My name is Athena!

Australian Shepherd/Beagle Mix Dog for adoption in Naperville, Illinois - Athena
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Naperville Area Humane Society

Facts about Athena

  • Breed: Australian Shepherd/Beagle Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 24289482
I am a super playful and excitable girl. I really enjoy toys, taking long walks, and going for runs. I have a lot of energy to burn, and I'll need you to help me do that. I am very smart, and I would love to continue learning new things. Keeping the mind busy is important for every dog. I know some commands and am great on the agility course. I can be rowdy when I play, and sometimes I might not like to share my favorite possessions, so I think children in my new home should be at least 12 years old. I'm not a fan of my own kind, nor are cats my favorite beings, so I should be the only pet in the house. Oh, one last thing: I don't like to be left alone for long periods of time. If I sound like I might be the dog for you, don't waste any more time -- Visit soon!

About Naperville Area Humane Society

About Our Shelter...

The Naperville Area Humane Society (NAHS) is a non-profit, limited admission animal shelter accepting cats and dogs. Our shelter can house as many as eighteen dogs and forty cats.

Each animal is tenderly cared for at NAHS. Entering a shelter can be stressful or possibly even terrifying to some cats and dogs. Our dedicated and highly trained staff and over 300 volunteers offer compassionate care to each animal and work to address his or her individual needs.

The staff works diligently to match the needs of each pet with a family eager to adopt a dog or cat. While at NAHS, all animals receive basic vaccinations as well as medical care. All animals are neutered or spayed before being released to their new owners. In addition, dogs’ temperaments are thoroughly assessed before being made available for adoption.

Unfortunately, there continues to be far too many cats and dogs needing help in our society. Since we cannot solve this overwhelming problem ourselves, we have evolved our approach to the homeless animal crisis to include innovative community service initiatives, such as humane education and a behavior helpline, while we continue to re-home animals.

Come Meet Our Pets...

You can visit with all of the animals available for adoption at our shelter located at 1620 W. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563.

Adoption Hours

- Mondays (5pm-8pm)
- Tuesdays (1pm-6pm)
- Wednesdays (1pm-6pm)
- Thursdays (5pm-8pm)
- Fridays (1pm-7pm)

Weekend Hours
- Saturdays (12pm-5pm)
- Sundays (12pm-5pm)

Our Adoption Process...

Dog and cat adoptions are the cornerstone of our mission and services. After more than 36 years of sheltering animals and placing them into loving homes, our work is still not done. There are thousands of animals in shelters waiting for homes across the Chicagoland area. We hope you will take some time to learn more about our adoption process and meet the pets currently available for adoption.

NAHS strives to make appropriate, permanent matches between adopters and our cat and dog friends. Here is an outline of how the process works:

Visit the shelter during our adoption hours to see if there is an animal that interests you.
Complete our brief "Pets and People Profile" and discuss it with an adoption counselor to determine if the animal is well suited for your family.
Interact with the animal you choose.
Let us know if you are still interested in adoption after you visit with an animal. If you are still interested, ask your adoption counselor about completing the adoption process.
The NAHS Adoption Fees are:

Senior Cats (7 years & older) - $25
Cats (6 months - 6 years) - $50
Kittens (2 - 5 months) - $125, $200 for a pair
Senior Dogs (7 years & older) - Fee waived thanks to Lizzy's Fund
Dogs (6 months & older) - $200
Puppies - $275
Our adoption fees are a great value considering the benefits you see below and our ongoing support to adoptees.

The Adoption Fee covers:

For Felines: Spay or Neuter Surgery, Physical exam by a veterinarian, feline leukemia/FIV test, microchip and registration, flea treatment (if necessary), worming, ear-mite check & treatment (if necessary), FVRCP Vaccination, Rabies Vaccination (4 months of age & up), collar with ID tag, and a cat carrier.

For Canines: Spay or Neuter Surgery, Physical exam by a veterinarian, heartworm test & started on preventive, microchip and registration, flea treatment (if necessary), worming, DA2PPv vaccination, Bordetella vaccination, Rabies Vaccination (4 months of age & up) and a collar with ID tag.