Looks like Athena and Malli had a blast on their weekend hiking adventure! The pair of HSVC shelter pups recently spent an afternoon exploring the trails of downtown Ojai with Kennel Attendant/Vet Assistant Natalie and Humane Officer Utter. Talk about a picture-perfect play date!
Athena and Malli both proved to be excellent hiking partners and were able to complete the 3.5-mile loop in no time! Each pup walked excellently on a leash and listened well to the commands of our staff.
Above left: Three-year-old Athena is sweet, active, and very smart! She loves to please her handlers and would be a great addition to any family. However, she is still learning her manners around other dogs and would do best as the only animal in the home.
Above right: Malli, a nearly 1-year-old Border Collie, is one big ball of energy! She loves going on pack walks and gets along with most other dogs. Her ideal home would have a large yard, a confident handler, with family members that offer mental and physical stimulation each day.
Both Athena and Malli are considered "long-term residents" at the Shelter since they have been at the HSVC for over 100 days. This weekend's adventure provided some much-needed time out of the Shelter and allowed both pups to explore in the real world. They even encountered a horse along their journey!