DTX Pet of the Week
Pet of the Week

Need a goddess in your life? Meet Athena the adoptable Boston Terrier mix

Need a goddess in your life? Meet Athena the Boston Terrier mix

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Athena is a 3-year-old Boston Terrier mix ready for adoption at the SPCA of Texas. Photo courtesy of SPCA of Texas

Former featured pets Little One and Claire are still waiting for their forever homes. This week meet Athena, who was surrendered to the SPCA of Texas on January 10.

This high-energy love bug likes to curl up in your lap and give you kisses. Could she be the next goddess in your life? Let’s find out:

Breed: Boston Terrier mix

Age: 3 years

Weight: 17 pounds

Personality: Athena likes frolicking about the dog park, playing tug-of-war and chasing tennis balls. In addition to being a bundle of energy, she is also quite the looker. She has a silky black-and-white coat, bright golden eyes, cute chocolate nose and ears that reach for the heavens.

Vital stats: Although she is heartworm positive, her treatments are free to her new family at any Dallas-Fort Worth VCA animal hospital after she is adopted. This provides the best total care for heartworm-positive dogs like Athena, as owners have access to emergency care and overnight stays if necessary.

Come meet Athena (#125869) today at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas at 2400 Lone Star Dr., near I-30 and Hampton Road. The center is open seven days a week, noon-6 pm.

Regular adoption fees are $95-$125 for puppies 0-6 months, $75-$95 for adult dogs 6 months or older, $50 for senior dogs 7 years or older, $50 for VIP dogs, $95 for kittens, $75 for adult cats, $50 for senior cats 7 years and older, and $50 for VIP cats.

The adoption fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, heartworm test for dogs 6 months and older, initial heartworm preventative for dogs, feline leukemia test for cats 4 months and older, microchip, rabies tag, and free leash or cat carrier. Call 214-742-SPCA (7722) or visit the SPCA website for more information.