Athena is pet of the week at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a 7-year-old, 50-pound, Siberian Husky.

Athena was found stray in Riverside county. She was taken to an animal shelter, then transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the Friends of County Animal Shelters (FOCAS) program. She needs an active family that will make sure she gets plenty of walks and hikes to use up her energy. The original “Athena” was the Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, and inspiration. This Athena is more likely to give you a kiss on your chin or lie down so you can pet her back or rub her tummy.

Because of her size and strength, Athena will need a home with no small children.

The $145 adoption fee for Athena includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip. For more information call 760-753-6413, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, or log on to Kennels and Cattery open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day but Tuesday.