Jul 20, 2023
4 years in the past, Zeus was surrendered to town’s municipal shelter, after residing the primary two years in a yard, largely left alone. And in 2021, he was pulled into APA!’s care in order that the Canine Conduct Program might assist assist Zeus who was scuffling with behavioral challenges that have been inflicting him to be ignored. Since that point, he’s gone out and in of foster care. The habits group, alongside together with his circle of associates, have continued to work with him, providing instruments to navigate his world and giving him time and area to construct his confidence. Zeus has loads of love to present and he so deeply deserves a house to name his personal.
Zeus shouldn’t be a troublesome canine. He has behaviors that may be troublesome if not approached appropriately, however APA!’s Canine Conduct group, paired with Zeus’ greatest associates (employees and volunteers) work to interrupt down the limitations of how folks work together with sure behaviors whereas additionally working to know what the canines try to speak once they showcase these troublesome behaviors. Zeus struggles with “stranger hazard” and may also act out when over-aroused. This boy has a entire group of associates who’ve stayed by his aspect, providing him instruments to assist handle these behaviors to assist him discover a loving residence.
Not all canines get excited and wiggly to satisfy new folks. Zeus wants new folks to go slowly with him. We use deal with tosses to construct up belief, and look ahead to his physique language to calm down and for him to point out consent earlier than getting too shut and providing any pets. A canine’s physique language is a vital a part of their communication! With time and endurance, Zeus will construct sufficient belief to allow you to into his circle! Our group of employees and volunteers, will work with potential fosters or adopters to make sure they’ve the proper instruments to efficiently turn out to be a Zeus BFF!
One other of Zeus’s quirks is the behaviors he reveals when he’s over stimulated. He might hump, or give “leg hugs” as his associates jokingly name it! Zeus does this when he’s pleased and excited, however we additionally know this isn’t precisely a fascinating habits. That is simply managed with deal with tosses down and away or redirecting his habits with a toy. He additionally loves to present little “pibble nibbles” when giving kisses. Whereas he does this out of affection, not all folks need face nibbles. Fortunately treats and toys and acceptable chews and toys assist redirect Zeus when he’s getting too excited!
This foolish pupper additionally has a lot of behaviors that we like to see! Zeus enjoys carrying one among his beloved toys at any time when he goes on walks. Not solely is it lovable to witness, having a toy in his mouth is a useful device to fight stranger hazard, too! Zeus likes to go on adventures, whether or not that be to an area park or going to a pal’s home with a swimming pool. And afterwards, he turns right into a snuggle bug — by cozying up on a sofa together with his greatest bud by his aspect.
Zeus has waited for his household lengthy sufficient — let’s get this boy residence! His perfect residence can be low-traffic with out young children. He might dwell in both a home or residence. Zeus goes to playgroup at APA! and can be greatest suited to dwell with a similar-sized canine who has the identical play types. Our groups are pleased to assist assess a possible friendship and facilitate a meet and greet! Most significantly, this deserving canine is searching for somebody who will belief the method, be affected person as he warms as much as a brand new human and new environment and pledge to like him for the nice boy he’s!