bed and watching out the window! He's the best boy!" Here's to hoping Simba's forever home comes around soon!
You can read more about this dog and check out additional photos here: https://www.accgov.com/9482/Dogs.
The adoption fee schedule, a description of the rescue and adoption process, and a list of included vetting can be found at https://athenspets.net/adoption-rescue-process.
This dog is currently being fostered through Athens-Clarke County Animal Services, located at 125 Buddy Christian Way, Athens, GA. For the most timely information on hours, location, availability and how to adopt, call the shelter any day from 10am-4pm at 706-613-3540 or go to https://www.accgov.com/133/Animal-Services.
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