53968 – Zeus
Why choose me?
Update 8/26: While we’re sad Zeus’ home didn’t work out for him, we learned A LOT about him in the time he was out of the shelter. This chunkster is a real lap dog–he has never met a stranger and has no respect for personal space 🙂 He does great with other dogs, though he does best if fed separately (he’s fine taking treats close to them) and he is sometimes a little protective of his favorite toys. While he sometimes takes encouragement to go into his crate, once he settles down he’s content there (and, more generally, he seems to be housetrained). He’s a chill dog who walks wonderfully on a leash and enjoys car rides.
Unfortunately, Zeus has tested positive for heartworms. While Athenspets and ACCAS will help with the cost of treatment, an adopter or rescue needs to be prepared for some added cost and for the exercise restrictions of treatment. To learn more about heartworms, including how to prevent and treat them, please go to the American Heartworm Society’s webpage.
Update 8/25: Zeus was adopted but returned because he was too focused on a cat in the home. He’s still as sweet as ever and needs a new home–one that is cat free!
Zeus is big, handsome, and friendly. He greeted me at his gate with a smile that stretched across his face and walked proudly to the interaction pen. I got him to chase a stuffed toy, but then he found the shade and decided that was the place to be. Zeus is a good boy who knows how to sit and is happy to please. He’s been at the pound before and will hopefully be reclaimed, but if not, he’ll be a great buddy for whoever adopts him!
To meet Zeus or learn more about adopting or rescuing him, please contact the shelter at 706-613-3540.