German Shepherd Dog (medium coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult
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March 8 Update: Zeus has been with us just over 2 weeks and he's doing great! No one told him that "senior" dogs are supposed to slow down and sleep all day. He knows his commands, he IS house broken, he just never had anyone consistently ask him to behave properly. What a personality - he doesn't so much lie down as fling himself to the ground with a thud and a huff! He wants to please his humans, so he'll need a confident leader who will be firm with him to help him thrive. Can't wait to see this deserving guy find his fur-ever home!
Oh my goodness Zeus is a handsome fella! Zeus was surrendered to a rural shelter after the owner dumped him on his mom, and the mom couldn't handle him. He's a big, smart, sweet guy with minimal training and not entirely housebroken, so he was probably left out on his own a lot. He's learning quickly how to walk on a leash and sit/down/stay/come, but he's had things his way for 8 years so it will take some time and dedication. He was neutered 3/2/2021 and is recovering well. He's also Lyme-positive and will start antibiotics for that after he's off the painkillers.
He's a sweet guy who will thrive with a strong leader who will reinforce the rules and keep him grounded. He's starting to figure out walking is more enjoyable when he doesn't choke himself the entire time. He can be a bit overprotective once he claims his human, and he's kind of like your teenage son who just went through a growth spurt and still hasn't figured out where to put his arms and legs. This bull-in-a-china-shop would do best in homes with older/teen children or all adults. He's done fine with our 10 yr female GSD but can be reactive when meeting other dogs on walks.
He doesn't seem to have a strong prey drive, but we haven't tested him with cats. He tolerates the crate but doesn't love it. Contrarily, he loves being under my desk or the dining room table.
Approved adopters may contact Zeus' fosters at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Zeus 4808
Good with Dogs, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Requires a yard, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Eager To Please, Goofy