Adoptable Dog of the Week-Athena

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic

This little lady is looking for a furever home- could you be the hooman she’s looking for? Our Adoptable Dog of the Week is Athena, a 3 years old Hound mix from Tampa, Florida. She is spayed, current on her shots and housetrained. Athena needs to be the only pet in an adult-only home.

Athena’s Tale

No one knows how Athena found her way to a shelter in Florida, but there’s no doubt it was a bumpy road. Regardless, this happy-go-lucky gal doesn’t seem to bear any emotional scars from her past. She is loving, cheerful and above all full of energy. With the right person by her side, she could really blossom into a fantastic companion.

Even though housetrained and a smart cookie, Athena is still working on her potty training with volunteers from the shelter. She’s not completely there yet, but it won’t take long for her to master the perfect potty manners- she’s a stellar student. After all, Athena is very eager to please and responds well to treats and praise she gets when learning new commands.

A friendly and affectionate dog, Athena does best with adults. It’s not that she’s aggressive or dislike kiddos, it’s just that her size and high energy levels don’t mix well with children. She could knock them over inadvertently with her rambunctious playing! The same goes for other pets- Athena will require a home where she is the only pampered pet around.

If you want a playful, active dog by your side and think you could be a perfect pawrent for Athena, contact Humane Society of Tampa Bay for more information.

About the Photographer: Adam and Mary are a husband and wife team that make up AGoldPhoto Pet Photography. They’re based in Tampa, Florida and volunteer each week at Humane Society Tampa Bay. They also host Pet Photo Shoot Fundraisers all over the US to raise money or animal charities by taking photos of owned pets. You can learn more about them at

Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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