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ZeusAnimal ID: 87345

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About Zeus

Pit Bull mix
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

TO BE KILLED 3/5/20 please save this sweet boy !! Lived with children and likes other dogs ! To save please text or call Kat at 516 457-3678 JUST LOOK AT THE BRIGHT SMILING FACE! Healthy, Young Man Zeus Is Described as Energetic, Exciting, and Fun by His Owner but Has Been Fearful Here :( Zeus is a fun, exciting dog. He likes to be pet and play with squeak toys, play tug and fetch. He is good with children and needs a lot of exercise. - these are the words of Zeus' former family. It is so very sad that they were no longer able to care for him. He is housetrained and likes being pet. This is a good boy who just needs time to warm up to people! Unfortunately he is soo scared at the shelter and needs a patient loving home to help him decompress and learn that there is love to be found again! Please help make that happen! SHARE pledge FOSTER adopt and #SAVEZEUS now! ZEUS, ID# 87345 About 4 yrs old Weight 64 lbs @ Manhattan ACC Large Mixed Breed, Tan / White Male, Owner Surrender Reason: Owner surrender due to inability to care for in the home Shelter Assessment Rating: NEW HOPE ONLY No children (under 13) Medical Behavior Rating: Red I came into the shelter as a owner surrender on 2/23/2020, with the surrender reason stated as person circumstance- no time for animal. Sorry, this pet is for new hope partners only. Zeus is at risk for behavioral reasons. Zeus came to us as an owner surrender after his owner experienced personal matters and was no longer able to care for him. Zeus is described as a friendly, energetic dog who loves to be pet and enjoys playing fetch and tug. Though he is also reported to express distance increasing behaviors around unfamiliar people and can become weary. At the care center, Zeus has exhibited a high stress response and has allowed for only minimal handling and seems to become tense around other dogs. Zeus would be best suited for placement with a new hope partner that can provide a low stress environment to better evaluate his behavior and provide the necessary gradual behavior modification and management and should seek an experienced adopter. Medically, Zeus seems healthy. My medical notes are... Weight: 64 lbs Vet Notes 2/25/2020 DVM Intake Exam Estimated age: 3-5 years Microchip noted on Intake? Scanned negative History: Owner surrender due to inability to care for in the home. No reported medical history. Subjective: Bright and alert Observed Behavior - Allowed leashing, barking, tense body language. Fixed eye contact with deep growl once in intake room. Hypervigilant and reactive. Evidence of Cruelty seen - none Evidence of Trauma seen - none Objective Sedated with total of 0.12 ml dexmedetomidine + 0.9 ml butorphanol IM for intake Reversed with 0.12 ml atipamezole IM BCS 5/9 EENT: Eyes clear, ears clean, no nasal or ocular discharge noted Oral Exam: Limited (muzzled), mild tartar/staining visualized, no obvious oral lesions PLN: Plump/slightly firm popliteal lymph nodes, all others small and symmetric H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT ( 2, Lungs clear, eupneic (heavily sedated) ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated U/G: Male intact, 2 palpably normal descended testes MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, multifocal abrasions and scars, no active skin lesions CNS: Mentation appropriate - no signs of neurologic abnormalities Rectal: Externally normal Wood's Lamp Exam: Not performed Assessment 1) Multifocal skin abrasions/scars consistent with prior trauma 2) Otherwise apparently healthy Prognosis: good Plan: 1) Intake tasks performed SURGERY: Okay for surgery Behavior History Behavior Assessment Zeus was anxious when he came into the admissions office but did allow petting. He jumped up and nipped with moderate pressure at counselors clothes, he did not love when counselors tried to take his chain off. Over time once the owners left Zeus began hard barking at people coming into the room and got more anxious. He was able to be handled though and took a lot of treats. Previously lived with:: 2 adults, 3 children (1, 2, 5 yrs old), 1 medium dog How is this dog around strangers?: Zeus will sometimes bark at people, especially if you approach the home or his family. He does like getting pet and will let people once he is comfortable. How is this dog around children?: Zeus is relaxed and playful around children. How is this dog around other dogs?: Zeus is exuberant around other dogs. He got along well with the medium sized resident dog. How is this dog around cats?: was not exposed to cats. Resource guarding:: no guarding noted. Bite history:: no bite history. Housetrained:: Yes Energy level/descriptors:: very high Has this dog ever had any medical issues?: No For a New Family to Know: Zeus is a fun, exciting dog. He likes to be pet and play with squeak toys, play tug and fetch. He is good with children and needs a lot of exercise.

New York


  • Good with Most Dogs


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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