|Status:||Available for Adoption|
|Pet ID #:||D160023|
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Breed: American Pitbull Terrier Mix
Adoption Fee: $150
Date of Birth (estimated): 1/14/2016
Weight: 67 lbs
Good with Dogs: prefers to be an only dog but has made a few dog friends recently
Good with Cats: no
Good with Children: yes, but doesn't always know his size so older children are best
House Trained: yes
Crate Trained: yes - can be vocal about it at times
Exercise Needs: high
Other Needs: he is e-collar trained and will need a family who will continue to use it
Zeus is a big goofy boy who loves to snuggle & play. He is the world's best snuggler & loves to spend his days romping around in the backyard - where he can keep himself preoccupied for hours with a ball or even a stick :) He is great on a leash and seriously acts like he's your service dog in public. Zeus is a bigger guy and can be mouthy at time so we would recommend children who are older. He is house trained & is crate trained, although he is only crated bc his foster home has multiple dogs - otherwise he is fine being loose. He is not a fan of being in the kennel and will bark at times- we are currently working on a this, as well as his barking at dogs when they are on the other side of a fence or his kennel. He has made a ton of progress with these things and will need someone who will be consistent. Zeus LOVES training - he excels when he knows what is expected of him and he aims to please. He listens to commands very well and is all around a very special dog. He makes his foster family laugh every day with his goofy antics, playful attitude & his sometimes uncoordinated play skills. Zeus will need to have a bit of a slower transition to his forever family to ensure he transitions well. Zeus will also come with 3 required follow up training sessions with our Healing Haven Outreach Team during his transition to a new home.
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*A two-week shutdown is a period of time where the dog is able to decompress and slowly get used to their new environment. You will be given much more detailed instruction but in short, the dog would spend 2-4 hours in the crate, then they would come out for 30min-1hour while on a leash to go potty, hang out, check out the new environment, etc... then after that period they go back into their crate for another 2-4 hours. After the first couple days you would start to increase the amount of time they are out and after another couple days you may not need to have them leashed but they will still need some structure and rules. While this may seem like a lot or that it is unnecessary, in our experience, when animals move to a new environment it is stressful and it works best to allow them to get used to everything slowly and to set your expectations of them right away. If you feel you may not be able to follow a two-week shutdown, this animal may not be the best fit for you.
If you are interested in meeting or adopting this animal, please read the following before submitting an adoption application on our website - fureverhomerescue.com.
Adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip, age appropriate vaccinations, 4Dx test (covers tick-borne diseases ( A naplasmosis , Lymes, E hrlichiosis) as well as heart worm) & de-worming. We ask that our dogs live indoors unless otherwise stated & agreed upon. We are a smaller group that typically takes on harder cases that require special homes so we ask that applicants live in our area - if you do not live in the MN, please contact us via email before submitting an application to determine whether the animal you are interested in is a case we are comfortable adopting out to a family out of our area.