Our rescue will be at the Palo Alto Pet Food Express Saturday, December 10th from 1-4pm and Sunday, December 11th from 12-3pm. All of our dogs are spayed/neutered, shots current (DHPP, Bordetella and Rabies where applicable), dewormed, flea and tick treated and microchipped.
* If you are interested in a dog, please first read the biography on the dog (keep scrolling down for the bio!) and then go to our website, www.dpsrescue.com for an application. * We do not have a facility. All dogs live in foster homes. Arrangements to meet dogs occur after an approved application has been accepted. * We do not ship our dogs for any reason. * Our adoption fee is $400 for each dog/puppy. * If it is on a weekend of our adoptions, follow us on @DPSRescue on Twitter to get real time updates on our adoptions. We will also post at the end of the evening the names of those dogs who have been adopted: www.facebook.com/DPSRescue
This dog will be at Palo Alto Pet Food Express on Saturday, December 10th from 1-4pm and Sunday, December 11th from 12-3pm or until adopted. However, we do meet with those who submit an application and are approved just prior to the event (by invitation only) and they are given the first opportunity to adopt. If you are interested in one of our dogs, we recommend filling out an application prior to the event to be considered. Applications submitted within 24 hours of the event may not necessarily be reviewed.
Athena is quite possibly the happiest dog ever. She is a 1 year old Dachshund/JRT mix. Despite being rescued from the shelter with a shattered pelvis that had already fused together before it could receive medical attention, she is amazingly able to walk, but with a limp or hop of her back hind leg. The vet who saw her during her time in foster remarked that it's 'truly the tenacity of dogs and their own will to heal.'
Despite her limitations, you'll never find another dog happier to see you when you come home at the end of the day, or even move from one room to the next and catch her eye! Athena is a total cuddle bug. She loves to curl up next to you and nap while you watch TV, and although her mobility is impaired, she's also great on leash during potty breaks. She loves meeting new people, is super friendly, is fine being petted by strangers, and is good with men. She'll even let you carry her around like a little baby.
Athena is also very smart, so if you block off a portion of the house, you can bet she'll be trying to nose her way in to see what's so special about that hidden area! A sturdy doggy gate can keep her in areas where she's allowed, though. Athena knows how to use a doggie door and a potty pad, and is very close to being house trained. She figured out the doggie door situation in about 5 minutes, so she's a fast learner. Athena sleeps in her crate in your room at night, and, after a few whimpers (she would always rather be with you on the bed instead!), she'll settle down and not make a peep until morning. After a few days of learning what time you get up in the morning, Athena seems to adjust and wait patiently until you're ready to start the day with her!
She's a good little eater, loves treats, and knows 'sit.' She also gets along well with other dogs, and even won over a grumpy Shih Tzu foster brother, who can be tough to make friends with!
Because of how her pelvis healed, Athena shouldn't be made to go on long walks or hikes. She shouldn't do forced exercise but rather just let her go at her pace and let her tell you when she needs a break. Even still, she can be super playful for short periods, loves toys, and loves to initiate play sessions with other doggies. For her health, she needs to be a couch-potato dog, because at some point she just adapted to any pain she feels from the way her body has chosen to heal. She's a true little hero with an unbreakable spirit! We are looking to place Athena in a home where any children are over the age of 10. She is only an option for a home that has had a dog in the last 5 years.
**Not all of our dogs go to each adoption event. We want to make sure if you are interested in a dog that we have the dog at adoptions but that can only happen if you fill out an application ahead of time and are pre-approved. (Generally this must happen prior to the weekend)
**If you are wanting to submit an application within 24 hours of an event, please print off the application and bring with you as well as submitting it. You may still submit it and if time and volunteers permit, we will contact you. Most applications submitted the weekend of adoptions are not responded to until after the adoption weekend.
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