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 Athena D4640

Athena D4640

We rescued the 3 pups, Persephone, Xena, Athena and Hera from a distant shelter. Shelter named them. They were all abandoned at the shelter together and very scared. Shelter is very over-loaded, so it is very noisy there with so many poor dogs barking. The 3 pups were very fearful and reactive at the shelter. Today, they warmed up to our volunteer transporter with treats, so we took them all in. They are all under socialized and untrained. Most likely they all lived in a backyard before they were dumped. We are unsure if Hera and the 3 pups are related. Once out of the shelter, they started to relax and warm up. All are sweet and adorable. They love treats. They were very dirty with urine on their coats. Foster home bathed them all and they did fine. Two warmed up sooner and started playing. The 3rd puppy is more timid. They will need experienced guardians in homes with attached backyards. No kids for now. More info. and new photos to come as they learn at their foster home.

Update from Foster Home:  The biggest one (Athena) is dominant to other dogs and the most affectionate--she demands belly rubs.  Loves to be held and cuddled.  Will guard person to other dogs.  Smart and learning commands fast with treats.  She needs more one on one training.

**Note: Adoption in SF Bay Area Only**

๐Ÿถ Puppy Training, Socialization and Housetraining:

  • 8-10 weeks: 1 hour or less. Puppies this young simply canโ€™t hold their urine for more than 1 hour.
  • 12 weeks: Bladder capacity is increasing to hold up to 90 minutes.
  • 18 weeks: Develop bladder muscles to hold up to 2 hours.
  • Preventing Adolescent Problems (by 5 months): Walk daily and socialize to ensure that your pup grows up to be well-rounded and well-schooled puppy remains a mannerly, well-socialized, and friendly dog throughout adulthood.

๐Ÿ“• Great books and articles to read if you are thinking of adopting a puppy. Prep ahead as we all "Stay at Home" safe:

 Puppy Adoption Requirements

Mandatory Puppy Socials and Training Classes

Why we don't adopt pups to families with young kids under 8 yrs old?
For safety and training reasons for both young kids and the puppy... continue reading

Details of Athena D4640

  • Name: Athena D4640
  • Type: Dog
  • Gender: Female
  • Breed: Terrier Mix
  • Age: 5 months 2 weeks
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
  • Size: 23 lbs.
  • House trained: Unknown
  • Shots Current: Yes
  • Spayed/Neutered: Pending
  • Special Needs: No
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Host: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Organization: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Date Added: 6/5/21


  • For safety and training reasons for both young kids and the puppy (who will grow to full size by 8 months) or dog, we do not adopt puppy or dogs to homes with children under 8 years old...Read more
  • Most animals can be seen at one of our many Adoption Showcases.
  • See our How to Adopt page for more information on how the Furry Friends Rescue Adoption process works, including important updates due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Furry Friends Rescue adopts animals that will be indoor family members only.
  • Furry Friends Rescue will only adopt to homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you're from out of the area/out of state, please check Petfinder.org, AdoptAPet.com and PetHarbor.comfor animals in need of homes in your local area.