Meet Zeus! He is a very friendly four-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever. Zeus has yet to meet a person he doesn’t like! Zeus was surrendered to WCLRR when his family realized he needed more attention than they could provide.
Zeus is a super sweet boy that has had a tough start in life. He LOVES people but has had limited exposure to the outside world and is somewhat fearful of loud noises. He does like to go on walks and enjoys chasing balls and sticks. Any opportunity to play with his people is okay with him! He hasn’t played with other toys. However, he will carry a stuffed toy and eventually pull out the stuffing.
When it comes to dogs, Zeus can be a bit selective. His reactivity may be because other dogs in his previous home would gang up on him. However, he likes dogs and works well with other dogs with a proper introduction.
Zeus had never had a car ride until he came to WCLRR. At first, he was apprehensive about getting into the car and needed some encouragement. But his foster is helping him feel comfortable in a car, and he is beginning to enjoy short trips.
Zeus was given little training in “dog manners” in his previous home. However, he is learning “sit,” and his foster is working with him on other basic commands. His new family should continue this training.
Zeus is strong and was not trained to walk nicely on a leash. However, WCLRR’s trainer has been working with him, and he is making good progress. The trainer can guide Zeus’s new family to help them continue the training.
Zeus is housetrained and hasn’t had any accidents in his foster home. However, his new family should take him outside frequently for potty breaks until he gets used to his new home.
Zeus is not a fan of crates. His foster has gotten him into one, but it took a great deal of encouragement. He will sleep quietly through the night on a dog bed in his foster’s bedroom.
Zeus has done a small amount of counter surfing to see what’s around, but he hasn’t pulled anything off the counter. His new family should keep counters clear of any dangerous objects. He does not like being outside alone and will bark if he can’t get into the house.
Zeus’s ideal home would be as an only dog with an individual, couple, or family where someone is home most of the time and can spend time with him. Zeus doesn’t jump on people and would be fine in a house with older children.
Zeus has not had a great start to life and needs a calm, quiet environment where he can feel safe and comfortable. Zeus loves being with people, but he hasn’t had a lot of training and does tend to jump, so that he would do well with children over 10. He has shown a bit of a prey drive and would do best in a home with no small pets like cats.
Zeus is a loving dog that needs a family that will give him the love and training he needs to build his confidence.
Zeus is neutered, up to date on his vaccines, and microchipped.