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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Shepherd, Hound
No Kids

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Zeus - a looker right??

This guy is looking for a low-key adult household with or without other animals. He gets along great with dogs, cats, and even bees (he tries to play with them).

Once he knows his people, he’s very happy with them and cuddly. He does best with slowly being introduced to new people; a ten-minute slow and gentle introduction with some treats will do the trick.

Some of his other fantastic traits is he’s housebroken and has impeccable manners!!!

He was allowed free roam in adoptive home and now in his foster home - he’s not destructive and well behaved!!!

His current owners are moving to Florida to live on a boat - Zeus not a fan of swimming or drowning…. is now with his long-time dog walker/babysitter until a new forever home can be found for him.

He does have some anxiety in busy environments and some anxiety triggers are strangers, loud noises, thunder, fireworks, and the vet - all pretty common triggers for many dogs.

He is fostering now with several other dogs and one blind cat - all of whom he is a big fan off - his bestie is a little chihuahua so if you have a small dog looking for a friend, this is your guy!!!

He loves to walk and is good on leash and enjoys running - great running buddy right here.

Although as mentioned above he’s not a fan of boats, he does in fact love the ocean or a good lake to hang at but no swimming for this dog.

He’s very smart and knows sit, down, wait and paw. He is food motivated and highly trainable, and is gentle when taking treats.

Zeus is health with a minor skin allergy perhaps to chicken although no confirmed. 

If you are interested in being Zeus’ new family, please submit an application and his Adoption Coordinator and Foster Mom will be in touch. 

Name: Zeus
Age: Approx 3.5 years old
Breed: Hound/Shepherd Mix
Sex: Male
Weight: 60 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date 
Heartworm: Tested Negative and On Preventative
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: No - to nervous
Adoption Donation $450.00

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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.

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