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4 years in the past, Zeus was surrendered to the town’s municipal shelter, after dwelling 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 Habits Program might assist assist Zeus who was scuffling with behavioral challenges that had been inflicting him to be missed. Since that point, he’s gone out and in of foster care. The habits staff, alongside together with his circle of mates, have continued to work with him, providing instruments to navigate his world and giving him time and house to construct his confidence. Zeus has loads of love to provide and he so deeply deserves a house to name his personal. 

Zeus isn’t a troublesome canine. He has behaviors that may be troublesome if not approached appropriately, however APA!’s Canine Habits staff, paired with Zeus’ greatest mates (employees and volunteers)  work to interrupt down the obstacles of how folks work together with sure behaviors whereas additionally working to grasp what the canines try to speak after they showcase these troublesome behaviors. Zeus struggles with “stranger hazard” and may act out when over-aroused. This boy has a complete staff of mates who’ve stayed by his facet, providing him instruments to assist handle these behaviors to assist him discover a loving dwelling.   

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 loosen up and for him to indicate 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 staff of employees and volunteers, will work with potential fosters or adopters to make sure they’ve the proper instruments to efficiently turn into 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 mates jokingly name it! Zeus does this when he’s glad 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 provide little “pibble nibbles” when giving kisses. Whereas he does this out of affection, not all folks need face nibbles. Fortunately treats and toys and applicable chews and toys assist redirect Zeus when he’s getting too excited! 

This foolish pupper additionally has quite a lot of behaviors that we like to see! Zeus enjoys carrying certainly one of his beloved toys each time he goes on walks. Not solely is it lovely to witness, having a toy in his mouth is a useful instrument to fight stranger hazard, too! Zeus likes to go on adventures, whether or not that be to an area park or going to a buddy’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 facet. 

Zeus has waited for his household lengthy sufficient — let’s get this boy dwelling! His supreme dwelling could be low-traffic with out young children. He might stay in both a home or condominium.  Zeus goes to playgroup at APA! and could be greatest suited to stay with a similar-sized canine who has the identical play types. Our groups are glad 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 great boy he’s!



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