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Zeus

APA-A-92116

Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix

Sex
Male

Current Weight
54 lbs

Estimated Age
4 Years
0 Months

Location
Foster

Adoption Fee
$175
Looks Like
Terrier, Pit Bull / Mix
Sex
Male
Current Weight
54 lbs
Estimated Age
4 Years
0 Months
Location
Foster
Adoption Fee
$175

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Zeus wants to zoom into your heart at lightning speed!

Zeus' favorite activities include: snuggling on the couch, playing fetch with tennis balls, and sunbathing. He especially enjoys going on walks, and is often accompanied by one of his stuffed toys. It's the cutest! He LOVES getting pets and particularly enjoys ear scratches. He will often let you know he's not done receiving pets by leaning his head into you or gently placing a paw on your arm and he will reward you with kisses. Zeus is equal parts goofy and loyal, and so deserving of a forever home.

Zeus is a very smart dog who learns quickly and adjusts to new situations. It also helps that he is very treat motivated. Zeus currently knows how to "sit, "stay, "shake, and "get your fish, (his "fish is any stuffed toy he brought along on a walk). He is currently working on "lay down, and "high-five. He knows to patiently wait while you serve his food, and will only move once released. He is perfectly house trained and has not had any accidents. He is very respectful inside the home. He can be left to free-roam when alone but he is also crate trained. He does not chew or scratch furniture and he is not a barker.

At the shelter, Zeus participated in play groups with several dogs. He got along well, and was playful with other dogs around his size and he ran around with them. He even tolerated getting mounted. At home Zeus is the only dog, but he does a very good job of ignoring other dogs when out on walks even if they're barking at him. So long as there's space between him and other dogs he doesn't mind them. Zeus could go home to an adopter with other dogs so long as proper intros are made. Zeus has not interacted with children, and will do best in a low-traffic home with teenagers or no kids. Zeus' behavior with cats is unknown. He could potentially go home to an adopter with cats if proper introductions are made.

Zeus prefers slower introductions with new humans, and especially with men. When he's out on walks, Zeus does not pull towards people, and is pretty good about being undisturbed by others so long as there is enough space. He will stare at people, but keep walking. His foster is working on getting him to feel more comfortable passing people on the street and he would love continued training as he gets more comfortable.

Zeus would thrive with adopters who can be patient as he gets used to new humans and new surroundings. With a little bit of time and work (and lots of treat tossing), he will feel comfortable with new people. Once you win him over you'll have a loyal and loving pup. Zeus is a mellow dog most of the time. A daily walk is mostly all that's needed to curb his energy. However, if he becomes overexcited, it's helpful to redirect his energy, and he is currently working on this with his fosters.

If you invest a little time and patience in Zeus, he will return your love 10-fold!

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Requirements

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Please plan on allowing adequate time to be matched with a dog, have relevant consultations, and complete all necessary paperwork. This can take 1-2 hours in total.

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Fill out our adoption application and meet with an adoption counselor.

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You must be at least 18 years of age.

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You must show a picture ID with a current address. If this isn't available, we will accept a picture ID with a current utility bill.

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An APA!-conducted meet-and-greet with current household dogs is recommended for most and required for some adult dogs.

Our adoption fee varies per dog depending on age, breed, and/or medical condition(s). This fee includes:

Spay or neuter surgery (Please note that an additional $100 refundable deposit is required for all dogs who are not yet spayed or neutered.)

Heartworm test on dogs 6 months and older

Current vaccinations

Deworming treatment

Microchip

Lifetime behavior support

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