Sweet Athena is a Great Dane mix who hasn’t had much experience out in the world. She is shy until she knows you and will need a patient owner who will slowly show her the good things the world has to offer. New people and places are a bit scary at first. She’s a lovely girl, a little over a year old, and is the kind of dog who will quickly become your soul dog. You can see in her face that she has stories to tell and she will be the best listener for your stories. She can live with adults and older children. She does fine with cats, too. Athena will be ready for adoption as soon as she is spayed. If you are interested in meeting her, please fill out our application at An approved application is required for a meeting.

Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills is a no-kill, non-profit shelter and adoption center for cats and dogs, and the holding area for stray dogs for 12 towns in Oxford County. The shelter is located at 9 Swallow Road in south Paris, and is open for general visits or cat adoptions on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from noon to 4 p.m. (Other days by appointment; dog visits are always by appointment).

Responsible Pet Care operates a thrift shop called Pawsibilities. It is located at 132 Waterford Road in Norway and the store hours are Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All the money raised at Pawsibilities supports RPC. For answers to questions about adopting or fostering a pet, or to inquire about a lost animal, call RPC after noon at 743-8679.

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