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Posted over 3 years ago | Updated 1 month ago

My basic info

American Bulldog/American Staffordshire Terrier
Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Alert icon Not good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Athena has the grace and wisdom of a mature dog but is lively enough to run after a tennis ball...only problem is, sometimes she doesn't want to bring it back! She is smart, very attentive, treat motivated (but takes them gently), and even knows tricks like paw and speak. On her special trips to Wendy's she rides well in the car sitting in the back seat like a lady. Volunteers take Athena on weekly trail walks and she has met horses, other walkers, and plenty of bicyclists - she met all with calm interest. She was curious about the horses but wanted to keep her distance. However, she did crouch and back away from a boisterous little boy who approached her too quickly, so we probably would not recommended her for small children.  She loves to sniff! She loves to give kisses!
We have additional pictures and videos of her playing - just ask.
VOCAL - Voices of Change Animal League, Inc.

Contact info

Pet ID
6393 SW 52nd Street, Ocala, FL 34474

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

To learn all about our adoption process please visit the following link:

We require an adoption fee for both dogs and cats, an application, and a home visit. We end the process with our adoption contract.

If you are interested in applying for one of our animals, please visit our website Our dog and cat applications can be found under the "Paperwork" heading or on the "Adopt" page.

We accept multiple applications on all of our animals; we believe in finding the best fit home. We don't place animals on a first come, first serve basis. Once we receive your application, we will reach out to you to review your application IF we feel you could potentially provide the best fit home for the animal.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

We DO NOT have a shelter facility open to the public. We are a foster based program so most of our animals live with our volunteers. We think this is pretty great! Having adoptable animals in foster homes teaches them pet manners such as housebreaking and social skills. It also allows us to learn a lot about the animals and helps us determine the type of home the animal will be most successful in.

If you are wondering how to meet an animal you are interested in adopting, you have to fill out an application first. Then, if we feel you could be a fit, we set up a home visit and meet and greet with the animal.

More about this rescue

We have seen the issues of pet overpopulation firsthand. Our board members and volunteers have worked with local animal shelters and have seen the thousands of animals in Marion County that have nowhere to go, who are often abandoned and/or killed. We also recognize the strength of the human-animal bond and have witnessed the situations that animals often fall into during a family crisis. We have made it our mission to help these animals. We hope you will join us!

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