Athena’s owner passed away, leaving her and 2 other beagles without a home. We were able to take Athena and Dorian and another Rescue stepped up to Molly, the other beagle.   Athena is 8 years old. From her foster mom:  She is  sweet, likes belly rubs and she’s housetrained too!  Athena is overweight, but she is getting 3 walks a day.  She needs a home where she will get daily exercise.  Compatibility with cats/dogs (other than her “siblings”) is  unknown. 

UPDATE on Athena’s dog compatibility from her foster mom:  Athena has been with my dogs for 3 days and seems to be fine … if the puppy gets in her face to play…she gives him a very small that it’s been a couple days everyone just leaves her alone and there hasn’t been any problems…so I would say she gets along with other dogs but on her terms..slowly. 

If  you think you might be interested in adopting, your first step should be to complete an  Adoption Application.  *After you have completed your application, you will get a confirmation that we have received your application. It takes a lot of time to process the applications, so we ask for your patience while we do so. If you see that the dog you were interested in has been adopted it means there were many applications for that dog and we did not get as far as processing your application before a home was found. We welcome you to apply again if you see another dog that interests you.   If you have a question, please email your question to It is much easier and quicker for us to respond by email as we receive many phone calls each day.

We do adopt out of state, however we do not transport or ship dogs. Potential adopter must be able and willing to travel to the Rescue to meet the dog they are interested in.

*PLEASE double check all of the phone numbers that you provide as if they are incorrect, we will be unable to process your application. Please also let your references know that someone from NCCR will be calling them. Most adoption team members call from their personal phone so advise your references that there may be an unknown number or a private number calling them.

Athena is sponsored by Carol Spring, Meg Thering in memory of Klio, beloved companion of Carlos Quintero and Cinzia Mandati. He is also sponsored by Chelsea Barber, Elaine Tschari, Paula E. Stern, Lisa and Jason Weaver and Matthew Fowler, Diane Mogavero, Don and Joanne Pochopin, John and Susan Harrell, Tom and Betsy White and Wanda Hardy. Thank you everyone!

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