Zeus is a mighty little pup with incredible athletic ability. He is always beside himself with excitement when we get in the car to go for a walk or run in the woods. A 5 mile run is no problem for this guy. After some exercise, he is very happy to snuggle up on your lap and get hugs. He is learning persistence with Kongs and food puzzles - he is clearly very smart and has come up with some innovative ways to find hidden snacks! He also knows his name (he gives puppy eyes and tilts his head whenever you call him), and he knows these commands so far: ‘sit’, ‘wait’, ‘come’, ‘down’, and ‘paw’.
We presume Zeus is a country boy at heart, but he is working on getting used to all the sights and sounds of a busy city. He is GREAT on a leash - he’s even learning to wait for the “OK” command before stepping off a curb to cross the street. The only times he’ll pull on the leash is if it’s raining and he’s done trying to walk next to you under the umbrella and just wants to get home gosh darn it. Currently, he enjoys exploring the local university campus and getting pats and attention from the students.
Like all of us, there are some things that make Zeus nervous. He gets nervous around large dogs he doesn’t know. He gets nervous around large men he doesn’t know - including sometimes whining or growling. Although he has made progress in both of these areas on walks, he will need a forever family that will be willing to continue socializing Zeus to all large beings.
He has lived with dogs in the past, so he likely would be ok with a dog roommate after proper introductions.
Zeus is house trained (reliably up to 5 hours during the day, and 9-10 hours overnight) and crate trained. He has learned to sleep in the crate at night and will find his way there in the evening as the household winds down. He did have some separation anxiety at the beginning of his foster stay, but he is doing very well recently and is very brave and stoic now when people leave - he trusts we’ll be back and with snacks!
Age: 4 years (as of 11/2019)
Weight: 17.2 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: Does well with certain dogs after slow introductions.
Adoption Donation: 250.00
Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.
Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes. If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.
At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.
NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS: Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.
Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your dog will help others in need.
All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.
Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.