1 ½ years old
Golden Retriever mix
Meet Zeus, a super happy young (1 1/2 years old) boy who came to us all the way from Turkey. Our best guess is he is 90% Golden and 10% something else...maybe Lab or Kuvasz? What we know for certain is he is 100% amazing! He has a golden personality and needs to be with his people. He wants to cuddle and get belly rubs. He will actually whine and even bark once or twice if he wants attention. He is easily correctable, though, and eager to learn. His foster family has been teaching him some obedience commands, and he is a quick study! He already knows ‘sit’ and ‘down’ and is very responsive to treats and clicker training. His future family should be prepared to commit to continue his training. He loves long (multi-mile) walks, and is learning not to pull on leash with the use of a harness. He plays with all sorts of toys, and will even throw his own toys and fetch them! He is a moderately high energy boy, so consistent daily exercise is important for Zeus.
Zeus does great with other dogs, and loves playing with them. Having another doggie playmate at his forever home would be wonderful, but humans around most of the time are most important to Zeus. He is curious about small furry creatures like cats and squirrels, but isn’t out to hurt them.
Zeus is a great dog, but we've discovered that he has a fear of some men. He's great with other dogs and his current foster/trainer has made great progress with him and hasn't had any issues recently. Whoever ends up adopting this sweet boy will need to understand his fear and be patient with him and have a firm but gentle hand when it comes to correcting any unwanted behavior.
We are looking for an adopter who will commit to give Zeus daily exercise, training, doggie socialization, and most of all lots of love. In turn, you will get an incredible companion and furry best friend. If you are interested in Zeus, please complete our adoption application which can be found on our website: www.roversretreat.org
NOTE: Zeus’s adoption donation is $800