Meet Athena, who just like her namesake, is very wise; she even knows how to sit! She’s a 7-year-old, tan-and-white pit bull mix weighing 58 pounds. She’s a total sweetheart that loves people. She appears to be house-trained, rides well in the car and walks great on her leash. She’s a gentle, loving gal who will bring joy to your home. Athena has been spayed, microchipped and received all age-appropriate vaccinations. If you have another dog, please bring them to meet her to see if they get along. #154568

Athena is waiting for you at the SPCA of Texas’ Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas, 2400 Lone Star Drive, near I-30 and Hampton Road. Hours are noon-6 p.m. Sun-Wed, and noon-7 p.m. Thurs-Sat. Regular adoption fees are $250 for puppies, $125 for adult dogs 6 months or older and kittens 0-6 months, $75 for adult cats 6 months or older and $50 for senior dogs or cats 7 years or older and VIP dogs and cats (available for adoption for 30 days or more.) Fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older and a FIV/FeLV test for cats 4 months and older, initial flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative, a microchip, 30 days of PetHealth Insurance provided by PetPlan, a free 14-day wellness exam with VCA Animal Hospitals, a free year-long subscription to Activ4Pets, a rabies tag and a free leash. Call 214-742-SPCA (7722) or visit today.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 8, 2017.